Dawn Smith Jordan

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About me

Industry Non-Profit
Occupation Professional Christian singer/songwriter/recording artist, author, and speaker
Location Columbia, SC, United States
Introduction My name is Dawn and I'm so delighted you are visiting my blog today. I am a Christian, speaker, musician, singer/songwriter, charting recording artist with Urgent Records, as well as an author. I have recorded 13 CD’s and written two books and am a former Miss South Carolina and 2nd Runner-Up to Miss America (1986). CBS produced a made-for-TV feature film based on my life story entitled “Nightmare in Columbia County.” I have performed and ministered in thousands of churches during the past 25+ years of ministry (75+ events a year), most recently on “On the Case with Paula Zahn” on the Investigation Discovery Channel. I was also recently published in Lifeway’s Journey magazine in their January and February 2014 issues. I am the mother of two children, Hannah and Ross. We make our home in Columbia, SC. My life Scripture is Proverbs 3:5-6, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight.”
Interests As an empty-nester, I enjoy life at home with my beloved dog Cookie, my kitten Zoey, eating as much sushi as I can, and then working it off in my Zumba class twice a week. I love the beach, and I love to laugh, read, and write. Through my blog, “Amazing Grace Notes, ” I seek to share a word of hope to the hopeless, encouragement to the weary, and an eternal perspective in it all. I consider it a great privilege to share my music and ministry out of the story God is weaving into my life.
Favorite Movies Beaches, The Sound of Music, Mary Poppins, Finding Mr. Banks, The Wizard of Oz, God's Not Dead, Christmas Vacation, Soul Surfer, You've Got Mail, Sleepless in Seattle, ALL Disney musicals, especially Frozen
Favorite Music Christy Nochels, Sandi Patti, Amy Grant, Selah, Casting Crowns, Alison Krauss, Keith and Kristen Getty, Celine Dion, Whitney Houston, Rascal Flatts, Transiberian Orchestra, Lady Antebellum, Taylor Swift, Barbara Streisand, 80's, classical
Favorite Books The Bible, One Thousand Gifts, The Hiding Place, Red Sea Rules, The Promise, Redeeming Love, My Single Mom Life, A Mother's Heart, Mosaic, Heaven is For Real, Broken on the Back Pew