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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 Sarah K. Butterfield When I was growing up in France as a missionary kid, we would sometimes host family or friends visiting from the states. Usually, they would ask if they could bring something for us and without fail, my dad would say, “Oreos!” We savored each bite of these uniquely American cookies. Back
We love creating free Bible studies. It is a joy, an honor, and a privilege to serve God and our community in this manner. As we embark on our fourth year as a non-profit ministry, we are grateful for yet another opportunity to invite you to partner with us in this life-giving work. When God
By Joanna Eccles I was near the edge of my sanity. The day before, my boss had provided harsh feedback that crushed my spirit. Nothing I did pleased her. I felt like I was drowning, pulled apart in a spiritual battle. The Holy Spirit kept reminding me to write Scripture verses to feed my mind
By Mindy Jones The two most potent weapons Christian women have are the Living Word of God and their tongues. Hold on a minute. You read that right—our tongues are powerful weapons! Our tongues have the power to speak LIFE or DEATH. They can bless, and they can curse. They can uplift, and they can
By Rachael Adams When I received an early morning call that my father had just had a heart attack, my own heart was filled with fear. Hurriedly dressing and grabbing my car keys, I rushed to see him, my thoughts swirling frantically. Will he live long enough for me to see him one last time
By Kelly R. Baum Have you ever had the thought, “Maybe I’m doing Bible study all wrong?!?” I feel you, friend! I have been there and can confirm that the struggle is real. It’s far too easy to feel discouraged, overwhelmed, intimidated by, or just plain confused when we open our Bibles. Would you believe