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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.
Article by: Taryn Nergaard Bible reading wasn’t always enjoyable for me. At times, reading Scripture felt like a chore—a necessary struggle to become a “good Christian.” I didn’t grow up reading the Bible, so when I accepted Jesus into my life at nineteen years old, I assumed I should read the Bible the same way
Article By: Sarah Koontz Registration is now open for our JoyFULL Bible Study! Our free JoyFULL Bible Study will take you on a three-week journey through Philippians—the most joy-filled book in the Bible. If you are struggling to find joy in this season, we invite you to join us for this free online Bible study. Together
Article by: Sarah Koontz The Psalms are filled with spontaneous joy, personal adoration, and anticipation of the fullness of God’s salvation (Ps 16:8-9). The gospel accounts are laden with professions of joy as the good news of the gospel of Jesus Christ is shared (Lk 2:10). Christ, himself, declares that He came to give His
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.
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