Archive for May, 2007

Christian music star Chapman’s daughter killed

May 22nd, 2007 No comments

The Associated Press • May 22, 2008

NASHVILLE, TENN. — The 5-year-old daughter of Grammy-winning Christian music star Steven Curtis Chapman was struck and killed Wednesday by a sport utility vehicle driven by her brother, authorities said.

The girl, Maria Sue, was hit in the driveway of the family’s home Wednesday afternoon by a Toyota Land Cruiser driven by her teenage brother, said Laura McPherson, a spokeswoman for the Tennessee Highway Patrol.

The brother, whose name and exact age weren’t available, apparently did not see the girl, McPherson said. No charges are expected.

“It looks like a tragic accident,” she said.

Several family members witnessed the accident, which happened in Williamson County just south of Nashville. The girl died later at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, hospital spokeswoman Laurie Holloway said.

In a statement, Velvet Kelm, a publicist for Chapman, said Maria was the Chapmans’ youngest daughter.

I cannot imagine the heartbreaking sorrow they must be going through. I read the story from several different sources and then attempted to go to Stephens website; which was bogged down I’m sure by fans wanting to pay their respects.

The only thing that bugs me about the press is that after detailing the tragedy they all list Stephens accolades which I’m sure he could care less and less about. It really has nothing to do with the story and is only used for filler space. For once I would have loved to see them simply print their condolences. My prayers and condolences go out to the Chapman family.

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My son graduates from high school next week.

May 14th, 2007 No comments

My son graduates from high school next week. I am so proud of the fine young man he has become. He’s worked hard and has grown into a compassionate, honest, and responsible young man. I love you, Wes. It is my honor, privilege, and the greatest blessing to be your dad.

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Vehicle Update – Honda SOLD!

May 3rd, 2007 No comments

Well, thankfully we were able to sell it to someone that has the ways and means to repair it. Now we must start looking for another vehicle for my son to drive, AFTER, graduation and Senior trip. The loaner from my friend Russ although very appreciated, won’t last forever.

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Turning Hearts Tour

May 1st, 2007 No comments

Lifeway’s Turning Hearts Tour comes to Morrison Heights Baptist Church Clinton, MS, Friday and Saturday May 4th & 5th. A parent/teen experience far from the norm!

“Joining God in turning the hearts of parents & teenagers toward each other through powerful worship, straightforward teaching, & family experiences to build kingdom families & bring glory to God.”


Richard Ross, Joel Engle & Tyra Lokey

There’s still plenty of time to register online with Lifeway or call 1-800-254-2022.

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