Archives for September 17, 2019

Dinner With Friends in New Jersey

Just arrived home with the Queen from New Jersey.

Last night we had a great steak dinner (yes, medium rare!) with our gracious hosts, John and Deb VanVugt (sitting furthest away—friends for decades), their son David and Olivia (who are engaged to be married next September—to the right of the parents), and their daughter Barb (on the left, who is engaged to be married next summer to a young man from our church, Phil Bleeker, in Grand Rapids—a small world indeed). So, by next fall the VanVugts will be empty-nesters, D.V. (Mary took the picture—hence the vacated place.)

After dinner, we spent the evening at the Free Reformed Church, where I gave a presentation on Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary for the Heritage Reformed and Free Reformed churches at the latter’s church in Pompton Plains, New Jersey, after which a (generous) free-will offering took place, for which we are grateful. We thoroughly enjoyed our busy weekend but are also grateful to arrive home a few minutes ago to get ready for a lecture on the Heidelberg Catechism in a few hours.