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The Heart Rest Podcast with Crystal Storms

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A show for those who love Jesus and want to rest close to His heart. If you struggle with overwhelm, weariness, or you just need a simple reminder that His grace is enough, you're in the right place for encouragement to rest in Christ. I'm your host, Crystal Storms, an author and artist who is on a mission to equip you to exchange your weariness for oneness with Christ so you can find rest close to His heart. Show notes on the blog: https://www.crystalstorms.me/podcast Release anxiety and experience peace in Jesus with Be Still: 5 Days to Heart Rest https://www.crystalstorms.me/heartrest/ Let's connect on social! Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/crystal_storms/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/crystalstorms.me/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/crystalstorms/

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United States

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A show for those who love Jesus and want to rest close to His heart. If you struggle with overwhelm, weariness, or you just need a simple reminder that His grace is enough, you're in the right place for encouragement to rest in Christ. I'm your host, Crystal Storms, an author and artist who is on a mission to equip you to exchange your weariness for oneness with Christ so you can find rest close to His heart. Show notes on the blog: https://www.crystalstorms.me/podcast Release anxiety and experience peace in Jesus with Be Still: 5 Days to Heart Rest https://www.crystalstorms.me/heartrest/ Let's connect on social! Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/crystal_storms/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/crystalstorms.me/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/crystalstorms/

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English

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727-282-4459


Episodes
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20. Books to Help You Find Heart Rest

5/16/2023
To celebrate the start of summer and the end of Season 1 of The Heart Rest Podcast, I want to share with you some of my favorite Christian nonfiction books. I pray these books help you find heart rest and answer “yes” to summertime’s invitation to read. Resources mentioned in this episode: ● Abundant Simplicity by Jan Johnson https://amzn.to/3NP3cOH ● Growing Slow by Jennifer Dukes Lee https://amzn.to/3p9miob ● Keep a Quiet Heart by Elisabeth Elliot https://amzn.to/42CUiIe ● Made Like Martha by Katie Reid https://amzn.to/3nLhIfz ● The Powerful Purpose of Introverts by Holley Gerth https://amzn.to/3BcB3JU ● The Practice of the Presence of God by Brother Lawrence https://amzn.to/3M6Gqk3 ● Rest Now by Kelly Balarie https://amzn.to/3nKAaFg ● Sacred Rhythms by Ruth Haley Barton https://amzn.to/3nKBGHs ● Sanctuary by Denise J. Hughes https://amzn.to/3NVo5rw ● WayMaker by Ann Voskamp https://amzn.to/3ptddHe ● Summer Reading List: My 10 Favorite Christian Nonfiction Books https://www.crystalstorms.me/summer-reading-list-my-10-favorite-christian-nonfiction-books/ ● 2018 Summer Reading List: My 10 Favorite Christian Nonfiction Books https://www.crystalstorms.me/christian-nonfiction-books/ ● 2019 Summer Reading List: My 10 Favorite Christian Nonfiction Books https://www.crystalstorms.me/summer-reading-list/ ● 2020 Summer Reading List: My 10 Favorite Christian Nonfiction Books https://www.crystalstorms.me/2020-summer-reading-list-my-10-favorite-christian-nonfiction-books/ ● 2021 Summer Reading List: My 10 Favorite Christian Nonfiction Books https://www.crystalstorms.me/2021-summer-reading-list-my-10-favorite-christian-nonfiction-books/ ● https://www.crystalstorms.me/episode20 Show Takeaways:Ten Books to Help You Find Heart Rest Connect on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/crystal_storms/ Find me at https://www.crystalstorms.me where you can find a blog post of every episode.

