Next step devotional

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

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When Compassion Turns to Competition

By Robyn Dykstra / January 22, 2016

I admit it. I’m a grocery shopping snob expert. After decades of feeding family and friends, several temporary live-ins, and many welcome (but often) unexpected guests, I can assure you…

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Are You A Rest Resister?

By Robyn Dykstra / January 14, 2016

Everything I read about a balanced life stresses the importance of rest. Really? Rest? Just the thought of rest stresses me out! I’m too busy to REST! Depending on the…

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Potato Body and New Year’s Resolutions

By Robyn Dykstra / January 7, 2016

I attended a wedding recently, and when I saw the pictures of myself on Facebook, I was floored! Mercy! What has happened to me? It wasn’t my mother staring back…

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A Recovering Perfectionist’s Christmas

By Robyn Dykstra / December 25, 2015

As a recovering perfectionist, can I tell you that this time of year really tests my tizzy triggers. I want to do everything perfectly, meet everyone’s needs, satisfy everyone’s wish list…

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One Person Can Make A Difference!

By Robyn Dykstra / December 17, 2015

It’s Christmas time again, and the movies that bring tears of joy, hold you in suspense, and usher in a season of hope are being rented and shown nearly around…

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God’s Promises for Life’s Problems

By Robyn Dykstra / December 3, 2015

In light of recent terrorist attacks at home and abroad, I wonder if you’re rethinking your concert attendance, your vacation destination, or your trip to the movies. Even if you’re…

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Take on Kindness Today.

By Robyn Dykstra / November 26, 2015

Today I am thinking of things I am specifically thankful for. What’s on your list? I have the usual stuff – health, home, hubz, hunky man-children.  But also electric lights…

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Great Memories From Unrealized Expectations

By Robyn Dykstra / November 12, 2015

Deer hunting season means I get 42 hours all to myself. Being a deer hunting widow means there will be no one in my house asking for food, beverages, clean…

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What Do You Do If Your Proverbial House Is On Fire?

By Robyn Dykstra / November 6, 2015

“Mom, I had my death picture taken today,” says my son over the phone. “What? Your what?!?” “My death picture. That’s what the guys call it.  We have our picture…

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My Elijah Moment

By Robyn Dykstra / October 30, 2015

It has been quite a season for me!  My first book, The Widow Wore Pink launched.  I had lots of speaking engagements and God gave me inspired, transformative messages to…

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