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At Living by Design Ministries, we believe God’s Word is the only source of absolute truth in a world that praises tolerance and ambiguity. We exist to help women of all ages open their Bibles, understand what they are reading, and apply the freeing truths to their lives. – Sarah Koontz, Founder
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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.
Article by: Lisa Kimrey I know the songs say the holidays are the most wonderful time of the year, but it’s the most exhausting time of the year for me. Don’t get me wrong. I truly embrace the holiday season! I love the colors and decorations, the smells, the food, the giving, the people –
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
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.
Article by: Taryn Nergaard Bible reading wasn’t always enjoyable for me. At times, reading Scripture felt like a chore—a necessary struggle to become a “good Christian.” I didn’t grow up reading the Bible, so when I accepted Jesus into my life at nineteen years old, I assumed I should read the Bible the same way
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
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