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Bible in a year: Bobby Bishop shares some thoughts on January 31 readings

posted by Joanne Brokaw

Today is the last day of January, and you’ve done a great job so far! One month down, 11 to go! I love when Christian music artists take time to share their thoughts on our Bible readings, and hip hop […]

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Bible in a year: January 31, 2010

posted by Joanne Brokaw

Congratulations! Look how far you made it in your daily reading! We’ve gone from the garden of Eden, through Egypt and the famine and on to Moses and the plagues. And today we read about the first Passover. We’ve read […]

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Bible in a year: January 30, 2010

posted by Joanne Brokaw

Today, we read about the rest of the plagues. I mean, really. If you wer Pharoh, how many would God have to send to you before you listened? Here are the readings for today, January 30, 2010:

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Bible in a year: January 29, 2010

posted by Joanne Brokaw

Today we read the first of the plagues that … well, plagued … Pharoh after he refused to let the people go. I don’t know – blood water, frogs, lice, flies. I’d like to think that God had me at […]

Bible in a year: January 28, 2010

posted by Joanne Brokaw

Today, we read about Moses and Aaron’s first encounter with Pharoh. When Moses went to Pharoh and said, “Let my people go,” Pharoh basically said, “Uh no, and now they make bricks with no straw. Hahahaha! Take that, Moses!” So […]

American Idol: so how do those auditions really work, anyway?

posted by Joanne Brokaw

Season after season, I watch American Idol and ask the same question: Who really listens to those 10,000 folks packed into stadiums hoping to become the next big thing? Here’s a great piece at the Daily Beast that explains the […]

American Idol Season 9 Spoiler Alert: Is this the Top 24? – UPDATE!!!!

posted by Joanne Brokaw

2/3/10 UPDATE: As you probably already know, I am not the expert on all things Idol. I leave that to bloggers like MJs Big Blog and Joes Place Blog, who frankly rule when it comes to all things AI. So […]

American Idol Season 9 Dallas auditions – Blogging live!

posted by Joanne Brokaw

Tonight’s episode of American Idol takes us to Dallas, TX, with guest judges Neil Patrick Harris and … cover your ears and get ready for the screaming … Joe Jonas. Oh, can my heart take the excitement? Probably. Join me […]

Bible in a year: January 27, 2010

posted by Joanne Brokaw

Today we read one of my favorite stories about Moses – the burning bush. I can just imagine Moses hearing God speak, pointing to himself, looking around and saying, “Who, me?” And when God says “Yes, you,” Moses responding with, […]

Video: Danny Gokey’s first video, My Best Days Are Ahead Of Me

posted by Joanne Brokaw

Here is Danny Gokey’s first video for his debut single, “My Best Days Are Ahead of Me.” Gokey was the darling of American Idol’s Season 8, finishing third but leaving with a dedicated fan base who fell in love with […]

American Idol Season 9 Los Angeles auditions – Blogging live!

posted by Joanne Brokaw

Tonight’s episode of season 9 of American Idol takes us to Los Angeles, with guest judges Avril Lavigne and Katy Perry. (Trivia: did you know that Katy Perry got her start in Christian music? I had a chance to sit […]

Bible in a year: January 26, 2010

posted by Joanne Brokaw

Good morning! Were you excited to finish Genesis yesterday? Well, today we start Exodus – how exciting! Moses, the parting of the Red Sea, Charleton Heston racing a chariot around the arena … well, you get the picture. And Moses […]

Bible in a year: January 25, 2010

posted by Joanne Brokaw

Ta da! Today’s reading will end our time in Genesis. Can you believe you’ve made it through the entire book? Congratulations! You deserve a big hot fudge sundae! Here are today’s readings for January 25, 2010: Genesis 49:1-50:26 (and that […]

Bible in a year: January 24, 2010

posted by Joanne Brokaw

Here are the Bible readings for January 24, 2010: Genesis 47:1-48:22 Psalm 13:1-6 Proverb 4:18,19 Matthew 15:21-39 You can find all of the passages at BibleGateway.com. And if you’ve missed some readings, here is the list for January 2010. Are […]

