Our thanks to Brian Mason for reminding us of a musical moment we love to remember. In 2012 Annie and I teamed up with Ron Elder, Ken Fletcher, our son, Nathan and our friend Lindsey Williams to do a set as Dogwood, the group we were in back in the 1970’s. The event was the Koinonia Family Reunion. Here is one of the songs we did that evening. Its called, Keep on Walkin’. We hope it will encourage you.
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!!!
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.
While in the Lancaster, PA area we stayed at The Hurst House Bed & Breakfast in Farmersville. During breakfast on Sunday morning March 30th we were privileged to meet Sylvia Stoltzfus and her two daughters, Crystal and Yvonne.
Sylvia’s husband of 54 years had gone to be with the Lord just the morning before. The loss that she and her daughters were feeling was written on their faces and heard in their tender words about a man who was a caring husband and a wonderful father.
Before Sylvia and her daughters left to tend to the preparation of Harold’s service a very moving story was shared by Crystal about a dream she had about her Dad. It inspired the song that is included in this post. The lyric reveals what she told us. We hope the video that was added to the song will bless the Stoltzfus Family as they walk through these days of loss, and we hope it will bless others who see it as well.
(Our grand daughter, Lily Anne Beall, is singing the part of Crystal and I’m singing Harold’s part. A free download of the song is below).
We invite you to hear our interview on The Debbie Chavez Show
Our lively conversation centered around our newly released book,
“I Love You & I Like You/How to Be Married and Still Be Friends”
Thanks to Debbie for an enjoyable interview that we are sure will be helpful to couples especially during this upcoming Valentines season! We hope you’ll tune in.
Here’s what Debbie says about her work:
My passion is to provide women (and all people) with the wisdom, encouragement, and hope I’ve discovered for myself in God’s Word. I especially love to provide nuggets of Bible wisdom to wives who are struggling with serious challenges in their marriages. SO MANY marriages have been completely transformed when wives begin to truly understand and apply God’s principles found in the Bible!
I invite you to listen to my daily podcasts, in which I interview top Christian authors, experienced Christian therapists, and renowned pastors. They will inspire you and guide you with Biblical wisdom! And, please take advantage of my daily 2-3 minute youtube videos devoted to encouraging and counseling wives.
By the way, I’m a pastor’s wife with a 32 year background in talk radio. I also lead the dynamic wives’ ministry called Squadron of Sisters. Check out the free resources available to you at http://www.squadronofsisters.com.
Now our publisher, Harvest House Publishers, has created a hardback gift book by the same title.
Using excerpted stories, memorable quotes from other writers, and the incredible paintings of artist, Dona Gelsinger, this book will be a wonderful gift for dads, sons and daughters who enjoy the hunter’s woods!
There’s a “from/to/date” page inside the front cover that can be used to make the book an even more special gift.
If you order a copy (click here) at our website and you would like for Steve to sign the book to a specific individual include a note with the order or send us an email using the address on our contact page.
See Steve interviewed on WellsboroHomePage.com
WellsboroHomePage.com is a NEW MEDIA experience combining an electronic Newspaper/Magazine with TV like video news coverage. It’s all wrapped up in the convenience of a Home Page which gives our viewers access to many of their favorite and most used internet resources. Our main story for Thursday, January 9th features Steve Chapman discussing A LOOK AT LIFE FROM A DEER STAND. This feature includes a special, never seen before, video of the song, “First One,” that Dad’s will not want to miss!
We encourage you to log on often and enjoy the informative, entertaining and inspiring content. Annie’s interview about her book, “The Mother-in-Law Dance” will follow and we’ll let you know when.
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 footage…priceless! 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
In the story of Joseph’s encounter with Potiphar’s wife in Genesis 39:11-12 we find a great example of how to “flee youthful lusts” when the devil attempts to lead us astray.
11 One day he went into the house to attend to his duties, and none of the household servants was inside. 12 She caught him by his cloak and said, “Come to bed with me!” But he left his cloak in her hand and ran out of the house.
Joseph’s response to the opportunity to “have” another man’s wife did not include words. He wisely didn’t reason with the temptress nor did he reason with himself. To have argued with her would have resulted in hearing more of her enticing flattery that he’d have to process.
To have talked to himself about how strong he thought he might be to resist her would likely have been futile since “…the spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.” (Matthew 26:41)
Instead of words, Joseph reacted with action. He chose to RUN!
One of the reasons his decision to run was so smart is because its impossible to be involved physically with someone when you’re running from them. (And, its not possible to watch a computer or TV screen or look at a magazine when you’re running!)
I offer the song, “Run,” to help you remember this powerful response to temptation. I hope it helps you to keep your spiritual tennis shoes on and be ready to…RUN!
I also hope this song and visual will remind you to not only run FROM temptation but to run TO the Lord who has provided the way of escape…its called, a door…the one that leads to the Cross!
“No temptation has overtaken you but such as is common to man, and God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but will with the temptation provide the way of escape also, that you will be able to endure it.” (1 Corinthians 10:13)