Our 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
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.
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.
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
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.
Steve was recently interviewed by Richard Jordan, founder of The Christian Sportsman Fellowship and editor of the magazine, The Christian Sportsman.
You 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:
To learn more about The Christian Sportsman Fellowship and the Christian Sportsman magazine, click here.
(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…”
There are many choices our children face each day and all of them are potentially life changing. We ask You, Lord to guide 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,
“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
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!