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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

There’s a Proverb for That

6/28/2022
It’s no accident that the book of Proverbs is right in the middle of the Bible, and it reads like a flawless roadmap and a recipe book combined for our benefit. Verse by verse, Proverbs addresses the issues of life and what to do about them. You’ll find that these verses speak to many areas, making it possible for us to read, study, and then apply what we’re learning right away. God is able to give us direction in ways that we could never come up with on our own. This episode takes several...

Duration:00:13:05

Build Your Bible Habit-Proverbs Chapter 23

6/23/2022
BONUS BIBLE SERIES: Welcome to Proverbs chapter 23 on Build Your Bible Habit. This chapter has a focus on temperance woven throughout the verses. Learning to control appetites and passions is a lifelong course. The key to mastery is practice through application. We aren’t merely building a Bible habit to store up information. We’re learning so that we can live it. The more we develop excellence in our Christian lives, the more we wonder why we didn’t do it sooner. Many things that are...

Duration:00:05:13

Teachback Tuesday-Stop Talking to Yourself Like That

6/20/2022
Welcome to Teachback Tuesday, where we replay the most popular episodes from the previous season. Have you ever criticized yourself? Many of us have done this at some point. It’s a common part of what I call the NHS: "Noisy Head Syndrome.” The problem with habitually speaking to ourselves negatively is that we run the risk of making our lives worse, not better. The episode, “Stop Talking to Yourself Like That” helps us to examine a habit that needs changing. Would you speak to a dear friend...

Duration:00:11:58

Bonus Mini-Episode for Wives-Love Him Like You Won’t Have Him Tomorrow

6/18/2022
BONUS MINI-EPISODE FOR WIVES: Let’s blame this bonus episode on the blueberries. They were in season and I was about to sit down with a bowl of these fresh beauties when I had a flashback to how much my husband loved blueberries. I didn’t even try to like them back then, but now I wish I had tried. We could have shared the joy of a fresh harvest together. This is not an episode for couples with deep marital problems. It's a bonus mini-episode for those who may have accidentally drifted into...

Duration:00:08:34

Build Your Bible Habit-Proverbs Chapter 22

6/15/2022
BONUS BIBLE SERIES: Welcome to Proverbs chapter 22 on Build Your Bible Habit. This chapter begins with an emphasis on the importance of having a good reputation, and ends with a focus on the benefits of being diligent in business. These are related in the sense that both refer to a person who is responsible and reliable. Sandwiched in between verses one through 29 are a host of instructions for daily living. As usual, there is something for everyone in Proverbs. Chapter 22 really helps us...

Duration:00:04:27

Teachback Tuesday-Why Did God Let This Happen?

6/13/2022
“Why did this happen to me?” Have you ever wondered the same thing? Why did God bring you into such a hard place? Why didn’t He keep the event from happening? If God is all-powerful, why does He allow us to suffer when He could easily stop it? Is God being unfair to us? Why is this happening? While we can’t answer anything that God hasn’t answered in His Word, we can address and apply what He has given us. The truth is this: there is no simple answer to the “Why-would-God” questions....

Duration:00:14:03

Build Your Bible Habit-Proverbs Chapter 21

6/9/2022
BONUS BIBLE SERIES: Welcome to Proverbs chapter 21 on Build Your Bible Habit. This chapter discusses undesirable character traits, giving us something to consider carefully in our behavior with others. Would you want to live with a person who is always ready to argue, looking for things to fuss about? The Bible calls that contentious, and it's mentioned in this chapter. As usual, these topics and others are covered in ways to make us think. God uses Proverbs to repeatedly fill our hearts...

Duration:00:04:48

Are You Overdosing on Bad News?

6/6/2022
Have you ever watching something that left you feeling anxious, fearful, or distressed? That was the intended reaction. It is easier to influence people when they are fearful. Making people anxious by feeding them constant bad news often enslaves a viewer to stay tuned. Oddly, this is the very kind of habit that can hurt us. We are seeing pandemic levels of anxiety and fear. Since these are basically inseparable, it’s not surprising to see a rise in both. The question is this: Why has there...

Duration:00:13:07

Build Your Bible Habit-Proverbs Chapter 20

6/3/2022
BONUS BIBLE SERIES: Welcome to Proverbs chapter 20 on Build Your Bible Habit. This chapter reminds me of going into a superstore and picking up everything you need in one trip. So many topics are covered, from the meddling fool to the person who can’t keep private matters private. Each verse moves to another issue of life. Since so many areas are covered in this chapter, it’s reasonable to say that whatever you’re walking through will probably be addressed. How many times have you come to a...

Duration:00:05:02

Teachback Tuesday--Don’t Follow Your Heart

5/30/2022
Welcome to Teachback Tuesday, where we air the most popular episodes from the previous season. This week, we’re replaying an episode that created a lot of chatter. The popular phrase, “Follow your heart” is contrary advice, but it's thrown around like an old family recipe. If you’ve ever followed your heart and gotten burned, you know firsthand that this is inaccurate advice. God is our guide, but when we ignore His clear principles and go with the demands of our desires, we end up in...

Duration:00:09:45

Build Your Bible Habit-Proverbs Chapter 19

5/26/2022
BONUS BIBLE SERIES: Welcome to Proverbs chapter 19 on Build Your Bible Habit. The theme of upright living is woven throughout this chapter, giving us principles to put into practice right away. If you haven’t started doing so, I suggest that you pray before listening to these Proverbs. Ask the Lord to show you what to work on from the chapter, and then watch for pop quizzes throughout your day. Remember, sometimes people are the "tests" in life. You will find yourself applying the Bible...

Duration:00:05:10

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