First Line Fridays, which I like to refer to as Friday Firstliners, was started by The Purple Booker. The idea is to copy the first line or so of a book you want to read, are reading, or have read recently in hopes those who read your post will add that book to their TBR list.

Here is the quote and the first line from the first thing I read this morning, a devotional book, Simple Abundance:

This is a book of musings and ponderable thoughts divided up into daily doses. It has often “spoken” exactly what I needed to hear that day.

Good movies make you care, make you believe in possibilities again. ” PAULINE KAEL

“Instead of meditating today, let’s just watch a movie. Sneak away in the middle of the day, hunker down in the dark with a box or bowl of popcorn to ponder the meaning of life.”

The author goes on to offer practical suggestions for actions one might take today that would direct our thinking towards the more serious parts of life, yet would refresh and replenish our spirit within. This is a very helpful book. It’s time now to get my second cup of coffee.

Thank you, Evin for the sign off.


Author: Rae Longest

This year (2019) finds me with 50 plus 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."

3 thoughts on “”

  1. I’ve lately been drawing inspiration from an audiobook about St. Francis of Assisi by Richard Rohr (I wonder if you have ever read him, and, if you have, what you think of him) and the occasional podcast of On Being with Krista Tippett.


  2. I have a book that I got a year or more ago, called The Inspiring Grandmother. I am going to start reading one devotion each day. It is a great way to start the day and I miss not doing this. I am glad you are enjoying Simple Abundance, Rae.

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