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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 Michele Morin We sat in silent disbelief, neither of us knowing what to say. When my husband’s job was eliminated without warning, the news landed like a tidal wave: completely unexpected and comprehensively devastating. Then, as the wave receded, applications, interviews, and the thin hope that accompanies waiting seemed to set the agenda for
At our annual meeting with the Living by Design Board of Directors, I was asked the following question: “Sarah, it’s been five years since we launched this ministry. Are you still as passionate about it as you were in the beginning? If there was no money in the budget to pay your salary, would you
by Briane Pittman Kearns “She began so well,” said my friend when I told her I was studying Rebekah, wife of Isaac, mother of Esau and Jacob. We may begin well, but to maintain a life of faith that ends well, we must guide our hearts to know God, love God, and trust God in
By Joanna Eccles How do you reconcile love with the need for justice? Darrow, the main character in “Red Rising” by Pierce Brown, once executed justice in an unconventional manner. He ruled a set of students, and his friend Tactus defied Darrow’s clear instructions. The punishment was 20 lashes. Darrow didn’t want to hurt his
by Carolyn Sinclair McCalla When did you last enjoy a feast? Maybe it was at Thanksgiving or Christmas, or on a special cruise. Perhaps it was at a wedding. But do you know that you can feast daily on God’s Word? This feast will fill you with peace, joy, and love that lasts longer than
One of our primary goals is to help God’s people understand God’s character and apply God’s revelation to their lives. God is Creator; we are His creation. As such, we exist for His glory and good pleasure. He is the only One with the authority to label us and define us. He is the