Author Archives: thenestles


Good morning, Five Minute Families! Christians around the world just celebrated Easter. What a roller coaster of a week Jesus had leading up to His crucifixion and resurrection. That week began with the Triumphal Entry into Jerusalem. The quickest synopsis we can give is that Jesus brings peace between God and man. Since entering a… Continue Reading

Using Technology Well

Good morning, Five Minute Families. We live in the digital age. As a five-minute family, let’s honor God with our technology use. But, how exactly can we do that? By making the most of technology. Let’s explore five examples, though I am sure there are many more. For family time, use online games to get… Continue Reading

Greenhouse Parenting

Good morning, Five Minute Families. It will be the beginning of garden season soon. Spring has begun. New seasons, new plants, new development. Is your family ready to enter into a new season of growth? On Friday, I was at a women’s conference, and one of the other exhibitors was Josh MacLeod of Instruments of… Continue Reading

Choose Your Hard

Good morning, Five Minute Families. Thank you for joining us this morning. Today, we want to share something that has made an impact in a number of lives and the Bible verses that apply. Recently in a mentoring session, a lady and I were discussing how difficult it is to fight for a relationship when… Continue Reading

Resolving Boredom

Good morning, Five Minute Families! Last week we discussed WHY your family may be dealing with boredom. This week is HOW to combat boredom as a family. Since you can find hundreds of detailed activities on the internet, we aren’t going to reinvent the wheel here. We want you to begin by getting into the… Continue Reading


Good morning, Five Minute Families. We are going to do a two-part series about boredom. That’s right. Boredom. Boring. Bored. Now, we aren’t talking about the eight-year-old who isn’t allowed to be on his devices for the day so he goes around saying he is bored. We are going to talk about a bored family,… Continue Reading

Individual Serving

Good morning, Five Minute Families. Our church just had a missions Sunday. Kim and I were blessed to come share about God’s work here at Clear View Retreat. While we are much more comfortable chatting on the couch down at the Lodge than standing behind the podium, looking at the differences in the numerous people… Continue Reading

Being Helpful

Good morning, Five Minute Families. Thank you for joining us this morning. For the past three weeks we have discussed roles in the family – leadership, management, and child roles. Leadership is often discussed in terms of servant leadership. Managers that pitch-in and help out are often praised, considered more likeable and approachable. Kids of… Continue Reading

Roles – Children

Good morning, Five Minute Families. It is great to be with you again this morning for our third devotion about the roles of family members. We discussed the leadership and managing roles of the parents, but what roles do the children of the family play? First, let’s discuss what a child’s role is NOT. It… Continue Reading

Roles – Managing Your Family

Good morning, Five Minute Families. Wow, while I have written that phrase many times over the past three years, I have not yet said the words to be recorded. It feels a bit strange to be chatting solo with you today, but as Jim introduced last week, we are doing a series about different family… Continue Reading

Roles – Leading Your Family

Good morning, Five Minute Families. Thank you for joining me this morning. We are doing our devotional spot a little different this week – and the next couple as well. This morning I want to discuss how to lead your family from a biblical perspective.  I will be focusing on the role of the husband… Continue Reading

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