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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.
By Rosann Coulon It was one of the hardest things I’ve ever done––but I did it. I completed a 21-day Daniel Fast for the first time. Choosing to abstain from meat, dairy, and sugar was difficult, but it increased my faith in ways I never expected. After a season of grief and unending trials, I
By Nancy Manassero I trudged into the kitchen, bleary-eyed, whining to my husband. “I don’t wanna go to work! I’m so tired, and I just want a day off!” He held me and whispered sweet words of encouragement. He knew my work as a nurse demanded all my concentration and energy, but he also understood
By Joanna Eccles I used to date Jesus every Wednesday. I’d get dressed up and take my Bible to a coffee house to spend time with the Lord. My journey to know Jesus brought me to the book of John. If you want to know Jesus, you’ll find His heart by searching through John. For almost a
Saint Augustine described Paul’s conversion as “the violent capture of a rebel will.” Before God could use Paul for His purposes, He had to humble and reshape the man into His image. When Jesus Christ showed up in Paul’s life and called Him to a new way of living, Paul responded in faith. Paul was
By Kelly Basham While browsing an outdoor clearance event at a local antique store, a set of metal serving trays caught my attention. The trays had pictures of elegantly dressed ladies sitting down for tea. The price tag read, “$2.00 for the pair.” I was surprised by the price and that they were included in
By Erinn Karpovck A book with blank pages. I sometimes wonder if that’s my story. But if God is the perfect Author of life, this simply can’t be true. When I was 29, my husband left. He filed for divorce, and I was thrust into the starting line of singleness again. My feet were eager,