Duration:00:14:16

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19. Jesus Faced the Struggles You Face

5/1/2023
Do you ever feel alone in your struggles? Overwhelmed by waves of emotions? Wonder if anyone understands?Discover how you can experience mercy and grace in your time of need knowing Jesus faced the struggles you face. Resources mentioned in this episode:● “How to Feel Your Emotions with Jesus” by Bill Gaultiere https://www.soulshepherding.org/how-to-feel-your-emotions-with-jesus/● Episode 19 blog post: https://www.crystalstorms.me/episode19/● Be Still: 5 Days to Heart Rest: https://www.crystalstorms.me/heartrest/ Show Takeaways:Jesus experienced struggles and can empathize with your struggles. Connect on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/crystal_storms/ Find me at https://www.crystalstorms.me where you can find a blog post of every episode.

Duration:00:10:10

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18. When You Feel Like Giving Up

4/18/2023
We all face times when we feel like giving up. Maybe you’re struggling with a difficult situation, or maybe you feel overwhelmed. I want to offer you steps to take when you feel overwhelmed or like giving up. Resources mentioned in this episode:● Broken to Beloved: 50 Devotions to See Yourself Through the Eyes of God https://view.flodesk.com/pages/5ef0e07a877ab50027733fb0 Show Takeaways:Steps to take when you feel like giving up. Connect on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/crystal_storms/ Find me at https://www.crystalstorms.me where you can find a blog post of every episode.

Duration:00:08:10

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17. Find Peace in the Place of Uncertainty

4/3/2023
Mathematician John Allen Paulos once wrote, “Uncertainty is the only certainty there is.” Whether it’s financial uncertainty, relational uncertainty, or the uncertainty of what tomorrow will bring, I want to offer you peace in that place of uncertainty. Resources mentioned in this episode:● CrystalStorms.me/heartrest● CrystalStorms.me/episode17 Show Takeaways:Steps to take when you face uncertainty to find peace and confidence in every circumstance. Connect on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/crystal_storms/ Find me at https://www.crystalstorms.me where you can find a blog post of every episode.

Duration:00:10:32

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16. When Your Breakthrough Is Delayed

3/21/2023
Have you ever thought: I only need to make it to the weekend. What about this one: If I can only make it to the end of the day. Or the prayer of the desperate: One breath, one step at a time, Lord, I need You. I want to offer you steps to take when your breakthrough is delayed. Resources mentioned in this episode:● Rest for Your Soul: a 7-day study on rest https://view.flodesk.com/pages/5e6b92fcd0640c002df68b84 Three steps to take when your breakthrough is delayed. Connect on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/crystal_storms/ Find me at https://www.crystalstorms.me where you can find a blog post of every episode.

Duration:00:11:00

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15. Surrendering Your Desire for Good Things for God’s Greater Good

3/2/2023
Psalm 84:11 reads: “For the LORD God is a sun and shield; The LORD will give grace and glory; No good thing will He withhold From those who walk uprightly.” Has God given you every good thing you’ve desired? Probably not. Our good Father often withholds good things so He can give us His greater good. Listen to Episode 15 of The Heart Rest Podcast as we take a deeper look at this verse and see what God is promising. Resources mentioned in this episode:● https://www.crystalstorms.me/heartrest● https://www.logos.com/grow/logos-4-identify-english-words-added-by-bible-translators/ Show Takeaways:No good will God withhold from those who walk with God. Connect on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/crystal_storms/ Find me at https://www.crystalstorms.me where you can find a blog post of every episode.

Duration:00:10:23

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14. Move from People Pleasing to God Pleasing

2/16/2023
Have you ever said yes out to desire to be loved, rather than saying yes out of a place of love? We want to be helpful and kind, not selfish or unloving. But we can neglect our own needs because of a fear of disappointing others. We please people instead of pleasing God. Resources mentioned in this episode:● Determine Your Best Yes https://www.crystalstorms.me/episode12 Show Takeaways:Sitting at Jesus’ feet enables us to say “yes” to God’s best. Connect on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/crystal_storms/ Find me at https://www.crystalstorms.me where you can find a blog post of every episode.

