Karen Showell


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.


Location: Grand Rapids, MI
Zipcode: 49548
Country: US

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Please Check out my New CD

By Karen Showell, 2015-06-19

Please Check out my New CD

If you need to be uplifted and encouraged, then this is the CD for you.

Thank you for listening.


My music can be found on iTunes, Amazon.com., Beats, music,

7-digital, C.D. Baby,Sony music unlimited, Tunecore, Rido music, iheart Radio. Spotify, Jango Radio, Indie Gospel, Soundcloud, Reverbnation,etc.




By Karen Showell, 2014-10-02

Hey Everyone,

It's Karen.

Check This out!

If you are having problems or as we Christians say. "Going through the Fire". Then You Need to listen to my New Single that I just wrote.
"I Can't Do This Own My Own".
God wants to Help you.

Check out my New Album

"I Can't Do This Own My Own".


We cannot work our problems out on our own, but God has a better way. A Easier Way. Find out just what that is.
I pray that This will be a blessing to your soul, mind, and spirit.

God Bless you and Thank you for Listening.
Karen Showell

P.S. You can find all of my music on iTunes, Amazon.com, Google Play store

God Bless you and Thank you for Listening.
Karen Showell

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Nothing changes God's love for His children.

By Karen Showell, 2014-11-13
Nothing changes God's love for His children. 

What is Agape Love? 
How does this kind of love express itself? 

The Apostle Paul gives us an excellent description in 
1 Corinthians 13:13 

Love is very patient and kind, never jealous or envious, never boastful or proud, never haughty or selfish or rude. Love does not demand its own way. It is not irritable or touchy. It does not hold grudges and will hardly even notice when others do it wrong. 

It is never glad about injustice, but rejoices whenever truth wins out. If you love someone you will be loyal to him no matter what the cost. You will always believe in him, always expect the best of him, and always stand your ground in defending him. 

All the special gifts and powers from God will someday come to an end, but love goes on forever... 

There are three things that remain -- faith, hope, and love -- and the greatest of these is love. 

God Loves us Unconditionally!

God loves with Agape, This love is described in 1 Corinthians 13. 

He loves you and I so much that He sent His Son to die on the cross for us, that we might have everlasting life. His love is not based on performance. Christ loves you and I so much that while we were yet a sinner, He died for us. 

God's love for you and I is unconditional and undeserved. He loves us in spite of our disobedience, our weaknesses, our sins and our selfishness. He loves you and I, enough to provide a way to an abundant, eternal life. He loved us enough to make the way to Heaven easy. From the Cross Christ cried out, "Father, forgive them for they know not what they are doing." If God loved those who are sinners that much, can you imagine how much He loves us? 

The love that God has for you and I is far beyond our human comprehension. Jesus prayed, "My prayer for all of them (the disciples and believers of all ages) is that they will be of one heart and mind, just as you and I are, Father...I in them and you in me, all being perfected into one -- so that the world will know you sent me and will understand that you love them as much as you love me." 

Think of it! God loves us as much as He loves His only begotten Son, the Lord Jesus. What a staggering, overwhelming truth to comprehend! We need to have no fear of someone who loves us perfectly. You and I need never be reluctant to trust God with our entire life for He truly loves us. And the almost unbelievable part of it is that He loves us even when we are disobedient. 

Nothing Can Separate you from the Love of Christ Jesus. 

The Apostle Paul wrote in Romans 8:35-39 
(The Living Bible) 

Who then can ever keep Christ's love from us? When we have trouble or calamity, when we are hunted down or destroyed, is it because He doesn't love us anymore? And if we are hungry, or penniless, or in danger, or threatened with death, has God deserted us? No, for the Scriptures tell us that for his sake we must be ready to face death at every moment of the day -- we are like sheep awaiting slaughter; but despite all this overwhelming victory is ours though Christ who loved us enough to die for us. 

For I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from his love. Death can't, and life can't. The angels won't, and all the powers of hell itself cannot keep Gods' love away. Our fears for today, or worries about tomorrow or where we are -- high above the sky, or in the deepest ocean -- nothing will ever be able to separate us from the love of God demonstrated by our Lord Jesus Christ when He died for us. 

