WORD 30 Challenge
This is not your typical New Year’s resolution. This 30-day challenge forces us to step out with bold faith—believing that even small steps toward Jesus are well worth the effort.
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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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DWELL: 360 Days in the Word
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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Living by Design Ministries is a non-denominational, non-profit Christian ministry that delivers free Bible studies to inboxes around the world.
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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.

A FREE Hymn-Inspired Bible Study

This 6-Week Hymn-Inspired Bible Study Is Now Available On-Demand! Are you longing for more peace and joy in your daily life? Do you crave a deep, sustaining relationship with your Creator? Sarah Koontz invites you to join us for “It Is Well,” a free online Bible study inspired by beloved hymns. Reserve your spot today,

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4 Truths about God’s Word that You Need to Know!

Article By: Jazmin Frank “For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.” Hebrews 4:12 (ESV) Hebrews 4:12 is a familiar passage, often quoted when we talk

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How To Figure Out Who You Are (The Biblical Way)

By: Kristine Bolt I stared at my friend in shock for a few seconds, then my face crumpled.  A sob escaped my lips, and I doubled over on her living room floor. My body heaved as I struggled to get myself under control. My friend hadn’t sucker-punched me, and she hadn’t delivered bad news.  She’d

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Six Ways Not to Sin in Your Anger

Article by: Jessica Jenkins Do you ever get angry? I sure do.  Daily something happens which results in my pulse increasing, and that familiar energy rising in my chest.   Usually, my angry feelings are focused on my children. Maybe your anger focuses elsewhere—on your husband, your co-worker, your boss, neighbor, friend, or enemy.   As Christians,

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Why You Need a Prayer Partner + How to Find One

Article by: Danita Jenae I’ll never forget the first time I heard the foreign concept of having a prayer partner. We were a new military family in town, and my husband was deployed overseas. I was struggling with isolation, postpartum depression, and desperately searching for any semblance of confidence in my mothering.  Honestly, I felt

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