JoyFULL: A Study of Philippians
In the book of Philippians, the Apostle Paul shares the secret of unshakeable peace and unfathomable joy in every circumstance.
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Just one truth a day for 360 days! In this free Bible Study, you will discover who God is and who He made you to be as you learn how to DWELL in God's Word.
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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.

5 Practical Ways to Combat Bible Study Frustrations

| Article by Sandra Bretschneider | Have you ever cried tears of frustration during your Bible study time? I remember the first time I attempted the inductive Bible study method. This was not the kind of Bible study that I was used to. There were no books involved with questions for me to answer. All

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How to Replace the World’s Lies with God’s Truth

| Article by: Theresa Boedeker | For years I tried to appear like Mary Poppins. “Practically perfect in every way.” Which was impossible, as humans are far from perfect.  But still, I tried. Early in life, I thought that if I were perfect than people would not get mad at me. Nor would I make

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How Can a Good God Allow Suffering?

One of the primary issues people have with the Christian faith is trying to understand how a good God can permit so much suffering upon this earth. It’s a question I still grapple with regularly. Today, I’d like to share a fresh approach to this question that offers a reasonable explanation for, at least, some

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Do You Want to Get Well?

| Article by: Cindy Singleton | The sound of my breaking bone still rings in my ears. We were ice skating at the end of a family vacation in the mountains. The ice rink was jam-packed with busloads of kids who’d arrived shortly after we did.  One of them darted right in front of me

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