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Julia Vanderveen

Julia Prins Vanderveen works and lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, with her husband, Trevor, and their three young sons. Julia has served in campus ministry and as a copastor with Trevor at a church in Vancouver. She now works at Vancouver Christian School as its campus pastor and as a part-time teacher. Her upbringing on a farm and her passion for environmental studies has filled her with a deep love of creation and prompts her to look for ways to view the created world through the lens of Scripture.

Devotions by Julia Vanderveen

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.

November 21, 2018

Turn These Stones Into Bread

Matthew 4:1-11
If you are the Son of God, tell these stones to become bread.

November 20, 2018

Wind, Rock, and Whispers

1 Kings 19:9-18
A great and powerful wind tore the mountains apart and shattered the rocks before the Lord.

November 19, 2018

Fire and Stones

1 Kings 18:30-39
The fire of the Lord fell and burned up the sacrifice, the wood, the stones and the soil, and also licked up the water in the trench.

November 18, 2018

Is There Any Other Rock?

Isaiah 44:1-8
Is there any God besides me? No, there is no other Rock; I know not one.

November 17, 2018

A Heart of Stone

Ezekiel 11:14-21
I will give them an undivided heart and put a new spirit in them; I will remove from them their heart of stone and give them a heart of flesh.

November 16, 2018

Set High on a Rock

Psalm 27
In the day of trouble he will keep me safe in his dwelling; he will hide me in the shelter of his sacred tent and set me high upon a rock.

November 15, 2018

I Will Not Be Shaken

Psalm 62
Truly he is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will not be shaken.

November 14, 2018

Be My Rock of Refuge

Psalm 71:1-18
Be my rock of refuge, to which I can always go; give the command to save me, for you are my rock and my fortress.

November 13, 2018

The Stones Will Cry Out

Luke 19:28-44
“I tell you,” he replied, “if they keep quiet, the stones will cry out.”

November 12, 2018

Like Jewels in a Crown

Zechariah 9:9-17
They will sparkle in his land like jewels in a crown.

November 11, 2018

Splitting Rocks

Psalm 78:1-16
He split the rocks in the wilderness and gave them water as abundant as the seas.

November 10, 2018

“What Do These Stones Mean?”

Joshua 4:1-9
Tell them to take up twelve stones from the middle of the Jordan. . . .

November 9, 2018

In the Beginning

Genesis 2:4-14; Exodus 28:9-14
The gold of that land is good; aromatic resin and onyx are also there.

November 8, 2018

“And That Rock Was Christ”

1 Corinthians 10:1-13
They all ate the same spiritual food and drank the same spiritual drink; for they drank from the spiritual rock that accompanied them, and that rock was Christ.

November 7, 2018

Can You Scale a Wall?

Psalm 18:25-31, 46-50
With my God I can scale a wall.

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