Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Some tender mercies

One of my favorite general conference talks (I have like 80), is this one on the tender mercies of the Lord by Elder David A. Bednar.

Here are some tender mercies from my recent past.

  • On a week when the children in church were having a really hard time focusing and being reverent, one of the 4-year-olds got up and said a prayer asking Heavenly Father to help them be reverent. I was reminded of the love God has for little children, and of my need to pray with all my heart, just like this little girl had done.
  • A few weeks ago, I was having mildly painful heartburn and couldn't sleep. I was feeling discouraged that night (can't remember why... probably just pregnancy hormones) and got up and checked my e-mail. I no sooner opened my computer when my brother sent me a chat message. We had a lovely conversation about lots of things, and it was exactly the thing I needed to lift my spirits.
  • Today, I was feeling discouraged again, (what can I say, I'm an emotional pregnant woman ;) and needed a pick-me-up. Who should call me but my dad? He was just calling to ask a question about something and our conversation wasn't long, but boy, it was such sweet evidence that I am known of the Lord. Heavenly Father knew I needed a little extra love and so in his miraculous way, my father somehow called me right when I needed it.
I know that you too are known of the Lord. He knows you and he knows your needs. He loves you and wants to bless you. Why? because you are his child. Pay attention, and you too may see some tender mercies that you dearly need.


  1. I love that the more I look for tender mercies, the more I find them (I needed this reminder today).

    Sure love you!


  2. Thank you for sharing this!! I needed it today too! Love you girl and your constant example to me!!

  3. I'm convinced that tender mercies are all around us if we can only recognize them. Prenancy brain or not, you seem to be in tune enough to recognize and appreciate them. God bless you and yours. We love you!