Duration:00:08:55

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13. Choose Less but Better as You Ban Busy

2/2/2023
Find yourself feeling busy, behind, or overwhelmed by all there is to do? You’re not alone. Take the steps to choose less but better as you ban busy from your life. Resources mentioned in this episode:● Unstuffed: Declutter Your Home, Mind and Soul by Ruth Soukup https://amzn.to/3jbLKH9● Rest in Chris: 31 Personalized Scriptures to Anchor Your Heart to Truth https://www.crystalstorms.me/restinChrist● Breaking Busy: How to Find Peace and Purpose in a World of Crazy by Alli Worthington https://amzn.to/3DkgVqx Show Takeaways: Three steps to ban busy from your life so you can slow your pace to one of grace. Connect on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/crystal_storms/ Find me at https://www.crystalstorms.me where you can find a blog post of every episode.

Duration:00:10:13

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12. Determine Your Best Yes

1/21/2023
One of the greatest obstacles to spending time with Jesus is time. We long to linger and listen for His voice, but it’s hard to find the space.When we say yes to one thing, we say not to something else. So today I’m sharing a framework to determine your best yes. Resources mentioned in this episode:● The Best Yes by Lysa TerKeurst https://amzn.to/3ZMCmdC Show Takeaways: A Framework to Determine Your Best Yes: steps to take when a request comes in, questions to ask ourselves to determine if this is our best yes, final things to consider, and how to give a gracious response. Connect on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/crystal_storms/Find me at https://www.crystalstorms.me where you can find a blog post of every episode.

Duration:00:13:02

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11. 7 Steps to Walk in Your God-Given Purpose

1/9/2023
Every decision we make leads us in a new direction. Let’s pause to consider the path we’re on so we can intentionally walk in our God-given purpose. Let’s “ponder the path of our feet …” as it says in Proverbs 4:26 that “all our ways may be established. Resources mentioned in this episode:● CrystalStorms.me/episode10● Are You Asking How Enough Times? | David Horsager https://youtu.be/Ic7rN3urGZ8● 2023 Close to His Heart calendar● Close to His Heart Community Library https://www.crystalstorms.me/restinchrist/● Mere Christianity by C. S. Lewis https://amzn.to/3k3Fn8U Show Takeaways:Discover the seven steps to walk in your God-given purpose. Connect on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/crystal_storms/ Find me at https://www.crystalstorms.me where you can find a blog post of every episode.

Duration:00:10:08

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10. Simplify Things with One Word

11/30/2022
Can you simplify things with one word? Will choosing one word of the year make a difference in your life? Can having one word define your year alter the rest of your days? Resources mentioned in this episode:Episode 1: Live with Simplicity of Heart https://www.crystalstorms.me/1/Close to His Heart Bible Reading Plan https://view.flodesk.com/pages/5e6b98765af0de0026d5cfd7 Show Takeaways:Discover five steps to seek God for one word to define your year. Connect on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/crystal_storms/ Find me at https://www.crystalstorms.me where you can find a blog post of every episode.

Duration:00:11:26

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9. Make Room in Your Heart for Jesus

11/16/2022
One of my favorite Christmas carols is “Joy to the World.” The song begins with the reason for our hope and joy because Jesus is our hope and joy. “Joy to the world, the Lord is come!” But the next line of “Joy to the World” reminds me I have a part to play. “Let earth receive her King; Let every heart prepare Him room …” If I’m not careful, I’ll miss what matters most because only the wise make room in their hearts for Jesus. Show Takeaway: Let every heart prepare Him room because only the wise make room in their hearts for Jesus. Connect on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/crystal_storms/ Find me at https://www.crystalstorms.me where you can find a blog post of every episode.

Duration:00:09:56

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8. How You Can Finish Your Race

10/27/2022
Run in such a way that you can run another day applies to more than the running life. Listen in to discover how you can finish your race by running with endurance . Resources mentioned in this episode:● https://www.crystalstorms.me/shop/ Show Takeaways: Discover three ways to run with endurance so can finish the race set before you. Connect on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/crystal_storms/Find me at https://www.crystalstorms.me where you can find a blog post of every episode.

