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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 Barb Fox I sat at a table with five strangers. The workshop leader provided instructions: “Tell us about yourself, including your current job responsibilities.” My heart pounded as I searched for an answer. A combination of changes in personnel and priorities had decommissioned my prior work responsibilities. Each phrase I turned over in my
By Leslie Jones Shuffling through my “people to pray for” notecards one morning, I sensed God’s holy invitation to add the name of a woman who’d deeply wounded me. “How can I pray for her,” I questioned, “when it’s impossible to forgive what she did to my family?” Offering forgiveness felt unreasonable. I’d harbored hatred
By Dana Kinion “I keep six honest serving men,They taught me all I knew.Their names were What and Why and WhenAnd How and Where and Who.” – I Keep Six Honest Serving Men, Rudyard Kipling This is the first part of a poem by Rudyard Kipling. I learned it from my high school writing teacher
By Denise Prosser My heart raced, and my breathing was shallow. “What-ifs” and “should-haves” fought to control my mind. Like a whirlpool, my thoughts threatened to suck me into a spiral of pointless ponderings. What if more of my family becomes ill? What if we are hospitalized? What if we unknowingly infected someone else? I’d
By Angela Meer Like most women, I could barely squeak in the time for a shower, let alone a consistent self-care routine. Rushing through the daily grind, I was far from creating sustaining habits that would infuse my body and mind with health and hope. In the madness of my go-go-go without any rest-rest-rest lifestyle,
One of the main reasons we decided to make the big transition to a non-profit ministry was so I could have time to produce more free online Bible studies. Instead of being alone in ministry and wearing all the hats, I’m sharing my hat collection with others so I can spend more time wearing my very