Next step devotional

Skipping Mother’s Day

By Robyn Dykstra / May 4, 2016

I miss my mom even though it’s been nearly two decades since she died. Time has mitigated the intense pain of the loss but Mother’s Day is a sharp reminder…

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Are You Hiding Secrets?

By Robyn Dykstra / April 27, 2016

Secrets rarely stay secret forever. In the aftermath of Prince’s death, some pretty ugly rumors have surfaced. Just like they did when Elvis died and when Michael Jackson died. The…

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Asking for Help is NOT a Sign of Weakness.

By Robyn Dykstra / April 20, 2016

  My Hot & Hunky Hubz was a gear-head. Restoring old cars was therapeutic for Jay. Girls, our garage looked like an auto repair shop! Big tool chests lined the…

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Not Really So Shiny As I’d Like You to Believe

By Robyn Dykstra / April 14, 2016

I like blonde jokes as much as the next girl. My favorite one is how can you tell if a blonde’s been using the computer? There’s white-out on the screen.…

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Say Yes to Less!

By Robyn Dykstra / April 6, 2016

You ever eat at one of those swanky fondue restaurants? Mr. 4-Ever and I got to try one recently. What a treat! The hostess led us through a labyrinth of…

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Letting Go Of Perfection … Again

By Robyn Dykstra / March 29, 2016

There is something about holidays that brings out my crazy. Our church has a gathering after the Easter services to greet guests and visit with other members.  We all bring…

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Weary Of Rules and Ready For Easter

By Robyn Dykstra / March 23, 2016

Easter Sunday is near! Hallelujah! Part of me is relieved that Lent is nearly over so I can resume the consumption of chocolate and binge watch television. You would think after…

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There Are Seasons For Everything

By Robyn Dykstra / March 17, 2016

There are seasons for everything. That can be good news if you’re in the midst of a nasty one. But what if you like where you are? It is my…

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3 Remedies To Keep Your Contentment

By Robyn Dykstra / March 10, 2016

Do you ever have what my friend Lauren calls a MOMENT? You know what I mean? Everything is just “fine” and then you get triggered. Something hits you sideways and…

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Turn Your NO-NO Into Yes Please.

By Robyn Dykstra / March 3, 2016

 I never understood women who said, “I can’t keep food in the house!” Until … my boys were teenagers and they turned into eating machines. (They inherited that from their father’s side.)…

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