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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 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
By Desi Zacharias When I first became a mom, I had so many dreams and plans for exactly how life would go. Except, life doesn’t go exactly as we plan it, does it? I distinctly remember organizing every detail about how our family devotional times would go. I was determined to have all of my
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
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,
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
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