JoyFULL: A Study of Philippians
In the book of Philippians, the Apostle Paul shares the secret of unshakeable peace and unfathomable joy in every circumstance.
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The Living by Design Blog

 Articles on the  Living by Design Blog are packed with heart-focused content, practical solutions for real-life, and Bible-based training. 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.

God Can Renew Your Hope & Restore Your Wasted Years

Article by: Kristine Bolt Forty-five percent. Almost half. That’s how much of my life I wasted. I calculated it. Half of my one and only life. Time I’ll never get back. Wasted through impatience, passivity, and cowardice. First, I kicked God to the curb because I wanted answers from Him, and He seemed deafeningly silent. 

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The Difference Between Salvation and Sanctification

Article by: Nikki White Sin. Repent. Repeat.  It was exhausting.   Sin. Repent. Repeat.  I was stuck in an endless cycle of failures before my Lord with the same playlist of offenses. After each transgression, I would cry. I would berate myself. I would analyze. I would pray.  I would furiously flip the pages in my

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The Pentateuch & The Pandemic

Sadness. Fear. Uncertainty. Boredom. Exhaustion. Anger. These are just a few of the emotions I’ve experienced in 2020. I know that I am not alone.I know that you feel it too. Strange, new emotions rise up in our souls as we come to the painful realization that the future may not be all that we

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Biblical Encouragement for Christian Women Battling Depression

Article by: Erika Rachelle Anderson I vividly remember what it feels like. The constant heaviness. The tasks that piled up because it was all I could do to feed, clothe, and try to be nurturing for my children.  The lack of joy.The constant overwhelm.The dread. I retreated into social isolation to hide my brokenness; a

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Power Through Prayer: The Life and Writings of E.M. Bounds

One of my favorite authors on the subject of prayer is a Civil War-era preacher named Edward McKendree Bounds (1835-1913).  Receiving his law degree at age nineteen, Edward became the youngest practicing lawyer in the state of Missouri.  Bounds felt a call to Christian ministry in his early twenties, and two years later was ordained

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