Imago Dei: A 5 Day Study
The purpose of this study is to help you better understand who God is and who He has made you to be. Each day we will dig deep into a critical passage of Scripture in our effort to establish a biblical view of humanity.
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Our Mission
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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Storyteller Study
This free 4-week Bible study explores many of Christ’s parables. Each day we will sit at the feet of the ultimate Storyteller and soak up the wisdom and hope His words provide.
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Bible Study Reinvented
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. 

Authentic Faith in Troubled Times

By Donna Bucher Patiently listening, my heart ached as I heard the familiar refrain. A family member expressing the overwhelming feeling of being “lost.” As a member of a hospice and palliative medicine clinical support personnel team, I receive many calls from the community looking for help or support for a loved one declining from

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Three Free Summer Bible Study Options for You!

Luke 6:45 says, “A good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart brings forth evil. For out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks.“ Out of the good treasure of the heart—he brings forth good.Out of

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How to Keep Your Sanity as a Work-At-Home Mom this Summer

By Michelle Flaningan I’ve always been a working mom, and up until six years ago, I worked in an office setting.  I had finally accepted life as a working mom when one of our twin sons was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes.  Many changes needed to take place, including a more present parent to help

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10 Ways to Cultivate a Family-Friendly Church

by Karen Carlton  “Shhhhh!”  I whispered for the hundredth time.   I glanced at my watch as my two little girls squirmed and wiggled during church.   I tried to keep a pleasant look on my face, but I was running out of patience on our first visit to our new church.  This first visit and lots

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5 Biblical Ancestors Who Overcame Doubt and Fear

By Barbara Latta Doubt about our abilities and fear of the future can seep into our souls bit by bit like air seeps through cracks under doors and windows.  Doubt and fear here and there sneak in until those cold waves of discouragement overwhelm us.  We may set goals, but mental pictures of previous failures

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A Letter to All the Marthas

by Ellen Hopkins There once was a woman named Martha.  She was hard-working.  She was the kind of woman who’d be in charge of a team and work right alongside everyone.  She knew what needed to get done, and she went after it. If she had lived in our time, she might have been the

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