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Stephanie Moore
Stephanie Moore
Dear Doris & kiddos (ok, grown-up kiddos),

I think so frequently of Chip. I am surprised how much *still* miss him. Especially in the midst of so many churches fighting so much over worship styles, sound levels, etc etc. I remember Chip saying (when he was at CHBC) that he tried to put in something for everyone in each service and that no one was likely to like 100% of ANY service because of that. He had such godly wisdom!

His candor and insight during his struggle with cancer continue to inspire me. Have you ever considered publishing this caringbridge journal in book form? It would bless a lot of people I think.

Hope you are all doing well. My mom died in Mar 2010 and I still find myself missing her very much when something happens that reminds me of her. I am sure you feel the same about Chip.

In Christ's eternal love,

Cassey Smith
Cassey Smith

I have created a new FB community page called God’s Coffee.  Please visit and “Like” the page to receive daily devotional updates.  You can interact in the discussions and send in prayer requests!  Ask your friends to like the page, too. 

 If we depended on God to give us a boost start to the day the way we depend on our morning cup of coffee, our lives would be even more blessed!!

https://www.facebook.com/godscoffee

Robin Ziegenfuss
Robin Ziegenfuss
I was going through some old emails and came across some WQOTW posts I had kept. I always enjoyed Chip's "quips" and the thoughts that he shared. So, I'm about 20 months or so late on expressing my condolences to the family, and I apologize for that. I enjoyed knowing Chip from afar. I'm sure he is missed terribly by his family and close friends. May God continue to comfort you in your loss.
Kimberly Kitchens
Kimberly Kitchens
I was just looking back on many of Chip's caringbridge posts. I am so thankful to have known him. I am thankful that he showed me how to worship God fully in the good and bad times. Chip's faith and trust in God still amazes me. I pray that when I face trails in my life, I will look to God & fully trust Him the way Chip did. I am praying for the Stam family as you remember Chip today & everyday! May we all celebrate his life & how he lived for Christ!
Brian Goodwin
Brian Goodwin
I personally never met Chip. I was looking on the internet for something enriching on worship quotes, and wouldn't you know that WQOTW came up. I signed up immediately and started receiving his weekly emails in about 1995 or so, I think.  During the years, we would exchange ideas via email and one time he had at the end of an email that he was curious as to what kind of books we were reading. I told him what I had read and suggested he get it. He emailed me about a month later that he had gotten it and was very pleased after reading it.  I was briefly in contact with him via Caring Bridge and prayed for him. He is now with our Lord. I have been eternally enriched by his insights and for his transparency that he didn't really have a lot to tell us, but rather to look to the scriptures and decide what God had said Himself by revelation. I am so grateful for our exchanges. I wish I had met him. Oh, but I will! Bless you all and may the Lord visit you with His kindness and presence in a tangible and lavish way.  Brian Goodwin
Meiko Grant
Meiko Grant
 My 5 year old son has cancer which is how I stumbled upon your site.  We are in a new city away from family and our church so I got strength from your faith.  I am sorry for your loss.  My son had surgery and now that things have calmed down a bit I checked in only to read the sad news.  Just wanted you to know what a difference Chip's courage made to me. www.caringbridge.org/visit/hamiltongrant  
Kim Weber
Kim Weber
So sorry to hear of the loss of your loved one.  I came across Chip's site while researching CaringBridge for my husband.  He will have his first stem cell transplant next week.  So helpful to read what one endures in their own words.  Your loved one continues to touch others.  May God comfort you and your family.
Dee Stenberg
Dee Stenberg
For all the Stams, I was sitting in my apartment here in Singapore this afternoon and found myself missing Chip.  I'd gotten in the habit of checking for the latest report frequently, because he was so faithful in writing them and always encouraging in a way that was almost beyond comprehension.  Please know that we will never forget him and the things he taught us.  Time will pass, pain and healing will coexist, and the impact he made will continue. Very few of us will do more with our years than he did with his, no matter how many we are granted. With love for each of you,Dee Ann and Craig Stenberg
Robert E Pentecost
Robert E Pentecost
Dear Stam Family, I have been following Chip's cancer story for a good while. I have been encouraged and motivated by what he has been through and the way he has endured it all with such a clear shinning testimony of God's love and grace. May God grant you His peace that passes all understanding and the comfort of His arms encircling you in love. Bob
Debbie Wilder
Debbie Wilder
Hi, I have been following Chip's site since Sept 2010 when I began a Caring Bridge site for my husband who was diagnosed w/ NHL (Burkitt's Lymphoma) in Aug 2010.  I was always so encouraged by Chip's journal entries.  My heart goes out to Chip's family and friends. My husband lost his battle and went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ last week as well - - May 3rd.  He put up a courageous fight against this terrible, terrible disease with so much dignity and grace. Just want you to know the encouragement that I received from Chip's site.  My husband was also a tennis player - - that is what initially drew me to his site. Hold tight to God's love and grace. In Christ's Love, Debbie Wilder http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/timwilder
Sheryll Poel
Sheryll Poel
Doris & family, Chip would have been familiar with this poet/hymn-writer, Thomas Troeger.  "How Long, O Lord, How Long?" (vs. 3) "The cross, O Lord, the cross!We think upon your son:you know the weight and edge of loss, your tears and ours are one." God weeps in compassion and in loss...not explaining our suffering, but sharing it.  And we continue to share your tears and loss.
Tim Conder
Tim Conder
Doris, Michael, Martin, and Clara, I wanted to say how deeply saddened I was to hear of Chip's passing last week. My memories are filled with so many wonderful times of our work together at CHBC. All of you are in our prayers. I have received several notes this week (from persons I imagine that you would not know) commenting on how Chip's faithful journey through illness and toward death had encouraged them beyond simple explanation. Peace, Tim Conder
Stephanie Moore
Stephanie Moore
Dear Doris & kiddos (ok, grown-up kiddos),

