Archives for August 10, 2012

Camp Michawana, Michigan

The last few days the Free Reformed Church of Grand Rapids, Michigan have been holding their family camp at beautiful Camp Michawana, about a one hour drive from Grand Rapids. I gave two addresses there—one on “Lessons for Marriage” and one on “Lessons for Child-rearing,” drawing from Ephesians 5 and 6, the Puritans, and my own experience.

Other speakers included Russell Herman, a third year student at Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary, who spoke on “My Brother’s Keeper” and “Soul-Mate Friendship,” and Rev. Mark Kelderman, newly appointed Dean of Students and Spiritual Formation at PRTS, who spoke on “The Essential Union”—that is, the union between Christ and His bride.

About 150 parents and children attended, and gave their full attention to the addresses. They also asked great questions during the Q&A time. A happy, content, God-fearing atmosphere pervaded the camp.

Catching Up

If anyone would like to catch up on what God has been doing with us over the last year or so, you are welcome to read my pastoral newsletters.

Here is Newsletter 133 covering October 2011 to mid March, 2012.

Here is Newsletter 134 covering late March to early July, 2012, including my trips to Korea and London.

Here is Newsletter 135 covering mid to late July, including my trip to Mozambique.

Some of this material has already appeared on this blog in various posts.