Saturday SoulFood

SOULfood: Nourishing, bite-sized spiritual food to sustain you through every season of life.


Are you hungry for spiritual nourishment? Longing to feed your soul with something substantial enough to get you through the demands of each day, yet constantly frustrated by your limited time to sit and savor a hearty meal?

The truth is, we all struggle with spiritual malnurishment from time to time. The speed of life, the expectations of others, the distractions of this present world keep us from slowing down enough to fill our SOUL with God’s Word—the only food that sustains!

This is why we are committed to providing you with an easy-to-digest weekly email packed with fresh biblical insight and savory spiritual truths. These weekly e-mails are handcrafted with you in mind. They are laser focused on the topics that matter most to you and layered with rich truths to help you thrive in the midst of your everyday life.

What People are Saying about our Saturday SOULfood E-mails

Iris Alford

Iris Alford

Thank you for the Saturday SOULfood emails! Sarah Koontz is an amazing woman of God who reminds me it’s OK not to have it all together. Her writing helps me to grow stronger in faith and reminds me, that even when trials come and I am in the valley,  God is always right there to guide my steps and show me how to be a stronger woman of God.

Affy Salem

Affy Salem

I have been a Christian for nearly six years, and my children and I lost everything when we decided to follow Jesus. Even though I loved Jesus, I was still lost and confused because of my lack of understanding of the Bible.  Sarah’s encouraging Bible studies and SOULfood e-mails and have brought me to a whole new level of understanding of Gods’s loving-kindness and grace. I am so grateful.

Dee Dawson

Dee Dawson

What I look forward to the most on Saturday mornings is Sarah Koontz’ SOULfood e-mail.  She has encouraged me in some very hard places in my life and has helped me to grow in my walk with God. Sarah is real, open, and honest about her life. She shares her own ups and downs willingly so that we can learn from her experience. Thank you, Sarah, for enriching my walk with God!


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A Personal Message from Sarah Koontz


Sarah KoontzAt Living by Design Ministries, we believe God’s Word is the only source of absolute truth in a world that praises tolerance and ambiguity. That is why we strive to deliver biblically accurate, relateable, story-driven SOULfood e-mails to your inbox each week. Because who doesn’t need a little spiritual pick-me-up at the end of a grueling week?

I believe God has a beautiful design for your life and mine. His love transforms the broken pieces of our lives into something beautiful and full of purpose, and it is my desire to help you experience and exude God’s love.

When I sit down to write the SOULfood e-mail each week, I ask God one simple question: What is one thing you are teaching me right now that might help or encourage others? And then I write, from my heart to yours, trusting God will use my words to uplift your faith and bolster your spirit.