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 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
We love creating free Bible studies. It is a joy, an honor, and a privilege to serve God and our community in this manner. As we embark on our fourth
By Kelly R. Baum Have you ever had the thought, “Maybe I’m doing Bible study all wrong?!?” I feel you, friend! I have been there and can confirm that the
By Michele Morin In the dark, in the car, hands on the steering wheel, I sighed in frustration. “I can’t do this anymore,” I said out loud, startling myself with
Important Announcement: We recently updated and re-released our Worthy of the Calling Study. Not only did we go back through and update the study material, but we also created a
By Sarah Koontz I am excited to announce that we updated and re-released our Worthy of the Calling Study this week. I can’t believe it’s been four years since I wrote
By Lisa Kimrey I love change—especially a carefully planned change! You know, the ‘I’m looking forward to the day I can wake-up just to sit on the beach, hear the
By Mariel Davenport In 2019, our family of four moved two hours away from our hometown—leaving friends, family, and familiarity behind. During this transition, we also celebrated the graduation of
Article by Sarah & Anya Koontz Psalm 139:13-14 says, “For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully
By Terri Prahl As I walked the halls of the local home for at-risk children during a holiday open house, one of the young girls grabbed my arm in excitement