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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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As we have prayed over this ministry, the Holy Spirit has revealed three core biblical principles upon which all our programs must be built.
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Explore the beauty of God's design, establish godly lives, and exude God's love.

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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. 

7 Beautiful Examples of God’s Grace in the Old Testament

Article by: Sarah Koontz, Founder of Living by Design Ministries For many years, I mistakenly believed grace is a New Testament—or New Covenant—concept.  In my mind, it was almost as if Jesus’ death and resurrection unleashed God’s grace on mankind for the very first time. How very wrong I was! The concept of grace—unmerited favor—is

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How to Remove the Root of Bitterness from Your Life

By Haley Hobson When we hear the word “bitter,” what’s the first biblical reference that comes to mind?  Some of us may recall the widow Naomi in the book of Ruth, who said, “‘Don’t call me Naomi. Call me Mara,’…‘for the Almighty has made me very bitter’” (Ru 1:20).  We digest Naomi’s heartbreaking loss and

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God’s Greatness on Display: How God Shows Up and Shows Off

By Danny Barnhill Like so many Saturday mornings before, Lexi and I stumbled into the kitchen searching for our cereal bowls. My 4-year-old grandniece—whom I affectionately call Sugarbear—knew early spring days bring a special treat.  After gobbling up our cereal, we heard the call of barn swallows.  “Uncle Danny, can we watch the birds put

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How to Become a Scholar in God’s School

Article by: Sarah Koontz Is there a person in your life whom you esteem as a scholar in God’s School? Someone who seems to have unique access to God, supreme wisdom in every circumstance, and an uncanny ability to weave God’s truth into each conversation? I know several of these scholars, and their depth of

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Five Easy Ways to Care for People in Church Leadership

By Kristen West If churches awarded frequent flyer miles for every time folks attended, I’d have unlimited free air travel for the rest of my natural days! I have spent my life in church and experienced a variety of roles—attendee, member, volunteer, and staff member.   As a result, I’ve learned a few foundational truths: But

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