Julia Prins VanderveenJulia Prins Vanderveen

Julia Prins Vanderveen

Julia Prins Vanderveen works and lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, with her husband, Trevor, and their three sons. Julia has served as a copastor with Trevor at a church in Vancouver. She is a campus pastor and a humanities teacher at the Vancouver Christian School.

Devotions by Julia Prins Vanderveen

April 15, 2021

Hope for a Tree

Job 14:1-12; 19:25-27
“At least there is hope for a tree: if it is cut down, it will sprout again, and its new shoots will not fail.”

April 14, 2021

Ordinary Circumstances

Judges 6:11-24
The angel of the Lord came and sat down under the oak . . . where . . . Gideon was threshing wheat. . . .

April 13, 2021


Deuteronomy 20
Do not destroy its trees by putting an ax to them, because you can eat their fruit.

April 12, 2021

The Best Yet to Come

Exodus 37:1-2, 10-11, 17-28
On the lampstand were four cups shaped like almond flowers with buds and blossoms. . . .

April 11, 2021

Wood and Water

Exodus 15:22-27
They came to Elim, where there were twelve springs and ­seventy palm trees, and they camped there by the water.

April 10, 2021

Little, Extraordinary Things

Exodus 3:1-12
Moses thought, “I will go over and see this strange sight—why the bush does not burn up.”

April 9, 2021

Place of Worship and Prayer

Genesis 21:22-34
Abraham planted a tamarisk tree in Beersheba, and there he called on the name of the Lord, the Eternal God.

April 8, 2021

Near the Great Trees

Genesis 13
So Abram went to live near the great trees of Mamre at Hebron. . . . There he built an altar to the Lord.

April 7, 2021

Possible Choices

Genesis 3:1-20
“But God did say, ‘You must not eat fruit from the tree that is in the middle of the garden. . . .’”

April 6, 2021

In the Middle of the Garden

Genesis 2:8-9
In the middle of the garden were the tree of life and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.

April 5, 2021

Trees of Every Kind

Genesis 1:9-13, 27-31; 2:8-9
God made all kinds of trees grow out of the ground—trees that were pleasing to the eye and good for food.

April 4, 2021

Thinking He Was the Gardener

John 20:1-18
Thinking he was the gardener, she said, “Sir, if you have carried him away, tell me where you have put him. . . .”

April 3, 2021

Sorrowful Saturday

Acts 5:29-39
“We must obey God rather than any human authority. The God of our ancestors raised up Jesus, whom you had killed by hanging him on a tree.”

April 2, 2021

A Tree Cut Off

Luke 23:26-49
“If people do these things when the tree is green, what will happen when it is dry?”

April 1, 2021


Matthew 26:36-46
Jesus went with his disciples to a place called Gethsemane, and he said to them, “Sit here while I go over there and pray.”

November 30, 2018

The Foundations of the City of Heaven

Revelation 21:9-21
The foundations of the city walls were decorated with every kind of precious stone.

November 29, 2018

Decisions to Make

Exodus 28:15-30; Mark 9:2-13
Put the Urim and the Thummim in the breastpiece. . . . Thus Aaron will always bear the means of making decisions . . . over his heart before the Lord.

November 28, 2018

Build Your House on the Rock

Matthew 7:24-29
Everyone who . . . puts [these words] into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew. . . .

November 27, 2018

A Stumbling Stone

1 Peter 2:7-10
A stone that causes people to stumble and a rock that makes them fall.” They stumble because they disobey. . . .

November 26, 2018

Living Stones

1 Peter 2:4-6
You also, like living stones, are being built into a spiritual house.

November 25, 2018

The Stoning of Stephen

Acts 7:51-60
While they were stoning him, Stephen prayed, “Lord Jesus, receive my spirit.”

November 24, 2018

The Woman Caught in Adultery

John 8:1-11
Let any one of you who is without sin be the first to throw a stone at her.

November 23, 2018

The Stone Was Rolled Back

Matthew 28:1-10
There was a violent earthquake, for an angel of the Lord came down from heaven and, going to the tomb, rolled back the stone and sat on it.

November 22, 2018

The Rocks Split

Matthew 27:45-55
The curtain of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom. The earth shook, the rocks split and the tombs broke open.

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