JoyFULL: A Study of Philippians
In the book of Philippians, the Apostle Paul shares the secret of unshakeable peace and unfathomable joy in every circumstance.
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31 Days of Prayer
Join us for 31 days of strategic and specific prayer for our brothers and sisters in Christ who are suffering due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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DWELL: 360 Days in the Word
Just one truth a day for 360 days! In this free Bible Study, you will discover who God is and who He made you to be as you learn how to DWELL in God's Word.
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Living by Design Ministries is a non-denominational, non-profit Christian ministry that delivers free Bible studies to inboxes around the world.
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Do you sometimes feel you are too busy for Bible study? All you need to complete our FREE Bible studies is 15-minutes per day and an e-mail address.
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The Living by Design Blog

 Articles on the  Living by Design Blog are packed with heart-focused content, practical solutions for real-life, and Bible-based training. The Bible is packed with spiritual nourishment; our aim is to provide resources to help you break it down into bite-sized pieces that are easy to digest.

Why You Need to Soak Your Soul in God’s Word

Article by: Collene Borchardt I have always loved flowering trees.  The beautiful blooms announcing new life bring me so much joy.  So, you can imagine my delight when my husband agreed to buy two for our yard! I went to the local landscaping company and picked out two beautiful serviceberry trees.  A few days later

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A Look Inside My Anti-Anxiety Toolbox

Article by:  Robin L Seaton I sat in the parking lot watching Christmas shoppers come and go like bees from a hive—hurrying to finish their shopping and get out of the weather.  I wanted a peaceful Christmas for my son, our first since my husband had passed.   Yet, I dreaded entering the masses of people. 

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A Look Inside our FREE JoyFULL Bible Study

Article By: Sarah Koontz Registration is now open for our JoyFULL Bible Study! Our free JoyFULL Bible Study will take you on a three-week journey through Philippians—the most joy-filled book in the Bible. If you are struggling to find joy in this season, we invite you to join us for this free online Bible study. Together

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What is Christian Joy? + Free Philippians Study

Article by: Sarah Koontz The Psalms are filled with spontaneous joy, personal adoration, and anticipation of the fullness of God’s salvation (Ps 16:8-9). The gospel accounts are laden with professions of joy as the good news of the gospel of Jesus Christ is shared (Lk 2:10). Christ, himself, declares that He came to give His

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