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Fasting – Accountability

TRANSCRIPT: Good morning, Five Minute Families. Did any of you choose to enter into a season of fasting? Are you still planning how to fast as a family? Join us this morning as we continue our deep-dive into fasting. We are using FAST as an acronym to discuss this oft-forgotten spiritual discipline. F – First… Continue Reading

Fasting – First Things First

TRANSCRIPT: Gooood morning, Five Minute Families. We are getting excited here at Clear View Retreat as we prepare for new family camps, marriage retreats, and more as 2022 begins to book up. Each family’s unique purposes and identities are causes for celebration and encouragement, and through discussing and applying God’s relationship principles, we can deepen… Continue Reading

Begin with the End in Mind – End of Childhood

TRANSCRIPT: Good morning, Five Minute Families. We are finishing our ‘Begin with the End in Mind’ series. As we have journeyed backward through milestones, we reach the milestone every parent anticipates… the end of childhood. Of course, our children think that end comes sooner than it does, and some of us parents who are ready… Continue Reading

Begin with the End in Mind – End of Work

TRANSCRIPT: Good morning, Five Minute Families! As we work backwards through life in our Begin with the End in Mind series, we come to the end of working years. Many people refer to this time as retirement. Retirement is defined as “the action or fact of leaving one’s job and ceasing to work” or “withdrawal… Continue Reading

Begin with the End in Mind – End of Life

TRANSCRIPT: Good morning, Five Minute Families! We are continuing our “Begin with the End in Mind” series. Last week we discussed staying focused as Christ followers on the fact that heaven is our ultimate home, and we need to live as citizens of heaven now. Today, as we begin this year with the end of… Continue Reading

Begin with the End in Mind – Heaven

TRANSCRIPT: Good morning, Five Minute Families! Let’s begin this year with the end in mind. We aren’t talking about the end of 2022. We are going to do a series for the month of January looking at different life events, but we are going to begin with the end in mind. Why? Well, for starters,… Continue Reading

Why $13/month and Volunteer Staff Update for 2021

WHY $13/month? The co-founders’ infant son Jedidiah had trisomy-13, a genetic mutation that caused him to die 17 hours and 41 minutes after his birth. To honor all that the Lord has done in the ministry of CVR through what we learned about Him through Jedidiah’s short life, we suggest $13/month.   Volunteer Staff Update… Continue Reading

If. Might. Possibilities.

TRANSCRIPT: Good morning, Five Minute Families. This is an interesting week in the US. For many, it is the down time between Christmas and the New Year. For some, it is the time of intensity as they work to wrap up many of the end-of-year tasks that absolutely must be completed. Christmas is barely over,… Continue Reading

Christmas Was Messy

TRANSCRIPT: Good morning, Five Minute Families! It’s Christmas week. Lights are strung in trees and on homes. Some loosely and haphazardly; some straight and timed blinking to music. The typical Christmas plays and nativity scenes abound. Just as someone pointed out in our Bible class this Sunday, the plays and scenes aren’t quite as accurate… Continue Reading

Christmas Decorations

TRANSCRIPT: Good morning, Five Minute Families. We are glad to be back with you today. Life is short, and there are often reminders around us that we should take the risks that are holding us back, demonstrate our love as big as we feel inside, and forgive ourselves and others – all to live the… Continue Reading

Praise Publicly

TRANSCRIPT: Good morning, Five Minute Families. Do you ever cringe when you see a video of a parent shaming his or her child? Like one of those where the child is standing on the street corner with sign stating what they did wrong. Ephesians 6:4 admonishes us parents, “Fathers, don’t stir up anger in your… Continue Reading

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