Bible in a year: January 23, 2010

posted by Joanne Brokaw

Here are the Bible readings for January 23, 2010 – I hope you’re finding this reading worthwhile! Today in Genesis we read what happens when Joseph reveals to his brothers that he’s still alive! And in Matthew, we hear Jesus […]

Bible in a year: January 22, 2010

posted by Joanne Brokaw

Here are the readings for today, January 22, 2010: Genesis 43:1-44:34 Psalm 11:1-7 Proverbs 4:10-13 Matthew 14:22-36 You can find all of the passages at BibleGateway.com. And if you’ve missed some readings, here is the list for January 2010. Are […]

Bible in a year: January 21, 2010

posted by Joanne Brokaw

I hope you’re getting something out of the story of Joseph. For some, it’s a familiar one, but hopefully you’re open to God sharing something new with you! Here are the readings for January 21, 2010:

American Idol Season 9 Orlando auditions – blogging live!

posted by Joanne Brokaw

7:45 PM – And here we are, ready for American Idol season 9 auditions from Orlando. The auditions were held last July, and I can’t wait to see if as many kooks and crazies show as as in Chicago. Tonight […]

American Idol Season 5 finalist Alya Brown daughter of new US Senator Scott Brown

posted by Joanne Brokaw

The senate race between winner Republican Scott Brown and Democrat Martha Coakley has a connection to, what else, American Idol. Senator elect Brown’s daughter Alya was a Top 16 finalist on American Idol Season 5. Brown’s new album, Circles,hits iTunes […]

Update from Haiti: Hands and Feet Project get first supplies into Jacmel, Haiti

posted by Joanne Brokaw

Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy Thank God – literally – for the Hands and Feet Project, in Jacmel, Haiti. The city was devastated by the magnitude-7 earthquake that hit Port-au-Prince on January 12. […]

American Idol Season 9 Chicago auditions recap – Keith Semple, Angela Martin, Charity Vance, Katelyn Epperly, John Park and boob boxing

posted by Joanne Brokaw

On last night’s episode of American Idol, 12,000 hopefuls auditioned in Chicago and only 13 went through to Hollywood. (Boston had 9,000 auditions and 31 golden tickets. How ’bout that?) You can read the play-by-play of last night’s Chicago auditions, […]

Bible in a year: January 20, 2010

posted by Joanne Brokaw

Here are the readings for January 20, 2010: Genesis 39:1-40:23 Psalm 10:1-11 Proverbs 4:1-6 Matthew 13:31-58 You can find all of the passages at BibleGateway.com. And if you’ve missed some readings, here is the list for January 2010. Are you […]

American Idol Season 9 Chicago auditions – Blogging live!

posted by Joanne Brokaw

American Idol Season 9 held auditions in Chicago last June, and you’ll get to see them tonight, when we’re back for another round of America’s favorite singing competition! Tonight’s guest judge is Shania Twain. Join me here tonight at 8 […]

Bible in a year: Questions so far in January

posted by Joanne Brokaw

As I’m reading through the Bible, I’m taking notes. Well, mostly, I’m making a list of questions about things I just don’t understand. I’ve found that it’s a lot easier to just admit to God that I don’t have a […]

Tommy James talks about the mob, music and his faith in revealing interview

posted by Joanne Brokaw

Tommy James & The Shondells is known in music history as the group that brought such classics as “Crimson and Clover,” “Crystal Blue Persuassion,” and “Mony Mony.”In a revealing and intimate interview with the website SongFacts, James offers a preview […]

Bible in a year: January 19, 2010

posted by Joanne Brokaw

Today’s reading n the Old Testament begins the story of Joseph, and in the New Testament we’re reading the parable of the sower. Here are the readings for January 19, 2010:

