John loves to entertain

John loves to entertain
No matter how large or small the event

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Sit Down Behind The Scenes With Steven Curtis Chapman

So excited to hear that Steven Curtis Chapman is coming to St. Louis (my city). Even better news, is he's coming to the St. Peters area, which is very close to my house. I had the privilege of seeing a Steven Curtis Chapman concert years ago. It was amazing. Though his music is inspiring, and brilliant; what struck my wife and I was how open he was with the audience. He told stories of how songs got their start. He told stories of his then young son, Will Franklin. It was as if we were sitting in his living room with a cup of coffee, enjoying a talk with a close friend.

Fast forward to today - The man has endured more hardship than anyone would ever think he would. Since I saw him in concert, he has adopted little girls from China. One tragic May afternoon, Maria was killed on the driveway that led to their home. Will Franklin (the one we heard stories about at the concert, and felt as though we knew him) was behind the wheel of the vehicle, and did not see the little girl running. In a tragic accident, her life ended that day. The loss of a little girl is tragic enough. However, now the family would learn how to live with the needless guilt Will Franklin would now endure. And, that would just be the beginning of their struggles to recapture their personal faith.

If you are anywhere near the St. Louis area on October 13 - Check out Steven Curtis Chapman's Songs & Stories Tour. Read more about it here:

Steven Curtis Chapman Songs & Stories Tour comes to St. Louis - St. Louis Christian Music |

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