A Christmas I Love You

Here’s a new and original Christmas song. Our six grandkids are singing back up for us. From our family…may God’s “ornament of love” bring you peace during this Christmas Season and beyond.

A Christmas I Love You
 
I love Christmas cookies
Red icing on the cake
I love the sweet aroma
When Grandma cooks and bakes
     I love the Christmas carols
     I sing with family
     I love the smiles of children
    As they sit on Santa’s knee
And in this giving Season
One thing is always true 
The greatest gift that we can give
Is a Christmas I love you
 
I love you (4x)
 
I love the little baby
Born so long ago
Lying in a manger
Wrapped in swaddling clothes
     He was the perfect present
     Sent from up above
     To hang upon a tree
     God’s ornament of love
And in this giving Season
One thing is always true 
The greatest gift that we receive
Is a Christmas I love you
 
I love you (4x)
My gift to you
I love you

EVERYTHING DISCOUNTED!

We have drastically lowered the prices of all our books and CDs. We hope you’ll visit our store and take advantage of the discounts! Thanks so much,

Steve & Annie

When I Hear That Train

This is a video version of a previous post of this song in 2017. At 91 years young Mom continues to pray for us and deserves double honor for her devotion to us in prayer.

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.

Sunday Morning with Steve & Annie

This video of a Sunday morning concert was recorded in Dudalk, MD at Eastern Assembly of God. We sincerely hope you glean something useful from this presentation.

“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

ineedasong4

ineedasong4…a graduation event (high school or college)

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

ineedasong4..accompaniment track / younger version

ineedasong4…to play for a teen or older brother and sister

ineedasong4accompaniment track / older version

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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

My 4 Favorite Christmas Gifts

img_1711I want to tell you about my four favorite Christmas gifts of all time.

The first one was given to me by Steve.  As mentioned in an earlier post, Steve and I had virtually no money our first Christmas together.  So, we agreed to not exchange gifts.  However, when I awoke on Christmas morning, a little vase holding three roses was sitting in the middle of our tiny kitchen table.  The card said it all.  “A cord of three strands is not easily broken.  May these roses represent our life… surrounded by Christ…the third strand.”  I took a picture of those roses. For that reason, they bloom year round.

My second favorite gift was given to me by our son, Nathan.  That particular year he was six years old.  We were into our first year of home schooling and he had learned to read.  His Christmas gift for me was a little basket with some dried flowers glued to the top.  As I opened the lid I saw a little card inside. In his six-year-old printing he had written, “Thank you for teaching me to read.”  I’ll never forget that feeling of love and pride, when I realized by teaching him to read, I had given him the world.  Now, he makes his living as a “word smith” creating songs and using his exceptional skill and love of language to reach the world.

My third favorite gift was from my mother.  We had a large family and one particular year we drew names for Christmas.  Mom got my name.  She asked me what I wanted.  I told her I wanted her to use a cassette recorder and to tell me all about herself.  I wanted her to tell me her secrets, to tell me things she had never told anyone.  She did it!!  And oh what a source of comfort that recording has been to me since her death to cancer in 1996.

Finally, my fourth favorite gift was given to me by our daughter, Heidi.  She was four years old that memorable Christmas and she had done her own shopping for everyone with the five dollars we gave her.  As she presented her gift to me, I fought back a chuckle.  She handed me a big ball of scotch tape.  “Oh, Heidi, a wad of scotch tape…I love it!  Thank you so much!”  (We mothers are so easy to please, don’t you think.)

Heidi stood there grinning as I graciously received her offering.  I started to go about my business when she said, “No, Mama, there’s something inside.”  Sure enough, as I peeled away about twenty feet of tape, I saw a little plastic bag.  It still had the .99 cent tag on it.  I opened up the bag and there it was, a little plastic baby Jesus, Mary and Joseph.  “Oh!  Heidi!”  I said, “Thank you.  I love this little nativity!”

However, Heidi didn’t budge.  She just stood there looking at me.  I could tell by the hurt look on her little face that I had failed to fully gasp the incredible value of her gift. She choked back her emotions and said, “Oh, Mama… Jesus glows in the dark!”

I could hardly speak. I knew Heidi’s words were a heaven-sent reminder of what Christmas is all about. With all the darkness in this world such as sickness, discouragement, loneliness, fear, financial stress, and for some, the loss of a loved one, how desperately we need Him to glow. I certainly need His light in my life… how about you?

We pray that your world will be illuminated by His hope this year. It’s why He came to this world. He can help you overcome a troubled past, strengthen your present day, and give you the courage to face an uncertain future. Remember, He glows in the dark!

Merry Christmas!

Annie Chapman

PS… Here’s a song that Steve wrote titled, “The Stable.” It contains a message of hope about the “Light of the World” whose birthday we celebrate at this time.

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2021

The Covid-19 outbreak and the resulting lockdown(s) have affected our schedule as it has many musicians and speakers. Except for a couple of events we have not done a live concert since mid-March 2020. The events planned for 2021 have a tentative status at this time. When we know whether or not they will take place we will notify you via this events page. Thanks for your prayers for us during this unusual time. Blessings to each of you. S&A