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Yevet Tenney

Yevet Tenney has been writing for Progressive Dairy for many years. Her heartfelt, inspirational articles are a favorite with readers.

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My aunt Twila Hancock passed away in August. Her life was one of service and charity. She raised four beautiful children, who in turn raised children to follow in her footsteps.

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My family has been reading about prayer for a month. Every morning we take a new scripture verse and discuss the power of prayer and the significance it plays in our lives.

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The other evening, I taught a lesson to my son, Craig, and Andrew, my grandson. They were staying with me while all the young women in the family had gone to a girls’ camp. I asked the boys to imagine an old-fashioned wagon wheel, with a central hub and spokes going out to the rim of the metal around the outside of the wheel.

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(Setting: Church basement with congregation members sitting around in a circle waiting. Enter ACTRESS playing the part of the never-prepared, always-too-busy person we know in all of our lives. She rushes in and begins to address the group.)

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When I was a child, I memorized an axiom written in the 1800s by Joseph Smith. This statement became the golden thread that wove the tapestry of my philosophy regarding literature and media.

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The other day, my dad, who is nearly 90, was hooking up the horse trailer to haul some cows out on the range. He gripped the steering wheel of the truck and with much effort climbed down and let down the tailgate to let the gooseneck trailer slide into place. He sized up what needed to be done and with equal effort, he climbed back into the truck.

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