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Dale Vander Veen

Dale Vander Veen is a retired Christian Reformed pastor who with his wife, Edith, has ministered in California, Washington, and Michigan. They have three married children and six grandchildren. He currently writes a daily e-mail series of devotions.

Devotions by Dale Vander Veen

March 31, 2012

All-Sufficient Savior

Hebrews 7:23-28
He is able to save completely those who come to God through him.
—Hebrews 7:25

March 30, 2012

Scorning Scorn

Luke 23:35-39
I endure scorn for your sake …
—Psalm 69:7

March 29, 2012

Watching His Steps

Psalm 56
They conspire, they lurk, they watch my steps, hoping to take my life.
—Psalm 56:6

March 28, 2012


Luke 22:17-23
He took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them.
—Luke 22:19

March 27, 2012

The Towel

Luke 9:28-36
[Jesus] wrapped a towel around his waist … . and began to wash his disciples’ feet.
—John 13:4-5

March 26, 2012

Loving God

Mark 12:28-34
“Love the Lord your God … .”
—Mark 12:30

March 25, 2012


Luke 19:45-48
All the people hung on his words.
—Luke 19:48

March 24, 2012

Open, Illuminated

Ephesians 1:17-23
I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened … that you may know the hope to which he has called you … .
—Ephesians 1:18

March 23, 2012

The Grand Guide

2 Timothy 3:10-17
God … will be our guide even to the end.
—Psalm 48:14

March 22, 2012


2 Timothy 2:1-10
Let us … [fix] our eyes on Jesus … . For the joy set before him he endured the cross.
—Hebrews 12:1-2

March 21, 2012

Vigorous Action, Sweet Quiet

Psalm 84
LORD Almighty, blessed is the one who trusts in you.
—Psalm 84:12

March 20, 2012

The Tent of Discontent

Philippians 2:5-15
They grumbled in their tents and did not obey the LORD.
—Psalm 106:25

March 19, 2012

Thinking About God's Kindness

Ephesians 2:1-10
God’s kindness is intended to lead you to repentance.
—Romans 2:4

March 18, 2012

Pleasant and Fitting

Psalm 147:1-11
How good it is to sing praises to our God, how pleasant and fitting to praise him!
—Psalm 147:1

March 17, 2012

Promises Made-and Kept

Romans 8:28-39
No matter how many promises God has made, they are “Yes” in Christ.
—2 Corinthians 1:20

March 16, 2012

Sinner and Savior

Romans 5:12-21
Where sin increased, grace increased all the more.
—Romans 5:20

March 15, 2012

In the Ditch

Psalm 40
He lifted me … out of the mud and mire … and gave me a firm place to stand.
—Psalm 40:2

March 14, 2012

Glorifying God in Death

John 21:15-19
Jesus said … to … Peter …“Follow me!”
—John 21:19

March 13, 2012

In the Midst of Storm

Mark 4:35-41
Jesus was in the stern, sleeping on a cushion.
—Mark 4:38

March 12, 2012

Good, Simple, Strong Words

Psalm 37:1-8
Refrain from anger and turn from wrath; do not fret—it leads only to evil.
—Psalm 37:8

March 11, 2012

Spending a Day With Jesus

John 1:35-42
They went and saw where he was staying, and they spent that day with him.
—John 1:39

March 10, 2012

God's Way, Not Ours

Isaiah 55:6-13
“For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways.”
—Isaiah 55:8

March 9, 2012

Taste and See

Psalm 34:1-10
I will lift up the cup of salvation and call on the name of the LORD.
—Psalm 116:13

March 8, 2012


Isaiah 49:13-16
I have engraved you on the palms of my hands.
—Isaiah 49:16

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