Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Tonight in Connecticut, a host of Christian artists, authors and speakers will be praying, leading worship and offering the hope of Christ to a deeply wounded community.  It's called A Night of Hope & Healing - and is being offered free to residents still reeling from the shooting last month at Sandy Hook Elementary.
It is not a fundraiser.  It is not to push a book or album.  It's to tell people about Jesus - and to pray with and for them as they struggle through this dark time.  I encourage you to pray for this gathering tonight.
And you can watch it this evening, live.  CLICK HERE.


Only A Mountain
by Jason Castro | Genre: Pop/Rock

by Planetshakers | Genre: Praise & Worship

Still Believe
by Kim Walker-Smith | Genre: Praise & Worship
*Member of Jesus Culture

Talented Xth
by Sho Baraka | Genre: Rap

Do or Die
by Flynn Adam | Genre: Rap

The Underscore II
by Skrip | Genre: Rap


Ginny Owens

Ginny Owens is a three-time Dove Award winner, including the Gospel Music Association’s 2000 New Artist of the Year recipient, and multiple ASCAP Award winner. She has sold nearly one million albums and has topped the charts with several hit songs including If You Want Me To and I Wanna Be Moved. Her music has been featured on television shows and her concerts have impacted the lives of tens of thousands.

And Ginny Owens is blind. That has never stopped her from chasing musical perfection, though. When she sits behind a piano, music flows from her soul and the lyrics ring of Truth. Sometimes that Truth is learned through heartache - sometimes through Joy. She's just like everybody else, except she takes our collective life experiences and turns them into art.

Born and raised in Jackson, MS, Owens was discovering melodies on the piano almost before she could complete a sentence. Sunday school songs and common childhood tunes began to emerge from her fingers even as vision began to leave her eyes. By the age of three, a degenerative eye condition left Ginny completely blind.

Despite her physical challenge, music just made sense to her, quickly becoming a lifeline for both understanding and communication. Songs provided a window into a world Ginny couldn’t see, but they also offered an outlet for her to express her own thoughts, dreams and questions.

Ginny took some time off of touring to go to school in NYC, where much of her new album finds it roots.  She says, "One of the greatest lies we tend to believe is that we are unimportant and insignificant in the grand scheme of things. But grace changes that."

Isn't It Ironic: Ginny Owens has her own Instagram feed. Look her up: blindchickphotog

Album: Get In, I'm Driving

Twitter: @GinnyOwens



Video: Ginny Learns to Surf...

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