Haiti earthquake and Compassion International

posted by Joanne Brokaw

As regular readers of this blog probably know, I’m an advocate for Compassion. We sponsor three children – in India, Columbia and Uganda.Compassion International works around the world to rescue children from poverty in Jesus’ name, bringing health and hope […]

Bible in year: January 18, 2010

posted by Joanne Brokaw

Happy Monday morning! I hope you had a great weekend! Before we get to the Bible reading, let me ask: what’s been your biggest challenge to reading the Bible every day? For me, it’s reading at bedtime. Sometimes I’m so […]

Bible in a year: January 17, 2010 (and some thoughts so far)

posted by Joanne Brokaw

So how are you doing with your daily Bible reading? I had to skip one day because of a terrible migraine but was able to catch it up on another day. I’m finding this time around that I’m really interested […]

Shaman makes predictions for rest of world post-Haitian earthquake

posted by Joanne Brokaw

OK, I admit this has nothing to do with Christian music. But I’ve been given permission this year to occasionally report on some wider topics relating to Christian culture and just I couldn’t pass this one up. After Pat Robertson […]

Bible in a Year: January 16, 2010

posted by Joanne Brokaw

Here are the readings for January 16, 2010. A reader suggested that I include the links to BibleGateway.com for those of you reading online. It’s a bit of a task to do everyday, but I’ll give it a shot for […]

From Haiti: Mark Stuart talks to CNN and other media about earthquake

posted by Joanne Brokaw

Mark Stuart is in Haiti with the Hands and Feet Project, the orphange founded by Stuart’s band Audio Adrenaline. He’s been giving updates via Facebook and email, and has been able to give video reports to major media via Skype.Stuart […]

NYC subway ads proclaim “God Is …”

posted by Joanne Brokaw

On January 15th, people in New York City will get a spiritual message when they ride the subway: “God is”. Times Square Church, an interdenominational church located in the heart of Times Square, launched an ad campaign this week in […]

Guy Penrod to release first solo project, Breathe Deep

posted by Joanne Brokaw

Last year, Guy Penrod left the Gaither Vocal Band after 14 years with the group to pursue a solo career. Penrod signed a recording deal with Gaither Music Group and his new solo project, Breathe Deep, is set to release […]

Gaither Vocal Band releases two new CDs and DVD set

posted by Joanne Brokaw

A year ago, the Gaither Vocal Band underwent a renovation of sorts, reuniting all-star members Michael English, Mark Lowry, Wes Hampton, David Phelps and founder, Bill Gaither to create the first-ever five-member group.After a year of touring, the group next […]

R&B legend Teddy Pendergrass dies; funeral arrangements announced

posted by Joanne Brokaw

R&B legend Teddy Pendergrass passed away this week at age 59 after a long illness. He is survived by his adoring mother Ida, devoted wife Joan, and his three children Theodore Pendergrass Jr, Tishia and LaDonna Hollerway, and four grandchildren, […]

Bible in a year: January 15, 2010

posted by Joanne Brokaw

Here’s the daily Bible reading for January 15: Genesis 29:1-30:43 Psalm 8:1-5 Proverbs 3:13-18 Matthew 10:21-42 Are you joining me in the challenge to read the Bible in a year? Let me know how you’re doing! Click here to subscribe […]

American Idol Season 9 Atlanta Auditions Recap – Vanessa Wolf, Jermaine Sellers, Holly Harden, Miriam Lemnouni, Noel Reese, and Pants on the Ground

posted by Joanne Brokaw

For a full play-by-play of last night’s American Idol Season 9 auditions in Atlanta, you can read my live blog post. But here’s a recap of some of the contestants who went through to the Hollywood round (and one who […]

Josh Wilson entertains travelers stranded in Newark Airport due to security breach

posted by Joanne Brokaw

We all watched the news reports back in early January as a man breached the security line at Newark International Airport, shutting down the terminal and causing delays for travelers.So what did travelers do? Well, if they were near the […]

