Wednesday, October 26, 2016
Sunday, June 19, 2016
I am so grateful for this man. He stepped in when I desperately needed a father figure, without asking. Thankful I'm not as angsty as I was 10 years ago and thankful he is just as important in my life now as he was then. Honored that my brother-in-law and friend @toddhenryvanvoorst will be walking me down the aisle in 2 weeks.A photo posted by Lauren Chorpening (@laurenchorpening) on
@toddvanvoorst men, there is fathering to do even before you have children. Paul was a father to many w/out ever having children. Start now!— Todd Van Voorst (@toddvanvoorst) June 19, 2016
Friday, January 1, 2016
2015: a year in books 1. New Testament, Isaiah -Holy Spirit 2. My Utmost for His Highest - Oswald Chambers 3. Jesus Storybook Bible - Sally Lloyd-Jones 4. Dangerous Journey - John Bunyan 5. Dangerous Duty of Delight - John Piper 6. A year w/ Dietrich Bonhoeffer - Dietrich Bonhoeffer 7. The Lost Art of Discipleship - LeRoy Eims 8. Date Your Wife - Justin Buzzard 9. Pilgrim's Progress - John Bunyan 10. Action Bible NT - Sergio Cariello 11. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe - C.S. Lewis 12. Death By Love - Mark Driscoll 13. Future Men - Douglas Wilson 14. Prince Caspian - C.S. Lewis 15. Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte (not pictured - audiobook) 16. The Grace Exchange - Larry Huntsperger 17. The Voyage of the Dawn Treader - C.S. Lewis 18. Beowulf - translation by Douglas Wilson 19. Isaiah: God Saves Sinners Commentary for Preaching the Word - Ray Ortlund, Jr. 20. Crazy Busy - Kevin Deyoung 21. When You Rise Up - R.C. Sproul, Jr.
A photo posted by Todd Van Voorst (@toddhenryvanvoorst) on
Thursday, December 3, 2015
REV 9:6 the passive wrath of God grants people their wish to be left alone; the active wrath of God denies them their wish to be left alone.— Todd Van Voorst (@toddvanvoorst) December 3, 2015
Friday, November 13, 2015
The author: John Stocker, of Honitan, Devonshire. Contributed during 1776 and 1777 nine hymns to "Gospel Magazine" Evangelical Lutheran Hymnal, 1908
1 Thy mercy, my God, is the theme of my song,
The joy of my heart and the boast of my tongue;
Thy free grace alone, from the first to the last,
Hath won my affections and bound my soul fast.
2 Without thy free mercy I could not live here
Sin soon would reduce me to utter despair;
But, through Thy free goodness, my spirits revive,
And He that first made me, still keeps me alive.
3 Thy mercy surpasses the sin of my heart
Which wonders to feel its own hardness depart,
Dissolved by thy goodness, I fall to the ground
And weep to the praise of the mercy I found.
4 The door of Thy mercy stands open all day
To the needy and poor, who knock by the way;
No sinner shall ever be empty sent back,
Who comes seeking mercy for Jesus' dear sake.
5 Thy mercy in Jesus exempts me from hell;
Its glories I'll sing, and its wonders I'll tell:
'Twas Jesus the friend when He hung on the tree
That opened the channel of mercy for me.
6 Great Father of mercies, thy goodness I own,
And covenant love of thy crucified Son:
All praise to the Spirit, whose action divine
Seals mercy and pardon and righteousness mine.
Thursday, November 12, 2015
Wednesday, November 4, 2015
i love this little man.
i have no idea who exactly he looks like yet, but newborns always kind of look like they've recently participated in a fight club.
what a stud little buddy. i'm very excited to get to know him and to tell him about Jesus and to introduce him to his brothers and sisters who will most certainly love him with all their little van voorst hearts.
welcome to our circus little man. we're working without a net and we may have a bunch of clowns crammed into a van, but it's entertaining and the popcorn is overflowing.