Such love is beyond our ability to grasp with our minds, but it is not beyond our ability to experience with our hearts. 

With that being said: 
The least we can do is give him a chance. 
I guarantee you will never regret that choice. 
I dare you to try my Jesus! 

Always Remember that: YOU ARE LOVED! 

Written by Karen Showell
 © Copyright

Nothing Intimidates Jesus.

By Karen Showell, 2014-11-13
Nothing Intimidates Jesus. 

No matter what difficult situation you may be facing today, Jesus can turn it around! You may be having money problems,The doctors may have told you there's no hope. Your bank account may be empty and the creditors knocking on the door. There may be trouble in your family or on your job. 

The devil wants to make it look like God is not going to answer your prayer. One of your loved ones may be in prison. You may feel that your problems are stacked so high that they are falling on top of you. You may have an addiction and it seems like you will never overcome it. Well!, 

Have I got news for you. 
While you are trying to figure out your problems, 
Jesus has already worked them out! 

Don't let the devil fool you! 
He has never devised a problem that faith in Jesus cannot fix! 
Nothing intimidates Jesus! 

Hear me loud and clear! 
It's just as easy for Jesus to heal a cancer as it is for Him to heal a headache. It is as easy for Him to buy you a new home as it is for Him to pay your rent. 
I dare you to believe God’s word! 

But you can't do it by dragging around in an attitude of defeat. 
If you want to walk in constant victory, you must develop a spirit of faith and persevere when the devil is putting pressure on you. 
Faith believes God's word just because God said it- whether natural circumstances seem to agree or not. 

That means if you want to maintain a spirit of faith in the area of healing, you must start by getting your Bible and finding out what God has said about healing. 

Then you must choose to receive that word as the truth. 
Then say it! Say, "The word says healing belongs to me and I believe it!" keep putting the word in your heart day after day until faith rises up within you and your body begins to line up with that word. 

People with the spirit of faith always receive the blessings of God. They may go through testing and trials, but they come out victorious every time.
I like those odds, don't you? I like to beat the devil every time.
And glory to God, we can do it if we'll walk continually in the spirit of faith. 
Keep faith stirred up. Get your expectancy up and out there ahead of where you are now. 

Dare to believe God. 

Written by Karen Showell
 © Copyright

New C.D. is released.

By Karen Showell, 2015-05-19
 New C.D. is released.

Hey everyone, my New C.D. is released.

"I'm Right Here"

I wrote all of these songs,To God be ALL the glory!

If you are going through the fire, then this is the C.D, for you

This is the physical C,D.

You can also get the MP3's from here too.

Thank you for helping me to spread the Gospel of our Lord and Savor Jesus Christ.

Love you all

Karen Showell



A Question for you

By Karen Showell, 2015-05-19



 A Question for you


I am sure that just about everyone has heard the song: 

Bridge Over Troubled Waters. 

 It is one of my favorites. 

It is a all time classic! 

Our lives are filled with goodness, as well as troubles.

Sometimes the winds and the waves of life can overwhelm us. 


The song says: 

I'm on your side, when times get rough, and friends just can't be found, like a bridge over troubled water, I will lay me down." 

I hear Jesus saying that He has laid his life down, not just for me, but for everyone. 

No one took his life, He gave it up voluntarily! 

Thank you Lord! 

He loves us so much that He allowed them to put nails in his hands and His feet. 

He allowed them to mock and beat him. 

He allowed them to spit upon him. 

Jesus is saying that he loves us in spite of our sins. 

He allowed himself to be the sacrificial Lamb. 

The bottom line is that Jesus went to Hell for us, so that we would not have to go. 

For these reasons alone, I will never be ashamed of my Jesus! 

Because of what Jesus has done for me, I will forever be bold in my faith, 

and I don't care who likes it! 

What about you?

Will you be bold in your Faith?


© Copyright 2015


Waiting on the Lord.

By Karen Showell, 2015-05-19

Waiting on the Lord.


Wait on the LORD: be of good courage,

and he shall strengthen thine heart:

wait, I say, on the LORD.

Psalms 27:14


If we as Christian’s were to be honest with ourselves,

We would admit that waiting on the Lord is one of the hardest things to do.

We must learn to trust God because He knows what is best for our lives.

