Monday, September 6, 2010

Blog Tour: It's A Winner!


Winner Winner, Chicken Dinner!
(Ok, where did that saying come from exactly?)

In my review of Suzanne Woods Fisher's newest book Amish Proverbs I challenged readers to submit their favorite family proverb, for a chance to win a copy of the book.

Before I announce the winner - drumroll please - here are a few proverbs which tend to "fall" out of my mouth at any moment in time... think of them as "Kaylea-isms"....

My dad has a saying, which has become ingrained in my brain: "Morning comes awfully early."

This makes sense when you know that I grew up on a dairy farm - milking time for the cows came WAY to early, to stay up late "goofing" off. I've been known to say it to students trying to stay up toooooo late on a mission trip....

Another proverb of sorts -
I have three rules for the children's ministry - 1) Love God, 2) Love One Another, 3) No Whining.

Because if you love God and each other, there's really no room for anything else (bad-wise); and well, I truly don't want to hear your whining......

I've also been known to look at a crying child (usually one of Denni's children - my "adopted nieces or nephew" and say, "Are you bleeding? Are you dying? Then you'll be ok"...yes, it sounds heartless, but trust me, it cuts down on the "crying vs tattletale" accounts.

So without further ado....

Congrats to barbjan10 for winning my extra copy of Amish Proverbs.

Here's the list from Random.org!

There were 5 items in your list. Here they are in random order:
  1. barbjan10
  2. LivingforGod
  3. Ms Cowboy-Dawnnell Holmes
  4. Glogirl
  5. Amy
Timestamp: 2010-09-06 23:52:41 UTC

Here's what barbjan10 said was her family proverb....
"My grandmother used to say "more things are wrought thru prayer than this world dreamed of," or something quite close. When one of the kids would say something cute and wise, it was always, "Out of the mouths of babes....."

A few other family proverbs submitted....
"Worry is like a rocking chair, it gives you something to do but it doesn't get you anywhere!" - Glogirl

"Work with what you've got."  - Ms Cowboy--Dawnnell Holmes.

Simple, but keeps us grounded. We find our projects are so much more fulfilling when we get creative and sustainable when we use what we already have instead of adding to the "stuff".

"Strive to be like Christ, but never glorify our Christlikeness, in place of Christ." - LivingForGod

"Do unto others as you would have them do unto you" - Amy

So have you thought about what might be your proverb?

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