Monthly Archives: February 2015

A Valentine’s Wish

Here is a Valentine’s card my son Aaron gave me in 2001 when he was 5 years old.  It’s been hanging in my office these 14 years where I see it every day.  I loved it then, and I love … Continue reading

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Utahns Assist Impoverished Girls On Their Periods

This piece aired on Utah Public Radio last week: http://upr.org/post/utahns-assist-impoverished-girls-their-periods-0 By Brenna Kelly • Feb 10, 2015 One of the most prevalent problems in the developing world is one we rarely think about. For girls and women in impoverished countries, … Continue reading

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James Holt born on this day in 1804

It’s been an interesting week.  At our big DfG event in Bountiful Saturday I met a lovely woman named Susan Westergard from Farr West in Weber County.  She was actively engaged in doing DfG work in her community.  I told … Continue reading

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It takes both

            I often am invited to teach Relief Society and Young Women groups about Days for Girls on one of the Sundays before they have a big event.  I taught a group in north Orem today.  The room was filled … Continue reading

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Fire in the Night

Last night at 3:41 a.m. John was awakened by a strange sound.  He thought it was rain, and worried about all of the boxes of donations I’d unloaded in our driveway from our evening DfG event, he went to the window … Continue reading

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Ella Isadora Bushman Barker b. 3 February 1884

Today I remember my Great-Grandmother Grace Honor Bushman Lundquist’s sister, Ella. She was the 10th child of Jacob and Charlotte Bushman, born on this day 130 years ago. Here is her history, taken from The Theodore Turley Family Book, p. … Continue reading

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brush them aside

I’m learning that sometimes we just have to leave things behind.  Sometimes even friends.

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Compassionate Acts of Discipleship

This has been an Unbelievable week.  I have been moved to tears many times, as I, with my dear friends have taught and explained Days for Girls to thousands of people.  Yesterday alone, we participated in a huge city-wide event … Continue reading

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