Advertisement

Idol Chatter

Idol Chatter

Steven Curtis Chapman and Family Still Grieving One Year Later

stevecurstischapmanpicforic.jpgI am glad to hear several Christian radio stations remind contemporary Christian music fans that it has been one year since the tragic loss of Steven Curtis Chapman’s daughter Maria Sue Chapman. Over the last year the Chapman family has bravely shared publicly–on shows like Larry King–the difficulties in their journey through grief, while at the same time somehow remaining a truly inspiring picture of faith. Now, on the anniversary of her daughter’s death, Chapman’s wife, Mary Beth has written a beautiful and heart-wrenching post on her blog.


It seems that Will Franklin, one of the Chapman’s sons and the one who was behind the wheel of the vehicle that was a part of this tragic accident, graduated from high school on the anniversary of Maria’s funeral. Mary Beth posts the words and Scripture that were spoken over Will as part of the ceremony as well as her own thoughts about the many blessings she has experienced in the midst of a painful loss. As she says in her post “God is allowing the chisel and hammer to do his beautiful work in and amongst our friends and family.”
Because I am someone who has experienced her own family losses this year, I am grateful to Mary Beth for reminding all of us that grief is indeed a long process that goes well past the funeral and that we can bear each other’s burdens in grief by continuing to bear witness of the lives that were lost.

  • meriel

    I have had Will above all in my heart & mind since Maria’s tragic death. I ask you as you all continue to hold the Chapman’s up in prayer (because this kind of loss takes foeever to heal)to please especially lift Will up.
    thanks & God bless, M

Previous Posts

Debbie Gibson Still Amazes
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P6tHwESBFPA Debbie Gibson stars as Jessica in an inspiring drama about a woman who gives up her singing career to take care of her aging parents. Sweeping her dreams aside Jessica discovers that her dreams of becoming a singer and songwriter are not dead after bein

posted 10:14:01am Mar. 31, 2015 | read full post »

James is Back
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GvQJbF2CXLQ Daniel Craig returns as James Bond for the 24th Bond film that is due for release on Nov. 6 in "SPECTRE."  The story will pick up where the "SkyFall" chapter left when Bond receives a case found by forensics at the "Skyfall" house. "You got a s

posted 2:02:26pm Mar. 30, 2015 | read full post »

Meet Rose Arvale of "The Messengers"
Meet Rose Arvale, a main character in the upcoming CW show "The Messengers." “The Messengers” centers around five individuals who die as a result of an earthly phenomenon. When they return to earth as Angels with unique abilities, they must band together to stop the devil who has come to eart

posted 9:27:07am Mar. 30, 2015 | read full post »

Academy Award Nominated Film Unbroken Releases on DVD
The highly acclaimed film Unbroken, directed by Angelina Jolie that tells the inspirational story of Louis Zamperini hits DVD on March 24, 2015. At the 1936 Berlin Olympics, Louis Zamperini won a personal meeting with Adolf Hitler, who complimented his fast finish. In 1941, Zamperini enlisted in

posted 9:19:32am Mar. 23, 2015 | read full post »

Self/Less: 'God Created Man, Man Created Immortality'
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=71fWtJXEI0Q What would it really feel like to feel immortal and you know longer had to worry about failing health? Phoenix Biogenic offers this once in a lifetime offer where the new body will be genetically mastered to perfection. Only a select few are chosen to

posted 10:57:15am Mar. 13, 2015 | read full post »

Advertisement


Report as Inappropriate

You are reporting this content because it violates the Terms of Service.

All reported content is logged for investigation.