Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Jordan's Message



                Dear Family and Friends   

              Be Kind to One Another in 2018
During my  book signing this past spring. I met many people desiring a life of happiness and I saw many reaching out for kindness.  I realize at many events that introducing my books, and especially this last one I co-authored with another LDS writer, Jewel Adams, I was blessed to meet people that didn’t even want anything to do with a life transformed through kindness, a life inspired by love that could only through the Holy Spirit.  I know the Holy Ghost has inspired my desire to help others through The Road Home and the Christmas Box House, organizations that help to bless broken and damaged children who have been forgotten. 


I realize the gift and the blessing of giving to those who are less fortunate does not stop at Christmas.  My books have a message that needs to be in the heart of everyone who embraces hope, teaching them the ability to share what is inside their hearts.  I know  my published books are different from one another, for God’s glory is sharing His love for you through my books, and 100% goes directly to transform the pain and brokenness many live with today. A portion of the proceeds of Out of the Closet and By Invitation are donated to The Road Home Shelter and The Christmas Box House.


I know that I fall short when showing my gratitude, my love and kindness the way Jesus asked of me to.  The Lord is waiting for us just to realize our transformation can begin for you today.  I strive hard not to hurt others and try to measure up to who I say I am representing, and I try to treat others the way God expects me to treat them, whether I like them or not!  These are things I reach for every day because I want to be a witness of God’s healing power in my books and my teachings to others.


Jesus gave us the best example of how to love each other when He walked on earth.  I’m learning to teach others how to meet the needs of people and my prayer is that God will work through my life this year, sharing my books and my love of the gospel of Jesus Christ.  May God work through you and may the teaching in my books bring comfort to everyone who purchase my books for one purpose ,and that is to transform children’s broken lives. Remember, 100% comes from your open heart and your purchase for you will be changed by changing the lives of a child.   Thank you for making a better life for children by purchasing all five books. 

You be the judge of what you want to share with others as a member of a community encouraging kindness and sharing appropriate messages that inspire everyone to love one another just as Jesus has loved you and me.  This is my desire for all of us, friends, family, biological families, and spiritual families.  Let’s be the change either through speaking or writing books.  Your voice I support and validate to help be the change we all want to see in our world.  Let’s make America great!
             
A CHARITY BY BROKEN WINGS MOTHER’S DAY BOOK TOUR

 Out of the Closet Into the Light

After living a life of abuse, abandonment and homosexuality, Jordan Jantz made the ultimate choice. Leaving his old life behind, Jordan came to know and understand God's love for him, as well as discover his own part in the eternal plan. But this book isn't just about his Christian conversion and lifestyle change, it is also about all the things he suffered that helped to bring him to this point. It's about everything he was, everything he is, and everything he is on his way to becoming. Simply put, this is the story of his journey from the painful, cold darkness into the light. A portion of the proceeds from Out of the Closet Into the Light will be donated to The Christmas Box International to support abused and neglected children.