He sees the whole picture.

Let me give you an example of what of I am talking about.

Let's say that you ask God for a new car.

At that very moment your prayer has been answered.

You want the car right away,

We'll maybe the Lord sees you getting killed in that

car in the next few days, so rather than giving you

the car when you want it, He will wait to give it to

you until he knows that it is safe.

So saints of God let us thank God for his divine

Wisdom. For He alone knows what

is best for our lives.



Jesus you are so wonderful!

Please teach us to trust in You when you tell us to wait.

Father, You see the past, the present, and the future.

Help us to always remember that you are in complete control of our lives,

and that you hear our every prayer.

Teach us Dear Lord to wait on you, with patience.


Written by Karen Showell

© Copyright

Jan 11th 2001

Don't worry!

By Karen Showell, 2015-05-19

Don't worry! 


The Bible shows us in Philippians 4:6. that God clearly commands us not to worry, but still we as Christians do. 

The word of God says, 

“Do not be anxious [do not worry] about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with Thanksgiving, present your requests to God.”

God also tells us that we should not worry about physical things, 

such as clothing or food. 

He assures us that He knows our needs and He promises to take care of them. 

God is not a man that He can tell a lie! 

If His word says it, then that's what it means. 

There are no ifs, ands, or buts about it! 


In Matthew 6:26, in the New Living Translation Bible clearly states, 

Look at the birds. They don't plant or harvest or store food in barns, for your heavenly Father feeds them. And aren't you far more valuable to him than they are? 


He promises that he will take care of the birds and then he asks us a question. 

He asks, Are we more valuable than the birds of the air? 

When you think about it, it is pretty silly huh? 

We know that we are more valuable than any bird. 

If God promises to take care of the bird, than we should know without a shadow of a doubt that he is going to take care of our every need. 

Does this mean that things will not get hard sometimes? 

Of course not. 

It is a part of life. 

We are all going to have our problems. 

The victory is in how we handle the problem. 

We can choose to do one or two things, 

We can sit around and weep and moan, or we can to get up and put on some praise music, and praise God until our miracle comes! 

That is what I am choosing to do! 

What about you? 

Are you with me?! 


God wants us to know that He is concerned about our every need. 

It does not matter how big or small the problem is. 

God is concerned because He cares. 

He wants us to come to him with anything and everything, even if the sound silly to us. Worrying is just a part of our human nature. 

So how do we overcome our worries? 

The answer is very simple. 

In 1st Peter 5:7, 

the Bible tells us to cast our cares upon the Lord, because he cares for us. 


This means our anxiety too! 


God does not want us trying to carry the weight of the world on our shoulders. 

Number one, our shoulders are not big enough. 

We cannot change anything until God changes it anyway. 

So what's the sense and sitting around worrying? 

God promises not only to meet our needs, but to give us the peace that passes all understanding. 

Read Philippians 4:7 

All God asks of us is that when we come before him with our concerns that we will be humble and grateful. 

He loves it when we come to him. 

Think about how much you love your own children or your loved ones. 

If you see that your children or loved ones have a need, you will move mountains to make sure that they have what they need. 

Well, our loving father feels the same way about his children. 

The difference between Him and us is that he really CAN move mountains. 

If we were not Christians, then I think we would have to be concerned. 

But as long as you are a child of God, you do not have to worry or fear. 


Worry and fear are the devils two biggest tools that uses against Christians. 

If the devil can get your mind worrying about how you are going to solve a problem, or that problem, then he knows that you will not have time to sit down at the feet of Jesus and talk to Him about what is going on in your life. 


The devil loves to keep you afraid. 

He loves to paralyze you with fear! 

That way you won't make a move at all! 


It is time that we as Christians take our rightful authority that Jesus has given us, and tell the devil where he can go! 

As a matter of fact the devil is the one that need to be worried about US! 

Especially since God has given us all power! 

So the next time the devil tries to put those thoughts of fear and worry in your mind, you tell him that you are a child of God and that he has no control over your life. 


I dare you to start giving Jesus the praise! 

Praise Jesus in advance for what He is going to do. 

I guarantee you that, you won't be disappointed at what He will do! 


Written by Karen Showell

© Copyright 2014

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