Harbor Life Church

One Church Family. Where you live.

3085 Wallace Avenue SW
Grandville, MI 49418
Sundays Worship 9am & 11am


  • An Invitation to Slow Down

    February 27, 2017

    It’s time to slow down. Doesn’t that sentence just sound like good news? Go ahead, read it again. Read it deliberately, word by word. It’s. TIME. To. SLOW. DOWN. Do you feel that? That sense of freedom and release? I’m giving you permission to stop running so hard, to stop trying to accomplish so much, […]

  • Reading through Holy Week

    March 16, 2016

    Have you ever wondered what Jesus was up to in the week that led up to his arrest, trial, crucifixion, and resurrection?  Below are some passages of Scripture that give us some insight.  Consider reading each passage on the day that it takes place.  Read it in the morning, and then think about it throughout […]

  • Seeing

    January 18, 2016

    “When we love and allow ourselves to be loved, we begin more and more to inhabit the kingdom of the eternal.  Fear changes into courage, emptiness becomes plenitude, and distance becomes intimacy.” – John O’Donohue, Anam Cara p. 10   I spent a quick hour with a good friend today (who also happens to be […]

  • The Prayer of St. Francis of Assisi

    December 9, 2015

    This past Sunday we talked about what it would mean for us to exchange our brokenness and conflict for peace.  The Hebrew word for peace is shalom.  It means wholeness, and points toward a time when everything will be as it should be.  God offers us the opportunity to make peace with him through Jesus.  God then invites […]

  • How’s Your Rhythm?

    July 23, 2015

    We’ve been talking a lot about the Work/Rest or Abiding/Fruitfulness rhythm at Harbor Life.  And we’ve used this pendulum as a way to think about the balance that God created us for (see above). Remember: Jesus says in John 15:5 “I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in (abide, stay with, […]

  • Planting Jamestown

    July 16, 2015

    Jamestown Harbor Church update Great things are happening already at Jamestown Harbor Church. We’ve worked over the past 2 months to gather a core “Launch Team” that will help do the work of launching this new church. This will center mostly around intentional PRAYER, reaching into our relational networks and meeting new PEOPLE, and throwing […]

  • Beauty

    May 7, 2015

    We’re surrounded by beauty, yet we often miss it.  When we miss beauty, we also miss what God is saying to us through it.  Below are some pictures that are beautiful.  Take some time to enjoy them.  Then select one that really stands out to you and do three things: 1) Say, “Thank you” to […]

  • It’s not about the whale …

    April 21, 2015

    Several years ago I had a conversation with a good friend who is not a Christian.  In fact, he doesn’t believe that there is a God.  While talking with him about his perspective, and also sharing my own, he said, “I just can’t believe the Bible.  That whole thing about a whale swallowing Jonah?  I just can’t believe […]

  • Enemies at the table?

    March 18, 2015

    Psalm 23:5 You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil. My cup overflows.  One of my best friends used to be one of my enemies.  We actually got into a fist fight when I was in 7th grade.  I was getting off the bus, listening […]

  • What do you want?

    February 11, 2015

    We all want something…we are desire machines.  One question that will shape your life is, “What do you want?”  Last week at Harbor Life, we talked about the woman that Jesus met at the well while he was resting. Her life was changed by that short conversation with Jesus.  Part of that conversation was about desire. […]