Keep the Heart

Life has issues, and the Bible has the answers.
Francie Taylor teaches the relevance of
Scripture to daily life through these brief
Bible application studies.

Build Your Bible Habit-Proverbs Chapter 26

November 25th, 2022

Build Your Bible Habit with the popular daily Proverb system. Read one Proverb daily, corresponding with the day of the month (chapter 26 on the 26th, etc.).  Here's the verse for the day, warning us that being contentious creates problems in our relationships: "As coals are to burning coals, and wood to fire; so is a contentious man to kindle strife." (Proverbs 26:21)

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Build Your Bible Habit-Proverbs Chapter 24

November 23rd, 2022

Build Your Bible Habit with the popular daily Proverb system. Read one Proverb daily, corresponding with the day of the month (chapter 24 on the 24th, etc.).  Here's a verse for the day, reminding us that wisdom from God's Word builds strength: "A wise man is strong; yea, a man of knowledge increaseth strength." (Proverbs 24:5)

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Teachback Tuesday-The Empty Chair and Other Firsts of Grief

November 21st, 2022

Welcome to Teachback Tuesday, where we play the most popular episodes from the previous season. This week’s episode, “The Empty Chair and Other Firsts of Grief,” has been downloaded by people all over the world. We are far more familiar with loved ones passing than we were prior to 2020, and it has changed the structure of many people’s lives.

As a person very familiar with the empty chair, it is my prayer that this episode will provide help to those who are in their season of firsts. Whether you’re listening again or for the first time, you are not alone. In fact, here's a comforting verse reminding us of this truth, found in John 14:18:

"I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you."

IT'S BACK: Rough Patches: Temporary Marital Tensions

Call Upon Him: An Examination of Prayers Throughout Scripture by Kathy Ashley

Heart Conditions--from the Popular "ICU" Bible Study Series

Great Gift Idea: One-of-a-Kind Rose Gold Compact Bible

Ponder the Path: 31-Day Bible-Habit-Building Devotional

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Build Your Bible Habit-Proverbs Chapter 19

November 18th, 2022

Build Your Bible Habit with the popular daily Proverb system. Read one Proverb daily, corresponding with the day of the month (chapter 19 on the 19th, etc.).  Here's a verse for the day, encouraging us to take care of our souls: "He that getteth wisdom loveth his own soul: he that keepeth understanding shall find good." (Proverbs 19:8)

A convenient list of the Audio Proverbs is on the left sidebar on Podbean:

Keep the Heart Audio Proverbs Library

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Build Your Bible Habit-Proverbs Chapter 17

November 16th, 2022

Build Your Bible habit with the popular daily Proverb system. Read one Proverb daily, corresponding with the day of the month (chapter 17 on the 17th, etc.).  Here's a verse for the day, inspiring us to invest in our friendships: "A friend loveth at all times, and a brother is born for adversity." (Proverbs 17:17)

A convenient list of the Audio Proverbs chapters are listed in the left sidebar here on Podbean: Keep the Heart Audio Proverbs Library

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Teachback Tuesday-Reducing Anxiety Through Spiritual Exercises

November 14th, 2022

Welcome to Teachback Tuesday, where we play the most popular episodes from the previous season. This week’s episode, “Reducing Anxiety Through Spiritual Exercises,” is in the top ten most downloaded episodes to date.

My battle with anxiety began during my husband’s journey through cancer. The anxiety increased to hazardous levels within hours after my Norman’s passing, landing me in the emergency room with symptoms that mimicked a heart attack. Anxiety has been well-documented to cause both emotional and physical problems. Is there any good thing that can come from this affliction?

Here's one good outcome: people who go through the stressful journey of anxiety often become caring, compassionate resources for others. 

I quietly wrestled with this beast for over a year, until the Lord heard my cries and taught me some pivotal truths from His Word. These lessons became exercises for me that I still practice today. I do realize that anxiety doesn't have quick fixes, but there are some practices that we can engage to bring our emotions back out of the danger zone. This episode covers four spiritual exercises that have proven to be helpful in reducing anxiety. 

IT'S BACK: Rough Patches: Temporary Marital Tensions

Heart Conditions--from the Popular "ICU" Bible Study Series

Great Gift Idea: One-of-a-Kind Rose Gold Compact Bible

Ponder the Path: 31-Day Bible-Habit-Building Devotional

NEW BOOK: Secret Doubts: Working Through Unspoken Unbelief by Tim Zacharias

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Build Your Bible Habit-Proverbs Chapter 12

November 11th, 2022

Build Your Bible habit with the popular daily Proverb system. Read one Proverb daily, corresponding with the day of the month (chapter 12 on the 12th, etc.).  Here's a verse for the day, reminding us that the truly "best life" is defined by God: "In the way of righteousness is life; and in the pathway thereof there is no death." (Proverbs 12:28)

A convenient list of the Audio Proverbs chapters are listed in the left sidebar here on Podbean: Keep the Heart Audio Proverbs Library

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Build Your Bible Habit-Proverbs Chapter 10

November 9th, 2022

Build Your Bible habit with the popular daily Proverb system. Read one Proverb daily, corresponding with the day of the month (chapter 10 on the 10th, etc.).  Here's a verse for the day, reminding us to keep our tongues on a budget (we don't need to say everything we're thinking): "In the multitude of words there wanteth not sin: but he that refraineth his lips is wise." (Proverbs 10:19)

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You Didn’t Mean It That Way

November 7th, 2022

Today’s episode is for anyone who has blown it accidentally with an “I didn’t mean it that way” statement. It happens, and when it does, there will be drama. The key is to make it a short drama. We already know that an apology is in order when we’ve said something that hurt another person, but there’s more that we can do. Listen in for three practices to employ when you’ve said something that has gotten you into trouble.

Heart Conditions--from the Popular "ICU" Bible Study Series

Great Gift Idea: One-of-a-Kind Rose Gold Compact Bible

Ponder the Path: 31-Day Bible-Habit-Building Devotional

NEW BOOK: Secret Doubts: Working Through Unspoken Unbelief by Tim Zacharias

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Build Your Bible Habit-Proverbs Chapter 5

November 4th, 2022

Build Your Bible habit with the popular daily Proverb system. Read one Proverb daily, corresponding with the day of the month (chapter 5 on the 5th, etc.).  Here's a verse for the day, reminding us that God sees our lives: "For the ways of man are before the eyes of the LORD, and he pondereth all his goings." (Proverbs 5:21)

A convenient list of the Audio Proverbs chapters are listed in the left sidebar here on Podbean: Keep the Heart Audio Proverbs Library

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