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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 Mariel Davenport In 2019, our family of four moved two hours away from our hometown—leaving friends, family, and familiarity behind. During this transition, we also celebrated the graduation of our firstborn from high school. Later in the year, my daddy was diagnosed with terminal cancer and went to be with Jesus three short months
Article by Sarah & Anya Koontz Psalm 139:13-14 says, “For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well.” God has woven each of us together in a beautifully unique way,
By Terri Prahl As I walked the halls of the local home for at-risk children during a holiday open house, one of the young girls grabbed my arm in excitement to tour her room. She led me through a steel door into a cinderblock-walled room, painted bright purple. This small space housed a simple bed
By Becky Meyerson I was wandering through the bookstore, not really having a genre in mind to purchase. Aimless and meandering are accurate descriptors of my shopping habits that day, and my life at that time. I was deep in a season of transition: career change, caring for a new baby and recent high-school graduate
As I wrote a Bible study on the book of Ephesians a few years ago, I sought to explain the Trinity as a daisy. The roots, stem, and flower all with different jobs/roles but the same essence. I used one word that I should not have in my illustration, “separate.” My pastor gently corrected me,
Article by: Marnie Hammar As winter drags its feet and the fluff on my slippers wears thin, I’m often tempted to slip into a rhythm in my spiritual walk that looks suspiciously close to the winter blues. That draw into dormancy and the desire to bury into blankets can transfer to a spiritual sagging —