Hearts at Rest with Sarah Keeling

Sarah Keeling

Christian author, speaker, and advocate Sarah Keeling helps families connect deeply with God. Join her as she reads a Bible passage, highlights attributes of God, and guides you through family-friendly prayer and reflection to experience true rest in the midst of your busy life.
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Advent Week 5 - Light PrayerAdvent Week 4 - Peace PrayerAdvent Week 3 - Joy PrayerAdvent Week 2 - Faith PrayerAdvent Week 1 - Hope Prayer
Join us for a simple, but powerful time thinking about how Jesus is our Hope.Hope means to wait expectantly for something. Right now we are waiting expectantly for Christmas. We believe that Christmas will come.Just like we wait expectantly for Christmas, we wait expectantly to celebrate Jesus’ birth.Jesus is our hope. Jesus is the thing that we are waiting for, because He is the BEST GIFT EVER.Because of what Jesus did for us, we know that we will get to be with God forever and ever. He is the rescue that God promised.When we believe and trust that Jesus came to earth, lived a perfect life, and died to save us, we are saved from our sins and we get to know God personally and be part of God’s family.VersesLord God, you are my hope.I have trusted you since I was young,Psalm 71:5 (ICB)Now the men had said to her, “This oath you made us swear will not be binding on us unless, when we enter the land, you have tied this scarlet cord in the window through which you let us down, and unless you have brought your father and mother, your brothers and all your family into your house. If any of them go outside your house into the street, their blood will be on their own heads; we will not be responsible. As for those who are in the house with you, their blood will be on our head if a hand is laid on them. But if you tell what we are doing, we will be released from the oath you made us swear.”“Agreed,” she replied. “Let it be as you say.”So she sent them away, and they departed. And she tied the scarlet cord in the window.Joshua 2:17-21 (NIV)Define Hard Words*Hope - literally a cord (like the cord Rahab used)Waiting expectantly for God to do what He says He will doAsk Your Kids*How can you wait expectantly to celebrate Jesus’ birth?*What are of your life are you having trouble waiting for God?Engage Your Kids*Read Joshua 2:17-21 as a family.*Explain that just like Rahab waited expectantly to be saved, we wait expectantly for Jesus.*Act out the story of Rahab putting the red cord in her window.ResourcesAccess all the Advent study resources here.
Nov 30 2021
8 mins
God is Faithful and Just - Psalm 63:9-11 Prayer
Oct 19 2021
7 mins
God Holds Me Up - Psalm 63:8 PrayerPep Talk for Weary Moms - With Marci Renée
Join us for a few minutes of sweet encouragement for tired moms with Marci Renée. Marci shares about how God’s word helped her when her family experienced major changes that were not part of their plans.If you have experienced difficulties when God’s plans don’t seem good, this episode is going to be such an encouragement to you.Marci Renée, along with her French husband, four boys, and dog, Samy, is a global nomad, who has traveled to more than 30 countries and has lived in the United States, France, Morocco, and Spain. She loves to travel, speak foreign languages, experience different cultures, eat ethnic foods, meet people from faraway lands, and of course, tell stories. Marci and her husband have worked overseas among refugees and immigrants for over 20 years. She is also the author of three children's books, “The Boy Who Weaves the World,” "The Boy of Many Colors," and "Mommy, What's a Safe House?" She has also written a memoir about her work in Spain among victims of human trafficking, as well as a humorous book of short stories—language and cultural bloopers. Verse:For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not toharm you, plans to give you hope and a future.Jeremiah 29:11Prayer Tips:Walk and talk with the Lord, and make prayer a part of your life.Pray for your kids as you do their laundry.Connect with Marci:Website: https://culturalstoryweaver.comFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/culturalstoryweaverInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/culturalstoryweaver/Connect with Sarah:Website: https://www.sarah-keeling.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sarahkeeling.author/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/_sarahkeeling_/
Oct 5 2021
16 mins
God is My Help - Psalm 63:7 PrayerGod is Memorable - Psalm 63:6 PrayerGod Satisfies - Psalm 63:5 PrayerMoms and Kids Share Answered PrayersPep Talk for Weary Moms - With Amber Palmer
Join us for a few minutes of sweet encouragement for tired moms with Amber Palmer. Amber shares how to use breath prayers to help tired moms experience peace quickly, and she offers a wonderful prayer over tired moms to help us turn to Jesus in the midst of the storms of motherhood.If you feel like you are in a sinking boat trying to stay afloat in motherhood, you will love this episode! Amber shares encouragement about how we cannot control the storms that are going on around us, but we can control who we turn to for help - Jesus!Amber is a wife of thirteen years and an easily overwhelmed mom of two kiddos. She has a big heart for encouraging moms and helping them keep their eyes locked on Jesus. Through her writing, Amber hopes to glorify Jesus in the broken pieces and beautiful moments of motherhood. Verse:And he awoke and rebuked the wind and said to the sea, “Peace! Be still!” And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm.Mark 4:39Prayer Tip:Breath Prayers-A breath prayer is a faith-based phrase or verse that you breathe in and breathe out.Example:Take a deep breath in and think: “Peace.”Breathe out: “Still.”Connect with Amber:Website: https://myjarsofclay.home.blog/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/myjarsofclay4Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/myjarsofclay/Connect with Sarah:Website: https://www.sarah-keeling.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sarahkeeling.author/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/_sarahkeeling_/Resources:Book Reference: Hinds Feet on High PlacesRebuke Definition: Christianity.comCease Definition: http://blb.sc/00DKBOCalm Definition: https://biblehub.com/topical/c/calm.htm
Aug 31 2021
9 mins
God is Worthy of Praise - Psalm 63:4 PrayerGod’s Love is Better than Life - Psalm 63:3 PrayerGod is Powerful and Glorious - Psalm 63:2 PrayerGod is Living Water - Psalm 63:1 PrayerPep Talk for Weary Moms - With Christie ThomasGod Guides You - Psalm 23 Part 2God’s Speaks Peace to Us - Psalm 85:8 Meditation
Jul 27 2021
8 mins