Next step devotional

The Secret to Being Thankful is Focus

By Robyn Dykstra / December 8, 2016

The secret to being thankful is focus. When I learned to drive motorcycles, I discovered very quickly that where you look is where you go! Through the curves, around the…

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This Is Why I Need Advent

By Robyn Dykstra / December 1, 2016

Meet my friend Lauren Befus, a wife, a mom of 4 littles, a writer, a pastor’s wife and a lover of Jesus. If your holiday to-do list has you shuddering…

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Thankfulness in Action

By Robyn Dykstra / November 24, 2016

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

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Trusting God with Big Changes

By Robyn Dykstra / November 17, 2016

I don’t love change. Anyone else with me? In my quiet time this morning, I realized I was sitting on 20 year old couches, looking at walls painted 20 years…

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Old Faces on New Friends

By Robyn Dykstra / November 10, 2016

Every morning, the “Walkers” powered past my house, merrily chatting away as they exercised.  Trim and fashionable in their cute outfits, and bright athletic shoes, this cluster of women was oblivious…

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Apple Of My Pie

By Robyn Dykstra / November 3, 2016

I’m up to my eyeballs in apples this week. I’ve spent hours and hours peeling, coring, slicing, saucing, & freezing … I have apple sauce, apple pies, apple crisp, and…

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Flourishing In Life Requires Living In Community

By Robyn Dykstra / October 27, 2016

There was a time when girls learned how to  flourish in life from other women in their community. Women in the family. Women in the neighborhood. Women at church. Side by…

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Live Loved Even When You Feel Left Out

By Robyn Dykstra / October 18, 2016

  The conversation turned awkward with the realization that I hadn’t been included in the festivities my friends were reminiscing about. Not included.   Smiling faces beamed in the Facebook…

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Does your past try to hijack your future?

By Robyn Dykstra / October 13, 2016

I’m delighted to be posting at Elisa Morgan’s Really blog this week…     Time Traveler I came face-to-face with my past this morning.  In an effort to purge items…

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As Featured in Leading Hearts Magazine!

By Robyn Dykstra / October 4, 2016

This month I’m featured in the #REALCHURCHladies section of Leading Hearts Magazine!   All my life I’ve been mesmerized by female aerialists, athletes who perform graceful dances of balance, strength and flexibility…

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