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Spiritual Disciplines – A Cup of Tea

When I was a young mom, I struggled with getting up before my kids to have quiet Bible study time. I stopped kicking myself for not reading the Bible first thing in the morning (my oldest was awakening – on his own – at 5 am) and tried to read at another time. I asked… Continue Reading

Get Wisdom

     This post will close the month of discussion about ‘Family Revelation.’ Next week, we will begin looking at four spiritual disciplines you and your family can dive into together. However, family revelations from the Lord do not and will not stop if you continue to seek His face. Will there be times that… Continue Reading

Infinite Joy

Photo by schoolphotoproject.com *     “This is why we constantly thank God, because when you received the word of God that you heard from us, you welcomed it not as a human message, but as it truly is, the word of God, which also works effectively in you who believe.” (1 Thessalonians 2:13)  … Continue Reading

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

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