Embraced
It is hard times that change the course of our lives. In this book
I reveal these moments to show my own fallibility. This book is far different from what I originally envisioned. It reflects what I've found not what I predicted. This book does not follow a conventional outline because as you all know, real life is not conventional. Each experience can become embraced in our life.
We are all writing the story of our life. We want to know what it's about. What are its themes and which theme is on the rise? People want to know where this book is taking them and where they are headed.Not to spoil our heart-embracing ending, but I want to ensure that when the ending comes, it won't be shallow; I will have done something life-transforming for others through this book. This book is about that life-transformation we all want for ourselves. I began this book because I hit that point in my life. I became intrigued by people who had unearthed their true calling...or those people who were willing to try.In this book, Embraced, nothing seems braver to me than facing up to one's own identity and filtering out the chatter that tells us to be something we're not. In this book I hit on an incredible well-spring of honesty. Complete strangers opened their lives and their homes to me, confessing honesty and events that had never been revealed to ordinary people. By that I mean they did not have resources of character traits available to them to give them an uncommon advantage in pursuing a better life.I'm not an expert of any sort. I have not one credential and nothing to speak about in the academic department, just what you all read about in the book produced by author and owner of Jewel of the West Publishing, Jewel Adams, Out of the Closet Into the Light, and the live video produced by the President of North Star International and Voice(s) of Hope, Ty Mansfield. These are the only things that I did that ever can be considered helpful additions to the world we share.I did learn from working on this book, Embraced, that it is the hard times that change the course of our lives. In this book I reveal these moments to show my own fallibility. This book is far different from what I originally envisioned. It reflects what I've found not what I predicted. This book does not follow a conventional outline because as you know, real life is not conventional. Each experience can become embraced in our life. So this book is to unearth the psychological secrets that haunt us. It is not organized by industry or personality type. It is not a travelogue. It is about misconceptions and fears.When people heard this book's title, the most common question I got asked was, "So is your book about your life, or about careers?" and I'd laugh and warn them not to get trapped by semantics. I answered, "It is about people who've dared to be honest with themselves." When reading it, I know you will become embraced. 
 Pieces of Cakes
A CHILDREN'S BOOK   This Portland author in his latest book for children, "Pieces of Cakes", introduces your child to basic kindness and spirituality using enjoyable illustrated pictures of desserts.
Each piece of cake is a flavor of its own. Reading this to your child and family brings together each individual slice of cake and forms a whole cake. What a Family Home Evening this book promises to be! This children's storybook of "Pieces of Cakes" opens your heart when all the pieces come together. Creativity and flavor bring family to laughter in a clean sophisticated children's story authored by Jordan Jantz with special dedication to women who reach out and touch children's lives with kindness each day of their lives in some way. Relief Society girls, this is your opportunity to shine as a honey-bee to all the other girls as you share the kindness and the surprises of this book to all your sisters! And brothers, too! Embrace your son while experiencing the variety of flavorful cakes, each one illustrated with a touching ending that will keep your child wanting to read "Pieces of Cakes" over and over. Most valuable about Jordan Jantz's "Pieces of Cakes" children's book is that 100% of all proceeds go to the Christmas Box House International for neglected and abused children.
We're Gonna Make it After All
Jordan brings a fresh viewpoint, stemming from his
wealth of experience with the hearts of broken and left-behind children, many you will embrace through their art in this book. With his special knowledge of children and their work, it is Jordan’s pleasure to thank the thousands of friends and children who are responsible for this book’s wide and happy acceptance. Art continues to enjoy an ever-increasing popularity. You may use this book with joy and an increasing awareness of the scope and power of art and poetry. As always with Jordan’s books, 100% of proceeds of this book will go directly to the Christmas Box House. Thank you for your donation to save the hearts and spirits of children who need your support through your purchase of this book.
By Invitation
In a world that is one giant tangled mass of confusion, it is so easy to become lost on our journey through life, and evil abounds,
especially at this critical time. This small book contains personal thoughts of hope and inspired truths about the workings of the atonement of Jesus Christ in every open and believing mind and heart. These are the final days before the Savior's return, and it is our hope that the insights shared in these few pages will help the reader focus on what is truly important in this life, and prompt hearts to prepare spiritually for the coming of the bridegroom. A Note from Jewel: I feel utterly blessed to have been able to share in this project with Jordan. God truly blessed him with a heart of gold, and though many disagree with Jordan's choice to focus on helping the homeless, the Lord has strengthened him during his times of trial and this amazing man is holding fast to the Lord's plan for him, putting the Savior's will at the forefront and not caving to the will of man. After all, man is nothing without the Lord, and in the end, Jordan's adversaries will be judged by THE JUDGE and dealt with accordingly. Like me, Jordan's allegiance lies firmly with God, and God will surely bless him for it.

Thank you all that continue touching children’s broken lives through yours kindness financially buying one of my five books that make the difference in the lives of children.  You have opened the doors of your heart when giving to make a better life for children who are abandon and broken.  In writing this book, I found much peace knowing that God’s love for his people is renewing for my soul as I share God’s glory in the next life.  Every knee will bow and every tongue confess Jesus Christ is Lord.
Purchase a copy of the new book that I co-wrote with Jewel Adams and you will change the life of a child with gratitude.  You will be blessed by blessing a child on the road home.  Every child needs a little help.  May my portion of this book flow over where hungry children will eat through spiritual peace that I pray for every child. 
100% of Jordan's portion of the proceeds from By Invitation will be donated to help the homeless.
To learn more about The Road Home, visit their website.
The Road Home
Order By Invitation by Jewel Adams and Jordan Jantz on Amazon.
Kindle:
Amazon    Paperback: Amazon

 
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Thank you all from all walks of life coming together showing your true colors supporting what Jesus is doing through my life to touch and transform a life through my speaking engagements and book sales.  I thank you!

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Letting Go and Finding Closure



The road to closure and moving on in my life has not been an easy one. Sometimes I have felt like all I've had to show for my journey is painful blisters on my feet, my heart, and my spirit that never seem to heal - not because they can't, but because they haven't been allowed to. Sometimes I have felt like my life is an act in the Ringling Brother's Circus and I have constantly jumped through hoops trying to perform, willing to do whatever it takes to find my place in the lives of those I care about, forever feeling like I don't measure up, like if I had just done a little more, maybe those whom I have loved would love me.

