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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
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.
By Becky Meyerson I was wandering through the bookstore, not really having a genre in mind to purchase. Aimless and meandering are accurate descriptors of my shopping habits that day, and my life at that time. I was deep in a season of transition: career change, caring for a new baby and recent high-school graduate
As I wrote a Bible study on the book of Ephesians a few years ago, I sought to explain the Trinity as a daisy. The roots, stem, and flower all with different jobs/roles but the same essence. I used one word that I should not have in my illustration, “separate.” My pastor gently corrected me,
Article by: Marnie Hammar As winter drags its feet and the fluff on my slippers wears thin, I’m often tempted to slip into a rhythm in my spiritual walk that looks suspiciously close to the winter blues. That draw into dormancy and the desire to bury into blankets can transfer to a spiritual sagging —
Article by: Laura Bailey My hand hovered over the social media apps on my phone. The Holy Spirit had undeniably convicted me—those little square icons were distracting me from the work God had called me to do in a big way. As my finger flirted with the screen, I began negotiating with the Lord: What
Article by: Michele Morin “You can say ‘no,’” he said softly, in a whisper, so our son would not hear. Immediately, my guard went up. It was Christmas time, so my planner was bulging its squares with lists of things to buy and to wrap and to bake. What was my husband going to propose
The 2020 “Fish & Loaves” Grant Initiative has ended. Thanks to all who participated! Article by: Sarah Koontz Today we are excited to announce a brand new “Fish & Loaves” Grant we received to cultivate new monthly donors for Living by Design Ministries. The grantmakers desire to help us inspire families to faithfully invest in