Speaking Info

Karen Jordan, speaker and author of Words That Change Everything (Leafwood 2016), believes in the power of story. As an author, speaker, blogger, and writing instructor, Karen loves to encourage others to tell the stories that matter most and find biblical answers to their everyday stresses and concerns, addressing topics about faith and family.

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About Karen

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Encouraging others to tell the stories that matter most, especially their faith and family stories. Speaker and author of Words That Change Everything.

Speaking Introduction/Short Bio

Karen Jordan loves to encourage others to tell the stories that matter most, as an author, speaker, blogger, Bible study teacher, and writing instructor. She addresses topics about faith, family, and writing. Karen first book, Words That Change Everything: Speaking Truth to Your Soul (Leafwood Publishing), released in 2016, along with her eBook, RESTNotes: Fifteen-Day Devotional Guide to Words That Change Everything, which is available FREE on her website (www.karenjordan.net).

Long Bio

Karen Jordan, speaker and author of Words That Change Everything (Leafwood 2016), believes in the power of story. As an author, speaker, blogger, and writing instructor, Karen loves to encourage others to tell the stories that matter most and find biblical answers to their everyday stresses and concerns, addressing topics about faith and family.

A blogger since 2008, Karen contributes regularly to her personal blog (www.karenjordan.net)and the WordServe Water Cooler. She has also provided articles for numerous book compilations and contributed to several online and printed publications.

As a writing coach and former adjunct writing instructor at the University of Arkansas, Little Rock (UALR), Karen holds an MA in Professional and Technical Writing from UALR. She also studied Religious Education at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, Texas. Karen has also led writing workshops at writers’ conferences, writing groups, community clubs, and faith-based organizations.

Karen has served as a keynote speaker for faith-based groups, taught workshops for women’s conferences, and led women’s retreats. She also leads a Tuesday morning Bible study for women at her home church, Crossgate Church, in Hot Springs, Arkansas.

Karen and her husband, Dan, have two adult children and seven grandchildren. They attend Crossgate Church in Hot Springs, Arkansas.

Upcoming Events

January 30: Arkansas Baptist State Convention Evangelism Conference Ministers’ Wives Breakout Session Workshop: Telling the Stories That Matter Most

Videos

Interview, Bob Crittenden, The Meeting House, Faith Radio, CBA UNITE 2017

What People Are Saying About Karen

Karen Jordan transformed my thinking with Words That Change Everything. She provides emotional insights and spiritual wisdom to help us navigate challenging moments when we question conventional rationale and ourselves. She points us to solid anchors that will hold us steady when the storms of life hit. I’ll definitely recommend it to my clients and friends.
Author, Speaker, & Blogger
Cuba, Missouri
No matter what issues we face, there is hope and help for us in the Bible. My favorite thing about this book is how Karen Jordan teaches readers to use Scripture to navigate our daily lives. She helps us grab onto God’s truth and pull it into our messy situations. These really are the Words That Change Everything!
Author, Speaker, & Blogger
Haysville, Kansas
Karen Jordan is real. A true storyteller, in Words that Change Everything, she transparently shares some of her personal struggles and how she learned to overcome them. If you experience anxiety, she will help you find rest. If you feel doubtful, she will remind you that God has a purpose and a plan for your life. If you feel distracted, overwhelmed, or just too busy, you’ll discover where to find the white spaces of grace.
Author, Blogger, Speaker
Perryville, Arkansas
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Frequently Requested Topics

Telling the Stories That Matter Most
The first time I tried to write my faith story, it changed my life! Years later, I recorded the events surrounding a family crisis, and my heart began to heal. So, I know from experience—when women begin telling the stories that matter most, lives change and hearts heal.
Words That Change Everything
Most Christian women know the Bible encourages them not to worry about anything, but few women know how to respond to their worries, especially in a crisis. As women discover God's Word, they can begin to speak his truth to their souls.
A Word about Worry
What do you do when life is heavy and hard to take? During a crisis, we can become overwhelmed and lose hope. And many women do not believe it’s possible to escape worry and find true peace. Using stories from my own life experience, I share some practical instructions for the everyday woman on how to handle these stressful times.

Audio Samples

Interview, Jeanne Dennis, Heritage of Truth Radio
http://www.jeannedennis.com/archives/8138