Thursday, August 26, 2010

Amish Proverbs - Giveaway

Book: Amish Proverbs - Words of Wisdom from the Simple Life (Hardcover, 200 + pages)

Author: Suzanne Woods Fisher

Publisher: Revell

This charming, beautifully illustrated book is full of wise words and sayings from the Amish community.

Here is an excerpt: 


 - Bibles that are coming apart 
           usually belong to people who are not.


- It may be difficult to wait on the Lord, 
           but it is worse to wish you had.


- Put the swing where the children want it.
          The grass will grow back.


- A father ought to help his son to form
the habit of doing right on his own initiative
rather than out of fear of serious consequences.


- More is caught than taught.


      
We can learn so much from short little proverbs. The Bible is full of them! In everyday life, we need these kinds of sayings to help us remember how to live. Proverbs are not only instructive, they are also inspiring.  One of the sayings from my family is something I still use with my own children: If you cannot say anything nice, then don't say anything at all.
  
Would you like a chance to win your very own copy of Amish Proverbs?  All you have to do is leave me a comment telling me a proverb, or saying, you remember from your childhood.

For additional entries:

2. Become a Public Follower of my blog. Or let me know you are already a follower.

3. Subscribe to The Legacy of Home through Feedburner. 

4. Write a post, linking to this giveaway, on your own Blog. (This is worth 3 entries. Please leave 3 separate comments.)

5. Tweet about this Giveaway.

6. Follow me on Twitter

7. Post about this on Facebook.

8. Choose to "Like" The Legacy of Home on Facebook.

*Please leave a separate comment for each entry.*

One random winner we be selected on Thursday, September 9, 2010. (U.S.  Entries only.) If I am unable to reach the winner within 48 hours, an alternate winner will be selected. Your entry is only valid if you include an email address  for me to contact you. 

This contest is closed. The winner is Jen. She has already been contacted. Thank you all for entering!

 *Disclosure -  I received a copy of this book, from the publisher, for review purposes.*

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50 comments:

Beverly said...

I love this kind of stuff. The first one you put up reminds me of my Grandpa. His Bible was literally coming apart at the seams. His children were going to get it re-bound and he said, "No, I want people to know I use it."

One from my childhood was a poster on my bedroom wall: It's amazing what one can accomplish when one doesn't know what one can't do.

Vickie said...

I am a follower :) I think if it weren't for their religious things, I could live like the Amish. The simple life. Except....I want inside running water.

Beverly said...

I follow you.

Jen said...

I remember my grandfather always saying his Bible might be worn but well used. I now have his Bible!

This sounds like a great book!

Jen said...

I am your newest follower!

Amy said...

I follow your blog and love it!

Amy said...

I just subscribed to your blog through Feedburner.

Amy said...

I just started following you on Twitter.

Amy said...

I "like" Legacy of Home on Facebook.

Amy said...

By the way, my email is ajhartzell@gmail.com

Brenda Emmett said...

I love this kind of thing! :)

When I was growing up, my parents would tell me over and over, "Early to bed, early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise."

I hated that because we lived on a dairy farm and I was the oldest and had to get up early and milk the cows before school each day. LOL!

Brenda Emmett said...

I publically follow your blog. :)

Brenda Emmett said...

I subscribe to The Legacy of Home through Feedburner. :)

Brenda Emmett said...

I already follow you on twitter. :)

Brenda Emmett said...

I "Like" The Legacy of Home on Facebook. :)

Kimberly said...

"pretty is as pretty does"

Kimberly said...

i already follow your blog

Nickie said...

I'm your newest follower from Fun Follow Friday! I hope you'll visit my little web home soon! http://www.nofse.com

Lesley said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier and becoming a follower. I am following you back!

Have a great day!

Inspired Gal {Scrapbooking} said...

I just found your blog through Friendship Friday from blog 22yr Old Housewife. I am so glad I did! I would love to with the book. I am now a public follower of The Legacy of Home.

Inspired Gal {Scrapbooking} said...

I've subscribed to your blog via Feedburner. :0)

Inspired Gal {Scrapbooking} said...

I like Legacy of Home on Facebook :0)

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Charla @ Healthy Home Blog said...

This is one I remember from when I was a teenager:
Trust in the Lord with all your heart
and do not rely on your own insight.
In all your ways acknowledge Him
and He will make straight your paths.

Charla @ Healthy Home Blog said...

I'm following you on GFC. :)

Charla @ Healthy Home Blog said...

I subscribed through Feedburner.

Charla @ Healthy Home Blog said...

I'm following you on Twitter.
Here's my email in case you need it:
charla[at]healthyhomeblog[dot]com

Charla @ Healthy Home Blog said...

I tweeted about it.
charla[at]healthyhomeblog[dot]com

Taryn said...

It's not what you say,as how you say it. And Ephesians 6:1(KJV). Ben Franklin's Poor Richard's Almanac's proverbs are fun to read.

Julie Glover said...

"pink at night sailors delight, pink in the morning, sailors take warning"....

Julie Glover
gloverteam@yahoo.com

Julie Glover said...

I'm a follower...
Julie Glover
gloverteam@yahoo.com

Donna @ The House on the Corner said...

Would love to read this book!! I'm following you back from The House on the Corner!

alecat said...

"Say what you mean and mean what you say!"

alecat said...

I'm still a follower, too (smile!)

Michele said...

"Born not from our flesh, but born in our hearts, you were longed for and wanted and loved from the start"

Michele said...

I'm a follower! :-)

Michele said...

I'm following you on Twitter!

Michele said...

I posted about your giveaway on Facebook

Michele said...

I like Legacy of Homeschool on Facebook! :-)

TerriG said...

When I was a new Christian and single a wise friend said: "Better to be alone than to wish you were alone."

TerriG said...

I have been a follower for a while.

TerriG said...

I'll tweet this. This would make great copywork.

Collins family said...

My grandma always says, "The squeaky wheel gets he grease."

SisterTipster said...

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SisterTipster said...

I put it out on FB~;-))

SisterTipster said...

I already like you on FB!

SisterTipster said...

I already follow you through networked blogs!

SisterTipster said...

I am a gfc bud!

SisterTipster said...

From MY childhood:
Pretty IS as pretty does!

WhirlingVortex said...

"Laughter is the best medicine." At times, the only way to get my raging bipolar brother under control was to make him laugh. As a result, we all turned out quite silly. :)

Karla said...

Let your yes mean yes and your no mean no.

karlatrx AT gmail DOT com

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