This “The Voice” finalist sang a gospel hymn that will leave you breathless

Originally posted on Rare:

Through the weeks, “The Voice” finalist and former Steel Magnolia member Meghan Linsey has kept getting better, stronger and more beautiful. Her rendition of the inspirational classic “Amazing Grace” on the May 4 episode of the show may be her brightest moment yet.

As one of the remaining six finalists to take “The Voice” stage, Linsey first performed the Kames Taylor hit “Steamroller Blues,” which received rave reviews from her coach and former tour mate Blake Shelton. “You sang the crap out of it,” Shelton gushed. “I don’t even know what to say! It was unbelievable!”

Then, donning a gorgeous red gown to play off her stark blonde hair, Linsey returned to the stage to sing an a cappella version of “Amazing Grace,” prompting “The Voice” judge Christina Aguilera to emphatically ask, “Did Blake just win the whole thing again?! I can’t believe it.”

We can believe it! Country fans have long…

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Israel celebrates 67 years after its dramatic, prophetic rebirth. A few thoughts to mark the occasion.

Originally posted on Joel C. Rosenberg's Blog:

israel(Central Israel) — Today, Israelis are celebrating our Independence Day. On the Western calendar, we remember May 14th, 1948. But on the Jewish calendar, today marks 67 years since the dramatic, prophetic rebirth of the Jewish State.

A few thoughts to mark the occasion:

It’s a very special time for our family as it’s our first time celebrating as new Israeli citizens (“Olim Chadashim”) and actually living here full-time in the epicenter. Today, Lynn showed me this video about some of the things new Israelis love about this country. Take a look — I hope you’re as moved as we were.

It’s a great time to see the Land with family and friends. We would love for you to make plans to come visit Israel — and Jordan — with us and The Joshua Fund this Octoberso we can show you the Promised Land and the people who live and minister here and help you see…

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Did you miss “The Third Target Simulcast”? You, your Bible study, and/or your church can now watch or show it “on-demand.” Register here.

Originally posted on Joel C. Rosenberg's Blog:

Simulcast-thirdtargetDid you miss “The Third Target Simulcast”?

I’m so grateful for all of you that watched the simulcast on April 19th and found it informative and encouraging. But we’re hearing from many who weren’t able to watch it that night. So we’ve created a way for individuals, small group Bible studies, and entire church congregations to register to watch the event “on-demand.”

During the event — which I taped at a wonderful church in Texas during the book tour for my latest novel, The Third Target — I explained why I wrote the book, the research I did for the book, the jihadist rampage that is sweeping across the Middle East, how such trends may fit into Bible prophecy, and how Christians can and should stand with our brothers and sisters who are being so terribly persecuted amidst this unfolding crisis.

Among the questions we addressed during the event:

  • Who is ISIS?
  • What do they…

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