Biblical Wisdom for List-Making Women

A Guest Blog by Gleniece Lytle | Edited by Lisa Braziel I’m a list-making woman. A woman who simply loves to schedule things. A woman who needs to know ahead of time what she’s doing on any given day—and with…

How to Model Christ-Like Humility for Your Children

ARTICLE BY: Jennifer Bryant, Living by Design Writing Team “Look, I’ll eat the broccoli, then you eat the broccoli! Okay?” My chubby-cheeked little man watched in curious anticipation as I steered the forkful of veggies to my mouth. Is she gonna do…

Finding Faith in a Season of Uncertainty and Loss

A Guest Blog by Elita Friesen | Edited by Lisa Braziel I was eleven weeks pregnant when the bleeding started. Not again, I prayed. Please, God. Not a fourth miscarriage. For the next several months, my husband and I were in…

FIVE ways God uses Trials to Build Our Testimony + Free RescYOUed Bible Study

ARTICLE BY: Sarah Koontz, Bible Study Author at Living by Design Ministries Our free RescYOUed Bible Study study is now available on-demand. Now is the time to join the thousands of people who are already learning and growing through this online…

7 Reasons to Study the Names of God + Free Online Bible Study

ARTICLE BY: Sarah Koontz,  Bible Study Author at Living by Design Ministries I need thee every hour Most gracious Lord No tender voice like thine Can peace afford I am overcome by my own smallness. My lack. My need. I need…

RescYOUed: A Free 30-Day Bible Study for Christian Women

ARTICLE BY: Sarah Koontz, Founder of Living by Design Ministries Registration is now open for our RescYOUed Bible Study! Our free RescYOUed Bible Study will take you on a journey through Scripture in search of God’s great rescue plan for you and…

6 Ways to Fight Comparison in a Picture-Perfect World

A Guest Blog by Glenda Gordon | Edited by Lisa Braziel I’ve always been a WYSIWYG (What-You-See-Is-What-You-Get) kind of girl, preferring to wear comfortable clothes and no make-up. I see myself as more down-to-earth than pretentious. Though it seems clear on…

Reflecting on Our First Year as a Non-Profit Ministry || 2018 Annual Report

ARTICLE BY: Sarah Koontz, Founder of Living by Design Ministries When we made the decision to become a 501(c)3 non-profit ministry so we could continue to offer our online Bible studies free of charge, we knew we were taking a big…

A Lesson in Faith for the Fainthearted: When Jesus Calls Us to Love the Lost

A Guest Blog by Kristin Phalen | Edited by Yvonne Novak At first, I wasn’t sure I heard God correctly. I felt the Lord impressing something upon my heart. I knew He wanted me to step out of my comfort zone…

Emancipation from the Affirmation Trap

ARTICLE BY: Sarah Koontz, Founder of Living by Design Ministries Imagine with me, for a moment, a kind of life where people’s opinions no longer matter. A type of existence that is completely satisfied apart from the validation of colleagues and…

Cut Out the Junk and Make Room for Jesus | A WORD30 Story

Are you ready to start craving less junk and more Jesus? This week we are featuring Jenna Parde’s WORD30 testimonial on the blog. I just love how God used this 30-day challenge to teach Jenna to trust Him (and provided…

Turning off the Screens and Trusting God’s Truth | A WORD30 Story

Do you want to teach your kids how to trust God’s truth? This week we are featuring Jennifer Bryant’s WORD30 testimonial on the blog. I just love how this mama helped her family turn off the screens to make space…

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Are You Ready to Make a Sacred Soul Shift? | A WORD30 Story

Are you longing for a sacred soul shift? This week we are featuring Natalia Drumm’s WORD30 testimonial on the blog. I just love how God challenged and equipped Natalia to stop consuming and start creating.  This year at Living by…

Less Striving and More Abiding | A WORD30 Story

I am excited to feature Lisa Braziel’s story on the Living by Design Blog this week. Lisa has been an important member of our Creative Team for over a year and she is the co-creator of the WORD30 Challenge. If…

An Invitation to Make Room for Jesus in 2019 + Free WORD30 Kit

ARTICLE BY: Sarah Koontz, Founder of Living by Design Ministries Our 2019 theme at Living by Design Ministries is “Make Room for Jesus.” Women around the world are craving God’s Word and we are intent on creating free resources and tools…

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How to Cope When You’re Feeling Hopeless

A Guest Blog by Kate Motaung | Edited by Lisa Braziel “We’re out of options. There’s nothing left we can do.” We knew the day would come eventually—but that didn’t diminish the force of the blow. After four consecutive years of…

Holiday Gift Guide for Christian Women | Shop Small this Christmas

ARTICLE BY: Sarah Koontz, Founder of Living by Design Ministries If you are looking for unique, faith-filled, handcrafted gifts to place under your tree this year, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve tried to include items for every price-point in…

Hope Rekindled | A Free Advent Reading Plan

ARTICLE BY: Sarah Koontz, Founder of Living by Design Ministries Are you looking for a simple way to invite Christ into your Christmas? I have created a FREE Advent Reading Plan that takes just 15-minutes per day, 5-days per week to complete. As…

When God Feels Distant: 3 Powerful Truths to Remember

A Guest Blog by Jazmin Frank | Edited by Lisa Braziel One day about a year ago, anxiety, stress, and life, in general, had left me weary and in need of a soul-level kind of rest. With a Christian bookstore only…

Fighting for Your Family: 3 Steps to Combating Spiritual Warfare in Your Home

ARTICLE BY: Sarah Koontz, Founder of Living by Design Ministries There is an unseen war raging in our hearts and homes. This battle began at the dawn of creation, and although victory has been declared, the villain will fight until his…

Why Bible Journaling Can Grow Your Faith + How to Get Started

A Guest Blog by Jenna Parde of Scribbling Grace Over the past few years, Bible Journaling has taken off as a new way to study the Bible. If you haven’t heard of it, Bible Journaling, (or Bible Art Journaling), is…

Who is Jesus Christ…Really? + A Free Online Bible Study

I am excited to announce that we have just released a new FREE Online Bible Study entitled, “Before I Go: A Study of Jesus’ Final Teaching & Prayer.” If you have ever wondered, “Who is Jesus Christ?” or questioned His…

Free 3-Week Bible Study of Jesus’ Final Teaching in John 14-17

ARTICLE BY: Sarah Koontz, President of Living by Design Ministries I’ve been studying Jesus’ final teaching and prayer in John 14-17 for the past several months. I knew I wanted to offer a FREE gospel-oriented Bible study here at Living by…

Buy a T-Shirt in November and Help 50 People Receive Free Bible Study

WooHooo! We exceeded our T-Shirt Fundraiser goal of $3000! This will help us deliver more than 12,000 free Bible study e-mails to inboxes around the world. Thank you so much for your kind consideration and support. We can’t do what…