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At Living by Design Ministries, we believe God’s Word is the only source of absolute truth in a world that praises tolerance and ambiguity. We exist to help women of all ages open their Bibles, understand what they are reading, and apply the freeing truths to their lives. – Sarah Koontz, Founder
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.
By Traci Rhoades Jesus was a master storyteller. To help people understand the things of God, He knew they needed to hear stories they could relate to Common ground stories invite us in and bring a sense of familiarity. In Matthew 13, the disciples asked Jesus why he spoke to the people in parables. He
In January of 2019, I started my education at Dallas Seminary. My first class was Bible Exposition 101 with Dr. Mark Bailey, the seminary president (and now chancellor). Of course, I loved the class and was challenged immensely by the lectures and assignments. But the best part was the three live video chats we had
By Jenny Marcelene I once had a clear sense of the calling of God in my life, but one day what I thought had been a lifetime pursuit turned out to be seasonal. Perhaps most startling was I hadn’t realized the trail would end there. Deep down, I couldn’t imagine doing anything else. It was
By Hannah Jessen Conway When my son was born, I found myself rocking him to sleep, singing a worship song in Spanish that my dad had sung to me. “¿Con qué pagaremos amor tan inmenso? Que diste tu vida por el pecador.” I hadn’t heard the song in years, but the words and the melody returned
In this week’s blog, we will dig deep into John’s Epistles. I found this particular section of Scripture to be edifying and convicting. I am confident that you will be blessed and encouraged by the many transformative truths we can learn from John’s letters to the early church. If you have never read John’s epistles,
By Susan Cort Johnson One winter day, shut inside my house, I became despondent and battled the urge to cry. But I knew tears were inevitable, and they would soon splash down my cheeks despite my efforts. Isolation didn’t come from snow and ice blocking the driveway, but the possibility of infection. My immune system