Next step devotional

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

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WHEN A PLAYBOY BUNNY JOINS BIBLE STUDY Guest post from Shannon Popkin

By Robyn Dykstra / October 30, 2015

She wasn’t still a Playboy Bunny when she joined. But she wasn’t yet a regular Bible Study girl, either. She was climbing from one world into the other. And sometimes that’s tricky. Even…

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Where do you turn when life gets hard?

By Robyn Dykstra / October 23, 2015

68 degree days in October are rare in Michigan, so when the forecast matched the weather on Saturday, I decided to take my adorable 7 and 4 year old boys…

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What do you do when your past tries to hijack your future?

By Robyn Dykstra / October 15, 2015

I came face to face with my past this morning. In an effort to purge items in my closet that didn’t fit my style anymore, or to be perfectly honest,…

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Remembering the First Day of School

By Robyn Dykstra / October 7, 2015

Now an empty nester, I watch the school bus drive by my house filled with other mother’s children. While I do like my french fry & debris free car, a refrigerator…

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Lost and Found … my keys and my temper

By Robyn Dykstra / October 1, 2015

Today I’m VEXED because I’ve lost my keys.   Also, my new barrettes (still in the package), two socks (not a pair), and my temper! It wasn’t a world class Rumpelstiltskin…

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Burning Coals and Great Rewards

By Robyn Dykstra / September 23, 2015

Do you have anyone in your life that’s a handful? You know, really irritating? Downright challenging? Yeah, me, too. One of my fathers-in-law was a cop.  He bragged about riding…

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Bathtubs and Bibles

By Robyn Dykstra / September 16, 2015

Are you a bathtub or shower girl?   Do you like standing under pelting water in a shower or sitting in a mini sea of calm waters in the tub?…

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From Wreckage to Redemption

By admin / September 10, 2015

September 10th is a big day at my house. It’s our redemption day. It’s the day my Adventure Boy husband’s plane was located after weeks of searching for it.  Our hope…

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Here comes the groom.

By admin / September 3, 2015

You know what’s crazy? Well, maybe not crazy, but disconcerting?  Watching your son grow into your husband’s looks, moves and dreams! I watched Eli walk down the aisle wearing a…

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Missing on the Mountain

By admin / August 27, 2015

Fifteen years ago today, my husband Craig piloted our little airplane on a routine flight from Grand Rapids, MI to Lebanon, PA. He was supposed to pick up the pastor…

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