Next step devotional

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

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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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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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