• Daily Devotional – Turn Around “Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it” I Corinthians 12:27 Turn Around May 29, 2020 by Beckie Hartgerink When Pastor Bob asked me to write a devotional for the church I said yes and then laughed when he told me they needed one for Friday, May 29.  Friday, May 29 ...
  • Daily Devotional – Why Pray? “Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it” I Corinthians 12:27 Why Pray?  May 22, 2020 by Bill Peterson Some people have the notion that God is like a magic genie, and if you say the right spell or believe hard enough, you can get God to do your bidding. We know ...
  • Daily Devotional – Sing for Joy! “Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it” I Corinthians 12:27 Sing for Joy! May 21, 2020 by Vicki Williams Psalm 95:1:  “Come, let us sing for joy to the Lord.  Let us shout to the Rock of our salvation!” I don’t know about you, but I can’t wait for the day ...
  • Daily Devotional – The Power of the Pause “Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it” I Corinthians 12:27 The Power of the Pause May 20, 2020, by Pastor Bob Bolt This morning my wife and I were out taking our morning walk.  As we walked along, I said to her, “Wow look at that purple tree. It looks ...
  • Daily Devotional – Unexpected Moments “Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it” I Corinthians 12:27 Unexpected Moments May 18, 2020 by Pastor Kevin Van Wyhe I wasn’t sure how to respond to what I had just heard.  I was caught in an awkward moment not knowing how I should respond.   It was more than the ...
  • Daily Devotional – I’m Grieving during the Pandemic. How about You? “Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it” I Corinthians 12:27 I’m Grieving during the Pandemic. How about You? May 18, 2020 by Pastor Bob Huisman The other day I was feeling frustrated and confused and foolish all at the same time.  I was angry about the effects of the pandemic ...
  • Daily Devotional – What Happens When We Pray “Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it” I Corinthians 12:27 What Happens When We Pray May 15, 2020 by Dave Raak What happens when we pray?  We have all been in situations, usually bad ones, when we question what is going on. Maybe a health concern or maybe a problem ...
  • Daily Devotional – Say “Yes” to God “Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it” I Corinthians 12:27 Say “Yes” to God” May 14, 2020, by Vicki Williams Philippians 2:13 “For God is working in you, giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases Him.” Do you ever wonder if you’re missing an opportunity that God has placed ...
  • Daily Devotional – What about the Future? “Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it” I Corinthians 12:27 What about the Future? May 13, 2020 by Pastor Bob Bolt Mark 5:21-43 What will the future look like?   A question often raised today.  When will we be going back to church and what will the seating look like?  When restaurants ...
  • Daily Devotional – There is Even Better News “Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it” I Corinthians 12:27 There is Even Better News May 11, 2020 by Pastor Bob Huisman Throughout history, when times are good, God has given a consistent and repeated warning to His people.  Listen to one of the examples from Deuteronomy 6. Deuteronomy 6:10-12 “When the Lord your ...
  • Daily Devotional – Let Creation Remind Us of Our Great God Let Creation Remind Us of Our Great God May 9, 2020 by Anne Pyper God made his creation with intention, craftsmanship, functionality, beauty, and proof. By enjoying his creation we are reminded of his promises. God is always present, faithful, and good. Nature reminds us to slow down and delight in the details our creator has made. ...
  • Daily Devotional – Meaningless Temptations “Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it” I Corinthians 12:27 Meaningless Temptations May 8, 2020 by Pastor Bob Huisman We are all tempted by something.  We all seek to find some pleasure or relief from some pain through something that we could identify as meaningless.  Sometimes we seek to find ...
  • Daily Devotional – The Seed of Faith “Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it” I Corinthians 12:27 The Seed of Faith May 7, 2020 by Vicki Williams Many years ago, a very dear aunt of mine gave me a necklace with a mustard seed in it.  She wrote me a note telling me how she had seen ...
