Category Archives: Faith

He is Risen

Just a quick post to say, “Happy Easter!”

Robby and me in our Easter clothes. That's actually a temporary tattoo on my arm--a little girl at church asked me if she could put it on, and I said yes...then I got home and realized I don't have rubbing alcohol or baby oil to remove it with!

Our church celebrated Resurrection Sunday with a service, and then a potluck lunch in the park (which we shared with the homeless people who sleep there). There was also an egg hunt for the little kids, which was adorable.

I hope you had a blessed Easter!

Pensive, Doubting, Fearful Heart

We sang this song in church a few weeks ago, and it’s been in my head ever since. It’s an 18th-century hymn, but the message is still so relevant and encouraging. I especially love the arrangement by¬†Red Mountain Church.

Pensive, Doubting, Fearful Heart

John Newton

Pensive, doubting, fearful heart,
Hear what CHRIST the Savior says;
Every word should joy impart,
Change thy mourning into praise:
Yes, he speaks, and speaks to thee,
May he help thee to believe!
Then thou presently wilt see,
Thou hast little cause to grieve.

“Fear thou not, nor be ashamed,
All thy sorrows soon shall end
I who heav’n and earth have framed,
Am thy husband and thy friend
I the High and Holy One,
Israel’s GOD by all adored;
As thy Savior will be known,
Thy Redeemer and thy Lord.

For a moment I withdrew,
And thy heart was filled with pain;
But my mercies I’ll renew,
Thou shalt soon rejoice again:
Though I scorn to hide my face,
Very soon my wrath shall cease;
‘Tis but for a moment’s space,
Ending in eternal peace.

When my peaceful bow appears
Painted on the wat’ry cloud;
‘Tis to dissipate thy fears,
Lest the earth should be o’erflowed:
‘Tis an emblem too of grace,
Of my cov’nant love a sign;
Though the mountains leave their place,
Thou shalt be for ever mine.

Though afflicted, tempest-tossed,
Comfortless awhile thou art,
Do not think thou canst be lost,
Thou art graven on my heart
All thy walls I will repair,
Thou shalt be rebuilt anew;
And in thee it shall appear,
What a God of love can do.