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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.

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.

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United States

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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.

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English


Episodes

Is It Toxic or Is It Us?

5/23/2022
We live in the age of label-slapping. It’s common and very public, since we can now call people out on social media to let the whole world know how we feel. Things that are common are not always correct. Is it right to get the branding iron out to mark someone else when we hate having that done to us? Just because the culture loves creating and applying negative labels to people with whom they disagree doesn’t mean that this is a good practice. Are we becoming toxic ourselves? By...

Duration:00:10:35

Build Your Bible Habit~Proverbs Chapter 18

5/19/2022
BONUS BIBLE SERIES: Welcome to Proverbs chapter 18 on Build Your Bible Habit. Chapter 18 takes us deeper into the issues of life, with an extra emphasis on behaviors of what the Bible calls “the fool,” along with instructions about how we use our words. The book of Proverbs is written on a level where we can take the learning to applying.” By the time you get to the end of chapter 18, you’ve received a month’s worth of instructions for daily living in under five minutes. It’s not enough for...

Duration:00:04:09

Teachback Tuesday~Overcoming Image Issues

5/16/2022
Welcome to Teachback Tuesday, where we feature the most popular episodes from the previous season. In the intro, I shared the story of what happened when I ran into a group of attendees at an airport after a conference. These ladies were discussing things that had encouraged their hearts and we were enjoying our conversation. Suddenly, one woman in the group went off-topic with this comment: “You should get your eyebrows done.” After a conference filled with Bible application lessons, that...

Duration:00:11:04

Build Your Bible Habit~Proverbs Chapter 17

5/11/2022
BONUS BIBLE SERIES: Welcome to Proverbs chapter 17 on Build Your Bible Habit. There are plenty of relationship instructions woven into this chapter. Verse nine reminds us not to go around telling others how someone else hurt us, while verse 14 clearly states that conflicts always have a telltale beginning, signaling us to avoid making matters worse. This chapter is like a combination of recipes and roadmaps. You are in the process of developing a valuable life habit. Daily Bible reading...

Duration:00:04:54

Soundbite~Are You Angry With Someone?

5/9/2022
Welcome to Soundbites: Topics that are scripturally sound in bite-sized episodes. This week's topic: Anger. Are you angry with someone right now? The strong emotions and reactions that come with anger can get us into trouble. Being angry is not a sin by itself, but the way we express that anger can easily become sinful and harmful. This brief study will give us biblical patterns to follow, helping us to improve in our responses. Anger makes a really poor parking spot for the soul. Don't...

Duration:00:08:12

Bonus Episode~The Obvious Motherhood Instruction

5/7/2022
BONUS MOTHER'S DAY EPISODE: God gave this obvious motherhood instruction: love your children. Why did God have to tell us to do something that should have been automatic? Is it possible that we would have missed the obvious in the midst of a culture that is so focused on image and outcomes that it forgets about people? Or is it more personal? Do we love our children fully, or only when we're pleased with them. This bonus episode is a brief glimpse at the instruction in Titus 2:4: "That they...

Duration:00:05:04

Build Your Bible Habit~Proverbs Chapter 16

5/6/2022
BONUS BIBLE SERIES: Welcome to Proverbs chapter 16 on Build Your Bible Habit. This chapter opens with the reality that God knows why we do what we do. Sometimes we’re not even completely clear or even honest about our motives, so God uses His Word to shine the light on any dark areas that need to change. God not only knows our motives, but He knows the best direction for our lives. By this point, you are well on your way to building your Bible habit. Beware of the human nature tendency to...

Duration:00:05:16

We Are Not Called to Be Argumentative

5/2/2022
The man in the sky club who asked me what I did for a living was so excited it was suspicious. I thought that maybe he wanted to hear more about the Bible. It turned out that he wanted a debate. I’m not into debates. I’d rather engage with a willing participant in a respectful dialogue than get into a lengthy dispute with someone who feels like they’ve finally found their sparring partner for the day. And when it’s a complete stranger, I really can’t inspire myself to quarrel. Why argue with...

Duration:00:12:22

Build Your Bible Habit~Proverbs Chapter 15

4/28/2022
BONUS BIBLE SERIES: Welcome to Proverbs chapter 15 on Build Your Bible Habit. Have you ever said something that got you into trouble, when you knew you should have kept your mouth shut? Many of us have been there, but we can learn how to do better the next time. Chapter 15 opens with verses about the tongue, and continues with more instructions for navigating the daily issues of life. Proverbs 15 is an excellent directional chapter. You’ve reached the halfway point in building your Bible...

Duration:00:05:19

Teachback Tuesday~The Consistent Friend

4/25/2022
Welcome to Teachback Tuesday, where we feature the most popular episodes from the previous season. The topic of friendship is frequently misunderstood. If we’re looking at the relationship from the “what’s in it for me” perspective, we're missing the point that friendship is meant to benefit both sides. Friendships can be a blessing or they may become a steady stream of draining drama. People come into friendships with the baggage of their backgrounds, and we show up with ours as well....

