The Perfect Mother’s Day Gift!! A Tea Cozy…Handmade by Annie…

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Tea Cozy by Annie Chapman

A Tea Cozy by Annie is the perfect gift for Mother’s Day. Each beautiful Cozy is handmade and features a hidden thermal lining that will keep your tea hotter longer. There are 8 gorgeous patterns to choose from that are shown and numbered below. There are more patterns being added. The Cozy fits a 4-6 cup tea pot (pot not included).

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Annie with two happy Cozy owners from Candler, NC

Tea lovers are attracted to the elegance and practicality of Annie’s Cozies.

Cozies are ordered at this time by mail only with payment only by check or money order. To order, choose from the patterns below and indicate the style number on your order. Include the following additional information:

Name,  shipping address, phone number , email address if available and payment of $25.00 (includes shipping) by check or money order

Send the order to:

Annie Chapman/ PO Box 337 / Pleasant View, TN  / 37146

Once your order is received Annie will go to work on your Cozy. Shipment takes place within 10-12 days. If you have no pattern preference a Cozy will be sent within 2-3 days of the receipt of your order. We suggest that when you place the order, email us at harmony4home@gmail.com and let us know the style chosen and Annie will get a head start on your Tea Cozy. 

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“When Jesus Appears” New song by Annie

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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)

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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“A Look At Life from the Riverbank” Steve’s Book for Anglers

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With summer comes a lot more fishing. Here’s a timely reminder of Steve’s very well received book for fishermen and women titled, “A Look at Life from the Riverbank.” The subtitle of this newly expanded version of “Reel Time with God” explains the contents of this unique book…Stories About Fishing and the Meaning of Life!

In these well-written devotions about fishing you’ll discover how doing things like casting, steering a boat, watching the ripples on the water, cleaning your catch, or crossing a creek can help you live a victorious life. 

Filled with stories lived while at the water, this book will be a great addition to every angler’s tackle box.

 

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Steve’s first fish…around 1956

 

 

 

 

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Here’s what one fisherman said about this book…

“Thank you for sharing your fishing stories and tying them to scripture and making it applicable to our lives. My name is John Verdi and I am a husband, father, pastor, musician and a serious angler. I really enjoyed reading a story from your devotional right before bed. Thanks again and Blessings to You” Romans 11:33-36

One Million Sold! Milestone for Steve!!!

I’m excited to announce that our publisher, Harvest House Publishers in Eugene, Oregon has presented Steve with their “Harvest Gold Award.” BM4A8164The beautiful plaque he is holding in the picture represents over 1 million of his books that were sold (1,070,000 to be exact as of 2/25/14). Only a handful of writers with the company have received this prestigious award since they were founded in 1974.

Steve said about the award, “This plaque will be a visual reminder that the ‘outdoor insights’ I’ve written into the books have reached the hearts of so many others. God bless everyone at Harvest House Publishers for letting me team up with them. They deserve a plaque, too, and the best I can present them is in the form of letters I send them from readers whose lives have been changed as a result of one of the books. I also send them photos from time to time of my books that have been ‘well-read’ by hunters while in the field. The covers of the books are tattered and the pages are dog-eared

photo(see the lower left corner of the book in the photo!) from being carried to the woods and read multiple times. May God be praised for such an effective way to deliver His truth and hope to my fellow outdoorsmen and women.”

As Steve’s most avid supporter of his love for the great outdoors I want to thank all of you who have gotten a copy of one of his books either for yourself or someone else. I have to admit that you encourage me to encourage my “deer” husband to go more often to do “book research” (that’s his phrase for “I’m going hunting!”)

Annie Chapman

PS… On behalf of our family, our daughter, Heidi, went to her local Publix Store and ordered our own trophy to give to Steve for this milestone! Here’s a photo:

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Mother-in-Law Issues/WellsboroHomePage Interview with Annie Chapman

AnnieChapmanInterviewAnnie visits with Sara Vogt on WellsboroHomePage.com    (Click HERE)

The interview begins with Annie reading an excerpt from her book, “The Mother-in-Law Dance.”

“The candles are lit, the room glows with a soft yellow hue, the groom, the pastor and the wedding party are in place at the altar. As all eyes eagerly watch the closed doors at the chapel’s entrance, suddenly the air is changed from a sweet stillness of anticipation to the first notes of the beautiful music chosen for the 9780736914567_mediumwedding processional. As the doors swing open the bride’s heart races at the sound of the melodic cue to make the long-awaited, slow walk down the aisle of matrimony. But as the song plays the lovely bride does not realize that she is not the only lady in the room who has been cued by the music.”

During the interview, Annie shares what some of the mother-in-law and daughters-in-law told her they desired in the relationships such as: the daughter-in-law wants the mother-in-law to be positive and encouraging, to let them live their own lives and give advice only when needed; and the mother-in-law wants the daughter-in-law to love her husband, to be teachable, and to not complain about her son to other people.

The subtitle of the book is, Can Two Women Love the Same Man and Still Get Along? Annie explains that the answer is, “Yes they can…but not without a lot of work and maturity!” Also, she states that being kind and respectful to each other are some of the keys to successful relationships. Annie’s closing word of encouragement to the viewers is, “In the idea of the dance, the question is who leads in that dance? The answer is…the mother-in-law leads, but she leads by backing off.”

