Spring Fundraiser
Between May 13 and June 4, we hope to engage 30 new recurring donors and an additional $450 per month in funding to support our growing ministry. Will you prayerfully consider becoming a financial partner in our mission to deliver free Bible studies to inboxes worldwide?
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Reclaim the Sabbath
During this free 6-week Bible study we will discover why God established the Sabbath and the glorious blessings it holds for everyone who chooses to receive it as a gift.
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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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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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Our Core Values
As we have prayed over this ministry, the Holy Spirit has revealed three core biblical principles upon which all our programs must be built.
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Saturday SOULfood
We are committed to providing you with an easy-to-digest weekly email packed with fresh biblical insight and savory spiritual truths.
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Living by Design Ministries equips christian women to

Explore the beauty of God's design, establish godly lives, and exude God's love.

Online. Free. Bible Study Reinvented.

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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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. 

5 Biblical Truths to Help You Replace Grumbling with Gratitude

By Susan L Davis My life was a symphony of complaints. The job, kids, home, dog, and husband—nothing escaped my grumbling. Waiting in line? Cue the internal monologue of grievances. Behind polite smiles, my mind spun a web of negativity.  Then, in an unexpected turn of events, I found Jesus.  I realized the Bible doesn’t

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An Invitation to Join our Discipleship Team

What if there was a way for you to have an eternal impact without changing out of your pajamas or putting on makeup? Would you be interested? If so, grab a cup of coffee (or tea) and let’s chat for a while. I’m still in my pj’s too. So don’t worry about fixing yourself up

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God’s Gift of Restraining Love

By Danny Barnhill I leaned over a wooden picnic table shaded by an old Elm tree and layered peanut butter and jelly onto slices of bread. Laughter from our group 50 feet away told me they were more interested in the creek than the sandwiches.  A scream filled the air. My heart fluttered. I dropped

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Why the Church is Important to God

By Margaret Kemp Statistics show a decline in church attendance in the U.S.A. Perhaps you’ve wondered if a believer even needs to be a part of a local church. As some Christians point out, we can worship God anywhere. Others remind us we can watch our favorite preacher online.  And sadly, some people no longer attend services because

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