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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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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 Joanna Eccles How do you reconcile love with the need for justice? Darrow, the main character in “Red Rising” by Pierce Brown, once executed justice in an unconventional manner. He ruled a set of students, and his friend Tactus defied Darrow’s clear instructions. The punishment was 20 lashes. Darrow didn’t want to hurt his
by Carolyn Sinclair McCalla When did you last enjoy a feast? Maybe it was at Thanksgiving or Christmas, or on a special cruise. Perhaps it was at a wedding. But do you know that you can feast daily on God’s Word? This feast will fill you with peace, joy, and love that lasts longer than
One of our primary goals is to help God’s people understand God’s character and apply God’s revelation to their lives. God is Creator; we are His creation. As such, we exist for His glory and good pleasure. He is the only One with the authority to label us and define us. He is the
Annual Impact Report 2021-2022 Download the Printable Report By Ryan & Sarah Koontz We can hardly believe that we are entering our fifth year as a nonprofit ministry. According to Forbes, more than 50% of all nonprofits fail or stall within a few years due to leadership issues and/or lack of a strategic plan. Starting something
by Barb Fox I sat at a table with five strangers. The workshop leader provided instructions: “Tell us about yourself, including your current job responsibilities.” My heart pounded as I searched for an answer. A combination of changes in personnel and priorities had decommissioned my prior work responsibilities. Each phrase I turned over in my
By Leslie Jones Shuffling through my “people to pray for” notecards one morning, I sensed God’s holy invitation to add the name of a woman who’d deeply wounded me. “How can I pray for her,” I questioned, “when it’s impossible to forgive what she did to my family?” Offering forgiveness felt unreasonable. I’d harbored hatred