Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Wit and Wisdom from the Wee Ones

Is this the cutest cover you've ever seen, or what? I'm so excited to give you a peek at this book which is coming soon. And, I'm equally thrilled to say that Eileen included some of my quotes in this book. This would make a wonderful Mother's Day gift. Read on to find out more about this gift book.

Kids can take us right to the heart of God, one way or another. When they provoke frustration, we breathe a silent prayer for grace. When they incite giggles, we hear God’s laughter as well. When they stimulate an endearing moment, we sense God’s touch. When they utter a profound statement, we step back in wonder.
What is this phenomenon a little one evokes?
Bubbly ripples of laughter that transport us to another realm. Unabashed honesty that cuts to the chase. Joy splashing around our ankles, light spilling into shadow, awakening us to a childlike appreciation for the world around us.
If we take the time, if we listen, if we stoop to their level, we can go where kids go—straight to the heart of God.
Wit & Wisdom from the Wee Ones is a collection of cute quips and quotes inspired by Eileen’s grandchildren. Along with other contributors, Eileen cracks the door to the whimsical, yet often wise world of the child.
Lean in close . . . you may just hear God’s heartbeat.

Author bio:

Eileen Hinkle Rife is a veteran homeschool mom and author of several nonfiction books, as well as four fiction titles: The Born for India trilogy (Journey to Judah, Restored Hearts, and Chosen Ones)and Second Chance. Her byline has appeared in numerous magazines, including Marriage Partnership, Light & Life, Mature Living, On Mission, Discipleship Journal, and Christian Home & School. She and her husband, Chuck, conduct marriage seminars and speak on a variety of topics for church groups and organizations in the States and overseas. When not writing and speaking, she enjoys playing with her six grandchildren.

Here are two of my quotes which are included in the book to give you an idea of the wit and wisdom you'll find.

Purple groundhogs
  Andie is a three-year-old who claims to know everything.
Her mother was quizzing her and her big sister on what animals are nocturnal.
Andie confidently announced that a groundhog is a nocturnal animal.
Her mother said, "No, I don't think so. We see them out in the day." 
Andie quickly replied, "Have you ever seen a purple groundhog?" 

Her mother shook her head. 
"See the purple groundhog is nocturnal 'cause you've never seen one." 
 Clean up your act

Three-year-old Maddie is rather outspoken at such an early age.
She spotted a man with a tattoo while riding in a shopping cart during her mother's grocery trip.Maddie knew it was her duty to advise the man, for she knew the trouble she had encountered when she had drawn on her own arms with markers.As the man came back into sight, she proclaimed in her best southern drawl: "You need to clean that mess off!"

1 comment:

Eileen Rife said...

Thanks for helping spread the word about Wit & Wisdom, Paula!