TUESDAY TEASER

This meme, originally hosted by The Purple Booker, has been picked up and posted by many bloggers.  I first found it on Brainfluff. The plan is to copy a sentence at random from what you are reading in hopes of persuading other readers to add that book to their TBR lists. Here is my Tuesday Teaser from God Was Here and I Was Out to Lunch by James W. Moore.

“Have you ever noticed this in the Bible? In the Gospel of John, Jesus calls himself ‘the light of the world’ (8:12. 9:5), but here in the Gospel of Matthew, Jesus calls us–you and me–“the light of the world’ (5:14). What do you make of that”?

The author goes on to say that we, as Christians, reflect Christ’s light…to be “so tuned in to him, so committed to Him, so positioned toward Him that His light of love and forgiveness and hope and service…spills everywhere we go in this world.”

I think I may learn a great many new thoughts from this little book.

Author: Rae Longest

This year (2019) finds me with 50 years of teaching "under my belt." I have taught all levels from pre-K "(library lady" or "book lady"--volunteer) to juniors, seniors, and graduate students enrolled in my Advanced Writing class at the university where I have just completed 30 years. My first paying teaching job was junior high, and I spent 13 years with ages 12-13, the "difficult years." I had some of the "funnest" experiences with this age group. When I was no longer the "young, fun teacher," I taught in an elementary school setting before sixth graders went on to junior high, teaching language arts blocs, an assignment that was a "dream-fit" for me. After completing graduate school in my 40s, I went on to community college, then university teaching. Just as teaching is "in my blood," so is a passion for reading, writing, libraries, and everything bookish. This blog will be open to anyone who loves books, promotes literacy and wants to "come out and play."

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