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Key Truths for Families – Breastplate of Righteousness

TRANSCRIPT: Good morning, Five Minute Families. Here at Clear View Retreat, we want to build up families so that you are better equipped to navigate the ‘norms’ and ‘storms’ of life. Drawing families closer by focusing on the hope, connection, and strength that God and His word provide is our goal. Because of that goal… Continue Reading

Key Truths for Families – Belt of Truth

TRANSCRIPT: Good morning, Five Minute Families. Welcome back to our Key Truths for Families series. Today, we will focus on the concept of Truth as found in Ephesians chapter 6 as Paul describes the full armor of God. Verse 14 begins, “Stand, therefore, with truth like a belt around your waist” To be honest, when… Continue Reading

Key Truths for Families – Stand Firm

TRANSCRIPT: Good morning, Five Minute Families. We are continuing in Ephesians chapter 6. So far we have highlighted how families need to know that their esteem is in Christ and not solely in ourselves and that there are battles all around us but those battles are not against each other but against principalities and powers,… Continue Reading

Key Truths for Families – Who We Battle

TRANSCRIPT: Good morning, Five Minute Families. It’s good to be back with you this morning. For those of you new to hearing us, we are Jim and Kim Nestle with Clear View Retreat. If you want to learn more about our ministry, please check us out at www.clearviewretreat.org.  We are continuing our series – Key… Continue Reading

Key Truths for Families – Esteem

TRANSCRIPT: Good morning, Five Minute Families. I was struck by a discussion we had in our Sunday School class the other day about self-esteem, and it made me think about key concepts we must pass onto our families that are crucial for their well-being and growth in Christ. I was drawn to Ephesians chapter 6… Continue Reading

Stop. Start. Continue.

Good morning, Five Minute Families! This past weekend we hosted a marriage retreat here at Clear View Retreat. Marriage retreats are so restful and rejuvenating. Why does a family camp ministry such as ours spend time hosting marriage retreats? Because a strong, godly marriage is the foundation of a strong, godly family just as we… Continue Reading

Routine or Rut

Good morning, Five Minute Families. Did you know that every year May 18th is celebrated as the national No Dirty Dishes Day? Apparently, according, to ‘time and date dot com,’ it is “a day you could celebrate by either not washing any dirty dishes or by washing all the dishes you can!” Some families we… Continue Reading

Cultivating Grit – Characteristics

TRANSCRIPT: Good morning, Five Minute Families. This week we are finishing our series “Cultivating Grit.” We have discussed necessary elements of grit with how to ‘welcome no’ instead of fighting against it and with how to ‘work through disappointments’ by reframing those experiences. Those two elements alone will help your children and yourselves to deal… Continue Reading

Work Through Disappointments

TRANSCRIPT: Good morning, Five Minute Families. It’s a new month and yet another chance to begin making changes that will impact your family for generations to come. Every day choices become lifetime legacies, and so we encourage you to continue to cultivate grit in yourself and your family for the sake of God’s work in… Continue Reading

Welcome No

TRANSCRIPT:Good morning, Five Minute Families. Do you have grit? No, we don’t mean gritty floors or grit in your eye. We mean the character trait of perseverance, effort, and passion for a particular goal in life. Grit is the buzzword right now. It was once “stick-to-it-ness” or even simply resilience. Whatever you call it, one… Continue Reading

You and Y’all

TRANSCRIPT: Good morning, Five Minute Families! Do your kids ask you to tell them jokes? What about riddles? Riddles are especially fun because of the play on words. How do you make a library bigger? How? Add another story. English grammar fascinates me. Word use and history, sentence structure and syntax. All of it. And,… Continue Reading

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