Grandpa's Whit and Wisdom is a collection of essays and sermons that are as timely today as they were when written in the early 1900s.
"Grandpa Whit preached eloquently, weaving stories of politics and life together in a way that will inspire and challenge readers to live a life worth living," Peter Forwood
Grandpa lived a faith-filled life. He began as a storyteller to young men at the YMCAs in primarily Eastern states including Ohio, Mississippi and Tennessee. For a short time, he was a teacher and slowly his true calling as a preacher became evident in his message to teachers when he was Superintendent of Tyrrell County Schools in North Carolina.
In the 30 Day devotional at the end of this book, you will find some of Grandpa's sermons delivered at small eastern North Carolina churches located in South Mills, Manteo, Edenton, Warsaw, Burgaw, Halifax, and Pikeville.
Grandpa Whit graduated from Ayden Seminary, attended Elon College and finished his studies at Gainesville University, Florida. His writing is peppered with stories from his life as well as current topics. At times, Grandpa's directness will startle you as it should. He didn't want his congregation to be lukewarm Christians, neither hot or cold. Grandpa wanted everyone to accept Christ. "He is standing at the door of your heart. Let Him in and your lukewarmness will vanish as wintertime vanishes in the kiss of spring. "
If you are in the Cary, N.C. area, I am happy to meet you for a cup of coffee and deliver a copy of Grandpa's Whit and Wisdom. The books can be ordered for $12.50 through CreateSpace and Amazon.
Grandpa's Whit and Wisdom was published November 2016.
Liza's first book, The Truth about Parenting: Navigating the Elementary Years was published in 2006.
Copies are still available for groups who book workshops. To schedule a workshop or for more information, contact email@example.com
Liza Weidle's book is a roadmap for parents seeking direction in the maze known as elementary school...Liza's style is one of common sense, lessons learned from her parents, and personal experience. She models the lessons espoused and freely admits the mistakes she made and uses each as a teachable moment. The truth is: quality parenting is hard work, but the payoff is worth it when our children become focused and caring individuals who contribute positively to society - truly a "Gift from God. - Bill McNeal, 2005 National Superintendent of the Year
Liza Weidle's extensive knowledge and vast experience will provide parents with a better set of tools to pilot their children through the elementary years. As a dedicated child advocate and an exceptional volunteer, Liza recognizes the need and the value of a parent involvement effort that provides success for all children. - Tannis Nelson, Past President North Carolina PTA.
A Taste of Taffy: Samplings from the Triangle Area Freelancers
Liza's column Helicopter Parents Turn Kamikaze is included in this special collection of nonfiction articles, essays, and photographs by the Triangle Area Freelancers (TAF). These eclectic North Carolina writers meet monthly to share ideas and provide mutual support. Their first collaborative effort is an engaging anthology which explores life from many aspects.
Dan Barkin, senior editor/online for the News & Observer of Raleigh, NC , wrote this review on Liza's column feature in A Taste of Taffy: I have ridden in that chopper, and committed some though not all the sins listed by Liza. I personally never attended class for my son to take notes, but he still has three years to go at N.C. State, so we'll see. The value in Liza's piece is that she drilled down deeply into the phenomenon so that she could surface the symptoms. Some of these symptoms are so ubiquitous that we don't recognize them; therein lies the problem. Liza's story should be sent home in book bags; the helicopter parents will be the ones to find it at the bottom, crumpled up, and they may read it.
A Taste of Taffy was published in 2008 and is available for purchase on:
Liza is an active member of the Triangle Area Freelancers and volunteers as a videographers who posts segments to the group's YouTube page. TAF is an organization offering information and support to professional writers and aspiring freelancers in the Triangle region.