New Book by Steve “Down Home Wit & Wisdom”

We now have copies in our Book Store of Steve’s newest book…it’s called:

“Down Home Wit & Wisdom…Truth Vittles That’ll Stick to Your Ribs”

Down Home Wit and WisdomWisdom packed with country flavor, Steve shares 70 terrific quips that reveal essential life truths. From “The bobber won’t bounce if it ain’t in the water” to “Sometimes you have to let your feet do the talkin’ for your heart,” these homespun adages, birthed in the countryside of Tennessee, the hills of West Virginia, and the backwoods near you, provide plenty to chew on, including:

> Greatness isn’t found in perfection, it’s found in recovery!

> True character is who you are when everybody’s looking!

> Friends help sow mischief, but reaping is done alone

Short-and-true stories showcase the down-home wisdom and how it applies to daily life. Clever, insightful, and entertaining, these maxims will make you smile…and think a bit.

 

“I Don’t Wanna Go Back…To The Old Me”

old houseEphesians 4:22 says, You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires… 

Whether you have recently given your life to Christ or you made that decision many years ago, we think you’ll appreciate this song that declares… “I don’t wanna go back to the old me!”

(Song written by Steve Chapman & Jeff Pearles / Times & Seasons Music & Jefed Music/BMI…available only as a download)

“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.

 

 

 

 

 

“When Jesus Appears” New song by Annie

Steve with parents, P.J. & Lillian

Steve with his parents, P.J. & Lillian

While I was with my folks in West Virginia my Dad and I were reading and discussing different passages of Scripture. The trail of The Word led us to 1 John 2:28 that says, “And now, dear children, continue in Him, so that when He appears we may be confident and unashamed before Him at His coming.” As we talked about this verse an idea for a new song came. It was written primarily as an encouragement to our children and their families but we want you to hear it, too. Annie does the lead vocal on “When Jesus Appears.” (Available only here at our website)

“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

“Whisper”- A Prayer for All of Us

IMG_1855  Father in Heaven…in these chaotic times,

“To know Your will is our mission

But we need Your grace to help us stay

Close enough to listen…”

(SChapman/Times & Seasons Music/BMI/2015…available only as a download)

Our NEW CD “You Have My Word”

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Our new CD is now available!

In 2008 we were feeling like we were near the end of the trail of recording. For that reason we decided to name the CD we did that year, “Finish Well.” When we told folks that it could very well be our last release we would add, “If we ever do another one we’ll call it, “Just Kidding!” We were being facetious, sort of. In reality, we honestly did think we might never release another recording.

However…Steve so enjoys the process of songwriting that he just couldn’t abandon it. As a result, not only has he written many songs since then on his own, he branched out into the yet explored and fruitful world of co-writing. Writers on the co-written songs include Dana Bacon, Lindsey Williams and Joseph Habedank.

We have named this new 16-song CD, You Have My Word. The title song can be heard on this website by clicking here. Fifteen of the songs are newly written and one is a revisit (“Wednesday’s Prayer”). Most of the songs are stories and just a few of the topics covered are: committed love, the treasures of grandchildren, fishing with kids, praying for a lost parent, and the dangers of the internet.

Thanks to our friend and fellow musician, Lindsey Williams, for three of the tracks on the recording (Run, He’s Got A Line, One Day Longer). We included one track created by our multiple Grammy Award winning son/producer in the early years of his career (Wednesday’s Prayer). Steve did the remainder of the tracks in his laptop using the “Garage Band” software and an AKG414 mic.

We hope you’ll enjoy the songs on, “You Have My Word.” (See song list below) You can get the CD at our store (click here) or we will be posting the songs and lyrics for download in the next few weeks at our Bandcamp site. (You can save a little on postage by ordering via mail with a check or money order (13.00) to: S&A Family/ PO Box 337 / Pleasant View, TN 37146)

Thanks so much to those of you who asked to hear the songs again!

Annie

Songs on “You Have My Word”: Down to Logan, You Have My Word, Laughter In These Walls, Treasures, Scars of Love, One Day Longer, I Like You Too, Run, Save My Father, Get ’em Ready, Wednesday’s Prayer, One Little Word, Tangled Web, He’s Got A Line, The Friends You Keep, Just Add Water

“The Tales Hunters Tell”

 

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The Tales Hunters Tell is just what the subtitle implies, “stories of adventure and inspiration!”  The tales are based on stories I’ve lived as well as some I’ve heard along the trail of life. I suspect you’ll smile a lot while reading because you’ll see yourself in the scenes, and because hunters can be an emotional lot, your eyes might even get a little misty with one of the stories.

In addition to the ten new tales in the book, Harvest House Publishers has graciously included the entire text of the original book titled, “Full Draw.” This suspenseful story is about a hunter named Joe Tanner who, while in the woods pursuing the elusive whitetail, finds himself being pursued by a couple of dangerous fugitives. His only hope for survival is to use his hunting skills. You’ll also be intrigued by the way his wife, son and a few friends get involved in the fray.

My thanks to all of you have read my previous books for hunters and I hope you’ll enjoy this new offering. With deer season not too far away you’ll need some reading material while you wait for the big one to walk under your stand. Just don’t forget to look up every once in a while as you read!

Steve Chapman

 

 

Make the Call…You’ll be Glad You Did!

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They’re waiting on the other end…

 

We hope the new song we featured for Father’s Day (posted below) was motivation for someone to give their Dad a call. But as the song implies, there are other calls in life that are important to make. If there’s someone you feel you need to call, go ahead and dial the number. You never know what a difference it will make. If you need encouragement to do so…give the song a listen.

Thanks!

S&A

“That’s A Call”/Steve Chapman/Times & Seasons Music/BMI/2013  – Available only as a download

Annie sings “Holy Spirit, Thou Art Welcome” in WV State Capitol Building!

West Virginia State Capitol Charleston, WV At this year’s National Day of Prayer service held on May 1st at West Virginia’Annie s state capitol building in Charleston, WV, Annie’s voice filled the entire building. Alice Click, Annie’s sister who lives in the state, arranged for the playing of Annie’s version of the song, “Holy Spirit, Thou Art Welcome.” What an honor for a native West Virginian and what an important and timely prayer that was prayed in the hall’s of the capitol of our home state.

The song is included in this post and no payment is required for the download. May this prayer be answered as you sing along.

“Holy Spirit, Thou Art Welcome”/Written by Dottie Rambo, David Huntsinger/John T Benson Publishing/Heart Warming Music/ASCAP/Available only as a download