Hearts at Rest with Sarah Keeling

Hearts at Rest with 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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December 24, 2021 7 min
Connect with your kids during our second week of Family Christmas in the Psalms and a short prayer and refection time about Godly joy.

Help your kids experience Godly joy and think about how they can celebrate Jesus.


Verses:

You make known to me the path of life;

you will fill me with joy in your presence,

with eternal pleasures at your right hand.

Psalm 16:11 NIV


Define Hard Words

*Joy - gladness, celebration

* Presence - in front of, with


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Join us for a sweet and short time thinking about God’s peace, which is more than just a calm feeling.

Help your kids understand what it means that Jesus is our Prince of Peace.


Verses:

The LORD gives his people strength. The LORD blesses them with peace.

Psalm 29.11 NLT


For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlastin...

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December 14, 2021 6 min
Connect with your kids during our second week of Family Christmas in the Psalms and a short prayer and refection time about Godly joy.

Help your kids experience Godly joy and think about how they can celebrate Jesus.


Verses:

You make known to me the path of life;

you will fill me with joy in your presence,

with eternal pleasures at your right hand.

Psalm 16:11 NIV


Define Hard Words

*Joy - gladness, celebration

* Presence - in front of, with


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December 7, 2021 8 min

Join us for our second week of Family Christmas in the Psalms and a short prayer and refection time about faith.

If you feel like it is hard to explain faith to your kids, this episode will be really helpful to you.

Verses

But I trust in you, Lord;

I say, “You are my God.”

Psalm 31:14-15a (NIV)

Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.

Hebrews 11:1 (NIV)


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*Faith - Believing and trus...

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November 30, 2021 8 min

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 ...

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Spend a few minutes with your kids thinking about how God is faithful and just. This is a big and sometimes heavy topic, but we simplify it in an easy-to-understand way. Just like David believed that God would take care of the evil in his life, we can believe that God has a plan to fully and finally take care of all evil.

*The first few verses can be intense for young kids. We suggest listening to this episode first before sharing i...

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October 13, 2021 6 min

Enjoy a few peaceful minutes with your kids imagining being held by God and listening to a prayer that God would continue to hold you up.


Verse:

My soul clings to you;

Your right hand upholds me.

Psalm 63:8 (NIV)


Define: 

Cling - stick close like you are glued together

Uphold - holds up, supports, sustains, carries

Ask Your Kids:

* What does it feel like to be held by God?

* How can you stick close to God this week?

Engage Your Kids:

* Practic...

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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 travele...

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September 28, 2021 6 min

Connect with your kids during a short prayer and reflection on how God is our help and what it means to be under the shadow of His wings.


Verse:

Because you are my help

I will sing in the shadow of your wings.

Psalm 63:7 (NIV)


Define: 

Help - aid, assist, make easier for someone

Shadow of your wings - place of shade & protection when we come close to God


Ask Your Kids:

* How has God helped you this week?

* How can you sing about how God ...

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September 21, 2021 5 min

Join us for a short and peaceful time remembering God with your kids, and help your kids learn to think about God when they wake up scared in the night.


Verse:

On my bed I remember you;

I think of you through the watches of the night.

Psalm 63:6 (NIV)


Define: 

Remember - bring to mind, think about

Watches of the night - time of the night when we are asleep


Ask Your Kids:

* What is one amazing thing has God done?

* What makes God so special a...

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September 14, 2021 7 min

Connect with your kids during our quick devotional and prayer time where we talk about how only God satisfies us.


Verse:

My soul will be satisfied as with the richest of foods;

With singing lips my mouth will praise you.

Psalm 63:5 (NIV)


Define: 

Soul - life inside you that lives forever

Satisfied - totally filled up until you’re full

Praise - tell God how amazing He is and the good things He has done


Ask Your Kids:

* How does God fill us up...

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September 7, 2021 15 min

Join us for a super special live broadcast from our Season 2 Launch Party at Arrows Active Play Park.

Several moms and their sweet kids share how they have seen God answered their prayers. The kids' answers are absolutely heart melting!!

Also, Arrows owners Katrina and Will Ansell share how God led them to totally change their careers and open their amazing facility as a ministry to families.

Thank you again to Arrows Active Play...

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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 cann...

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Enjoy a few minutes of peace with your family thinking about how God is worthy of our praise.

We praise God by telling Him who He is and all the good things He has done.


Define: 

Praise - to bless, to tell God who He is and the good things He has done, connected with the word to kneel. 


Verses:

I will praise you as long as I live,

And in your name I will lift up my hands.

Psalm 63:4 (NIV)


Ask Your Kids:

* What good things has God done in yo...

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Spend a few minutes connecting with your kids as we think about how God’s love is better than life.


Verses:

Because your love is better than life, my lips will glorify you.

Psalm 63:3 (NIV)


Define: 

Love - unchanging, unending kindness

Glorify - loudly praise God or talk about His value


Ask Your Kids:

  • How has God’s love affected your life?
  • Share one time when you experienced God’s unchanging, unending kindness.
  • When has God done something go...
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    Join us for a special time of prayer and reflection as we think about God’s power and glory and imagine God sitting on His throne in His sanctuary.


    Verses:

    I have seen you in the sanctuary and beheld your power and your glory.

    Psalm 63:2 (NIV)


    Define: 

    Sanctuary - sacred, special place where God lives

    Beheld - seen

    Power - strength

    Glory - worthy of our respect, admirable

    From John Piper - God’s glory means that He is really really big, rea...

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    Join us for a short, but powerful time of prayer and reflection, where we think about how God is our living water.


    Define: 

    “God” - Elohim - plural, Father, Son, Holy Spirit

    Earnestly - look for God early in the morning

    Parched - really thirsty


    Verses:

    You, God, are my God,

        earnestly I seek you;

    I thirst for you,

        my whole being longs for you,

    in a dry and parched land

        where there is no water.

    Psalm 63:1(NIV)


    “Whoever believes in me,...

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    Join us for a few minutes of encouragement, wisdom, and laughter. Christie shares a great prayer tip for when we don’t know what to pray, and she explains how we do not have to be equipped to teach our kids about God. All we need is to be with Jesus, and He does the rest. That is good news! 

    Christie loves to help families grow deep faith roots through little faith habits that add up over time. She has 3 boys and one husband, and li...

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    July 28, 2021 7 min

    Connect with your kids as we share a short devotional time over how God is our guide.

    A guide is a person that shows you the way to go.

    God shows us the way to go. His word, the Bible, teaches us how to live in a way that pleases Him. But, the verse also says that He is with us. 

    Knowing that God is with us to lead us and protect us is what helps us not be so scared when we go through dark or hard times.


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    Spend a few minutes with your family thinking about how God speaks peace to His people. Big God on His throne is speaking to us, and out of His mouth comes peace. It’s like He’s telling you, “trust me, it’s going to be ok. I’m here with you.”

    God is peace, and He speaks peace to His people.

    Sometimes God whispers to us just like He whispered to Elijah, but we need to be still and listen so we can hear God.

    Verses:

    Let me hear what God ...

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