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.
By Nikki Evanson Saying no to others has always been a challenge for me. I was under the impression that if I said no to someone, they might not like
By Pamela Henkelman I hate to admit it, but I feel a little disappointed in God today. I crawl under my cozy blanket in my favorite chair as a warm
by Sandra Bretschneider God has made Himself known on the pages of Scripture. When I was a young girl, I sat in Sunday School class and learned about the character
by Katy Kauffman My love for all things art propelled me from booth to fantastic booth at the local Scrapbook Expo (yes, that’s a thing). I mingled with hundreds of
By Barbara Latta Our worldview is the lens through which we develop our attitudes, beliefs, judgments, behavior, and speech. According to Dr. George Barna, children begin developing a life perspective
By Theresa Bodeker What is our first instinct when we don’t get the outcome we want? When our day is unraveling and headed in the wrong direction? When our problems
Article by: Sarah Koontz In John 10:10, Jesus revealed His purpose in coming to earth. In this passage, He declared, “I have come so that they (you) may have life
By Linda Lyle Do you remember your first love? My first love was words. I was hooked from the moment a teacher showed me how letters make words and words
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
By Jana Fraley I was enjoying a beautiful Wyoming morning with its clear blue sky and sunshine, soaking in the contentment of a perfect summer day when my brother called.
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
by Nikki White I found myself lost and endlessly circling around my “name it and claim it” beliefs on the day my young mother died. Our family had held the
By Desi Zacharias When I first became a mom, I had so many dreams and plans for exactly how life would go. Except, life doesn’t go exactly as we plan
By Hadassah Treu Will there ever be a stable routine again? This question echoes in my mind while I lay exhausted on the couch after the heavy burst of grief.
By Becky Meyerson Remember me for this, my God, and don’t erase the deeds of faithful love I have done for the house of my God and for its services.
By Sarah K. Butterfield When I was growing up in France as a missionary kid, we would sometimes host family or friends visiting from the states. Usually, they would ask
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