Archives for December 2014

Henry Slaughter…88th Birthday Party

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Annie, Kim Bolton, Joan Cook, Kay Dekalb Smith…. Henry & Hazel Slaughter

For the past fifteen years I have met with some ladies who have also been in traveling ministries.  One of them is Hazel Slaughter who is married to the legendary pianist and songwriter, Henry Slaughter. We just celebrated

Henry's B'day Piano Cake

Henry’s B’day Piano Cake

Henry’s 88th birthday and want you to also rejoice with us that God gave us this incredible man who penned such Gospel Music classics as, “If The Lord Wasn’t Walking By My Side,” “What A Precious Friend is He,” and “We’ve Come This Far By Faith.”

Henry’s songs have been recorded by such greats as Elvis Presley, Connie Smith, Red Foley, and Mahalia Jackson and numerous Gospel Music groups.

God bless Henry & Hazel and their son and daughter, David and Amanda and their families as well as the memory of their son, Mike.

Annie

PS…I must add that a highlight for Steve in 2014 was songwriting with Henry. Along with Jeff Pearles the three of them wrote a beautiful song (posted below) titled, “Did You Give Them Jesus.”

Wild Game Dinner DVD with Steve

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Steve…Live DVD

If you’ve never been to a Wild Game Dinner event to hear Steve speak…or, if you’ve been to an event and want to relive the experience or let someone else enjoy it, here’s your chance.

This new DVD is a live recording of an event that took place at Life Community Church in Jamestown, NC. It includes unforgettable stories brought to life from Steve’s books, memorable video clips as well as entertaining songs filled with lyrics that will move your heart. The songs featured are: Let ‘Em Be Boys, First One, Just Add Water, I Want to Go With My Daddy, Follow the Blood, and Finish Well.

We invite you to click here to go to the store where the DVD can be ordered.

Blessings on your seasons!

(Slider photo by: Shelly Gibson/Shelly Gibson Photo-Jonesboro, AR)

Hunters Have a Season of Reading

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From Devin

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From Joe

During this hunting season I’ve received some very nice emails from hunters reporting that they are reading the devotional version of A Look At Life From A Deer Stand while in the deer stand. Here’s a couple of photos they have sent along with a touching message from a fellow hunter named, Joe.

Hello sir. I am emailing you this picture along with my story. As a 29 year old man in the world today, it is a rough world. I was a struggling Christian who wanted to be a better man, but also live in the world. A month ago I found myself in a place where I felt hopeless, stuck, and sad. So I turned to what I knew from my childhood and that was Christ. I am more then a avid hunter as I currently am with a outdoor show and am blessed to share my moments in the woods with people on TV. The other day I was walking in Walmart and found the daily devotional. I saw it’s size and thought it be a nice thing to have to put in my pack to go with me to the treestand. So here is a photo I took yesterday. I find the woods to be pure still and a place I feel closest to God and can talk to him. Please share this photo with Steve and tell him thank you for making great books for guys like me to read and enjoy. Thank you. 
Its a blessing to get this kind of feedback from hunters and fishermen. My sincere thanks to each one who has responded and continued blessings on your seasons!!!
Steve Chapman

Thank a Teacher!

If you have or had a teacher who deserves your thanks for what they did for you, be sure to let them know.  I was grateful to have the opportunity to recently thank the sweet woman who was my creative writing class teacher in my senior year of high school. You’ll meet Mrs Margaret Withrow in this video and learn why  I consider her as one the most influential people in my life.

The detailed story of how Mrs. Withrow planted the seed of writing in my heart is in chapter 11 of my book,                                               “Another Look At Life From A Deer Stand.”  The chapter title is, “Turtle on a Fencepost.”

My sincere thanks to Harvest House Publishers in Eugene, Oregon for their hand in the blessing I was able to give to Mrs. Withrow.

Steve