The Living by Design Blog
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. Articles on the Living by Design Blog are packed with heart-focused content, practical solutions for real-life, and Bible-based training.
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
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
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
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”
Giving Tuesday may be over, but don’t let that keep you from reading this uplifting and empowering article. The season of giving is upon us, and we are still seeking
Article by: Sarah Koontz Today we kick off our 2020 Fall Fundraiser. This is a time for our ministry team to reflect on and rejoice over the good gifts God
Article by: Lisa Kimrey I know the songs say the holidays are the most wonderful time of the year, but it’s the most exhausting time of the year for me.
Article by: Taryn Nergaard Bible reading wasn’t always enjoyable for me. At times, reading Scripture felt like a chore—a necessary struggle to become a “good Christian.” I didn’t grow up
Article by: Kristine Bolt Forty-five percent. Almost half. That’s how much of my life I wasted. I calculated it. Half of my one and only life. Time I’ll never get
Article by: Erika Rachelle Anderson I vividly remember what it feels like. The constant heaviness. The tasks that piled up because it was all I could do to feed, clothe,
Article by: Laura E. Sumpter “Wait, Mrs. Sumpter! I have something to show you!” The little girl jumped from her seat and ran to her front door. Through my zoom
One of my favorite authors on the subject of prayer is a Civil War-era preacher named Edward McKendree Bounds (1835-1913). Receiving his law degree at age nineteen, Edward became the