Next step devotional

Thankful Attitude = Better Life

By Robyn Dykstra / November 19, 2023

  Want a longer life, better relationships and improved health? Be thankful!  When my kids were little, it was important to instill the character quality of being thankful in them.…

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Prepare for Stinky Stuff

By Robyn Dykstra / November 12, 2023

  Question time: What do you do when the washing machine overflows? How do you react to a really negative post on your Facebook page? Can you keep your cool…

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Rest for the Weary

By Robyn Dykstra / November 5, 2023

Everything I read about living a balanced life stresses the importance of taking time to rest. Really? Rest? The thought of rest stresses me out! I’m too busy to rest!…

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Closet Cleanout

By Robyn Dykstra / October 29, 2023

  Ever get “Spring cleaning” fever in the Fall? I remember once when I decided to tackle the boys’ toy closet… Let me tell you, after I finished, I felt…

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Your Invitation Is Waiting

By Robyn Dykstra / October 22, 2023

A girlfriend I’d been wanting to know better called and asked if I’d like to get together and go for a walk. Alarms went off in my head. Meet for…

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Time to Connect

By Robyn Dykstra / October 15, 2023

  Dave and I are on the road for the next week or so…and we are on the road together a lot. That got me thinking of the time we…

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Are You Hungry for God?

By Robyn Dykstra / October 8, 2023

I decided to fast from television for a while so I could connect with God in a personal way and consider what Christ’s gift of salvation really means. Much of…

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Terrible, Awful, No Good, Really Bad News

By Robyn Dykstra / October 1, 2023

  Ever gotten some terrible, awful news? We’d lived in our hundred-year-old farmhouse about nine months when we discovered the termite damage. Every single stud on the east side had…

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Our Response Matters

By Robyn Dykstra / September 24, 2023

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

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Does God Hear Our Prayers?

By Robyn Dykstra / September 17, 2023

Mr. 4-Ever and I traveled to the beautiful Camp Gitche Gumee on the shores of Lake Superior for a retreat I was speaking at this weekend. All around us is…

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