The Big Book of Hunting Stories

This book is a 300 page, “trophy-room” collection of hunting stories-tagged, bagged, and ready for your reading pleasure. You’ll revisit some of Steve’s most memorable moments as well as enjoy all-new, never before published stories. From the wide-eyed anticipation of his first outing as a teen to a disappointing yet rewarding day in the deer stand many decades later, you’ll experience all the highs and lows of hunting as only Steve has described them. With each thrilling tale, you’ll draw closer to the One who created this big, bountiful world where you can pursue your passions. That’s where these “best of” hunting stories hit the mark.

My “Valentune Chord” for Annie

I made this “Valen-tune chord” for Annie on the occasion of Valentine’s Day 2020. Guys, if you want to play it for your sweetheart you can do it here or go to www.bandcamp.com and type in our names then scroll to the song. Happy Valentune’s Day to you!

My Valentune for Annie

I had no way of knowing

Where loving you would lead

Such a risky thing to do

Still I said will you marry me

And you did

And I’m glad

What did I get for that?

Somebody’s hand to hold in mine

Somebody’s faith to help me through the hard times 

Somebody’s trust that I’ll always be true

That’s what I get for loving you

Well all at once it’s been years ago 

But I think about that day now and then

When I said I’d love you till I die

Would I do it all again?

Yes I would

That’s a fact

Cause now I know what I’d get for that

Somebody’s smile when I come home

Somebody’s hope when it seems my hope is gone

Somebody’s prayer for the work I do

That’s what I get for loving you

Somebody’s arms to keep me warm

Somebody’s mercy that forgives me when I’m wrong

Somebody’s peace when the world has come unglued

That’s what I get for loving you

(Steve Chapman/Times & Seasons Music/2020) 

eBook Promotion Winter 2020!

With God on a Deer Hunt (Outdoor Insights Pocket Devotionals) by [Chapman, Steve]

Three of Steve’s titles for hunters and outdoor enthusiasts are being offered in eBook format from 1/27/20 to 3/3/20 at highly discounted promotional prices. The titles available are: “With God on a Deer Hunt”365 Things Every Hunter Should Know” “A Look at Life From a Deer Stand-Devotional”

You’ll find this promotional offer at these eBook sites.

Amazon: https://amzn.to/3aAdXOI Barnes & Noble: http://bit.ly/2tykHft and Google Play: http://bit.ly/38q2I9A

“A Look at Life From a Deer Stand-Devotional” is also available at: Christianbook.com at http://bit.ly/2tzcUOu Apple Books: https://apple.co/38vloVt

Blue Runs Red

My thanks to Gary Forsythe for inviting me to co-write “Blue Runs Red,” a song intended to honor the brave who wear the blue and faithfully serve to protect us all, especially those who have given their lives while serving. May God bless their families. I hope you’ll listen and then share this music video. SC

“He’s Not Here To See It”

My Dad went home to heaven in late 2015. Knowing that he’s in a place of total peace right now is a comforting thought. And, the fact that he’s not affected by all the chaos in the world is not only a great blessing it’s also the inspiration behind the song, “He’s Not Here To See It.” Maybe you feel the same way about a loved one who is with the Lord.

 He’s Not Here To See It 

When I said goodbye to Dad

It was hard to see him go

He sure is missed ’round here

But I wonder if he knows

There are times I hear ’bout things

And I just don’t wanna believe it

I think of him and say to myself 

I’m glad he wasn’t here to see it

Like that old farm where he grew up

And his home place on the hill

State came through and took it all

Poured concrete in the fields

And that church down the road where he went all his life

Learned God’s Word and how to live it

Preacher went crazy and burned it to the ground

I’m glad he wasn’t here to see it

Sometimes I look to the sky

And whisper in my heart

O Dad, how glad I am

You are where you are

Seems like this old world

Is gettin’ darker by the minute

With all the madness goin’ on, he’s blessed to be gone

Cause he’s not here to see it

He had Ol’ Glory painted on his skin

Back when he served his country on the seas

Now it would kill his soul to watch someone

Hear that anthem and take a knee

And his sister tried givin’ up the wine

But she just couldn’t leave it

Oh how she cried when they took her from her home 

I’m glad he wasn’t here to see it

And I think about Mom, she can’t remember his name

It’s by the grace of God that he was spared that pain

Sometimes I look to the sky

And whisper in my heart

O Dad, how glad I am

You are where you are

Seems like this old world

Is gettin’ darker by the minute

With all the madness goin’ on, he’s blessed to be gone

He’s not here to see it

(Steve Chapman/Times & Seasons Music, Inc/2019)

Men Unplugged Podcast

If you have children of any age they need your fervent prayers! To learn more about how to pray effectively for them take the time to listen to the podcast Steve did with interviewer, Jeff Jerina on “Men Unplugged.”

Annie on Family Talk with Dr. James Dobson

On Tuesday July 30 and Wednesday July 31, 2019 Annie and her book “The Mother-In-Law Dance” were featured on the nationwide radio show, Family Talk, with host Dr. James Dobson. If you missed the broadcasts you can go to drjamesdobson.org and click on “Past Broadcasts” to access the two programs and listen either as a download or a podcast. Thanks for tuning in!

How a Bad Diagnosis Saved My Life-Annie Chapman

Annie tells how her journey to better health and a greater faith began with an unexpected and unwelcome diagnosis.

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