Join Us At “The Cove” Sept. 29-Oct 2 with American Family Association

We are excited to announce that we have been invited to be musical guests at The American Family Association Retreat at    The Cove on the grounds of The Billy Graham Training Center in Asheville, NC.  The dates are Sept. 29-Oct 2.

To see the list of featured speakers and to find out more about how to register for the event, click on the following website address for   American Family Association’s website page:  http://www.afa.net/cove/index.html

We look forward to being there and we hope you can make plans to be with us.

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E-Books Available…Here’s the List!

DSC_3589Our publisher, Harvest House Publishers, sent this exciting message to us about the availability of our books in the “e-Book” format. If you enjoy reading on your Kindle or other device, here are the books you can download. Happy Reading! S&A

 

Steve & Annie,

Here’s a current list of your eBooks that are available for purchase at our retail partners:

Letting Go of Anger – (ISBN: 9780736937498)
Overcoming Negative Emotions – (ISBN: 9780736940825)
What Every Wife Wants Her Husband to Know – (ISBN: 9780736941976)
10 Ways to Prepare Your Daughter for Life – (ISBN: 9780736946285)
Mother-in-law Dance, The – (ISBN: 9780736930932)
Another Look at Life from a Deer Stand – (ISBN: 9780736930970)
365 Things Every Hunter Should Know – (ISBN: 9780736933803)
Hot Topics for Couples – (ISBN: 9780736937610)
Great Hunting Stories – (ISBN: 9780736939676)
Wasn’t It Smart of God to… – (ISBN: 9780736946551)
Hunter’s Cookbook, The – (ISBN: 9780736948685)
Look at Life from a Deer Stand Study Guide, A – (ISBN: 9780736945622)
Look at Life from a Deer Stand, A – (ISBN: 9780736948982)
Stories from the Deer Stand – (ISBN: 9780736948302)
With Dad on a Deer Stand – (ISBN: 9780736953139)
10 Ways to Prepare Your Son for Life – (ISBN: 9780736952699)
With God on a Deer Hunt – (ISBN: 9780736930949)
What Husbands and Wives Aren’t Telling Each Other – (ISBN: 9780736936743)
The Good Husband’s Guide to Balancing Hobbies and Marriage – (ISBN: 9780736954259)
Look at Life from a Deer Stand Devotional, A – (ISBN: 9780736933902)
I Love You and I Like You – (ISBN: 9780736955287)

WellsboroHomePage.com

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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.

He Knew The Lord

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Al Jaynes

On October 16th our long-time friend, Al Jaynes, made his journey home to heaven at the age of 81. All who knew and loved him will sorely miss his encouraging smile and his inspiring words he’d say each time we saw him.

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Era and Al Jaynes

Especially inspiring was his love and devotion to Era, his sweet wife, throughout their 60 plus years of marriage. As a victim of Alzheimer’s disease, Era was faithfully cared for by Al until she went home to be with the Lord only three months earlier.

Al was also the loving father of one daughter and son, Gini and Wade.

When Annie and I got married in 1975 we went to Al & Era and asked them, “If ever there is something we can’t work through as a married couple, can we come to you for guidance?” Being the loving servants they were to folks they quickly agreed to be our help in time of need.

A few years ago as we sat at a dinner table with Al and Era, he asked us, “Why did you never come to us for advice with the stuff you couldn’t work through.” Annie smiled and said, “Because we never had a problem we couldn’t work through!” I added, “But we hope the offer still holds!”  Al returned a satisfied smile and assured us the offer was still good.

As a husband, Al was indeed a worthy example of how to do marriage right. The way he tenderly tended to Era as she progressed through her struggle with Alzheimers was an illustration to all of us what it means to keep the “in sickness and health” part of the marriage vows. God knows our culture could sure use a lot more men like Al Jaynes.

Saying farewell to someone as dear as our brother brings a lot of sadness indeed. However, there is one thing that brings comfort to all of us when the waves of the reality of his absence washes over us. That source of comfort is mentioned in the song featured in this post.

In addition, the kind of life that Al Jaynes lived challenges us all to ask an extremely important question…Can we leave the same comfort in the hearts of those we love that Al left for us? May God help each one of us to be able to answer a confident, Yes!

 

“He Knew The Lord”

Today we told our brother goodbye

Sad are the tears that filled our eyes

But there is a comfort deep in our souls

When it comes to our brother one thing we know

 

Cho…

He knew the Lord

He called Him friend

And we have no doubt

The Lord knew Him

They were not strangers

When they met on that shore

O what a comfort it is to know

He knew the Lord

 

Someday I know my turn will come

When I’ve gone my last mile and my race is run

When my family gathers Lord let it be

What we said ’bout our brother, let them say about me

 

(Steve Chapman/Times & Seasons Music, Inc/BMI)

“He Knew The Lord” is available only as a free download at this website.