But no more.

I realize now that I have been looking for validation in all the wrong places. I have been looking to receive love from people who possess hearts of stone, people ruled by Satan instead of God, people so ugly on the inside, there is no room for God. And if there is no room for God in their hearts, then why am I looking for a place there?
So, I have decided to stop looking because the search has been without fruit. The real fruit of love is in God, in Jesus Christ, and in those who truly reflect Christ in their own hearts, by their words and example.

One person in particular told me he wanted nothing else to do with me and neither does his wife, and that I just needed to let it go. His words hurt like hell and just about broke me. But then it finally occurred to me, he was right. I did need to let it go. I needed to let my search for the love taken from a lost son go and focus on the Father that truly loves me - the Father who will never let me down, and that father is my Father in Heaven.
He knows my heart. He knows when others are trying to shatter it - and me - and He picks up the broken pieces and puts them back together. As long as my Heavenly Father and my Savior are with me, it doesn't matter who is against me. The evil ones in this world will one day receive their just reward just as the Lord will have His vengeance.

This is a new day, and as I have said before, a heart may be broken, but it beats just the same, and mine will beat until my work on this earth is done. I can only imagine that sweet day.
My heart is filled with love for all people, even the ones who don't want that love. It is a mended heart that sits inside me, a man who has been redeemed.
My heart is God's. It belongs to Him, and no one will ever take it away.
To all of you who have tried to do just that, well, guess what? You may be recruited in Satan's army, but you will never win. The battle has already been won, and not by you.
If you want to move to the Savior's side, there is still time. I will continue to pray for you, but I will no longer engage in a fruitless battle. I will just continue to pray and let Christ fight the battle for me.






100% of Jordan's portion of the proceeds from By Invitation will be donated to help the homeless.
To learn more about The Road Home, visit their website.
The Road Home

Order By Invitation by Jewel Adams and Jordan Jantz on Amazon.
Kindle: Amazon    Paperback: Amazon

Stop by Jordan's Amazon page to check out his other titles! Amazon
Voices of Hope
Broken wings: http://www.jordanjantzembraced.com/home.html
 JordansCharity4Children@gmail.com

Tuesday, March 27, 2018




I’M RENEWED BY THE LIGHT OF NORTH STAR’S COMMITMENT OF SETTING THE CAPTIVES FEE.  GOD BLESS YOU DURING GENERAL CONFERENCE AND THIS YEAR’S EASTER CELEBRATION. 
ALL TO JESUS, I SURRENDER ALL, BECAUSE I AM GIVING IT ALL UP FOR YOUR LOVE!

"Happy Easter to all my loved ones at North Star and Voices of Hope, friends and Church family."

Returning home from my amazing experience at the Mt. Timpanogos temple, I felt my eyes were opened in a way I had never experienced in the temple.  More people than not were getting alarmed, working together, just being together out and about, walking side by side if not hand in hand, with malice toward none.  I believe in staying focused on the overwhelmingly positive good that reveals itself in my daily encounters.  What Jesus did in Gethsemane and on the cross gives me the real adventure of my life.  Who will you be?  How will you show up when it matters?  Take pleasure in the natural rhythms of your life in Christ.  I hope to use all opportunities to open my eye and meet each new day with happiness, and I hope this Easter brings happiness as all of you brought happiness into my life over the years.

Don’t let anyone squash your spirit to serve Jesus Christ.  He will never be ashamed of you. He died for you because He loves you.  Who would give up their life so you could have a better one?  I can only imagine.
Happy Easter brothers and sisters!
From your Easter bunny in Portland, Oregon, and Faith, Jordan’s little yorkie.

Jordan Jantz
H-503-223-3648
C-602-677-1604
1430 SW 12th Avenue, Apt. 1709
Portland, OR 97201

   
Purchase a copy of the new book that I co-wrote with Jewel Adams and you will change the life of a child with gratitude.  You will be blessed by blessing a child on the road home.  Every child needs a little help.  God bless us all!
100% of Jordan's portion of the proceeds from By Invitation will be donated to help the homeless.


To learn more about The Road Home, visit their website.
The Road Home

Order By Invitation by Jewel Adams and Jordan Jantz on Amazon.
Kindle: Amazon    Paperback: Amazon

Stop by Jordan's Amazon page to check out his other titles! Amazon
Voices of Hope
Broken wings: http://www.jordanjantzembraced.com/home.html
 JordansCharity4Children@gmail.com