Bio Karen Showell is a humble, yet an awesome Graphic artist and Gospel singer. She has traveled extensively around the world, including Europe, Japan and Canada. A shy girl, Karen gained confidence through her singing, which she did every Sunday in the choir in the Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Her Great- Grand Father the late Emit Hill Sr. Was the Pastor and founder of the church. Karen recorded her first single when she was just thirteen years of age. Her hit single 'I'm just a little girl in love and We’re not too young to fall in love, written by Jackie Beavers co-writer of Someday will be together by Diana Ross and the Supremes. In her later years, Karen moved to Tustin California, where she sang background for Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis Jr. Karen went on to sing as opening acts for such superstars as B.B. King, Mille Jackson, and the late David Ruffin, just to name a few. Karen is married to Pastor Bradley Showell. Together they had four beautiful children. Joy, Diamond, (Deceased) Courtney, and Jeremy. Karen understands that her voice and her graphic talent are instruments and they will always be used for God’s glory alone. Karen’s graphic art and music are raw and powerful. Karen is a songwriter. Karen also writes Christian Poetry and Short stories. Karen has never really been concerned about becoming a superstar. Her concern is that Jesus Christ shines within her. Karen's songwriting, graphic artwork, and music has blossomed into more mature, meaningful material because her focus is on her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Karen has made it no secret that she has struggled with years of drug addiction. She is not proud of the past, but she is proud of the fact that she has overcome her addiction. Karen has made it her mission to help others who are struggling with their addiction. She is also in the process of writing her biography called 'Finally free'. In her biography Karen talks about how hard it was making it to the other side. She states that “it could’ve been a lot easier if she had just let go and let God”, but instead of turning it over to him, she kept trying to quit on her own. She finally realized that every time she tried to quit, in a manner of a few months or sometimes even a year, she would be right back to doing drugs again. It was only when she completely gave it over totally to God that he delivered her once and for all. She now realizes that there is a difference between her quitting and God delivering her. She knows that being off drugs is a gift from God and that she would never abuse the gift that he has given to her again. Karen turns to her artwork and gospel singing as a release from her drug addiction. It is her mission to help others to get free from drugs. Karen realizes that it is only because of God's grace and mercy that she is drug free today. It is because of her gratefulness that she chooses to use our craft only for the glory of God. Karen is also an ordained Minister of the Gospel. Karen lives to spread the Gospel of her wonderful Lord and Savior Jesus Christ through her artwork and music. She is bold in preaching the Gospel, yet at the same time she very loving in her approach to spread the good news. She is not ashamed of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Karen's music and artwork inspire others to become more Christ like. She is very humble and down to earth. Karen continues to keep it real as she spreads the good news of Jesus Christ. Karen is on a natural high, when she is writing, doing her artwork and performing for her Lord. Her music and art is a must have for any person that is going through the fire.
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The reason that I wrote "Masterpiece" is because God placed it on my heart to let each one of you know just how special you are to Him. He wants US to know that we are a work of Art in progress. Each of us are uniquely made in the image of God. Isn't that wonderful? There is a verse in my song that says: "You've got to know, that Jesus would never ever fail you." "You've got to know that It doesn't matter how many times we fall. Just as long as we get back up." As for me. I know that I fall every day, but I also know that every day. Jesus is right there to pick me up. He is also there to pick you up when you fall also. God want's us all to know that we are all a work of art that he planned a long time ago. He is God! He could have made us in a millisecond, but He is so loving, kind,and patient. that He is taking His precious time to work on each of us. The wonderful thing is that He is continually painting our lives every day. He's Painting away our fears, He's painting away our hurts, He's painting away our Sorrows, and He is painting away our tears. All that He asked of us is that, we become his canvas. A lot of times, this requires us to be still and quiet. This will allow Him do what He does best. As an artist, I know when I am painting, I have to stop for a moment just to think. I have to picture in my mind what I would like the end result of my painting to be. Sometimes I think God, thinks this very same way. You have got to know that you are very valuable to God, and He is not going to paint just any old thing. You are precious in the sight of God, even though there will be people in your lives that think you are not. However, It doesn't matter what people may say or think about you or I. All that matters is what Jesus thinks Because at the end of the day. He has the final say. Jesus is not just creating any old painting. He is creating a "Masterpiece" out of our lives, so that all the world can see HIS light shining through us. God has a unique purpose for everything that he does, and also for everything that he asked us to do. He has placed his light inside of us, not for US to shine, but that the world may see HIM, and that light would lead them back to HIM. This is our purpose for being on this earth. I have found out that any time that you try to do anything for Jesus, especially if your heart is sincere, and you are trying to win souls to Jesus, The devil will do everything in his power to try and stop you. He will calls sickness, hurt, Pain, fear, sorrow,tears,stumbling blocks, and anything else that he can find to try to thwart God's plans for your life. Don't listen to him! He will not win! You are a blessed and divinely favored! So the next time that the devil tries to tell you that you are going to fail, that you are nothing, and that you are not going to make it, always remember. That you are God's "Masterpiece". (Ephesians 2:10 NLT) “We are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.”