Sunday, March 16, 2008

Tender Mercies

It has been so much fun talking more in depth with the youth about this past event. It is neat to hear their perspective and the growth that they encountered. It amazes me how they became so tight with their new "families" and how they learned to work together. These past few weeks we have been praying that we would have good weather and that the site we were going to would dry out---WE WERE SO BLESSED!!!----As i am watching the news tonight and seeing the inclimate weather that is taking place in the high country--I can't help but feel the tender mercy that the lord provided us with. Four years ago when we went it was SOOOOO hot--not so this time. The weather was gorgeous but it was cool at times and when the wind blew--BRRRRR. It made us appreciate all the more what the pioneers dealt with. The ground was dry and hard--thank goodness for a few weeks of NO moisture to make it work. The night of our fireside the wind was blowing quite hard, which made things a bit chilly and hard to hear. Several people got together and said a prayer that the winds would subside so the kids could hear the things that were being said and feel the spirit. Again another tender mercy, a testimony of faith, and the power of prayer as the wind STOPPED and did not blow again until the next morning. I still am amazed at the weather and dry ground we were blessed with.

"Some may count this experience as simply a nice coincidence, but 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."

"Through personal study, observation, pondering, and prayer, I believe I have come to better understand that the Lord’s tender mercies are the very personal and individualized blessings, strength, protection, assurances, guidance, loving-kindnesses, consolation, support, and spiritual gifts which we receive from and because of and through the Lord Jesus Christ. "

Kevin shaved off the gray goatee last night and he gained 20 years--i thought he looked quite handsome with it but he didn't like the way it made him feel old--I keep telling him "but dear, you are old"---I guess some things are not funny

1 comment:

Jennifer said...

Looks like an awesome time~! That's so cool!

I got to go along the Wyoming trail last summer and have totally fallen in love with our heritage.

As for peralta... we had an 8 year old with us. She did great. She just had on bad shoes. So your kids could do it. Just take water and go slow. It's gorgeous LeighAnn!!