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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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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 Truth to Help You Submit to God’s Sovereignty

by Nikki White I found myself lost and endlessly circling around my “name it and claim it” beliefs on the day my young mother died.  Our family had held the prayer cloths, claimed the healing, quoted the verses and refused to say “cancer.” As negative reports increased, so did our fervor, waving these talismans in

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6 Reasons to Choose to Trust God During Seasons of Pain

By Hadassah Treu Will there ever be a stable routine again?  This question echoes in my mind while I lay exhausted on the couch after the heavy burst of grief. My heart is weary of so much pain, sadness, and disappointment. After the unexpected loss of my husband, my life unraveled.  This one enormous loss

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Four Essential Leadership Secrets of Billy Graham

I have always appreciated Billy Graham’s humble spirit and bold approach to ministry. He was an ordinary man who God used to accomplish extraordinary things—a worthy role model for us all. In their book, entitled The Leadership Secrets of Billy Graham, Harold Myra and Marshall Shelly detail 21 essential leadership principles this influential pastor, CEO,

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Biblical Wisdom for Joyful Homemaking

By Arris Charles I remember my heart’s plea… “I’m so exhausted and overwhelmed by my to-do list.”“I really want to do something that’s just for me.”“But I want to serve my family with a joyful heart too.” Those were the echoes of my soul at one time. I am not natural at joyful homemaking.  Cooking

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Intentional Leadership Lessons from the Book of Nehemiah

By Becky Meyerson Remember me for this, my God, and don’t erase the deeds of faithful love I have done for the house of my God and for its services. Nehemiah 13:14 HCSB Nehemiah is the hallmark book in the Bible on being an intentional leader.  It is the story of Nehemiah’s journey from the

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