Next step devotional

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

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Do You Feel Like God Has Forgotten You?

By Robyn Dykstra / September 19, 2021

For months, I had the niggling thought that either I’d misunderstood God’s leading or, worse yet, that he’d forgotten about me. Circumstances made me question God’s providence. I felt all…

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When Trusting God is Hard …

By Robyn Dykstra / September 12, 2021

I know God is good and has good things in store for me. The Bible tells us over and over that he has good plans for us. He’s definitely given…

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5 Things I Learned From A Challenging Season

By Robyn Dykstra / September 5, 2021

  There are seasons for everything. Some are lovely, others are brutal and hated. There are seasons you’re sure you can’t endure, much less survive and yet, when they pass,…

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3 Ways To Reconnect

By Robyn Dykstra / August 28, 2021

Screen time A notification came up on my phone today and apparently my smart phone has been keeping track of how much time we spend together. I couldn’t believe the…

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Go Where You’re Celebrated

By Robyn Dykstra / August 22, 2021

Left out, Overlooked, Forgotten 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…

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Faith Over Fear

By Robyn Dykstra / August 15, 2021

Facing challenges When I married Adventure Boy, he came with an airplane and a motorcycle which I found quite exhilarating.  But then he said to me, “It’s absolutely ridiculous for…

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Know God Through His Word

By Robyn Dykstra / August 8, 2021

Turmoil enhances listening.  Before my husband, Dave, and I were married, he experienced a tunnel of turmoil. His girlfriend left him just weeks before he’d planned to propose. His business…

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Beware of Poison

By Robyn Dykstra / August 1, 2021

We live in an old farmhouse. (Emphasis on old. Picture fieldstone foundation, gross basement and scary attic.) And, we have no cat. The reason this is important for you to…

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Are You On The Team Or A Raving Fan?

By Robyn Dykstra / July 25, 2021

Will you be watching the Olympics? Have you picked your favorite athletes? Will you stand in front of your television, screaming, “Go! Go! Go!” “You can do it!” “Don’t give…

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3 Mindsets To Overcome Fear of Failure

By Robyn Dykstra / July 18, 2021

  Did you know most people work harder to avoid failure than they will to achieve success? Fear of failure keeps them living small, scared and isolated. I know that…

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