  • Daily Devotional – By Your Side “Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it” I Corinthians 12:27 By Your Side May 5, 2020 by Pastor Kevin Van Wyhe Mile 20 is where the race really began.   Over the past year of training, that 20 mile threshold had been crossed several times in preparation for the big day.   ...
  • Daily Devotional – Be Still & Give it to God “Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it” I Corinthians 12:27 Be Still & Give it to God May 4, 2020 by Jessica Reidsma Psalm 46:10 – “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.” I remember memorizing ...
  • Daily Devotional – Trusting God in Uncertainty “Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it” I Corinthians 12:27 Trusting God in Uncertainty May 2, 2020 by Glen Vanderkooi One day after my stroke, when I was a patient at the neuro-rehabilitation hospital, I was joined for lunch by a large contingent of former co-workers.  That day, while ...
  • Daily Devotional – Your Faithfulness Reaches to the Skies “Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it” I Corinthians 12:27 Your Faithfulness Reaches to the Skies May 1, 2020 by Matthew Spoelstra During these days of self-isolation, I keep finding myself thinking about that story in the Bible where David is isolated because he is hiding from Saul.  From the ...
  • Daily Devotional – God Willing “Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it” I Corinthians 12:27 God Willing April 30, 2020 by Judy Shear I was listening to a radio show when the host asked his audience a question: “When the pandemic is over, what is one positive thing you want to have learned from it?” “How ...
  • Daily Devotional – God Our Strong Tower “Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it” I Corinthians 12:27 God Our Strong Tower April 29, 2020 by Pastor Bob Bolt My dad loved history and taught history for over 30 years.  Throughout his life, he saved magazines, newspapers, and articles that captured major historical moments. While cleaning out his ...
  • Daily Devotional – Finding Your Way “Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it” I Corinthians 12:27 Finding Your Way April 28, 2020 by Kevin Van Wyhe After a few more steps, the feeling of panic began to well up inside.   I couldn’t quite remember.  Was it this way or that way?  I thought this was the ...
  • Daily Devotional – Two Steps “Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it” I Corinthians 12:27 Two Steps April 27, 2020, by Matthew Sun Matthew 5:17 “Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them.” The Sermon on the Mount shows us ...
  • Daily Devotional – Desert Wanderings “Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it” I Corinthians 12:27 Desert Wanderings April 25, 2020 by Brad Diekema Several years ago, I took a study trip to Israel. On one of the days, I hiked down a wadi—a place where water runs during the rainy season. The wadi laid out ...
  • Daily Devotional – God’s Handiwork “Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it” I Corinthians 12:27 God’s Handiwork April 23, 2020 by Vicki Williams Pastor Kevin has been encouraging us to find God outdoors, so last Sunday when I went to Holland State Park.  I spent some extra time thinking about what God could be showing me ...
  • Daily Devotional – When Bigger gets Smaller and Smaller gets Bigger “Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it” I Corinthians 12:27 When Bigger gets Smaller and Smaller gets Bigger April 22, 2020 by Pastor Bob Bolt Have you ever had something that felt big turn out to be something small? My grandfather was a pastor at Highland CRC in the McBain area ...
  • Daily Devotional – Missing You! “Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it” I Corinthians 12:27 Missing You! April 21 – by Pastor Kevin Van Wyhe Over the past 18 years, I have been blessed to see my daughter Katie, nearly every day.   The exchange, “I love you more! – No, I love you more!” has ...
  • Daily Devotional – Eat More Pasta! “Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it” I Corinthians 12:27 Eat More Pasta! April 20 – by Pastor Bob Huisman If you asked my Italian mom for a recipe for joy in life, she might tell you “Eat More Pasta”. Actually, she wouldn’t.  As expected, she would probably say something about ...
  • Daily Devotional – It’s Okay to Mess Up “Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it” I Corinthians 12:27 It’s Okay to Mess Up April 18, 2020 by Joey Tuttle Within the craziness and fear of COVID-19, life still goes on. As such, I still have been doing assignments for my classes, including my speech class. I had decided ...
