**Reposted from its original post 7/11/07.**
~Sadly I realized that we do not have many pictures of us during family altar. But I did find this one of us having family altar with the Joseph Smith family in Indiana in our '04 deputation. We love them; what a pleasant time we had with them!~
A couple days ago in family altar we sang the following hymn. We are singing through the hymnbook, working our way through 2 catechisms, reading Scripture, praying, and at times discussing whatever is important during our times of family altar. God made this song so precious to us. I got choked up and we sang some of the verses several times. Enjoy.
There's a wideness in God's mercy Like the wideness of the sea;
There's a kindness in His justice Which is more than liberty.
There is welcome for the sinner, And more graces for the good;
There is mercy with the Saviour; There is healing in His blood.
For the love of God is broader Than the measure of man's mind;
And the heart of the Eternal Is most wonderfully kind.
If our love were but more simple, We should take Him at His Word;
And our lives would be all sun-shine In the sweetness of our Lord.
~Words by Frederick W. Faber, for more verses and music go here. ~
*Update: The pic was before Elijah and Mary came along. Presently in family altar our family is memorizing Scripture, I'm commenting on verses, and we are sometimes reading a short vignette of a great Christian (more often an old Methodist/Wesleyan/Holiness one) along with singing. We try to have time together both AM and PM.*