Duration:00:08:51

Build Your Bible Habit~Proverbs Chapter 14

4/21/2022
BONUS BIBLE SERIES: Welcome to Proverbs chapter 14 on Build Your Bible Habit. This chapter covers the wise, the foolish, the scorner, the backslider, the angry person and more! Once again, God has given us instructions on the right and wrong ways to live. It’s like being served a meal where there are things that we really like mixed with things that we’d rather not eat, even though they’re very good for us. We need both for balance. This chapter is a life buffet. To build a Bible habit, we...

Duration:00:05:30

I Am Slap-Wore-Out

4/18/2022
I can’t remember where I was when a young woman told me that she was "slap wore out," but it was somewhere in the south. It cracked me up because I’ve never heard that phrase before. I’m still learning how to speak southern. What does this have to do with today’s episode? Everything, because after over 30 flight segments in a few hectic months of conference travel, this teacher is slap wore out. Today’s episode will be more like a freelance coffee date with a sister. Have you ever been so...

Duration:00:10:02

Build Your Bible Habit~Proverbs Chapter 13

4/14/2022
BONUS BIBLE SERIES: Welcome to Proverbs chapter 13 on Build Your Bible Habit. This chapter is full of contrasts that can be summed up in a sentence: Live this way, not that way. This is an “everyday problems and solutions” chapter. We’ll read what happens when a person has a big mouth (Prov. 13:3). That’s an everyday problem. We’ll be warned about how pride causes friction (Prov. 13:10). That’s another everyday problem. We’ll even be reminded that the friends we choose are influential at any...

Duration:00:04:25

Teachback Tuesday~Are We Anything Like Judas?

4/11/2022
Welcome to TEACHBACK TUESDAY, featuring the most popular episodes from the previous season. This week’s episode, “Are We Anything Like Judas?” requires some soul-searching. We don’t like to think of ourselves as being deceptive, two-faced, or disloyal, but these undesirable character traits are possible in any human. Did you know that we all come equipped with excellent OPI vision? OPI stands for "Other People’s Issues," and OPI vision means that we can easily spot OTHER PEOPLE’S ISSUES....

Duration:00:12:01

Build Your Bible Habit~Proverbs Chapter 12

4/6/2022
BONUS BIBLE SERIES: Welcome to Proverbs chapter 12 on Build Your Bible Habit. There is a difference between Bible reading and Bible study. Reading provides information. Study increases our understanding. If we’ll take the time to study our Bibles in addition to reading them, God can reveal where we may have slipped into unhealthy spiritual conditions. After you've listened to this chapter, you’ll want to go back and do a deeper dive later. As you’re building your Bible habit with a...

Duration:00:04:32

Effective Problem Solving

4/5/2022
Have you ever tried to solve a problem and ended up making matters worse? That’s what happens when we try to operate in our own wisdom without doing things God’s way. He has a way, but it’s not usually what we would choose. God sees things differently than we see them. We have distorted vision. His vision is perfect. If you’ve ever heard me teach at a conference, you know that I’m a huge fan of reading a Proverb a day. It’s just so life-changing! God wants to teach us how to live in this...

Duration:00:11:11

Build Your Bible Habit~Proverbs Chapter 11

4/2/2022
BONUS BIBLE SERIES: Welcome to Proverbs chapter 11 on Build Your Bible Habit. Chapter 11 could be summed up in one word: integrity. According to Webster’s dictionary, integrity includes moral soundness or purity; incorruptness; uprightness; honesty. You’ll also notice stark contrasts in this chapter between those who walk with God and those who don’t. Building your Bible habit through daily Proverbs will increase the soundness of your heart and mind. We are anxious and agitated when we’re...

Duration:00:05:06

For Real~Lessons from the Hair Chair

3/31/2022
Welcome to episode 4 of the four-part series: "For Real." These mini-episodes are in collaboration with Podbean, the podcast host for Keep the Heart. Podbean selected Keep the Heart as their Podcast of the Week for March 7-13, 2022! In exchange for this valuable exposure, Keep the Heart is giving Podbean a well-earned promo shout at the end of each segment in this four-part bonus episode series. If you'd like to try a free 30-day trial, visit Podbean and use our promo code: PODCAST21 Now...

Duration:00:09:47

Teachback Tuesday~Self-Control Exercises

3/28/2022
Welcome to TEACHBACK TUESDAY! When this episode first aired back in Season One/March 2021, the timing was "accidentally on purpose." March is right about that time when many are abandoning their 3-month-old New Year's Resolutions. Whether that's you or you're working on improving in some other area, this episode has ideas to help you to gain victories, which gives us an appetite for more victories! Have you ever told yourself that you needed to eat healthier, and then went to the McDonald's...

Duration:00:12:29

Build Your Bible Habit~Proverbs Chapter 10

3/25/2022
BONUS BIBLE SERIES: Welcome to Proverbs chapter 10 on Build Your Bible Habit. You’ll notice that chapters 10-31 address the “issues of life” more directly. We will be wiser if we’ll follow these instructions, and that makes life sweeter and improves our relationships with others as well. This is real soul food. Reading a Proverb-a-day will soon lead to deeper Bible study habits. The more we’re in the Word, the greater our understanding of human nature and how we were meant to interact with...

Duration:00:04:47