Bible in a year: January 14, 2010

posted by Joanne Brokaw

Here’s the daily Bible reading for January 14: Genesis 27:1-28:22 Psalm 7:9-17 Proverbs 3:11,12 Matthew 10:1-20 Are you joining me in the challenge to read the Bible in a year? Let me know how you’re doing! Click here to subscribe […]

Haiti’s earthquake hits Hands & Feet Project

posted by Joanne Brokaw

The Hands & Feet Project, the orphange in Jacmel, Haiti founded by Audio Adrenaline, has been effected by the 7.2 magnitude earthquake that hit Haiti this week. While most of the attention has been focused on the captial of Port-au-Prince, […]

American Idol Season 9 Atlanta Auditions – Blogging live!

posted by Joanne Brokaw

Join me here tonight for the Atlanta auditions from Season 9 of American Idol, with guest judge Mary J. Blige. 7:44 PM – while we’re waiting for Idol to begin, why not take a minute to check out this post […]

American Idol pollsters want your feedback each week of Season 9

posted by Joanne Brokaw

HCD Research, an organization that conducts polls on a variety of pop culture and news topics, is inviting you to share your thoughts each week on this season of American Idol! While you can vote for your favorite contestant as […]

Bible in a Year: Devotional from Shannon Perry on Psalm 7:6,7

posted by Joanne Brokaw

I hope you’re getting a lot out of our daily Bible reading challenge! Today, we have a devotional from singer and speaker Shannon Perry on the reading from Psalm 7. Perry is the host of the “If The Shoe Fits” […]

American Idol contestant Justin Williams was also a Season 8 contestant

posted by Joanne Brokaw

In the crazy world that is American Idol comes this bit of information that most of us probably didn’t catch last night when we saw cutie Justin Williams audition:He also auditioned in Season 8. And went to Hollywood. In fact, […]

Heidi Montag’s new album reveals her real Christian faith – er, not!

posted by Joanne Brokaw

One half of the reality TV-land nightmare duo, Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt, is in the music new’s week. Heidi Montag’s Superficial released last Tuesday. Back in July of 2008 it was rumored that Montag was interested in recording a […]

Bible in a year: January 13, 2010

posted by Joanne Brokaw

Here’s the daily Bible reading for January 13: Genesis 25:1-26:35 Psalm 7:6-8 Proverbs 3:9,10 Matthew 9:18-38 Are you joining me in the challenge to read the Bible in a year? Let me know how you’re doing! Click here to subscribe […]

American Idol Season 9 Boston audition standouts – Leah Laurenti, Tyler Grady, Ashley Rodrieguez, Katie Stevens, Justin Williams & more

posted by Joanne Brokaw

I blogged live during tonight’s premiere of Season 9 of American Idol, but if you don’t want to read the play-by-play, here’s a quick recap of some of the Boston auditions standouts and some extra info I dug up on […]

American Idol Season 9 Boston Auditions – Blogging live!

posted by Joanne Brokaw

Get ready, Idol fans! Tonight kicks off Season 9, the first without judge Paula Abdul. Joining Randy Jackson, Kara DioGuardi and Simon Cowell in Boston will be guest judge Victoria Beckham. (Can someone tell me what, other than her run […]

American Idol Season 9 – the Rochester NY connection?

posted by Joanne Brokaw

Quick Idol update: I just heard from a friend who said that there’s some chatter in the town of Lima, NY – a suburb of Rochester, NY, where I live – that Jonathan Stills, a local guy who works as […]

Bible in a year: January 12, 2010

posted by Joanne Brokaw

Here’s the daily Bible reading for January 12: Genesis 23:1-24:67 Psalm 7:1-5 Proverbs 3:7,8 Matthew 9:1-17 Are you joining me in the challenge to read the Bible in a year? Let me know how you’re doing! Click here to subscribe […]

Simon Cowell leaving American Idol at end of season

posted by Joanne Brokaw

Well, it’s finally official: Simon Cowell will be leaving “American Idol” at the end of this season. He’ll instead be judging “The X Factor”, a show he created in the UK that will air in the US in 2011. Back […]

