Steven Curtis Chapman’s family is very dear to the adoption world, so I want to help spread the word that Steven, Mary Beth, and their three oldest children are going to be appearing on Good Morning America on August 6th to share about the tragic loss of their daughter Maria on May 21st. They will be appearing on Larry King Live on August 7th and will also be featured in the August 15th issue of People magazine. Their faith throughout this seemingly senseless tragedy has been inspiring to say the least. And they continue to inspire by their desire to share how God has been there for them during this extremely difficult time.

Some of you may have heard the additional lyrics to Steven’s song “Yours” from his This Moment cd.

I’ve walked the valley of death’s shadow
So deep and dark that I could barely breathe
I’ve had to let go of more than I could bear
And questioned everything that I believe
But still even here
in this great darkness
A comfort and hope come breaking through
As I can say in life or death
God we belong to you.

Please continue to pray for this amazing family. The SCC e-mail newsletter suggested praying for them throughout this year of “firsts” by trying to remember to pray every Wednesday or every 21st of the month. I think that’s a fantastic idea not only for the Chapman family but for anyone you know who is going through a year of “firsts” without a loved one.


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