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by design episode #87: Shannan Martin | The Ministry of Ordinary Places

Hey friends! We have SHANNAN MARTIN on the podcast today! Ya’ll know how much we love her. Shannan’s new book “The Ministry of Ordinary Places” is out in the world so of course we had to get this gal on the show. We chat about Goodwill, the underground code of smoking, and Shannan’s mug obsession. […]


30 Oct 2018

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by design episode #54: painting cabinets // kitchen reno series

We’re continuing with our Kitchen Reno Series and today is all about PAINTING CABINETS. We talk thru all the necessary steps, share some of the products we use, and offer some encouragement to get you painting. Thanks so much for listening! xo, Lyn & Dannette ••• LINKS & THINGS {by design} pinterest board: https://www.pinterest.com/bydesignpodcast SEE BEFORE AND […]

28 Jun 2017

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by design episode #60: LIVING BELOVED & back yard party decor

Today on the podcast we chat about the hard to believe truth that we are the BELOVED of God. We discuss a little about the book that inspired this conversation, a few scriptures that Dannette is all excited about, and what it looks like to really take hold of this truth and live as the […]

8 Aug 2017

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by design episode #64: Home Staging Tips

On today’s episode Lyn gives some tips for staging your home, and we share a few guidelines to help get you moving in the right direction. We also chat books — what we’re reading and about to pick up. And don’t forget about our up and coming Gift Giving Guide! We’re in the process of […]

19 Sep 2017

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by design episode #65: Encountering Jesus & Dannette’s 40th Surprise Party

Today we talk about what happens when we encounter Jesus. This type of encounter is not just something that happens at the moment of salvation when the scales are removed from our eyes and we believe and turn to Christ. It’s also something for those of us who already believe and yet are still living […]

26 Sep 2017

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by design episode #86: Heather Holleman | Chosen for Christ

In episode #86 we’re talking with author Heather Holleman about her new book Chosen for Christ: Stepping Into The Life You’ve Been Missing. And you guys, we could not be more excited!!! Heather is our people. She is passionate about God’s word, and it’s a wonder to listen to her rattle off scripture and connect […]


17 Oct 2018

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by design episode #79: Pursuit Event with LINA ABUJAMRA

Episode #79 is going to be a fast favorite because we have Lina Abujamra with us again! She recently spoke at one of the Pursuit Event’s that our own Lyn Felsman hosts, and we were sure to hit the record button knowing Lina would BRING IT as only she can. Lina shares a beautiful message […]

15 May 2018

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by design episode #76: Courage Over Comfort // 1 Samuel 3

Today we’re continuing our series on the book of 1 Samuel. We get into the story of Eli and the mistake he made by not dealing with the disobedience of his sons. We chat about shining the light in the darkness, the struggle to stand for what it is right, and how we sometimes choose […]

27 Mar 2018

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by design episode #74: Coffee Filter Wreath DIY

Today we share a wreath diy because Spring is almost here, and we needed some light and airy inspiration ? Dannette shows us how to make a tissue wreath using coffee filters, and she also shares a little bit about what she’s been learning about the Lord’s Supper as she re-reads Tim Keller’s book “The King’s […]

13 Mar 2018

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by design episode #77: King Saul – His Humility or His Pride // 1 Samuel 9

Hey friends! We’re back this week with episode #77 and continuing our conversation about King Saul. We talk through 1 Samuel 9, the context of the story, and discuss beginnings and heart of King Saul, weighing in on his humility and pride. We talk about how sometimes we end up like Saul, seeing more of […]

18 Apr 2018

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by design episode #67: Holley Gerth // Fiercehearted

Today we chat with the lovely Holley Gerth about her new book “Fiercehearted”. Holley is a best selling author, speaker, life coach, counselor and she also co-founded the wonderful online community (in)courage. Whew, right? This sweet lady has leaned in and embraced her calling fully, and she shares a few of  the highs and lows […]

17 Oct 2017

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by design episode #85: spiritual rhythms

In this episode we talk about cultivating rhythms in daily life so that we can grow spiritually. We chat about creating space for God in our lives, the struggle to get there, and how to set ourselves up to win. Lyn also shares about training for a recent marathon (a literal one!). We talk about […]


25 Sep 2018

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by design episode #84: White Robes and Soul Clothes | Design Project: Condo Furniture

Episode #84 is all about the dance we do in front of the mirror. We talk about body image and that inner struggle we all seem to have trying to find adequate coverings for our souls. We share a few personal stories, discuss lots of scripture, and do our best to get to the heart […]


28 Aug 2018

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by design episode #71: Living Water | the woman at the well

On this episode Dannette shares a word from the story of the woman at the well in John 4. We talk about God’s pursuing love, the beauty of community and inviting others to the well with us, and all sorts of amazing-ness relating to LIVING WATER. xo, Lyn & Dannette LINKS & THINGS Liz Curis […]

13 Feb 2018

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by design episode #88: the space in between

A new episode is here guys! Today I’m giving a little back story on where the podcast has been since it’s been m.i.a for a few months now. I also dig in to scripture and share a story about how God is always with us, even when we’re feeling lost in the space in between […]


10 Jul 2019

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by design episode #73: india

This week we get to hear all about Dannette’s recent mission trip to India. We talk about the stretch it was to say yes to India, the beauty of the people, and how it’s changed her life forever. Dannette will also be writing about her trip over on her blog, so be sure to check […]

26 Feb 2018

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by design episode #58: Being Faithful in the Small Things

Have you guys ever been a little scared to do something new and out of your comfort zone? On today’s episode we talk about some new and exciting steps of faith for us. Lyn has her first speaking engagement this fall, and she’s still kinda shocked! Dannette is embracing her calling as a writer, and […]

24 Jul 2017

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by design episode #62: waving the banner of love, hope & faith // dannette’s accidental kitchen reno

Today we share a few of our sentiments as we discuss some of the hard and ugly things happening in the world these days. We chat about God’s desire for us to be one in Christ, the beauty of creation in all it’s diversity, and we share a few ideas on how to stand in […]

29 Aug 2017

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by design episode #69 : Sharing our Faith

Today we share a little of what we’ve been learning as our life group works their way thru Matt Chandler’s study on the book of Philippians. We discuss the account in Acts 16 where Paul witnessed to Lydia, the possessed girl, and the jailer and how he humbly met each person where they were as […]

7 Nov 2017

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by design episode #82: DIY Outdoor Pallet Furniture

In this episode Dannette shares a DIY she just finished using pallets to make outdoor an outdoor sofa and chair. Be sure to check out the By Design Pinterest Board for links to some sweet outdoor projects! OUTDOOR PALLET DIY: Here are a few finished images. The pallets haven’t been painted yet (will soon be […]

26 Jun 2018

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