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Being Others Focused

Here is a family revelation we have worked on ever since our kids began speaking and expressing themselves. “Do nothing out of selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility consider others as more important than yourselves. Everyone should look out not only for his own interests, but also for the interests of others.” (Philippians 2:3-4)… Continue Reading

Family Meetings

     Last week we looked at what it would be like to have a family revelation https://www.clearviewretreat.org/2019/01/01/revelation/.      If you had the opportunity to read that post, it would be great to hear how that went. What was good and what was difficult? Did you have a family meeting? How’d it go? Please… Continue Reading

Resolution or Revelation

Join us for a journey this year.      New Year’s calls for resolutions, right? Well, how many people actually complete a resolution or stick to it beyond the first weeks of January? Not many.      Instead of a resolution, how about a family revelation? Proverbs 29:18 tells us, “Without revelation people run wild, but… Continue Reading

An update for CVR donors, volunteers, & prayer supporters

Thank you, CVR donors, volunteers, and prayer supporters! We have been able to get the Activity Cabin skirted, we have had a great riding mower donated, we have been able to get some repair work done on the 20-year-old roofs to buy us more time before full replacement is required, we have hosted multiple pastors… Continue Reading

Cut down the cold winds by…

Being outside in the cold is not inviting most days, especially when we experienced some warm weather so early. These new cold days have caused the screens to dominate in our homes again. Try a few of these ideas to help build closer family relationships. Note: Please don’t vilify the use of screens. Just provide… Continue Reading

Do their socks matter?

Do their socks matter? Well, socks are relative… as in, yes, they matter to some relatives. One of my boys could not care less whose socks are whose, but for one of my boys, it is a major offense if someone else uses his socks. Likewise, he seems quite upset when I make a mistake… Continue Reading

Bible Study 2017

Bible Study 2017 For several years, I have enjoyed reading through the Bible in a variety of ways. I have always heard a great way to get in depth with a study is to read through the same book of the Bible every day for a month. I have been praying about that opportunity, and… Continue Reading

Proverbs 27:6

Proverbs 27 Faithful are the wounds of a friend; profuse are the kisses of an enemy. Proverbs 27:6 ESV As women who long for relationship. Sometimes, we are fooled by those women who seem to care for us but really only care for themselves. Likewise, we are all guilty of shutting someone out who told us… Continue Reading

Proverbs 26:4-5

Answer not a fool according to his folly, lest you be like him yourself. Answer a fool according to his folly, lest he be wise in his own eyes. Proverbs 26:4-5 Earlier this week, one of my children was not exercising much self-control over his constant movements and noises. Then his anger when his brothers got… Continue Reading

Proverbs 25:4

Proverbs 25 Take away the dross from the silver, and the smith has material for a vessel; Proverbs 25:4 ESV Do you see the parts of your personality that are being challenged, the parts in which you fail and are embarrassed and just want to hide away from the world? God is challenging those parts… Continue Reading

Proverbs 24:3-4

Proverbs 24 By wisdom a house is built, and by understanding it is established; by knowledge the rooms are filled with all precious and pleasant riches. Proverbs 24:3-4 ESV “Good. Better. Best. Never let it rest… until your good is better and your better is best.” I don’t know who wrote that, but I will never… Continue Reading

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