You’ll glean even more helpful insight from Annie’s discussion with Sara when you go to WellsboroHomePage.com   We invite you take advantage of this important and life-changing resource and pass this page on to others who can use the encouragement!

 

New Vintage Video

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A new Vintage Video can be seen by clicking here or on the Vintage Video window to the right. This clips features a rare recording of the four of us singing as a family back in the mid-1990’s.

There are several more videos for viewing at our Vintage Video section that will encourage you and your family. Thanks for watching!

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“Down To Logan”

If you gather with family during this Christmas Season (or any other special time through the year) we encourage you to use some of your visit to share your life story with one another. You just never know what gems of information can be discovered. For me, several years ago it yielded the telling of how Christ entered into our family by the way of my Mother’s salvation experience back in 1949. 

During a recent co-writing session with my friend and fellow songwriter, Dana Bacon (Elizabethton, TN), my Mother’s conversion story was finally written into a song called, “Down To Logan.” (Logan is a town in West Virginia twelve miles south of Chapmanville where I was born). 

       After the song was finished and recorded I could hardly wait to make the drive to my parent’s home in Point Pleasant, West Virginia to let them hear it. My Mom was not aware I was filming her as she listened and relived the details that are true to life. With her permission the video below shows her hearing the song for the first time. There’s only one word to describe the footagepriceless!     Steve Chapman


“Down To Logan” – written by: Steve Chapman/Dana Bacon (Times & Seasons Music/Dana Bacon Music/BMI 2013)  Available only as a download at this website

Dogwood…Down The Road

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A lot of our friends may not be aware that in the mid and late 1970’s we were part of a Christian music group called, Dogwood. It started as a trio consisting of the two of us and a long-time friend from West Virginia named Ron Elder.

We started as the “house band” at Koinonia Coffehouse located on Music Row in Nashville. The photo to the left shows us on stage at Koinonia. For two years we provided live music at the coffeehouse and the invitations started coming to travel to other cities and sing.

Then in 1977 when our firstborn, Nathan, came along Annie requested a “promotion” to motherhood. To replace her, Ron Elder and I enlisted the help of a five piece band from Monroe, Louisiana called, “East of The Altar.” (Annie always said with some deserved satisfaction, “It took five men to replace me!”) Here’s the band

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in a photo taken while we were traveling through Wyoming in 1979. Left to right are Stan Armour (keyboards), Ken Fletcher (bass/harmonies), Ron Elder (acoustic/lead vocals), yours curly, Mike Upshaw (sound engineer), David Crockett (electric guitar), Mark Smith (drums).

 

 

 

Dogwood continued to travel for the next couple of years and during that time the configuration of the group was reduced in size to a trio. Ken Fletcher (second from the left) stayed with Ron and me, as well as Mike Upshaw. In late 1979, as painful as it was, I felt it was time to cease traveling so much and being away from Annie and our son. We were also expecting with our second child so it seemed the right time to make an exit from the group.

With four recordings in our history, Dogwood was considered to be one of the pioneer groups in Contemporary Christian Music. I’m most grateful to have been a part of it and though I was convinced that it was good that Annie and I begin working together as a duet, I missed the group and the music we made.

It was an exciting phone call to receive from our friend, Al Jaynes, and asked if Dogwood could be a part of the Koinonia Family Reunion. Al was in leadership at the church we attended (Belmont Church in Nashville) and was hungry to hear the music that was heard so often at Koinonia Coffehouse that was across the street from the church.

Ron agreed to participate and Annie convinced us to perform at the reunion in Dogwood’s final configuration which included Ken Fletcher. As it turned out, though we all wanted Annie to be on stage with us, the night of the event she had absolutely no voice due to a severe case of laryngitis.

Ken Fletcher, Ron and I rehearsed for the event and when our son and Nashville music producer, Nathan, heard the music he had grown up hearing he affectionately suggested that we take our rehearsal into a studio and let him record it. We agreed to do so and the recording, that we titled, “Dogwood…Down The Road,” became a souvenir disc for those who attended the reunion.

Dogwood DTRoad cover backRecently, Ken decided to create a beautiful new cover sleeve for the CD to make available to his clients in his business (Fletcher Financial Group) based in Monroe, Louisiana. On the back of the sleeve is a photo of the three of us then and now. (Time has had its affect…but aren’t we the better for it!)

Thankfully, our friend, Brian Mason, who assisted Al Jaynes with the planning of the reunion concert, made sure the event was filmed. The result was several of the songs landing on   You Tube for folks to see. One of those clips is included here.

If you would like to get a copy of the newly covered and released recording of the Dogwood…Down The Road CD it is now in our store here at this website in the music section or you can click on the front cover photo here to get there.

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Thanks so much for reading about this part of our musical history and as Dogwood always sang to those who we were privileged to stand before, we encourage you to…

keep on walking!

Tangled Web

We’ve heard about yet more husbands and wives who are connecting with “old flames” on the internet and making decisions that have destroyed their families. For that reason we revive this post.

If you are being caught in the dangerous trap of the internet web, take a listen to this song, or if you know someone who could use this important warning, please pass it along.

Also, if you want to send this message to a friend on CD, it is now available at our music page on the recording, “You Have My Word.”

Thanks,

Steve & Annie