Keeping Love Alive interview on Wellsboro Home Page!

A new series called, Keeping Love Alive, begins today on Wellsboro Home Page and it features us and our book, I Love You & I Like You.  Hosted by John and Sara Vogt, we interview today via Facetime. Please click here to go the website and see the first installment. After you watch our interview you can enjoy other great resources from WHP!!!

Thanks….S&A Chapman

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The “Sun-tree”

I went for my every-other-day-four-mile-walk  and was so glad I had my camera phone with me. I was so excited to take a picture so others could see what I beheld. I quickly took the shot then put my phone away and just stood there and enjoyed our Creator’s incredible handiwork.

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I stayed long enough for the sun to change positions and bring a close to the unique light show then I continued my walk. As I headed deeper into the countryside I thought about what a blessing it is to know who to thank for scenes like the one I was privileged to see.

I can’t even imagine seeing the “sun-tree” (as I refer to it now each time I pass it) and then denying that God is the one who is responsible for the making of it. I’d have to be a fool to believe what I saw was merely a product of cosmic happenstance.

Here’s a song that was born from encounters like this with God’s creative awesomeness.

Steve

Our NEW CD “You Have My Word”

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Our new CD is now available!

In 2008 we were feeling like we were near the end of the trail of recording. For that reason we decided to name the CD we did that year, “Finish Well.” When we told folks that it could very well be our last release we would add, “If we ever do another one we’ll call it, “Just Kidding!” We were being facetious, sort of. In reality, we honestly did think we might never release another recording.

However…Steve so enjoys the process of songwriting that he just couldn’t abandon it. As a result, not only has he written many songs since then on his own, he branched out into the yet explored and fruitful world of co-writing. Writers on the co-written songs include Dana Bacon, Lindsey Williams and Joseph Habedank.

We have named this new 16-song CD, You Have My Word. The title song can be heard on this website by clicking here. Fifteen of the songs are newly written and one is a revisit (“Wednesday’s Prayer”). Most of the songs are stories and just a few of the topics covered are: committed love, the treasures of grandchildren, fishing with kids, praying for a lost parent, and the dangers of the internet.

Thanks to our friend and fellow musician, Lindsey Williams, for three of the tracks on the recording (Run, He’s Got A Line, One Day Longer). We included one track created by our multiple Grammy Award winning son/producer in the early years of his career (Wednesday’s Prayer). Steve did the remainder of the tracks in his laptop using the “Garage Band” software and an AKG414 mic.

We hope you’ll enjoy the songs on, “You Have My Word.” (See song list below) You can get the CD at our store (click here) or we will be posting the songs and lyrics for download in the next few weeks at our Bandcamp site. (You can save a little on postage by ordering via mail with a check or money order (13.00) to: S&A Family/ PO Box 337 / Pleasant View, TN 37146)

Thanks so much to those of you who asked to hear the songs again!

Annie

Songs on “You Have My Word”: Down to Logan, You Have My Word, Laughter In These Walls, Treasures, Scars of Love, One Day Longer, I Like You Too, Run, Save My Father, Get ‘em Ready, Wednesday’s Prayer, One Little Word, Tangled Web, He’s Got A Line, The Friends You Keep, Just Add Water

Three Bridges-Recommended Music

2_Panel_FolderThe award winning Gospel trio, Three Bridges is releasing their 4th project with the Mansion Entertainment label and is titled, Jesus Saves. Click on the group name above and a sampling of the entire collection of songs can be heard.

I’m especially excited about this release (from Mansion Entertainment) not only because I’m a fan of the Three Bridges sound, also, it contains three songs written by Steve. The song titles are:

Brand Newa foot tapping song with a lyric that every “long time pilgrim” will appreciate!

Unknown Soldiers- a powerfully moving tribute to those who have served our nation in the military. Steve wrote this song with our east-Tennessee friend and fellow songwriter, Dana Bacon. See a picture below of the two buddies in their element and loving every minute of it.

Water Grave - an incredibly well-delivered rendition of Steve’s song about baptism

Three Bridges is made up of Elliott McCoy, Shannon Smith and Jeremie Hudson. All three are great singers who pool their voices to make a blend that is rich and unmistakably identifiable. Other songs on the CD are, Jesus Saves- Never Fades (title cut), Satisfied, The Lord Will Make A Way Somehow, A Time Such as This, Livin’ Forgiven, When God Does the Doin’, Made Up Mind. 

If you want to enjoy some great music that will encourage you, too, get a copy of this new CD. (Plus, it’ll help Steve & Dana get more strings for their “geeztars.”)   Annie

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New Song! “I Like You, Too!”

DSC_3316 To go with our latest book for marrieds titled, I Love You & I Like You, we wrote a new song to use at our live events. Its called, I Like You, Too! You can hear it by clicking the play button in the box below.

