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June 09, 2008

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Misty and Sarah

Kerry~
I am reminded of a song that says sometimes he calms the storm and other times he calms his child. God is so real through you! Thank you for your inspiring words and transparent love for the Lord. In Him~ Misty Peterson
www.iwillkissyoufortwo.com
The Love of Adoption~

Beka

Wow. That is incredible. I agree that God is doing something by giving you these little signs to show you all that He is here with you, and that Maria is there with Him. Thank you so much for writing. You must be such a comfort to the Chapmans right now, and I'm grateful.

Jody Ferlaak

I love how God speaks to us, in the smallest ways at times. I love that He is so detailed and creative that we can literally 'see Him' in His creation that surrounds us. I love that He is giving comfort and insights to each of you as needed in these early, difficult days.
God is a God who is faithful and true. He will see you through the dark valleys. One step at a time.
Many of us continue to care and pray. Though we've never met...we are part of the family of God. And one day I look forward to rejoicing with all the Saints who have gone before us {including Maria and your baby and my little girl and many others} and I thank God for the Great Cloud of Witnesses who help to encourage my faith through their own trials.
God has given us the Bible and I love that He uses current, relevant things around us too- as small, yet as meaningful as a clover.
Many blessings to you and the Chapmans as you walk this path of grief. My prayers are with you. Thank you for your words and personal testimony to what God is doing.

Rachel

Glory!

Kayley

wow, amazing!! Thank you for sharing that. Beautiful!

Rebecca H.

This is very strange for me to read this - a few weeks ago I attended Steven's last concert here in Seattle only 5 days before Maria's death. Before leaving the house however, I was in my front yard and I found a 4-leaf clover. I used to find them fairly often as a child but I hadn't found one in many years so I got excited. I went and pressed it in my Bible, choosing to keep it on Psalm 23. A few days later after hearing about Maria, I opened my Bible to that same psalm and there was the clover, lying right on the line "Yea though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil". That encouraged me more than you know. It's amazing how God uses even the small things in his creation to remind us of his love for us!

Tina Christen

Kerry,
I was able to meet Steven at a Joy-FM event at Missouri Baptist University in St.Louis and share with him a picture of my three beautiful Chinese children. Maria's passing touched me deeply as it has so many others. I've prayed for them and woken in the middle of nights thinking of them. I am in awe at how the Holy Spirit has brought the community of believers together for this family. One wonderful result of this awful tragedy is that I have found your blog. You are a spirit-filled inspiration. Your words are beautiful and give me hope and strength. Thank you, Kerry. God bless you.
Tina Christen

Tina Christen

Kerry,
I was able to meet Steven at a Joy-FM event at Missouri Baptist University in St.Louis and share with him a picture of my three beautiful Chinese children. Maria's passing touched me deeply as it has so many others. I've prayed for them and woken in the middle of nights thinking of them. I am in awe at how the Holy Spirit has brought the community of believers together for this family. One wonderful result of this awful tragedy is that I have found your blog. You are a spirit-filled inspiration. Your words are beautiful and give me hope and strength. Thank you, Kerry. God bless you.
Tina Christen

valerie

Kerry,

Maria's passing has touched me very deeply...I've never met any of you nor Maria but her paasing has made me realize that life is not granted and that I have to spend more time with them. I have 2 little girls (4yr old and 8 mos. I now play with them more, laugh, gigle spend quality time that I know will fly by. Next thing I'll now they'll be grown and I will miss all those moments when they we're little. i continue to pray for the Chapmans and I thank you for being such a loyal friend to them in this difficult time.

jen

oh, this is precious and a beautiful reminder. Thanks Kerry. Hope all goes well as you serve your friends in PA. would love to hear Shaohannah tell about St.Patrick...too cute. Will be thinking about the four leaf clover today, ya'll are right, the Bride of Christ is next to come!

Matt & Rebecca Townsend and family

Kerry,

Thank you for sharing in the "fellowship of the suffering". You have a special gift and personal insight into this area of life. You are also gifted in being able to put into words that which most of us can only express with the help of the Holy Spirit in groanings and silence.

You are a blessing to us.

KATHERINE

Thanks, Kerry! God is using you in such extra-ordinary ways right now!
You are a blessing,
Katherine

Lori

All glory to God! He truly is interested in every detail of our lives. He is so creative! Thank you for sharing. We continue to pray.
Lori

Joni

Praise be to God for He is Love! He is the Alfa & the Omaga! You are a Heavenly Blessing Kerry!

More will be revealed...

Amen!
:)

The Vander-Plas Family - Lubbock, Texas

Kerry~

Thank you for a beautiful message. I had never heard what St. Patrick said about the clover, but what a wonderful example!

We are all still holding all of you up in prayer.
Krusten Vander-Plas
(For the Family)

Karen

Kerry,

I thank the Lord for using you in sharing the Word through this blog and how you've touched peoples lives in your ministry.

Yes, our Lord knows where to meet us in the level we are at. He knitted us in our mother's womb and definitely knows the intricacy on each of us...from the number of hair we have to the tiny molecule our body needed to function normally.

I too lost my baby 4 years ago and now is feeling the grave pain from the loss of Maria Sue. I am certainly in the fellowship of suffering with you and the Chapman family.

I have been praying all throughout the day for each Chapman and all of your their friends walking side by side in these difficult days of healing.

I will definitely miss her big smile photos in Mary Beth's blog.

Maria will never be forgotten and we will see her in heaven when that day comes.

"Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God. For just as the sufferings of Christ flow over into our lives, so also through Christ our comfort overflows."
1 Corinthians 1:3-5


In His Love.

Jill P.

Well, it's my first time reading your blog, but I've been reading on the "Chapman channel" for a while. I have always had an uncanny ability to just look into a clover patch and find 4 leaf (or even up to 7 leaf)clovers, but now I'll think of them in a whole new light. I knew about how St. Patrick used them as a witnessing tool but now my 4 leaf clovers will mean so much more. We're praying for the Chapmans and all their friends too.

Jill A.

I was just looking on the guideposts website and ran across this article on a 4 leaf clover. I remembered reading this blog and the Chapman clover story so I thought I share the story. Here's the link http://www.guidepostsmag.com/spirit/spirit/?i=1757

4 leaf clover

* first leaf is for hope
* second leaf is for faith
* third leaf is for love
* fourth leaf is for luck.

four leaf clover

wow, amazing!! Thank you for sharing that. Beautiful!
Oh.. BTW... I found this about four leaf clover
http://www.fourleafclovergoodluckcharms.com/four-leaf-clovers/

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