Imago Dei: A 5 Day Study
The purpose of this study is to help you better understand who God is and who He has made you to be. Each day we will dig deep into a critical passage of Scripture in our effort to establish a biblical view of humanity.
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Living by Design Ministries is a non-denominational, non-profit Christian ministry that delivers free Bible studies to inboxes around the world.
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Storyteller Study
This free 4-week Bible study explores many of Christ’s parables. Each day we will sit at the feet of the ultimate Storyteller and soak up the wisdom and hope His words provide.
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Bible Study Reinvented
Do you sometimes feel you are too busy for Bible study? All you need to complete our FREE Bible studies is 15-minutes per day and an e-mail address.
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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. 

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2021-2022 Impact Report | Living by Design Ministries

Annual Impact Report 2021-2022 Download the Printable Report By Ryan & Sarah Koontz We can hardly believe that we are entering our fifth year as a nonprofit ministry. According to Forbes, more than 50% of all nonprofits fail or stall within a few years due to leadership issues and/or lack of a strategic plan. Starting something

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6 Truths from God’s Word for Women Experiencing an Identity Crisis

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

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What to Do When Forgiveness Seems Impossible

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

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Teaching Our Kids the “Why” of the Gospel

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

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7 Strategies of a Steadfast Spirit

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

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How Bullet Journaling Transformed My Christian Walk

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,

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