Next step devotional

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

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Waiting for God’s Good Gifts

By Robyn Dykstra / May 8, 2022

From the time my children were born, I planned to give them lots of gifts. I intended to shower them with opportunities that would delight them. I was determined to…

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Who Rubs You The Wrong Way?

By Robyn Dykstra / May 1, 2022

Dealing With Difficult People One of my fathers-in-law was a Golden Gloves boxing champion for the army during WWII. After leaving the army, he joined the police force in Milwaukee,…

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Take A Chance On Change

By Robyn Dykstra / April 24, 2022

Nothing New In my quiet time this morning, I realized I was sitting on a twenty-five-year-old couch, looking at faux-finish painted walls that were all the rage about twenty-five years…

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Breaking Free from the Trap of Sin

By Robyn Dykstra / April 16, 2022

Sin is delicious This past weekend I almost dug brownies out of the garbage can. The willpower I had to toss them in the trash at 6:00 p.m. was completely…

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Facing the Enemy

By Robyn Dykstra / April 9, 2022

“Mom, I had my death picture taken today,” my firefighter son Eli told me over the phone. “What? Your what!” I asked, not believing what I’d just heard. “My death…

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Having a Moment?

By Robyn Dykstra / April 2, 2022

You ever have a “moment”? Everything is just going along just“fine,” and then something hits you sideways and you have a moment. Maybe you had a Facebook moment when you…

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Pursue Your Passion

By Robyn Dykstra / March 26, 2022

If there are no children around to corrupt, it’s always dessert first for me. If I run out of room at the end of a meal, I can doggy bag…

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Use It Or Lose It

By Robyn Dykstra / March 19, 2022

My mom and several other ladies from her park in Florida walk every morning. At 7am, they convene at the gazebo and walk the asphalt figure eight, chatting and laughing,…

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It. Is. Finished.

By Robyn Dykstra / March 12, 2022

It is finished.  I’ve been working on a book of stories for over a year! So many delays popped up as a result of the global pandemic. My editor got…

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Never Done!

By Robyn Dykstra / March 5, 2022

Perfectionism is the lie that we can earn God’s favor. Or that we need to! The truth of God’s word is that God already loves us to the moon and…

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