Monday, April 25, 2016

Amazon Blitz Day for Wit & Wisdom from the Wee Ones!

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 my grandchildren. Along with other contributors, I crack the door to the whimsical, yet often wise world of the child.

Here's a sneak peek at a few of the over 200 quotes included in Wit & Wisdom from the Wee Ones.

Chocolate lovers

One day, while coloring a picture of a girl, my six-year-old daughter said, "She's Chinese or African-American. Whichever you think when you look at her. But she's not chocolate."-Sarah Tipton

Behind bars?

I asked my granddaughter, Lindsay (6): “Have you ever been in a Turkish prison?” She replied, “No, but I’ve been to Chuck E. Cheese.”  -Russ File

Lost & found

Grandson Noah enjoys playing with my set of nesting dolls from the Ukraine. A scene of the life of Christ is exquisitely hand-painted on each one. One day, Noah carried the tiniest Jesus around with him all day long. When it was time for him to go home, he could not find the carved Jesus. As I headed out to Noah’s car to help load his toys and bag, he ran out the door hollering, “I found Jesus! I found Jesus!” -Mary Lynn Barrett
A slip of the tongue

Since my husband ministers in the South, many people refer to him as simply, “preacher." One Sunday morning he did the children's sermon and ended by giving each child a small Bible. Later, four-year-old Olivia was asked, "Who gave you that little Bible?" "The creature," she said. -Paula Mowery

Show time!

Three-year-old Rebekah sat beside me at church one evening waiting for the live Easter drama to begin. After some time passed, she finally said, “Where’s the remote?” -Eileen Rife


In honor of Mother's Day coming up, I'm hosting a WIT AND WISDOM BOOK BLITZ today! Click on the Amazon link below to purchase a copy for your mom, friend, or yourself. Enjoy over 200 cute kid quips in honor of Mother's Day!

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chappydebbie said...

This sounds like another wonderful book. I just love how open and honest children can refreshing and at times amusing.

Eileen Rife said...

For sure. :) I bet your little grands say some pretty cute things, too!

chappydebbie said...

Yes, they do, but I never think to write them down.

Eileen Rife said...

Haha! It is somewhat of an effort. Napkins, hands, scraps of random paper in the car. Everything and anything available to jot down a quick quote. :)

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