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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.
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
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
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
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
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
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