Next step devotional

Bigger Picture Moments

By Robyn Dykstra / September 10, 2023

Who else is competitive by nature? Anyone? Besides me? I compete all the time…and it’s especially apparent at the grocery store. to get a great parking spot save money collect…

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Giants Will Fall

By Robyn Dykstra / September 3, 2023

  When someone asks you to share your testimony, what you do you tell them? I love to hear the story of when you first said yes to Jesus, but…

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That’s Your Cue

By Robyn Dykstra / August 20, 2023

  Have you ever been to a dance recital? Once, Mr. 4-Ever and I (along with hundreds of others) sat in a hot, crowded auditorium for hours to watch a…

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God is Speaking

By Robyn Dykstra / August 13, 2023

  A widow in deep sorrow sat alone at the park. Months earlier, her husband of many years had been killed in a car accident. “God, I’m so lonely and…

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Have you forgiven yourself?

By Robyn Dykstra / August 6, 2023

After an event where I was speaking, Elisa approached me with a simple request for prayer to feel God’s love again. She had gotten into something she wasn’t proud of,…

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Safe Landing

By Robyn Dykstra / July 30, 2023

When I married Adventure Boy (Craig), he came with an airplane, a motorcycle, and a riding lawn mower. “Babe-a-licious,” he said to me one day (that’s what he called me),…

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“White-Knuckle” Listening

By Robyn Dykstra / July 23, 2023

A man in the back row of the church came forward for prayer. The pastor asked him what he wanted to be prayed for. “I need prayer about my hearing,”…

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Not Forgotten

By Robyn Dykstra / July 16, 2023

  I was hanging out with several friends when they began to chatter away about a party everyone had gone to. Everyone except me. The conversation turned awkward when they…

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Love Like Jesus

By Robyn Dykstra / July 9, 2023

I was waiting at a diner for a girlfriend when I spotted a young man, maybe seventeen years old, staring at a glass of water on the table in front…

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Overcoming Adversity

By Robyn Dykstra / July 2, 2023

I grew up in a little town that boasted a large community pool. My mom would sit on a towel, slathered in baby oil, sizzling in the summer sun reading…

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