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 30, 2021


Ezekiel 47:1-12, 48:35; Revelation 22:1-9, 16-21
On each side of the river stood the tree of life. . . .

April 29, 2021

God’s Intimate Presence

Revelation 2:1-7
“To the one who is victorious, I will give the right to eat from the tree of life, which is in the paradise of God.”

April 28, 2021

Forests, Sparks, and Wise Speech

James 3
Consider what a great forest is set on fire by a small spark.

April 27, 2021


Colossians 2:6-7
Just as you have received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live in him, rooted and built up in him. . . .

April 26, 2021

Part of God’s Family Tree

Romans 11:13-24, 33-36
You, though a wild olive shoot, have been grafted in among the others. . . .

April 25, 2021

Loved and Forgiven

Luke 19:1-10
[Zacchaeus] ran ahead and climbed a sycamore-fig tree to see him, since Jesus was coming that way.

April 24, 2021


John 15:1-17
“Remain in me, as I also remain in you. . . .”

April 23, 2021

Looking For Fruit

Mark 11:12-25
Seeing in the distance a fig tree in leaf, he went to find out if it had any fruit.

April 22, 2021

Life Through Death

Isaiah 10:33, 11:1-9
A shoot will come up from the stump of Jesse; from his roots a Branch will bear fruit.

April 21, 2021

The Final Word

Jonah 4
The Lord God provided a leafy plant and made it grow up over Jonah to give shade for his head to ease his discomfort, and Jonah was very happy about the plant.

April 20, 2021

Pleasant and Good

Isaiah 55
“Instead of the thornbush will grow the juniper, and instead of briers the myrtle will grow.”

April 19, 2021

Like Poplar Trees

Isaiah 44:1-23
“I will pour out my Spirit on your offspring. . . . They will spring up . . . like poplar trees by flowing streams.”

April 18, 2021

Is There No Healing?

Jeremiah 8:4-22
Is there no balm in Gilead? Is there no physician there? Why then is there no healing for the wound of my people?

April 17, 2021

Accomplished and Mature

Psalm 1
That person is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season. . . .

April 16, 2021

As Soon as You Hear the Sound

2 Samuel 5:17-25
“As soon as you hear the sound of marching in the tops of the poplar trees, move quickly, because that will mean the Lord has gone out in front of you. . . .”

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. . . .’”

Browse All in Library