  • Daily Devotional – Hide and Seek “Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it” I Corinthians 12:27 Hide and Seek April 17, 2020 by Craig Cunningham One of the things we liked to do as kids was play hide and seek.  Because of all the time we’ve had at home these days, I ended up playing it ...
  • Daily Devotional – You are the Potter, I am the Clay “Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it” I Corinthians 12:27 You are the Potter, I am the Clay April 16, 2020, by Vicki Williams I have always loved pottery.  I’m not sure exactly what it is about pottery that has fascinated me, but I think it’s because each piece is ...
  • Daily Devotional – I Want to Hold your Hand “Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it” I Corinthians 12:27 I Want to Hold your Hand April 15, 2020 by Pastor Bob Bolt “I Want to Hold Your Hand”.  When I hear that phrase I think of 4 mushroom topped youthful English men prancing about and singing on the Ed ...
  • Daily Devotional – In View of God’s Mercy “Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it” I Corinthians 12:27 In View of God’s Mercy April 14, 2020 by Pastor Kevin Van Wyhe There is an overwhelming feeling I get when I am hiking in the mountains; an honest perspective to my own significance. It is a feeling that, on ...
  • Daily Devotional – Strangest Easter Ever! “Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it” I Corinthians 12:27 Strangest Easter Ever! April 13, 2020 Pastor Bob Huisman From a pastor’s perspective, this was the strangest Easter ever. I didn’t preach a sermon on Easter—and yet I did – very strange. Stranger yet was the sequence of events of the week – ...
  • Daily Devotional – Worshipful Waiting “Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it” I Corinthians 12:27 Worshipful Waiting April 11, 2020 by Makalah Hartgerink We are all familiar with waiting. It’s that feeling when we really want something and time just seems to drag on. As a kid I remember waiting for Christmas morning to open ...
  • Daily Devotional – We Solved It for You “Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it” I Corinthians 12:27 We Solved It for You April 10 – by Pastor Bob Huisman “Before”, “During”, or “After”- that was the question.  While fine tuning the details of the Maundy Thursday service this week, I questioned the biblical accuracy of one of ...
  • Daily Devotional – Love “Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it” I Corinthians 12:27 Love April 9, 2020 by Vicki Williams After our Christmas Eve Candlelight Service last year, Pastor Bob Huisman had us each take a paper star from one of the offering plates as we left the sanctuary.  On that star was ...
  • Daily Devotional – Jesus… Afraid? “Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it” I Corinthians 12:27 Jesus… Afraid? April 8, 2020 by Pastor Bob Bolt JESUS…AFRAID? Was Jesus ever afraid? He wasn’t when he was caught in a terrible storm pounding against his little boat on the Sea of Galilee He wasn’t afraid that he would fail to answer ...
  • Daily Devotional – AN UNPRECEDENTED MOMENT “Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it” I Corinthians 12:27 AN UNPRECEDENTED MOMENT April 7, 2020 –   by Pastor Kevin Van Wyhe Alone on the top of the mountain ridge, the silence was defining.   The brilliant yellow of the fall Aspen was beginning to reveal itself after being hidden under ...
  • Daily Devotional – He is the same…Yesterday, Today and Forever! “Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it” I Corinthians 12:27 He is the same…Yesterday, Today and Forever! April 4, 2020 by Morgan Grevenstuk “Jesus Christ, the same yesterday, today, and forever.” Hebrews 13:8 This COVID-19 pandemic has been a hard one for me to grasp. It has made for a very ...
  • Daily Devotional – Consider It Pure Joy! “Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it” I Corinthians 12:27 Consider it Pure Joy! April 3, 2020 by Bill Adams James 1:2-4 “Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish ...
  • Daily Devotional – Who am I? “Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it” I Corinthians 12:27 Who am I? April 2, 2020 by Stephanie Green The American life has become one of running around, being busy, accomplishing things, making lists, never taking time to stop. Now suddenly, all of that has come to a screeching halt. Who ...
