Sunday, February 27, 2011
OK here is the link to the presentation, just click the link and then find the file titled Queen Creek presentation. Also, I think several people asked for the recipes at at the luncheon and I think someone is going to send those to me and I will post them for you here as well.
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Sunday, September 26, 2010
I had a great time with all of you on Saturday. Thanks for your input in the lessons and for all the feedback afterward. You guys made it a great day for me. Some of you expressed struggles that you are dealing with. To you I say, hang in there. Heavenly Father is aware of you and those you love. He will help you if you continue to ask.
I am different for having spent the day with you all. I hope it was some benefit to you as well.
Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!
I had a great time with you all yesterday. Apparenly, I can't post a PowerPoint presentation straight to my blog so I am going to have to think of a way around that. I will still have it up before I go to bed tonight, so check back. Thanks for the positive feedback AND for your interest in this. If you have any questions I will be happy to answer them here.
Thanks for a great day,
Lisa McCain Thurber
Thursday, October 8, 2009
To those that were there, thanks for letting me take some of your valuable time. I hope you were able to take even one idea that you can actually try at your house. Some of you expressed interest in having a copy of the presentation. If you will leave a comment with your email address, I will send it to you.
A really sincere thank you to my sweet husband for coming with me and taking care of all the technical difficulties while I panicked because "the whole night was going to be ruined if the stupid computer didn't start working correctly!" You saved everything Kerry. I love you.
Friday, September 11, 2009
For a very short time we had a less partisan government, people began praying, there were no flags to be found on store shelves because EVERYONE wanted to show their loyalty to their country by flying a flag. People lined up at blood banks and made monetary donations; I think being able to help in some small way helped us feel a little less helpless. I hated what happened on 9/11, but I will admit, I liked the more prayerful and patriotic unified America. One of my favorite memories of that time was at a baseball game. Does anyone else remember that for a short time Major League Baseball changed the 7th inning stretch song from Take Me Out to the Ballgame to God Bless America? So in the 7th inning the entire crowd stood up and sang God Bless America and you know what? I think they meant it. It was like there were thousands of people in the middle of a baseball game all unifying their voices in prayer. Literally, they were petitioning the Lord for blessings on this country. It gave me chills!
So we talked, in our family, about sometimes God let’s bad things happen so that we can be more humble and willing to let him in our lives and how if we let Him help us, even the worst tragedy can be turned for our good. That really seemed to help my nephew feel better. Then one day, and not too much later, we were driving down the road and he noticed there weren’t as many flags waving in front of buildings. He pointed that out to me and said, “Aunt Lisa, I am afraid people are starting to forget. What if everyone forgets” It made me think, there was no more talk of God on television, the politicians were arguing again and, he was right, there weren’t as many flags flying. Then he said something that I will never forget, “If everyone forgets and it all goes back to the way it was, then it was all for nothing” it was just something really bad that happened for no reason at all.”
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
That is some serious chocolate cake!!
About 2 weeks after her birthday the bishop asked her to speak in church, I was sure she would be a little panicked, then when she told me that her assigned subject was "How Being in Young Women has blessed my life" I was really concerned, the child has only been in there for two weeks, what could she possibly say?" Well, I knew she had been working on her talk during the week and I meant to spend some time helping her, but I completely forgot until Saturday evening when she came to me and asked me if we could go over her talk. Panic once again ensued, how could I have forgotten about this. So I asked her to come in and read me what she has already. She brought her paper to me and this is an unedited copy of what she read :
How YW has blessed my life
For those of you who don’t know me, my name is Talia Thurber. I became an official member of this ward last month, and an official member of young women’s this month. Bishop Oaks asked me to talk about how being in Young Women’s has blessed my life, so I have limited experience to draw from, but I went to camp and who needs more experience than that?.)
There is no doubt that being in young women’s has strengthened my testimony and understanding of the gospel. Especially at Girls camp, which was as fun and silly as it could get while teaching us gospel principles. I have never felt so clean and so dirty at the same time.
One thing that stood out in my mind while preparing this talk was the tug-a-war battle between us and another ward. We were completely outnumbered. It looked as though our opponents never ended.
We were easily beaten over and over. Then the leaders had a turn. We cheered as they pulled their other wards leaders over the line that separated them. (We have such great young women leader in this ward.)
Sometimes the hardships we face are similar. It seems as though our problems go on forever and ever and we stand no chance. When we feel like this, we should talk to our parents, bishop, leaders, or even a close friend. They will always be happy to lift our burdens and show us how it’s done.
The most important person to talk to is Heavenly Father. He will always want to help us reach our goal, even if the rest of the world seems against us.
This was proven yet again when rain threatened to ruin Sister Welchmans’ evening program. In the opening prayer, a plea for this not to happen was included. It was already sprinkling, but we were still confident.(Some of the girls even did a “sun dance)
A few activities later, the rain still hadn’t come down! Even the sprinkling had stopped and the program was obviously saved.
I think we all silently thanked God at one point or another, and I know my testimony was strengthened.
Brothers and Sisters, it is a fact that our Heavenly Father loves us more than anyone on earth could ever know. I say these things in the name of Jesus Christ Amen.
Needless to say I was stunned, proud and relieved. I said "it's perfect, don't change anything." She got up in church the next morning and stood up in front of the congregation and looked people in the eye and shared her thoughts, her dad and I were amazed and happy.
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Here is a picture of my kids bathroom on a typical Saturday night after everyone has showered, actually that is a good night because the towels are actually on the bathroom floor and not on the bedroom carpet.
BEAUTIFUL!! Here's to lowering my stress level.