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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
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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.
by Katy Kauffman My love for all things art propelled me from booth to fantastic booth at the local Scrapbook Expo (yes, that’s a thing). I mingled with hundreds of artsy ladies who all shared a love for scrapbooking or card-making—dozens of booths filled with craft supplies made this annual event feel like Christmas in
By Barbara Latta Our worldview is the lens through which we develop our attitudes, beliefs, judgments, behavior, and speech. According to Dr. George Barna, children begin developing a life perspective as early as 18 months, and those opinions can be cemented into their souls by age 13. I grew up in the generation of baby
By Theresa Bodeker What is our first instinct when we don’t get the outcome we want? When our day is unraveling and headed in the wrong direction? When our problems seem to be cropping up faster than weeds on a sunny day? If you are anything like me, you may jump to conclusions that are
Article by: Sarah Koontz In John 10:10, Jesus revealed His purpose in coming to earth. In this passage, He declared, “I have come so that they (you) may have life and have it in abundance.” Jesus came to do a new thing—to introduce a new covenant and bring God’s kingdom to earth. That is why
By Linda Lyle Do you remember your first love? My first love was words. I was hooked from the moment a teacher showed me how letters make words and words make a story. I was a voracious reader. The library was my sanctuary, where I found a special kind of comfort from the rows of
By Michele Morin I began to picture cobwebs growing in the corners of my email inbox, and my impatience was rivaled only by my disappointment. After two years of watching my speaking ministry grow, suddenly the invitations had stopped coming. Of course, I kept all my fraught feelings to myself. How could I share this