  • Daily Devotional – No Hands but Yours “Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it” I Corinthians 12:27 No Hands but Yours April 1, 2020, by Pastor Bob Bolt “For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me ...
  • Daily Devotional – What if.. All is WELL? “Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it” I Corinthians 12:27 What if…All is WELL? March 31, 2020 by Pastor Kevin Van Wyhe Oh… the imagination of a child. Oh… the many questions a young boy or girl asks and the thoughts they express as they try to figure out the seemingly unexplored ...
  • Daily Devotional – Again! “Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it” I Corinthians 12:27 AGAIN! Monday, March 30, 2020, by Pastor Bob Huisman AGAIN! Opening Prayer: Almighty God, you are the light and life of every soul and my only source of hope.  Grant that in this time of worship I may experience your transforming power ...
  • Daily Devotional – We Are The Church! “Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it” I Corinthians 12:27 We Are the Church! Saturday, March 28, 2020 – by Ruth Frederick As I have been reflecting on the passing of Pastor Bob Bolt’s father, I can’t help but think of my dad.  We are approaching the two-year anniversary of ...
  • Daily Devotional – Why Hope? “Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it” I Corinthians 12:27 “Why Hope?” Friday, March 27, 2020 – by Josiah Huisman In my reflections over the past two weeks, I have come to notice two distinct emotional postures within our world. The first posture is of the world; it seems to be ...
  • Daily Devotional – Be the Light.  Change the World. “Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it” I Corinthians 12:27 “Be the Light.  Change the World.” Thursday, March 26, 2020 – by Vicki Be the Light.  Change the World. I’m sure that all of us can think of a time when we were afraid of the dark.  Maybe it was when ...
  • Daily Devotional – A Good Smell “Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it” I Corinthians 12:27 “A Good Smell” March 25, 2020 – by Pastor Bob Bolt II Corinthians 2:12-17 Certain smells trigger thoughts of certain people or events in our lives. When I smell a cigar, I think of driving around in my grandpa’s old white ...
  • Daily Devotional – Below The Water Line “Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it” I Corinthians 12:27 Tuesday, March 24   “BELOW THE WATER LINE” -By Kevin Van Wyhe There is something special about being out on a lake in a sail boat.  There is a simple quietness that can be felt as you glide through the ...
  • Daily Devotional – Senioritis and Faith “Senioritis and Faith” Monday, March 23, 2020 ~ Pastor Bob Huisman My best friend Mark says to me, “Hey Bob, I have two free tickets to a world class leadership conference, do you want to go.” “When is it?”, I asked. With a twinkle in his eye, he said, “The week before finals.” When he said “finals”, he meant oral ...
  • Daily Devotional – Be Still “Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it” I Corinthians 12:27 “Be Still” Saturday, March 21, 2020, by Director of Music, Vicki Dykstra Williams Psalm 46:10-11 “Be still, and know that I am God!  I will be honored by every nation, I will be exalted throughout the earth” “Be Still”. Seems easy enough, ...
  • Daily Devotional – Jesus, my calm in the storm “Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it” I Corinthians 12:27 “Jesus, my calm in the storm” Friday, March 20, 2020 ~ Pastor Bob Bolt Matthew 8:23-27 “I was scared to death!” We say this when something unexpectedly, indescribably fearful pounces on us and rattles us to the core! Matthew, Jesus’ tax collector ...
  • Daily Devotional – My Only Comfort! “Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it” I Corinthians 12:27 Thursday, March 19 My Only Comfort! by Pastor Kevin Van Wyhe As the lever is pulled up you find yourself gliding back into that all familiar position.  The one where you sink back into a sea of softness.  Your feet, ...
  • Daily Devotional – Choosing To Trust “CHOOSING TO TRUST” Wednesday, March 18, 2020 by Pastor Bob Huisman (This is the first of a series of devotionals written for our Heritage Christian Reformed Church congregation and community during the coronavirus crisis of 2020. Check back each morning for a new one. We pray they bless you in the days to come.). “Trust God.” It seems ...