Christian Sportsman-Radio and Magazine Interview with Steve

Steve was recently interviewed by Richard Jordan, founder of The Christian Sportsman Fellowship and editor of the magazine, The Christian Sportsman.

DSC_3599 2You can hear the interview by clicking here.  (It takes about 60-90 seconds for the show to load and play. After the hilarious Subaru commercial plays… keep waiting…its something that hunters know how to do!)

Also, Steve is on the latest cover of the magazine with a feature of the topics covered on the radio show. Click here to read the online magazine. When the CSF site comes up, look for the picture of the cover as seen to the left. (Again, allow the content to load in…you’ll enjoy the entire issue!)

On the radio show and in the magazine Steve answers some very interesting questions such as:

  • What motivates you to hunt?
  • How did your songwriting transition to writing books?
  • Favorite game animal to pursue?
  • Why is the outdoors a great way to connect with children?
  • Why do you speak at outdoor events?
  • What do you want readers to take away from your new book, “With Dad On A Deer Stand?”
  • and he’ll even answer…Have you ever fallen out of a tree stand!?

To learn more about The Christian Sportsman Fellowship and the Christian Sportsman magazine, click here.

Our thanks to Richard Jordan for this feature!

 

 

 

New Book For Hunters! by Steve Chapman

New book from  Steve Chapman

New book from
Steve Chapman

I am excited to announce that my latest book for hunters is now available. It is titled,

             “With Dad On A Deer Stand.”

This book features some of my own stories of hunts with our son and daughter as well as great stories shared by several others fathers, sons and daughters who have enjoyed hunting together.

This book is packed with the emotions that are unique to the father/child relationship. And, the adventures that are shared are not only entertaining to read, they are life-changing.

My hope is that “With Dad On A Deer Stand” will not only be a blessing as you read it, I hope it will inspire you to create your own lasting memories that can happen…with dad on a deer stand!

Steve & Nathan 1987

Steve & Nathan
1987

 

Whether you’re a dad taking  your child hunting or an adult making a hunt special for your dad, you’ll enjoy this book!

“With Dad On A Deer Hunt” can be purchased here at our website by clicking here You can also find it on many of the Choice Book shelves at airports, grocery stores, restaurants, and truck stops, and at Lifeway as well as other Christian bookstores.

If you order a copy here at our website and would like it signed to someone, be sure to let us know  by sending us an email right after you place the order using the address on the “contact” page on this website.

Please note that at present we have a only a few copies on hand but we should be well stocked by July 25th. You’re welcome to go ahead and order and we’ll ship it as soon as our order arrives.

Blessings on your upcoming season!

Steve

 

 

Wednesday’s Prayer Guide-Week 13

(As a reminder, here is the song, “Wednesday’s Prayer” from which the lines in the prayer are taken)


“Guide their feet, Lord, light their path…”

Dear Father,

There are many choices our children face each day and all of them are potentially life changing.  We ask You, Lord to WP e cover copyguide them in each decision they make. Help them to seek Your will and to follow it.

We pray that our children will learn what it means to fully trust in You, and to not lean on their own understanding.  Our hearts’ cry is they will acknowledge You, O Lord, and You will make their paths straight. (Proverbs 3:5, 6)

We find comfort in knowing Your Word will illuminate their path and show them the right way to go. As their parents, we recommit to the working of Your Holy Spirit in our lives. We long to be a godly example for our children so that as they watch us they will be inspired to follow You more closely.

In Christ’s name we pray,

Amen

 

“Who among you fears the Lord and obeys the word of his servant?  Let him who walks in the dark, who has no light, trust in the name of the Lord and rely on his God.”   Isaiah 50:10

“I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my eye upon you.” Psalm 32:8

“Unspoken Request” goes #1 on the charts!


To our friends who are fans of Southern Gospel Music, I have some exciting news. Two of Steve’s songs, “Finish Well,” and, “Unspoken Request” were recorded by The McKameys on their latest CD, Precious Seed.  I am happy to report that “Unspoken Request” has gone to #1 on the Singing News chart.

Not only did the song reach #1, it did so in unusually quick fashion. It entered at #25, jumped to #9 and then went to #1.  We are so grateful to The McKameys for recording the songs, not just because they are one of Southern Gospel’s premier groups but also because they are first class folks who are greatly respected.

Also, if you have a Southern Gospel radio station in your area, please call and request “Unspoken Request.” And… if  The McKameys are in your area, we encourage you to go see and hear them. Their ministry is exceptional.

Thanks for celebrating this songwriting milestone with us!

Annie