3 reasons why Ellen DeGeneres is going to be a great American Idol judge

posted by Joanne Brokaw

Season 9 of American Idol kicks off tomorrow night and soon we’ll get to see new judge Ellen Degeneres. But during the early audition weeks, we’ll have some guest judges filling in for Paula Abdul. Tonight, Victoria Beckham joins Randy […]

Bible in a year: January 11, 2010

posted by Joanne Brokaw

Here’s the daily reading for January 11: Genesis 21:1-22:24 Psalms6:6-10 Proverbs 3:5,6 Matthew 8:18-34 Are you joining me in the challenge to read the Bible in a year? Let me know how you’re doing! Click here to subscribe to Gospel […]

Bible in a year: January 10, 2010

posted by Joanne Brokaw

Here’s the daily Bible reading for January 10: Genesis 19:1-20:18 Psalm 6:1-5 Proverbs 3:1-4 Matthew 8:1-7 Are you joining me in the challenge to read the Bible in a year? Let me know how you’re doing! Click here to subscribe […]

Bible in a year: January 9, 2010

posted by Joanne Brokaw

Here’s the daily Bible reading for January 9: Genesis 17:1-18:33 Psalm 58-12 Proverbs 2:10-22 Matthew 7:1-29 Are you joining me in the challenge to read the Bible in a year? Let me know how you’re doing! Click here to subscribe […]

Bible in a year: January 8, 2010

posted by Joanne Brokaw

Here’s the daily Bible reading for January 8: Genesis 15:1-16:16 Psalm 5:1-7 Proverbs 2:6-9 Matthew 6:19-34 Are you joining me in the challenge to read the Bible in a year? Let me know how you’re doing! Click here to subscribe […]

Miley Cyrus talks to Harper’s Bazaar about fame and being a role model

posted by Joanne Brokaw

In the February issue of Harper’s Bazaar, 17-year-old teen superstar Miley Cyrus talks to reporter Amy Larocca about the pressures of fame and being a teen role model. “My job is to be a role model, and that’s what I […]

People’s Choice Awards handed out tonight, January 6, 2010

posted by Joanne Brokaw

The People’s Choice Awards air tonight, live on CBS beginning at 9:00 PM EST (tape delayed on the West Coast). Awards will be given out for everything from Favorite Movies and TV shows to Favorite Franchise (I think that translates […]

Bible in a year: January 2010 readings

posted by Joanne Brokaw

If you’re joining me in the challenge to read the entire Bible in a year, here are the readings for the entire month of January:

Compassionart donates $80,000 to charities worldwide

posted by Joanne Brokaw

Compassionart – the ministry that brought together some of the top songwriters and artists in the world in an effort to write songs that would then benefit charity – has made its first round of donations. The grants come from […]

Bible in a year: Genesis 5 and the geneology of Adam to Noah

posted by Joanne Brokaw

I hope you’re continuing to read along with our Bible in a Year challenge! I’m still blogging on my personal blog – www.joannebrokaw.blogspot.com – but I know some of you are way smarter than I am so I thought I’d […]

American Idol Season 9 auditions: Are YOU the next American Idol?

posted by Joanne Brokaw

Can you believe that American Idol is back in just over a week? It seems like just yesterday we were debating the merits of Adam Lambert, Kris Allen and Danny Gokey and wondering which of them was going to take […]

Gospel artist Calvin Hunt passes away

posted by Joanne Brokaw

Gospel artist Calvin Hunt passed away on December 26, 2009 at the hospital in Queens, NY. The 52-year-old Hunt was member and soloist of the famed Christ Tabernacle Choir and Brooklyn Tabernacle Singers. His latest Vine Records’ release, Bridges, earned […]

Bible in a year: January 1, 2010

posted by Joanne Brokaw

Congratulations! If you’re reading the Bible today with the hope of finishing it next December, you’re off to a good start! One day at a time, my friends. I shared some thoughts this morning on my blog about creation and […]

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