Reconnect One: Allegiance, God and country
Reconnect One, with Carmen LaBerge: Perhaps more than any other day, July 4th is a day we express our love for country. Love is good – people love their families, their sports teams, their alma mater, their home and yes, their homeland. All of these loves can be appropriate. But as we all know, taken […]
Reconnect One: Summer Reading
The Reconnect with Carmen LaBerge · Summer Reading Need a Bible Reading Plan? Here are several options. This one only takes 90 days – so perfect for summer!
Reconnect One: GossUP
Are you talking about me behind me back? Well, if not, why not? That’s right, I want you to gossUP. GossUP, you ask? Yes, gossUP. Think of it as an antonym for gossip – the very opposite of tattle tales or nay-saying, GossUP is talking positively about other people behind their backs. Telling stories of […]
Lent Day 40 – John 19 – It is Finished!
Where in the Word are you today? I’m in John 19. If we didn’t know what comes in the next chapter, this chapter would suck all the hope from the world. This the day it seems as if darkness snuffs out the light. This is the day the mother of Jesus watches her firstborn son […]
Lent Day 39 – John 18 – Light, Love, Truth prevail
Where in the Word are you today? I’m in John 18. The themes of John are all evident in this one chapter as the fullness of time arrives and that for which Jesus came into the world becomes evident. When they come to arrest Him Jesus identifies Himself as I Am and they fell to […]
Lent Day 38 – John 17 – Jesus Prays for YOU
Where in the Word are you today? I’m in John 17 Knowing what was coming, knowing he had little time left in this world, Jesus called his friends together to pray. Jesus prayed for them and Jesus prayed for us. That’s right! 2000 years ago, Jesus prayed for us! How extraordinary is that? The very […]
Lent day 37 – John 16 – Already? Yes, and not yet
Where in the Word are you today? I’m in John 16. Jesus tells the disciples about the Holy Spirit and why they’re going to need the Spirit’s presence, protection, guidance and counsel once he’s gone. The disciples are understandably grieved as Jesus forecasts his own death. He says, “I have told you these things, so […]
Lent Day 36 – John 15 – the love/hate relationship
Where in the Word are you today? I’m in John 15. Where do you abide? That question sounds strange to us. We might ask where a person lives but it would be unusual to ask where they abide. Jesus says in John 15 that his disciples abide him, as branches abide in a vine. He […]
Lent day 34 – John 12 – Who is this Jesus?
Where in the Word are you today? I’m in John 12 where, following the anointing of Jesus at Bethany he enters Jerusalem, hailed as the messianic king of the Jews. Less than a week later similar crowds will call for his crucifixion. The narrative is going to move at a brisk pace but there’s something […]
Lent day 33 – John 11 – Backing up words with action
Where in the Word are you today? I’m in John chapter 11. Whatever else Jesus claims to be, the claim to be the resurrection and the life in the face of the death of Lazarus is either the ultimate truth or the ultimate lie. But Jesus backs up the claim by raising Lazarus from the […]