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Sent back from Maria's Big House of Hope in China, Steven announces some of the details of his new project first to you! his video blog friends. BEAUTY WILL RISE is available November 3rd.
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I am soooo excited to hear this album. I grew up listening to your music and have always been blessed by your life and your sincerity. Since the tragedy of last year I have watched your family grow in a way that I admire so much because I don't know if I could have gone through what your family did and to see you bringing forth so much good out of what seemed so bad...it's something the world truly needed and needs to see! I know this album will be as much if not more of a blessing to me and so many that will hear it. God bless you and your family as you continue to rise above the ashes.
Claudia Harris |
August 03, 2009 at 03:17 PM
I have prayed for your family so very often. Praise God for his faithfulness and for his realness! Can't wait to hear the album. Love the title!
Terri Garnsey |
August 03, 2009 at 03:25 PM
I am so thrilled to know that your music will continue to stir us even deeper than you have already done throughout the years. Maria's Big House of Hope is a beautiful legacy to a beautiful life. Your family continues to be in our prayers as we continue our own journey as followers of Christ too!
(mom to Carlee Mei)
Charleen Berg |
August 03, 2009 at 03:43 PM
Dear Steven and the Chapman family. I just wanted to let you know how wonderfull it is to hear from you again. I look forward to new video blogs all the time. I want to congratulate you on the opening of Maria's Big House of Hope! I have been praying for you about this. I am also so excited to hear about your new album! You are my favorite music artist and your songs have ministered to me and my closest friends many many times. I saw you in concert here in Washington on May 17th 2008... when the news came a few days later about Maria Sue, my heart was broken and I joined the thousands praying for you and your family. I have been so inspired by your strength and transparency through this whole time. Thank you for being vulnerable and using this crisis as a ministry and an opportunity to offer others hope. Your stories of adoption have re confirmed my desire to adopt... I am praying for the little child who may be led into my home years and years from now (Right now I am 17). God bless you and the new developments in your ministry. Keep Divin' in and Livin' out Loud!
Jer 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."
Love in Christ's Name,
Natalie Howell |
August 03, 2009 at 03:44 PM
Can't wait to hear those songs. I will be getting that album Nov 3rd! I'm so excited. Thanks for sharing your heart. I will keep praying for you. Much love, Laurie
August 03, 2009 at 03:46 PM
Thanks for the video update Steven. We were able to see you in Abbotsford B.C., and we loved your song "Heaven Is The Face". We will continue to pray for you and your family as you continue to move on... It was so great to see your sons playing in concert right along side you. You are a amazing, inspiring, and beautiful family and have been such an encouragement to ours. Congratulations on the opening of Maria's Big House of Hope. It is so exciting! I can't even tell people about it without crying. :)
We're looking forward to hearing the rest of your new album.
God bless you and your family.
Love the Stonehouse Family
August 03, 2009 at 03:46 PM
I am so excited for your album to come out!!! I know it's going to be amazing and God is going to do wonders with it. I've been struggling in my faith for a while now and you and your family have been such an encouragement to me. Thank you for being so honest and humble and for letting us walk this journey with you. I don't know you, and yet I love you all dearly and wish God's greatest blessings on you and your family. Thanks for the video blog and showing us around Maria's Big House of Hope...it looks like such an amazing place for those precious children and it's such a good way to honor your Maria! With much love and continued prayers!
Jenny (from NY)
August 03, 2009 at 03:49 PM
Amazing to see you again, Steven! We're all getting very excited about this project, and about hearing how God has walked with you through this difficult time. Songs stemming from grief can often be the most powerful and the most inspiring...beauty rising from ashes. Hence the most-appropriate title! God bless you and yours as you continue on this journey.
Rebecca H. |
August 03, 2009 at 03:54 PM
Thank you for the update and video blog!! How exciting and humbling to see you all at Maria's Big House of Hope! I can't wait to hear the new songs and we continue to pray for all of you.
August 03, 2009 at 04:13 PM
(i can't believe i must've clicked the wrong button and it ate my comments...)
thanks for the vblog tour of MBHOH!!! Gong Xi! Gong Xi!
so looking fwd to the new release! funny thing, b4 you arrived in Seattle for WOF, I carefully listened to the radio to try to catch "Heaven is the Face". Frustrated at not hearing it, I went to the spirit 105 website to review the songs that were played that day. THEN I realized it was indeed JULY 21st that day, not AUG 21st! ;-) LOL!!!
Continuing in prayer for your precious family. As you walk on His path, as He carries you, remember He is closer than your breath. May He sprinkle joy throughout your days and may you see the full expression of the glory of our mighty Lord revealed as you share with the world how He will make the Beauty rise.
thank you again for your prayers for my family. we continue on this journey together... asking God to help me say with confidence, not my will, but Thine be done!
