Dear Friends, As I am writing this, it has rained all day long. But I don't mind, I love rainy days. I spent the afternoon/evening making my mom's homemade pimento cheese, deviled eggs, sweet tea, cinnamon streusel cake, and mom's famous "secret" chocolate chip cookie dough (a.k.a. Nestle Toll House Cookie recipe) in preparation for Robert, Elizabeth, James Michael, Hannah, Blue, Clayton, and Ross arriving starting tomorrow for the Thanksgiving holiday. Tomorrow Hannah and I will tackle the macaroni and cheese, brown rice, begin the turkey, dressing, and roast for our family Thanksgiving Day meal. So grateful to have another woman in the family this year bringing her own delicious recipes to contribute to the big meal. Friday we will go over to my aunt's house and do it all over again! I love the holidays. This is hands down my favorite time of year.
Music, Books and Gifts!
Timeless Hymns (2012)
Dawn Smith Jordan's upcoming project, "Timeless Hymns" is set for a late November release. Preview!
Grace So Amazing and Nightmare in Columbia County - Package Deal (2011)
"Nightmare in Columbia County" is the 1991 movie based on the true story of the Smith family. "Grace So Amazing" is the true story written by Dawn Smith Jordan, on which the movie was based.
This Far (2011)
"This Far" is Dawn's 2011 brand new release, a much-requested compilation CD of 13 of the most loved songs from her "How Far", "Canopy" and "A Moment Alone" projects with Urgent Records from 1993, 1997 & 2000.
Nightmare in Columbia County (1991)
Based on the true story of Dawn Smith Jordan.
Testimony Live - Package (2010)
Includes 4 Live recordings of Dawn's speaking engagements.
- Live Testimony
- Keep Believing ...Trusting in the Lord When You Don't Understand
- How Far Must Forgiveness Go?
- Out of the Mire and Into the Choir!
Keep Believing ...Trusting in the Lord When You Don't Understand (2010)
The 1st of 3 sessions at Camp Tadmor, Lebanon, OR, July 2010, key Scripture Proverbs 3:5-6. Dawn tells the story of her younger sister's 1985 kidnapping and murder, and how the Lord taught her to trust Him through this tragedy. Also includes an excerpt from Dawn's 1986 Miss America talent performance of the song "Ah! Je Veux Vivre!"
How Far Must Forgiveness Go? (2010)
The 2nd of 3 sessions at Camp Tadmor, Lebanon, OR, July 2010, key Scripture Ephesians 4:32. Dawn shares the journey God took her on to the place of forgiving the man that murdered her sister after receiving a letter from him on Death Row, and how God wants to set each of us free from the past through forgiveness.
Out of the Mire and Into the Choir (2010)
The 3rd of 3 sessions at Camp Tadmor, Lebanon, OR, July 2010, key Scripture Psalm 40:1-3. Dawn speaks on the fact that although we may not choose the circumstances of our lives, we ALWAYS have a choice with how we respond ...faith or fear ...to sing our "Somebody Done Somebody Wrong" song or allow the Lord to pull us out of the pit and give us a new life song of His faithfulness.
Live Testimony (2003)
Dawn shares a 45-minute live testimony at Powerlife Bible Conference in St. Simons Island, GA 2003, includes the songs "Sister", "How Far" & "Amazing Grace."
Hannah Jordan, Dawn's 17-year-old daughter has released her debut project "Shine" featuring 5 of her originally-written songs.
Christmas With You (2009)
Once again, the talents of Dawn Smith Jordan and Jerry Sims combine to set your holiday season to music and to warm your heart. This 5 song disc is a fantastic gift for loved ones and at only $5, is affordable too.
*Order 5 copies of this disc, or more, and receive free shipping and handling during the holiday season.
Remember Christmas (2006)
Remember Christmas is a unique musical offering featuring the vocals of Dawn Smith Jordan, contemporary Christian singer-songwriter-recording artist with Urgent Records, and the unique guitar talents of the well-known seven-string jazz guitarist, Jerry Sims, owner and manager of Sims Music.
Remember Christmas and Christmas With You (2009)
HOLIDAY SPECIAL: Order this package containing both Christmas CD's featuring Dawn Smith Jordan and Jerry Sims and receive both for $20.
Thus Far (2007)
Dawn Smith Jordan's new book, "Thus Far...A Book About Life, Love, Loss and the Lessons Learned Along the Way", a follow-up to her first book, "Grace So Amazing", was released in April of 2007. This much-requested book is a must-read for those who read her first, which focused on the tragic kidnapping and murder of her younger sister in 1985. The focus of the new book is the journey since that time, and as a songwriter, Dawn has told the stories behind many of the songs that have become favorites to those who have attended her concerts and purchased her CD's over the years. Some of the chapter titles include "Sister," "How Far," "A Mother's Prayer," "Ride the Wind," and many more.
Grace So Amazing ()
Grace So Amazing & Thus Far ()
Purchase both of Dawn's books together and save.
Everyday Praise (2003)
The most recent project on Urgent Records from Dawn Smith Jordan. This is a tremendous Praise and Worship project. You can't help but sing along with songs like Our Delight and Just Jesus, while worshipping with favorites such as You Are My King and Heart of Worship, as well as the much-requested, self-arranged Grace Medley.
A Moment Alone (2000)
Dawn's most intimate and revealing work to date. Songs Dawn wrote while alone and vulnerable before God . Contains Worry Ends Where Faith Begins, Healing Hurts and A Moment Alone. Hope Has a Name and Ride the Wind have proven to be favorites on this more acoustic-styled project.
This is Dawn's break through radio project. Contains the hit single The Promise of Love (duet with Jerome Olds), Canopy, No Earthly Reason, I Believe in You, A Love That Leads to You (a song Dawn wrote for her daughter) and Sister (written in memory of her sister, Shari), which she performed at the conclusion of the CBS feature film based on her life story, Nightmare in Columbia County.
How Far...? (1993)
How far must we go to forgive? Dawn sings about her lessons and her realization that Christ having forgiven us from the cross means we must also forgive in all circumstances. Contains What's a Heaven For, A Mother's Prayer, Let the Fire Fall, How Far(the song she wrote out of learning to forgive her sister's murderer), and the radio charting Even If.
Keep Believing (2009)
Songs of enduring faith.
Rose of Shari ()
Written by Dawn Smith Jordan's mother, Hilda Cartrette Smith.
The Everything Deal (2010)
Purchase all of Dawn's books and CD's for one package deal.
Dawn Smith Jordan Ministries, Inc.
The purpose of Jordan Ministries, Inc. is to lift up the name of Jesus Christ through the mediums of music and speaking with God's Truth being the focal point.