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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
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.
By Barbara Latta Doubt about our abilities and fear of the future can seep into our souls bit by bit like air seeps through cracks under doors and windows. Doubt and fear here and there sneak in until those cold waves of discouragement overwhelm us. We may set goals, but mental pictures of previous failures
by Ellen Hopkins There once was a woman named Martha. She was hard-working. She was the kind of woman who’d be in charge of a team and work right alongside everyone. She knew what needed to get done, and she went after it. If she had lived in our time, she might have been the
by Annie Yorty I huddled in my seat on the frigid bus, face turned toward the window, sobbing quietly. My team and I had just left a Siberian rehab center. To call it a center, though, gave it far too much credit. Rustic better describes the patchwork structure, wood stove kitchen, and outhouses nestled deep
by Michele Morin We sat in silent disbelief, neither of us knowing what to say. When my husband’s job was eliminated without warning, the news landed like a tidal wave: completely unexpected and comprehensively devastating. Then, as the wave receded, applications, interviews, and the thin hope that accompanies waiting seemed to set the agenda for
At our annual meeting with the Living by Design Board of Directors, I was asked the following question: “Sarah, it’s been five years since we launched this ministry. Are you still as passionate about it as you were in the beginning? If there was no money in the budget to pay your salary, would you
by Briane Pittman Kearns “She began so well,” said my friend when I told her I was studying Rebekah, wife of Isaac, mother of Esau and Jacob. We may begin well, but to maintain a life of faith that ends well, we must guide our hearts to know God, love God, and trust God in