WORD 30 Challenge
This is not your typical New Year’s resolution. This 30-day challenge forces us to step out with bold faith—believing that even small steps toward Jesus are well worth the effort.
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JoyFULL: A Study of Philippians
In the book of Philippians, the Apostle Paul shares the secret of unshakeable peace and unfathomable joy in every circumstance.
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DWELL: 360 Days in the Word
Just one truth a day for 360 days! In this free Bible Study, you will discover who God is and who He made you to be as you learn how to DWELL in God's Word.
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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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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.

Biblical Encouragement for Christian Women Battling Depression

Article by: Erika Rachelle Anderson I vividly remember what it feels like. The constant heaviness. The tasks that piled up because it was all I could do to feed, clothe, and try to be nurturing for my children.  The lack of joy.The constant overwhelm.The dread. I retreated into social isolation to hide my brokenness; a

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Power Through Prayer: The Life and Writings of E.M. Bounds

One of my favorite authors on the subject of prayer is a Civil War-era preacher named Edward McKendree Bounds (1835-1913).  Receiving his law degree at age nineteen, Edward became the youngest practicing lawyer in the state of Missouri.  Bounds felt a call to Christian ministry in his early twenties, and two years later was ordained

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Parenting With Joy, Confidence, and Purpose

Article by: Sue Donaldson I went out the front door the other day, and our girls called out: “Mom! Where are you going?”  I laughed and replied, “I’m only picking some rosemary for the roast.”  With our older children sheltering-at-home, the tables are definitely turned.  It’s endearing they don’t let me out of their sight.

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Embracing the Silence

Article by: Eleisha O’Farrell Silence is one of the most uncomfortable things we experience as humans. Why is that?  Possibly, it is because we have music and video streaming services right at our fingertips. Maybe, it is because we are mothers and teachers who are surrounded by noise for long periods of time, so silence

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5 Habits to Help You Read More Scripture

Article by: Erin Myers Do you struggle to find time in your day to dig into God’s Word? There’s a saying that goes: Something that can be done at any time is often done at no time. I think that Bible Study can easily fit into this category. We all know how beneficial reading and

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