Usually before we sing this new song we tell couples that when they hear the harmonica interlude its their cue to briefly tell something they like about each other. If you’re so inclined to do so while listening to this song together, please do. As the harmonica provides the background music for your exchange you never know what can happen. Perhaps a little spark might ignite a bigger fire!

By the way, this song is on our new CD called, You Have My Word. Check it out at our store by clicking here.

 

 

 

 

Steve’s Latest Book For Hunters-The Tales Hunters Tell

 

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I’m excited and grateful to introduce my latest book release written especially for hunters.

The Tales Hunters Tell is just what the subtitle implies, “stories of adventure and inspiration!”  The tales are based on stories I’ve lived as well as some I’ve heard along the trail of life. I suspect you’ll smile a lot while reading because you’ll see yourself in the scenes, and because hunters can be an emotional lot, your eyes might even get a little misty with one of the stories.

In addition to the ten new tales in the book, Harvest House Publishers has graciously included the entire text of the original book titled, “Full Draw.” This suspenseful story is about a hunter named Joe Tanner who, while in the woods pursuing the elusive whitetail, finds himself being pursued by a couple of dangerous fugitives. His only hope for survival is to use his hunting skills. You’ll also be intrigued by the way his wife, son and a few friends get involved in the fray.

My thanks to all of you have read my previous books for hunters and I hope you’ll enjoy this new offering. With deer season not too far away you’ll need some reading material while you wait for the big one to walk under your stand. Just don’t forget to look up every once in a while as you read!

Steve Chapman

 

 

Make the Call…You’ll be Glad You Did!

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They’re waiting on the other end…

 

We hope the new song we featured for Father’s Day (posted below) was motivation for someone to give their Dad a call. But as the song implies, there are other calls in life that are important to make. If there’s someone you feel you need to call, go ahead and dial the number. You never know what a difference it will make. If you need encouragement to do so…give the song a listen.

Thanks!

S&A

“That’s A Call”/Steve Chapman/Times & Seasons Music/BMI/2013  – Available only as a download

Annie sings “Holy Spirit, Thou Art Welcome” in WV State Capitol Building!

West Virginia State Capitol Charleston, WV At this year’s National Day of Prayer service held on May 1st at West Virginia’Annie s state capitol building in Charleston, WV, Annie’s voice filled the entire building. Alice Click, Annie’s sister who lives in the state, arranged for the playing of Annie’s version of the song, “Holy Spirit, Thou Art Welcome.” What an honor for a native West Virginian and what an important and timely prayer that was prayed in the hall’s of the capitol of our home state.

The song is included in this post and no payment is required for the download. May this prayer be answered as you sing along.

“Holy Spirit, Thou Art Welcome”/Written by Dottie Rambo, David Huntsinger/John T Benson Publishing/Heart Warming Music/ASCAP/Available only as a download

“Save My Father”

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Not long ago at a wild game dinner event where I was to speak a gentleman privately came to me and said something that gripped my heart. He quietly whispered, “My dad is here tonight. He’s not saved and I’ve been praying that he will respond to the Gospel.”

The look of concern on the son’s face as he spoke of his great hope that his dad would yield his life to Christ was an expression I couldn’t forget. I began to wonder how many others have the same desperate longing in their hearts for their father or another loved one who is yet to know Christ as Savior.

 With that in mind, the song included with this post was written. My hope is that “Save My Father” might be an encouraging melody and lyric that will echo in your heart as you pray for someone you love who is spiritually lost.

(“Save My Father” / Steve Chapman / Times & Seasons Music, Inc/ BMI …This song is available only as a download at this time)

 

 

 

“He’s Got a Line”

Do you feel alone as a Christian in your workplace? Do folks consider you strange because you don’t take part in behavior that you prefer to avoid? If so, you might recognize yourself in 1 Peter 4:2-6b.

DSC_3595“…and you won’t be spending the rest of your life chasing after evil desires but will be anxious to do the will of God. You have had enough in the past of the evil things the godless enjoy- sex sin, lust, getting drunk, wild parties, drinking bouts, and the worship of idols, and other terrible sins. Of course, your former friends will be very surprised when you don’t eagerly join them anymore in the wicked things they do, and they will laugh at you in contempt and scorn. But just remember that they must face the Judge of all, living and dead; they will be punished for the way they have lived. That is why the Good News was preached…”

To encourage you to not waver in your determination to maintain high moral standards at your job (or anywhere else for that matter!), here’s a story in song about a coal miner who chose to do so.

“He’s Got A Line” / Steve Chapman / Times & Seasons Music / BMI / 2014 / This song is available only as a download here at this site.

“So if you are suffering according to God’s will, keep on doing what is right and trust yourself to the God who made you, for He will never fail you.” (v. 19)