Father’s Day Podcast

Our pastor, Brad Shockley at Pleasant View First Baptist Church invited us to deliver the Father’s Day message. Here’s a link to the podcast. Please listen and pass it on to someone you think could benefit by it. Also…Pastor Brad is an awesome teacher/preacher. You’ll find his sermons on the site as well.

Thanks.

S&A

Something My Dad Would Do

More than once I’ve done something and then said to myself, “That’s just what dad would’ve done.” It was one of those moments that the idea came for the song posted here. The examples used in the lyric are based on some good memories I have of my Dad. I know not everyone can say that their history with their father includes seeing him do something similar but if you have children, its never too late to create good memories they can recall as well as imitate.

Something My Dad Would Do

 

They were broke down on the highway

Had two little kids in the back seat

I thought about driving on by

But I couldn’t get passed the memory

Of being in the car with my father

A long time ago

When he saw a family in need of help

He pulled off the road

So I did too

It’s something my dad would do

 

Cho…

I get my chances now and then

To live life just like him

To help somebody with a heavy load

And get ‘em back on the road

And lend a hand

Do what I can

To be a man the light of the Lord can shine through

It’s just something my dad would do

 

I met her at the checkout

She was buying for her son near the front line.

I gave a thank you smile and started to leave

But the moment took me back in time

To the day in that same old store

In my teenage years

I saw my father pay a stranger’s bill

And left them standing there in tears

So I did too

It’s something my dad would do

 

Cho…

 

I can’t help but wonder

If there’ll come a day

When a child of mine will think of me

And have a reason to say

 

Cho…

 

Steve Chapman /Times & Seasons Music, Inc/BMI/ 2018

“ineedasong4” Songs for Occasions

ineedasongforThis service will remain accessible here on our homepage slider. We’re calling it “ineedasong4” and the content included is a “stack” of our songs that are often requested and used for special occasions.

To view the selections, scroll down the page and you’ll find categories such as “ineedasong4a wedding” or  “ineedasong4Father’s Day,” etc. You can listen to the song in full and if you choose to use it, simply click on the “buy” icon in the song window and you’ll be taken to the Bandcamp website where the purchase of the download can be made.  You’re also welcome to visit us at Bandcamp and check out all of our songs currently available there.

If you have any questions about the songs or need lyrics don’t hesitate to email us at the address found on our “contact” page. Thanks for considering these songs for your special event!!! S&A

 

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ineedasong4…a graduation event (high school or college)

ineedasong4a brother to play for a sister, a sister to play for a brother    (adolescent age)

Teen and older brother and sister

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ineedasong4...a wedding
Below is the accompaniment track for “The Ships Are Burning” useful only for live performance of the song.

For the Mother/Son dance…

For the Father/Daughter dance…


Accompaniment track for “You’re The Only Little Girl” with no vocals-instrumental only

Accompaniment track for “You’re The Only Little Girl”   with girl’s voices


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ineedasong4celebrating marriage/love


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ineedasong4parenting/kids growing up

Praying for children


Disciplining children

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ineedasong4…Father’s Day


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ineedasong4Mother’s Day


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ineedasong4Our Thanksgiving dinner blessing

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ineedasong4Christmas



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ineedasong4…addressing the topic of Forgiveness

 

 

“The Key”

Many of us deeply desire to feel close to others and to serve them, especially family members. However, some are unable to do so because of being bound in some kind of prison. One of these prisons is unforgiveness. The sad thing is that too many of us are unaware that this is the cause of the bondage and just go on living without understanding why we are unable to be available to those we love. If this dilemma is yours we hope the lyrics of this song will help you be set free by “The Visitor” who holds the key to that prison

The Key

I cannot tell you how I was hurt

But I’ll tell you I’ve had some tears

I cannot tell you who it was

That turned my trust into fears

But I took the pieces of my broken heart

And I built some prison walls

There I’ve held that offender for years

And this is what I thought

 

“He’ll never know, never know no freedom

As long as I live, I’ll never give, never give him freedom

I’ll never, never give him freedom.”

 

But then one day the visitor came

To this prison in my heart

He said, “You ought to know the truth about

The one behind the bars…

Yes he’s weak and he’s and weary

He has not smiled in years

And you have been successful

At keeping his eyes filled with tears

 

But oh how he longs for his freedom

These words are the key

They first came from

‘Father forgive them’

Come let me show you how to use them.”

 

“Now don’t you know the offender

Is rarely the one in pain

Instead the one who will not forgive

Is the one who wears the chains.”

 

So I opened up the prison door

I used forgiveness as the key

And when I let that prisoner go

I found that it was me

 

Oh how sweet is the freedom

And it came on the day

When my heart prayed,

“Father, forgive them

Father, forgive them…

 

S Chapman/Times & Seasons Music/BMI/1998

“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

 

 

 

 

Fish&Chap (1 of 1)

Steve slammin’ the salmon!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Upcoming Live Events!


 

 

 

 

 

To schedule us for a future event please go to our  Contact Us Page”    

…and thanks for considering us!!!  S&A

2019

July 9     Pleasant View, TN  / Pleasant View First Baptist Church / S&A at the Seniors Luncheon!

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July 21    Greenbriar, TN  / Rock Springs Baptist Church / S&A sharing during Homecoming Celebration

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July 25   Nashville, TN / S&A scheduled to be present as the Nashville Historical Commission unveils a marker at 16th & Grand (Music Row) that will recognize the contribution that Koinonia Coffeehouse made to the music industry in the city. The group name “Dogwood” (we were part of) is included on the marker.

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July 27     Nashville, TN / Koinonia Coffeehouse / 7p.m. / Koinonia Marker Celebration concert with Lanier Ferguson (of “Clay in the Potter’s Hand), Bob Farnsworth (of “Homecoming”), “Fireworks”, and “Dogwood” (Steve, Annie & Ron Elder).

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August 7   Nashville, TN  / Bluebird Cafe / 6pm / Steve joins in a writers round with Rob Frazier, Nathan Chapman, and Wilder Atkins

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Sept 14     Elizabethtown, PA / Elizabethtown Brethren in Christ / Wild Game Dinner with Steve

For info: 717-367-2651

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Sept 21,22     Kingwood, West Virginia/ Kingwood Christian Fellowship / Saturday-Sept 21 @ 6:30 Wild Game Dinner with Steve / Sunda-Sept 22 @ 9a.m. Annie shares with the ladies and S&A share in the 10:30 a.m. Worship Service

For Info: 304-329-6002

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Sept 25    Louisville, KY  / Hikes Point Christian Church  / Dinner Concert with Steve & Annie

For Info: 502-473-0403