The Living by Design Blog
The Bible is packed with the spiritual nourishment your soul craves. 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. Since launching this blog in 2014, we’ve featured more than 100 guest contributors. If you’d like to submit an article for consideration, please review our submission guidelines.
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
by Michele Morin We sat in silent disbelief, neither of us knowing what to say. When my husband’s job was eliminated without warning, the news landed like a tidal wave:
At our annual meeting with the Living by Design Board of Directors, I was asked the following question: “Sarah, it’s been five years since we launched this ministry. Are you
by Briane Pittman Kearns “She began so well,” said my friend when I told her I was studying Rebekah, wife of Isaac, mother of Esau and Jacob. We may begin
By Joanna Eccles How do you reconcile love with the need for justice? Darrow, the main character in “Red Rising” by Pierce Brown, once executed justice in an unconventional manner.
by Carolyn Sinclair McCalla When did you last enjoy a feast? Maybe it was at Thanksgiving or Christmas, or on a special cruise. Perhaps it was at a wedding. But
by Barb Fox I sat at a table with five strangers. The workshop leader provided instructions: “Tell us about yourself, including your current job responsibilities.” My heart pounded as I
By Angela Meer Like most women, I could barely squeak in the time for a shower, let alone a consistent self-care routine. Rushing through the daily grind, I was far
One of the main reasons we decided to make the big transition to a non-profit ministry was so I could have time to produce more free online Bible studies. Instead of
By Terri Prahl A few years ago, we welcomed two girls into our home who had entered the foster care system due to parental addictions. Over time, these girls felt
By Annie Yorty “Your beauty should not consist of outward things like elaborate hairstyles and the wearing of gold ornaments or fine clothes. Instead, it should consist of what is
By Sacha C. Have you ever been in a situation that left you feeling hopeless and stressed out—wondering if things will ever change? Has there ever been a time when
By Nichole Suvar I was bullied in elementary school. One day a group of girls were my friends, and the next day it was as if some unspoken pact had