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You are invited to join us for this quick, yet powerful study of spiritual blessedness. In this world of image-makers, let’s strive to become image-bearers of the King.
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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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Worthy of the Calling
Updated in March 2021! Join us for this 31-day journey through the book of Ephesians and discover many powerful truths that will equip you to walk worthy of the calling God has placed on your life.
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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. 

3 Prayers for the Ambitious Christian Woman

By Michele Morin I began to picture cobwebs growing in the corners of my email inbox, and my impatience was rivaled only by my disappointment.  After two years of watching my speaking ministry grow, suddenly the invitations had stopped coming.  Of course, I kept all my fraught feelings to myself.  How could I share this

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Overview of Galatians {+ Free Printable Study Guide}

Paul’s epistle to the Galatians is highly esteemed within the church and often regarded as one of Paul’s most important letters. It has been given such titles as the Magna Carta of spiritual liberty, the Christian Declaration of Independence, and the battle cry of the Reformation. Galatians teaches believers about the gospel of grace and

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How to Re-Engage in Church Life Post-Pandemic

By Lisa Garon In February 2020, my family was actively involved in various ministries at our large, multi-campus church.  Aside from being on staff in an administrative role, my husband and I led a marriage workshop and facilitated our respective Bible study groups.  Our teenage son attended the high school youth group, served in Sunday

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A Broken Hallelujah: Practicing Gratitude in Seasons of Grief

By Donna Bucher Along with our youngest daughter, my husband and I stood in a hospital room gathered with my son, his wife, her parents and grandfather. We were all excited for the much-anticipated day of the birth of my son’s first child.  For first-time parents and grandparents, the long months of pregnancy often drag

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Three Free Summer Bible Study Options for You!

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

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