August 03, 2009 at 04:14 PM
Thank you for taking the time to video blog your exciting announcement of the new recording release date and title. As a parent of a child who has gone on to heaven, I anticipate your new songs with a different feeling this time. WE HAVE THE HOPE OF CHRIST.
Remembering that God is STILL God,
August 03, 2009 at 04:19 PM
I can't wait to hear both the song and the rest of the album, Steven! We love you, too, and we'll keep praying for all of you. Thanks for sharing this with us, and I hope to see you on tour sometime! :)
August 03, 2009 at 04:26 PM
Dear Chapman Family,
Thanks for making the vblog announcement...
We rejoice with you at the opening of Maria's Big House.
We continue to pray for each one of you.
We know that God is forever faithful and we are counting on Him to do in your hearts what only He can do.
Can't wait until November 3rd to pray those Psalms along with you.
Love from Chandler, AZ,
coleen nolan |
August 03, 2009 at 04:29 PM
Thank you, I'll pray for you more and more, you need prayers!
Wonderful to hear about everything!
can't wait to hear and see you again!
Alexander from Sweden :)
August 03, 2009 at 04:36 PM
Sending love and prayers for your family from Stillwater, Oklahoma. SO EXCITED for November 3rd and SO BLESSED to hear what God has been doing in and through you on this journey. We love you!
August 03, 2009 at 04:38 PM
Yay!! Can't wait for November 3 (the day in between my son's and my husband's birthdays)! Ann from Chicagoland
August 03, 2009 at 04:54 PM
I have never anticipated an album more... I begged God to bring beauty from the ashes of your loss and I know that this album and Maria's BHOH are answers to that prayer.
Carla Ritz |
August 03, 2009 at 05:20 PM
Good to SEE you smiling SCC!
SWEET SWEET Maria's SPIRIT is glowing with LOVE & PRIDE for all her friends/loved ones with all the GREAT work you have done with Maria's BHOH <3
Anne from Erie, Pa |
August 03, 2009 at 05:37 PM
Like everyone else I can't wait to hear the Album and looking forward to seeing you live again hopefully soon. It never gets old telling you how much your music has meant to me over the years, and telling you how much you and your family are so loved and admired and kept very close in my thoughts, prayers and I thank you again for sharing with us not only your music but your heart as well, God Bless you and continued prayers..
Pat McMahon |
August 03, 2009 at 05:38 PM
Three months and counting until the release date...I am eagerly waiting to hear your heart, Steven. You are awesome and I love you in Christ. Hope to see you in NC soon.
Hugs to all of you.
Jill Hamilton |
August 03, 2009 at 05:40 PM
I am so excited for all you have accomplished! God is definitely using you in so many ways to spread His love to others, even in the midst of your own pain. You are in my prayers, Steven, and I can't wait to hear the songs that God put in your heart!
God bless you
August 03, 2009 at 05:48 PM
It looks like the beginning of the answer to all those prayers. I cannot wait for Nov. 3rd. I cannot wait to hear, sing, and pray through all the songs that our Lord has been speaking into your life.
Thank you for the update (I look forward to seeing more:) I am so thankful everyone made it home safely from China and that God has given you a new song to sing.
May the Lord continue to bless you and your family!
In Jesus' Forever Arms,
Leanne (phoenix, arizona)
August 03, 2009 at 06:10 PM
November 3rd is going on our calendar!!! :) I'm so excited to hear this is coming up! I love the pictures and enjoyed the tour of MBHOH! The reality of the love being played out there in the rooms of that place is so striking to me tonight. As the mom of a little guy with special needs, my heart has been blessed as I've read about MBHOH tonight!!! As I'm getting off of this site to feed my youngest child, I'm praying for MBHOH and for this album as it comes out! What a blessing! Can't wait to hear it!!!
August 03, 2009 at 07:03 PM
Wow! So excited, and above all so THANKFUL Steven for the fact that you will be sharing these songs with us.
As so many have already written, we see this album (and Maria's Big House) as the beginning of the fruit we have been praying for. Thank you for offering yourself as a broken vessel to the Lord and letting Him shine His glory through you. I SEE his faithfulness and the HOPE He has given you, and hear your testimony of His faithfulness and His promises, and I am rejoicing.
As so often with your music (which the Lord has used deeply in my life for 20 years...) the timing of this project is very much a God-thing. One of my missionary friends and colleagues was murdered recently for sharing his faith in a Muslim land, and I and so many who knew and worked with him are praying and believing that beauty WILL rise from the ashes of this tragedy. I believe the Lord will use your songs to help us remember the Lord's faithfulness, promises and love in this time of grief and shock.
Thank you for being HIS and for sharing all you are learning with us. What a gift and offering.
We love you and are praying for you.
Karen B. |
August 03, 2009 at 07:05 PM
Thank you so much for ministering to us through your pain I am excited about the new CD My 3 kids love you as much as we do!!!
Diana Dotson Chickamauga, GA |
August 03, 2009 at 07:43 PM
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