Daddy’s Best Sermon

     This song, as you’ll see in the video, was written as a birthday gift to my Dad when he was still with us. He’s been with the Lord since Nov 28, 2015.

      Dad pastored for many years in Point Pleasant, WV. The lyric highlights the fact that his great skill in the pulpit was backed up by his integrity as a husband and father. My Mother, Lillian, my sister, Jeannie, and the members of each of our families are proud of his legacy and we look forward to seeing him again.

 

“Daddy’s Best Sermon” is available at this time only as a free video view. If you, too, were raised in the home of a Dad who was a pastor and who earned your respect, I hope you’ll share this song with him.

Steve Chapman

I’ve Never Felt So Close

“I’ve Never Felt So Close” was inspired by the story of a friend’s real life encounter with the comforting words of Psalm 73:28… 

“But as for me, the nearness of God is my good; I have made the Lord God my refuge, that I may tell of all Your works.”

I have no idea who might be encouraged by this song…I only know that I’m supposed to offer it…not just to tell the story of the one who lived it but for the one who someday will. 

“I’ve Never Felt So Close”

I won’t forget when I got the news

They said they did everything they could do

I’ve never been so alone and so afraid

A flood of fear had come to wash my hopes away

 

But in that room where my world turned so dark

He came to me and whispered to my heart

“I’m here with you, I heard your cry”

And in that moment I realized

 

I’ve never felt so close to the Lord

I’ve never known His presence like this before

In my time of greatest need

Like a friend He stood by me

I’ve never felt so close to the Lord

 

There was a peace I can’t explain

I even heard Him say my name

And with Him so near I knew it very well

The storm had passed before the last raindrop fell

 

Cho…

 

Steve Chapman/Times & Season Music/2017

Jeff Pearles/Jeffed Music

“Unspoken Request” Video

This lyric video was posted on You Tube by a gentleman named, David McCann. It features a song recorded by The McKameys on their Precious Seed CD that was written by Steve. Perhaps this will encourage someone who needs to be reminded that God cares very much about your “unspoken request.”

A Prayer Song For Your Family Thanksgiving Meal

 

Chapman Family Prayer 1957

Several years ago it was our family’s turn to say the table grace at the gathering of the Williamson “clan” on Thanksgiving Day in West Virginia. It was no surprise to everyone that Steve had put our table blessing to music. As he played the guitar the four of us began to sing the following song before the meal.

Through the years this short song has been used at mealtimes not only by our family but by many others who have heard the recording of it.

We invite you to use this musical prayer as you give thanks at your table.

God’s blessings to each of you… Steve & Annie

 

Guest of Honor

As our family gathers round this table
Where this meal has been prepared
Let all our hearts be grateful
As we offer up this prayer

“Our Father in Heaven
For this meal You have given
We want to say thank You
From our hearts
Bless the ones who prepared it
And Lord as we share it
Would You stay with us
And be our Guest of Honor.”

An Unforgettable Musical Experience

The introduction in the video says it all!!!!

New Book by Steve “Down Home Wit & Wisdom”

We now have copies in our Book Store of Steve’s newest book…it’s called:

“Down Home Wit & Wisdom…Truth Vittles That’ll Stick to Your Ribs”

Down Home Wit and WisdomWisdom packed with country flavor, Steve shares 70 terrific quips that reveal essential life truths. From “The bobber won’t bounce if it ain’t in the water” to “Sometimes you have to let your feet do the talkin’ for your heart,” these homespun adages, birthed in the countryside of Tennessee, the hills of West Virginia, and the backwoods near you, provide plenty to chew on, including:

> Greatness isn’t found in perfection, it’s found in recovery!

> True character is who you are when everybody’s looking!

> Friends help sow mischief, but reaping is done alone

Short-and-true stories showcase the down-home wisdom and how it applies to daily life. Clever, insightful, and entertaining, these maxims will make you smile…and think a bit.

 

“I Don’t Wanna Go Back…To The Old Me”

old houseEphesians 4:22 says, You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires… 

Whether you have recently given your life to Christ or you made that decision many years ago, we think you’ll appreciate this song that declares… “I don’t wanna go back to the old me!”

(Song written by Steve Chapman & Jeff Pearles / Times & Seasons Music & Jefed Music/BMI…available only as a download)

“52 Prayers For My Grandchild”

52 Prayers for My Grandchild

eBook version also available!!!

This book was written with the goal of encouraging our fellow grandparents to invest prayers in their grandchildren. Each prayer covers a specific topic that relates to the children’s character and future such as their health, friendships, dating, marriage, their work and most important, their eternal destiny. Also, a story is included with each topic, some serious and some very funny. We hope you’ll get this timely resource to use as inspiration as you pray for your grands. They are indeed our “greatest national resource.”

If you prefer to read books on your electronic device our publisher, Harvest House Publishers, has placed the entire text with eBook distributors including, but not limited to, Kindle, Nook, Kobo, Apple, and Google Play.

 

 

 

 

 

“When Jesus Appears” New song by Annie

Steve with parents, P.J. & Lillian

Steve with his parents, P.J. & Lillian

While I was with my folks in West Virginia my Dad and I were reading and discussing different passages of Scripture. The trail of The Word led us to 1 John 2:28 that says, “And now, dear children, continue in Him, so that when He appears we may be confident and unashamed before Him at His coming.” As we talked about this verse an idea for a new song came. It was written primarily as an encouragement to our children and their families but we want you to hear it, too. Annie does the lead vocal on “When Jesus Appears.” (Available only here at our website)

“The Key”

Many of us deeply desire to feel close to others and to serve them, especially family members. However, some are unable to do so because of being bound in some kind of prison. One of these prisons is unforgiveness. The sad thing is that too many of us are unaware that this is the cause of the bondage and just go on living without understanding why we are unable to be available to those we love. If this dilemma is yours we hope the lyrics of this song will help you be set free by “The Visitor” who holds the key to that prison

The Key

I cannot tell you how I was hurt

But I’ll tell you I’ve had some tears

I cannot tell you who it was

That turned my trust into fears

But I took the pieces of my broken heart

And I built some prison walls

There I’ve held that offender for years

And this is what I thought

 

“He’ll never know, never know no freedom

As long as I live, I’ll never give, never give him freedom

I’ll never, never give him freedom.”

 

But then one day the visitor came

To this prison in my heart

He said, “You ought to know the truth about

The one behind the bars…

Yes he’s weak and he’s and weary

He has not smiled in years

And you have been successful

At keeping his eyes filled with tears

 

But oh how he longs for his freedom

These words are the key

They first came from

‘Father forgive them’

Come let me show you how to use them.”

 

“Now don’t you know the offender

Is rarely the one in pain

Instead the one who will not forgive

Is the one who wears the chains.”

 

So I opened up the prison door

I used forgiveness as the key

And when I let that prisoner go

I found that it was me

 

Oh how sweet is the freedom

And it came on the day

When my heart prayed,

“Father, forgive them

Father, forgive them…

 

S Chapman/Times & Seasons Music/BMI/1998