Storyteller Study
Updated and expanded to include 15 new devotionals! This free 7-week Bible study explores all of Christ’s major 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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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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Join Us for WORD30
This is not a legalistic challenge or your typical New Year's resolution. It is a 30-day spiritual cleanse where participants are inspired and equipped to replace worldly habits with godly habits.
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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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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. 

Is it Possible to Live at Peace with Everyone?

By Susan Cort Johnson Although my siblings and I were raised in the same home, we have different ways of approaching life.  Despite our differences, there wouldn’t be much strife if interactions were limited to an occasional family gathering or Facetime connections for quick chats. But in this season of our lives, we oversee the

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Can We Lose Our Salvation? | A Biblical Exposition of Hebrews 6:4-6

The book of Hebrews establishes the superior person, priesthood, and power of Jesus Christ while encouraging believers to persevere in faith as they endure persecution. The author also repeatedly warns his listeners of the spiritual consequences of neglecting God’s Word. Although the author is unknown, the inspiration and canonicity of the book have been widely

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4 Biblical Truths to Help You Use Time Wisely

By Margaret Kemp Time is running out. That thought smacked me in the head like a wet snowball. I’d barely finished singing the last chorus of Auld Lang Syne when I sat down to make my New Year’s Resolutions (the ones I’d surely break in a few days).  But, like glitter that remains ground in

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An Invitation to Make Room for Jesus + Free WORD30 Kit

Women around the world are craving God’s Word and we are intent on creating free resources and tools to satisfy your spiritual appetite. Most of our readers would agree that we could all benefit from carving out a bit more time and space for Jesus Christ in our hearts and lives. But how? I mean,

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5 Tips to Help Christian Women Overcome Perfectionism

By Jennifer Jabbour I have a confession to make. My entire life, I’ve struggled with trying to be perfect.  I’ll never forget the time when I was about seven years old. I received a “B” on my report card, and I was devastated that I didn’t get straight “A’s.” Overhearing my frustration, my 18-year-old sister

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Laboring Together for the Gospel

By Jenny Marcelene “People from your church seem different from other Americans,” an Afghan refugee said to my husband and me one evening over a decade ago. “Is it because of your faith?” My husband and I exchanged surprised glances.  It was like someone lobbing a slow ball as you grip a bat at home

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