Next step devotional

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

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My First Yes to Jesus

By Robyn Dykstra / December 6, 2020

Who told you about Jesus? Jay, (or Hot & Hunky as I called him) was a fine specimen of a man with broad shoulders and a dazzling smile. He was…

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I Don’t Love Change

By Robyn Dykstra / November 29, 2020

Nothing New. In my quiet time this morning, I realized I was sitting on 25 year old couches, looking at faux-finish painted walls which were all the rage about ……

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Want a better life? Be thankful! 

By Robyn Dykstra / November 22, 2020

Being thankful has myriad benefits. Being thankful rewards us with better health, cheerier dispositions and deeper, more meaningful relationships. Thankful people enjoy a stronger sense of well-being, suffer fewer symptoms…

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Are You Up For A Challenge?

By Robyn Dykstra / November 15, 2020

  Do you know the difference between thanking God and praising God? We thank God for what He does or provides us. We praise Him for Who He Is. Being…

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Big, Ugly Mess

By Robyn Dykstra / November 8, 2020

Uh-oh, this isn’t good. We’d lived in our 100-year-old farmhouse about nine months when we discovered the termite damage. Every single stud on the east side of my house had…

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Chess Anyone?

By Robyn Dykstra / November 1, 2020

Pre-Covid, I spoke at an event where the refreshments were so delicious, I was tempted to hold the group hostage till I was promised the recipe for this chocolate delight!…

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Are You Suffering From Overwhelm?

By Robyn Dykstra / October 25, 2020

I don’t want to face the day. It’s an hour past the first chirp of my alarm and I’m still hiding under my covers. I don’t want to hear Jillian…

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Preach the Gospel to Yourself

By Robyn Dykstra / October 18, 2020

  What a week. My 24 year old clothes dryer quit. Before I could make arrangements to fix or replace it, I found myself at the ER with Jake, who’d…

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Lean In, Listen Up

By Robyn Dykstra / October 11, 2020

Wedding Bells Last week, Dave and I celebrated 19 years of (mostly) wedded bliss. Like so many other couples, we’d included I Corinthians 13:4-8 in our ceremony so I reminisced…

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Memory Lane Drain

By Robyn Dykstra / October 4, 2020

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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