Duration:00:09:42

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7. More of Christ When You Feel Less Than

10/13/2022
My word of the year for 2022 is less. More of Christ. Less of me. I love how it rolls off my tongue. I love the thought of more of Him seen in me, but living it out is harder than I thought it would be. A recent incident revealed how much I was falling short of living out less when I felt less than. Resources mentioned in this episode:● Rest Now: 7 Ways to Say No, Set Boundaries, and Seize Joy by Kelly Balarie ● Broken to Beloved: 50 Devotions to See Yourself Through the Eyes of God by Crystal Storms Show Takeaways:Discover four steps to more of Christ when you’re feeling less than.Connect on Instagram at crystal_storms and find me at CrystalStorms.me where you can find a blog post of every episode.

Duration:00:09:46

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6. Release Your Burdens

10/7/2022
“You were carrying a lot.” That simple statement from the nurse practitioner spoke to what I was feeling even if I didn’t recognize it. Too often we can find ourselves carrying things we were never mean to bear. It’s time to release your burdens and walk in the freedom of Christ. Resources mentioned in this episode:Springs in the Valley by L. B. CowmanThe Hiding Place by Corrie Ten BoomRest in Christ: 31 Scriptures to Anchor Your Heart to Truth Show Takeaways:As women we carry a lot, but we can also carry things we need to release. Discover three questions to to determine if what you’re carrying is yours to bear. Connect on Instagram at crystal_storms and find me at CrystalStorms.me where you can find a blog post of every episode.

Duration:00:09:30

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5. Embrace Your Pace

9/15/2022
Have you ever felt like life was a race and wished you could jump off because everything was going too fast? Maybe at other times you struggle with wishing you could speed things up? But what if we can embrace our pace whatever the speed? Show Takeaways: We can embrace our pace by giving ourselves grace. Exodus 33:14 Connect on Instagram at crystal_storms and find me at CrystalStorms.me where you can find a blog post of every episode.

Duration:00:11:08

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4. Keep Christ First

9/7/2022
Worldly wisdom contains truth but often it’s a half truth and leaves out what’s essential. Listen in to discover the missing ingredient of worldly wisdom and how keeping Christ first changes everything. Resources mentioned in this episode:Vanilla Spice Perfect Energy Tea Show Takeaways:As we know Jesus, love Jesus, trust Jesus, and be with Jesus we see the benefits of keeping Christ first. Connect on Instagram at crystal_storms and find me at CrystalStorms.me where you can find a blog post of every episode.

Duration:00:09:24

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3. Experience Peace in Every Circumstance

8/17/2022
What if you could experience peace in every circumstance? Maintain the peace of God no matter the situation you faced? Isaiah 26:3 promises it’s possible to experience that kind of peace. Show Takeaways:Three ways you can develop your trust in God. Connect on Instagram at crystal_storms and find me at CrystalStorms.me where you can find a blog post of every episode.

Duration:00:11:18

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2. Rest in Christ

8/4/2022
Rest in Christ. I close each episode with the encouragement to rest in Christ. It sounds lovely; right? So what does it mean to rest in Christ and how can we can experience that type of rest? Resources mentioned in this episode:● Wild and Free by Jess Connoly and Hayley Morgan Show Takeaways:Three steps to resting in Christ. Connect on Instagram at crystal_storms and find me at CrystalStorms.me where you can find a blog post of every episode.

Duration:00:10:21

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1. Live with Simplicity of Heart

8/3/2022
What does simplicity of heart mean? How can we walk this out? And are there benefits of living with simplicity of heart? Listen in as we talk about what it means to live with simplicity of heart. Resources mentioned in this episode:● Rhythms of Grace by Kerri Weems ● CrystalStorms.me/freebies Show Takeaways:Three benefits of living with simplicity of heart. Connect on Instagram at crystal_storms and find me at CrystalStorms.me where you can find a blog post of every episode.

Duration:00:11:44