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Tammy DeRuyter

Tammy DeRuyter

Tammy DeRuyter is a former stockbroker turned student of theology and history. She holds master’s degrees in both from Fuller Theological Seminary and Central Michigan University. Married for more than 25 years to Michael, an ordained RCA pastor, they have three emerging, young adult children ages 20, 21, and 22—the youngest of whom was adopted at 11.
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Devotionals

God Causes the Grass to Grow

Read: Psalm 104:1-15 You cause the grass to grow for the livestock and plants for man to cultivate. (v. 14) Summer had changed into fall. Months had passed from that fateful

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Devotionals

The Midland Miracle

Read: Psalm 71:8-22 O God, do not forsake me, until I proclaim your might to another generation. (v. 18) On May 19, 2020, two separate, long-neglected dam structures buckled under the

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Devotionals

Christmas in October!

Read: Numbers 15:37-41 And it shall be a tassel for you to look at and remember all the commandments of the LORD. (v. 39) Betty’s father had hand-carved the ornate and

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Devotionals

Food for the Body and Soul

Read: Matthew 25:31-46 Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me. (v. 40) The first car

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Devotionals

That Crane Guy

Read: John 13:31-35 By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another. (v. 35) The 22-foot pontoon boat hung precipitously from the

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Devotionals

Look Up!

Read: Luke 23:26-38 The people stood by, watching, but the rulers scoffed at him. (v. 35) The Sanford Clock had been a focal point of the community for years. Its letters

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Faith-Filled Acts of Love

Read: Titus 3:1-15 Let our people learn to devote themselves to good works, so as to help cases of urgent need. (v. 14) Bill and Kandis have lived in Midland for

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Dedication—Even to the End

Read: Ruth 1:7-17 Where you die I will die, and there will I be buried. (v. 17) After embracing and kissing each of her daughters-in-law, Naomi urged them to return to

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Devotionals

The Red Oak Restaurant

Read: Romans 5:1-9 Endurance produces character, and character produces hope. (v. 4) In a terrifying rush of destruction, the entire town of Sanford quickly became enveloped in a murky swath of

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