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

When I Hear That Train

An idea for Moms (and Dads, too!)

Annie and I went to see my Mom, Lillian, and my sister, Jeannie. During our visit we reminisced about the fact that Mom used the sound of the train that went through the town where our family lived as her cue to pray for her kids. Thankfully, it roared by twice a day!

If you’re a Mom and if you live close enough to some railroad tracks to hear the sound of a passing train, perhaps the song posted here will inspire you to adopt my Mother’s idea to use it as your reminder to pray for your family. Or, maybe there’s another daily sound in your area that you could use. If you do, you can be sure that your loved ones will deeply appreciate the prayers as we do those of our Mother.

What Mama Wants For Christmas

img_1705As Christmas was approaching I asked my Mother, “What do you want for Christmas this year?” She answered without hesitating…and what she said inspired the chorus of this song. I have a feeling that Mom’s one item wish list is the same as a lot of Moms, and Dads too, at this time of the year.    Steve

“For You” Steve sings with 2 Grand-girls

Our granddaughters (Heidi’s girls) are staying with us this week. While I was working on a new song called “For You,” Josephine (in the middle) and Lily (violin) came in and began singing along. We did a quick rehearsal then did this quick video. T’was a sweet moment for Papa…thanks to DeDe for recording us and to four-year old Sylvia (off camera) for quietly watching.

“Let’s Call It Even”

During a Sunday morning service at a church in Georgia we sang our song about my experience of holding my Dad when he passed from this life into eternity (I Held A Great Warrior When He Died). After dismissal a very nice lady named, Jonell Barber, expressed her appreciation for the song then told about an exchange she had with her father, Calvin, during his last hours. What she said was deeply touching, incredibly profound and full of mercy. She has graciously permitted us to share her story in music and we are hopeful it will help others to also know the joy of reconciliation…may it be sooner rather than later. S&A

“Mercy triumphs over judgment.” James 2:13
Let’s Call It Even (Lyrics)

 

He came down to his final day,

With something on his heart he had to say

To his daughter, from the heart of a father

He took her hand, couldn’t stop the tears,

He said, “I’ve let you down thru the years

Wish I could do it over, I’d do it better

Lord knows I’d do it better.”

 

She stood by his bed, they both cried,

She wiped the tears from his eyes

And said, “I understand, you’ve done the best you can

But would it help if I reminded you

About the teenage hell I put you through

O Daddy, here’s what we ought to do…”

 

“Let’s call it even

We both had a bad run

Let’s talk about the good times

We can say we both won

On the other side of heaven’s door

You won’t find love keeping score

We’re forgiven

Let’s call it even.”

 

He said, “I guess its true what they say, a little child will lead the way

My sweet baby, what a gift you just gave me

Now I can leave this world feeling free, nothing between you and me

No regrets, its God’s mercy…”

 

Cho…

 

 

 

S&A Chapman/Times & Seasons Music/BMI/2015

New book from Steve “A Dad’s Guide to Praying for His Kids”

For a long time folks have been asking for copies of the original pocket size book, “Wednesday’s Prayer” that was written to help dad’s establish an effective and powerful regimen of prayer for their children. At last, the content of that book has been expanded and developed into a full size book titled, “A Dad’s Guide to Praying for His Kids.”

It features the timely lyrics from the prayer song, “Wednesday’s Prayer,” as well as some of Steve’s unforgettable personal experiences and a wealth of biblical truths. This book will serve as a guide to help dads (and moms, too!) pray more faithfully, powerfully and effectively for your kids. Also, it contains a practical guide on how and why to add a fast to your prayers.

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“I Held A Great Warrior”

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Paul J Chapman 8/31/1926 – 11/28/2015

Nov. 28th will be the first anniversary of my Dad, Paul J. Chapman, going home to heaven. I had my arms around him trying to help him stand up when his body released his spirit. To say the very least it was an incredibly impacting experience. So much could be said to honor his life but I hope this song will give the honor due a great, great warrior…
Steve Chapman

PS…Please be praying for my Mother, Lillian, who said farewell to her dearest friend and husband of 68 years. She will be moving to Tennessee and residing with Annie and me for a few weeks while my sister, Jeannie, and her husband, Gene, move to Cookeville, TN and prepare a place for Mom to live. I’ll not only have my sweet Mother close to us, my dear sister will be just 90 minutes away as well. We never dreamed we’d all eventually be Tennesseans!

Radio Interview for Parents with Steve & Annie

 

We enjoyed interviewing on My Faith Radio and discussing our companion books about parenting. You can hear the interview at the following link. We hope the information is helpful for you as a Mom & Dad in these challenging times of raising children!

http://myfaithradio.com/2015/navigating-journey-parenthood/10 Things daughter new cover

10 Ways to Prepare Your Son for Life copy

“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.

 

 

 

 

 

“Rearview Mirror”

We are so grateful to have had Father’s who were there for us and whose love was never doubted. We are aware that not everyone had that blessing and it’s especially around Fathers Day that their feelings about that reality are intensified. If you’ve ever wondered how an abandoned son or daughter feels during this time perhaps this song will reveal their hearts. We pray for those whose story is similar to this one…

If you know someone who would benefit from hearing this song, here’s a downloadable version.