I fell in love with books and words about the same time as I fell in love with Jesus–as an elementary school girl. But it was after I received my MRS degree and my PHT (putting hubby through) that I knew God wanted me to write. I love sharing heart to heart encouragement with others just like you!
As an inspirational author of 11 books and over 2000 devotionals, articles, and greeting cards, I feel so blessed to be writing for over 30 years now. In fact, I’ve always loved writing so much, that I used to feel guilty for getting paid for it. I got over that.
In my blogs, sometimes I’m a literary fool as I try to wax eloquent with inspirational prose or poetry. Other times I morph into a mentor with years of marriage, family, ministry, and writing experience (and hopefully wisdom) as I try to encourage and inspire others in those areas. Here, you’ll even find a book review or a great giveaway.
But most of the time I write about faith and the spiritual life. I enjoy helping others see God bigger–through His names and character–and trying to lead readers towards greater intimacy with Him. I try to fill my blogs with the same kind of encouragement that fill my devotions and books.
If through my blogs, articles, greeting cards, or inspirational books I can inspire you to write more purposefully, to live life joyfully, to love others sincerely, and to pursue Christ passionately, then my “mission” will be accomplished.
I’m also a minister’s wife who’s still madly in love with my husband (my high school sweetheart), a mom of two wonderful daughters and sons-in-law, and a Mimi of four precious grandchildren. I love gardening, photography, fishing with my husband, spending time with family, and reading great fiction.
Readers from over 174 countries/territories have visited my e-home! I’m so glad you’re one of them! Here are a few of my most popular blog posts. Some have also appeared on crosswalk.com.
I invite you to walk through the pages of my blogs—and my books. While you’re here, I hope you’ll find plenty of heart to heart encouragement. I blog early in the week, usually on Tuesday. You can sign up for my blogs and newsletters each week by RSS or choose e-mail (on my website side-bar) so you can also receive my updates, contests, and specials. If you’d like, you can check out my books.
More than anything, I want this e-home to be your home–less about me, more about you, and all about Him! Whether you’re single, married, young or old, this is my prayer for you:
“May our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who loved us and by his grace gave us eternal encouragement and good hope, encourage your hearts and strengthen you in every good deed and word” (2 Thessalonians 3:18 NIV).
You’ll find my contact info here. I love hearing from readers!
Rebecca Barlow Jordan is a best-selling inspirational author and speaker who loves to share God’s words of encouragement with others. She has authored or co-authored 11 books, including her newest devotional series: Day-votions® for Women, Day-votions® for Mothers, and Day-votions® for Grandmothers. Rebecca also wrote 40 Days in God’s Presence and 40 Days in God’s Blessing, as well as two best-selling series: the Daily in Your Presence series, which included the printing of a large, gift-boxed journal, and co-authored the Courage for the Chicken Hearted series. Her other books include At Home in My Heart, and Marriage Toners, a book she co-authored with her husband. She has also contributed to numerous other book publications, including Guideposts’ Mornings with Jesus 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016. In the Garden with God, Christmas with God, and three other Guideposts books.
You may have seen one of Rebecca’s inspirational greeting cards in Christian bookstores or gift shops. She has sold over 2000 greeting cards, stories, devotionals, inspirational poems, calendars, and articles to publications such as Home Life, Discipleship Journal, Marriage Partnership, Focus on the Family, and others. Rebecca also authored a series of children’s devotionals and a 365-day calendar, In His Image.
Rebecca married Larry, her high school sweetheart. As a minister’s wife, she has been teaching Bible studies and encouraging others since their first country church over forty years ago (home of “Miz Gordy” and the source of many lighthearted—and chickenhearted episodes.) Rebecca has also taught at writers’ conferences and has worked with women’s ministry and discipleship. She and her husband Larry have two married daughters and sons-in-law and four grandchildren and make their home in East Texas.
In 2008, Rebecca was awarded the Distinguished Alumni Award from Hardin-Simmons University where she attended. She has been a newspaper columnist and church deaf interpreter and has won two American Christian Writer’s Awards. Rebecca is a Speak Up graduate (Carol Kent), a member of AWSA (Advanced Writers and Speakers Association) and ACFW (American Christian Fiction Writers), and has been interviewed on numerous national radio stations.
Rebecca also enjoys gardening, photography, spending time with family, reading great fiction, fishing with her husband–and learning about God’s heart.