Two things I noticed tonight. Nichole, Elena, and I went to New beginnings together. I saw Elena's heart softened and touched as Natalia explained personal progress to her. She immediately wanted a copy in Russian. I also stepped in and out of several conversations with Nichole and others. She's developed such a confidence and ease in talking with adults. I know part of her confidence comes with the experience of making right choices. Of doing many things of her own free will. Of being engaged in many good causes. The path her life is on was laid by the Lord. The principles she lives come with promise - not just the poise and confidence I saw, but spiritual depth as well. Promises fulfilled.
The Lord's tender mercies are the very personal and individualized blessings, strength, protection, assurances, guidance, loving-kindness, consolation, support, and spiritual gifts which we receive from and because of and through the Lord Jesus Christ. Truly, the Lord suits "his mercies according to the conditions of the children of men." (D&C 46:15)
I testify that the tender mercies of the Lord are real and that they do not occur randomly or merely by coincidence. Often, the Lord's timing of his tender mercies helps us to both discern and acknowledge them.
Each of us can have eyes to see clearly and ears to hear distinctly the tender mercies of the Lord as they strengthen and assist us in these latter days.
- Bednar Apr 2005
- Have I seen the hand of God reading out to touch us or our children or our family today?
- Did God send a message that was just for me?
- Did I see His hand in my life or the lives of my children?
Find ways to recognize and remember God's kindness
Is there a message or story God wants me to record for my children?
- Eyring Oct 2007
LeAnn's Tender Mercies Journal. Some entries over the past few years.