Because of underlying health issues, my body craves rest and often demands it. This used to frustrate me to no end. It made me feel weak, less-than, incapable, a burden
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Healthy is a synergistic concept that requires body, soul, and spirit to accomplish. It is a filter that you use to make each and every decision in your life. It
Most people treat spiritual growth like a big juicy apple when they should be treating it like an onion. Rather than working their way towards God’s design for their life
Faith-filled podcasts are warm and inviting like a steaming cup of Earl Grey tea on a brisk fall afternoon. A simple invitation to rest awhile in the company of new
My Worthy of the Calling free online Bible study launches today and I am overwhelmed with gratitude for this glorious calling God has placed on my life and all He has
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
When I found out I was pregnant with my second child a short 6-months after my first was born, I made two promises to myself. Once this baby was born…
A Guest Post by RebeccaLynn Dikeman Motherhood threw a curve ball that knocked me flat on my face. I sat in the dark room, sobbing and begging God for help.
When was the last time you thought about the Ten Commandments? I mean, really thought about them… God’s words, carved on stone by His own hand, a gift to His
Article By: Sarah Koontz, Founder of Living by Design Ministries I’ve been waiting ten years for this. That’s 3,650 days. 87,600 hours. More than 5,000,000 minutes. Waiting. Dreaming. Counting down…. But it’s
“Mommy, this was the best day ever,” my 8-year old daughter announced in between bites of frozen custard. It was our very first day of summer break, and we were
Article by: Sarah Koontz, Founder of Living by Design Ministries I’m not quite sure when I fell in love with my husband. It took forever, yet happened in the blink of
Article by: Sarah Koontz, Founder of Living by Design Ministries I press the button to end our call and brace myself for the tsunami of emotions that rush over me after a
A Guest Post by Melody Quinn It’s not the memories of what I have done that plague me. It’s the memories of what I haven’t done. The conversations I haven’t had.
Article by: Sarah Koontz, Founder of Living by Design Ministries For many years, I mistakenly believed grace is a New Testament—or New Covenant—concept. In my mind, it was almost as