Next step devotional

7 Myths That Keep You Stuck
& The Promises of God That Set You Free

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Celebrate! You’re A Work In Progress

By Robyn Dykstra / September 29, 2019

My birthday was last week and I had a ball. (see photos below – and, yes that’s a tiara, cuz – that’s what happens when you take a dare at…

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Don’t Give Up Too Soon!

By Robyn Dykstra / September 22, 2019

Don’t give up too soon. It was 17 years from the time God called me to write my story to the time “The Widow Wore Pink” was finished. My literary…

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Be Prepared Like First Responders

By Robyn Dykstra / September 14, 2019

Where were you on 9/11/19? Did you see all the replays and death counts and photos of heroes? I used more than my share of tissues crying over lost lives…

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Do You Need A Digital Detox?

By Robyn Dykstra / September 8, 2019

Obviously, we can’t just stop using our phones, but we can make some modifications. If you’re ready to re-evaluate the relationship with your screens, let me make a couple of suggestions.

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5 Benefits Of A Hated Season

By Robyn Dykstra / September 1, 2019

There are seasons for everything. Some are lovely, others are brutal and hated. There are seasons you’re sure you can’t endure much less survive and yet, when they pass, you…

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Are You A Blame Shifter or Peace Maker?

By Robyn Dykstra / August 25, 2019

Two Speeds As usual, I was in a rush. I seem to have 2 speeds: asleep and hurry. I was late getting home, and in my flurry to get out…

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Please Don’t Let This Be Our New Normal!

By Robyn Dykstra / August 18, 2019

The dreadful call I answered the phone, expecting to hear a cheerful hello, but instead, I heard, “Mom, I hurt my back. I can’t move.”  Ever the skeptic of my…

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9 Ways to Ease The Agony of Grief

By Robyn Dykstra / August 11, 2019

When the heart breaks. My heart breaks as I listen to the news of killings in our country and around the world. Regardless of who you are or where you…

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Crazy Big Prayers

By Robyn Dykstra / August 4, 2019

The bad news is …  From my home office, I could hear the racket. Loud, clunking arrhythmic noises were coming from something big and mechanical. At first, I thought the…

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When Good Intentions Fail

By Robyn Dykstra / July 29, 2019

What a week! We met up with both boys and our daughter-in-love for a week of camp. (Not camping, our “cabin” had indoor plumbing) We all sat around talking and…

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