I think so frequently of Chip. I am surprised how much *still* miss him. Especially in the midst of so many churches fighting so much over worship styles, sound levels, etc etc. I remember Chip saying (when he was at CHBC) that he tried to put in something for everyone in each service and that no one was likely to like 100% of ANY service because of that. He had such godly wisdom!

His candor and insight during his struggle with cancer continue to inspire me. Have you ever considered publishing this caringbridge journal in book form? It would bless a lot of people I think.

Hope you are all doing well. My mom died in Mar 2010 and I still find myself missing her very much when something happens that reminds me of her. I am sure you feel the same about Chip.

In Christ's eternal love,

Kimberly Kitchens
Kimberly Kitchens
I was just looking back on many of Chip's caringbridge posts. I am so thankful to have known him. I am thankful that he showed me how to worship God fully in the good and bad times. Chip's faith and trust in God still amazes me. I pray that when I face trails in my life, I will look to God & fully trust Him the way Chip did. I am praying for the Stam family as you remember Chip today & everyday! May we all celebrate his life & how he lived for Christ!
Meiko Grant
Meiko Grant
 My 5 year old son has cancer which is how I stumbled upon your site.  We are in a new city away from family and our church so I got strength from your faith.  I am sorry for your loss.  My son had surgery and now that things have calmed down a bit I checked in only to read the sad news.  Just wanted you to know what a difference Chip's courage made to me. www.caringbridge.org/visit/hamiltongrant  
Dee Stenberg
Dee Stenberg
For all the Stams, I was sitting in my apartment here in Singapore this afternoon and found myself missing Chip.  I'd gotten in the habit of checking for the latest report frequently, because he was so faithful in writing them and always encouraging in a way that was almost beyond comprehension.  Please know that we will never forget him and the things he taught us.  Time will pass, pain and healing will coexist, and the impact he made will continue. Very few of us will do more with our years than he did with his, no matter how many we are granted. With love for each of you,Dee Ann and Craig Stenberg
Sheryll Poel
Sheryll Poel
Doris & family, Chip would have been familiar with this poet/hymn-writer, Thomas Troeger.  "How Long, O Lord, How Long?" (vs. 3) "The cross, O Lord, the cross!We think upon your son:you know the weight and edge of loss, your tears and ours are one." God weeps in compassion and in loss...not explaining our suffering, but sharing it.  And we continue to share your tears and loss.
Tim Conder
Tim Conder
Doris, Michael, Martin, and Clara, I wanted to say how deeply saddened I was to hear of Chip's passing last week. My memories are filled with so many wonderful times of our work together at CHBC. All of you are in our prayers. I have received several notes this week (from persons I imagine that you would not know) commenting on how Chip's faithful journey through illness and toward death had encouraged them beyond simple explanation. Peace, Tim Conder
Cassey Smith
Cassey Smith

I have created a new FB community page called God’s Coffee.  Please visit and “Like” the page to receive daily devotional updates.  You can interact in the discussions and send in prayer requests!  Ask your friends to like the page, too. 

 If we depended on God to give us a boost start to the day the way we depend on our morning cup of coffee, our lives would be even more blessed!!

https://www.facebook.com/godscoffee

Robin Ziegenfuss
Robin Ziegenfuss
I was going through some old emails and came across some WQOTW posts I had kept. I always enjoyed Chip's "quips" and the thoughts that he shared. So, I'm about 20 months or so late on expressing my condolences to the family, and I apologize for that. I enjoyed knowing Chip from afar. I'm sure he is missed terribly by his family and close friends. May God continue to comfort you in your loss.
Brian Goodwin
Brian Goodwin
I personally never met Chip. I was looking on the internet for something enriching on worship quotes, and wouldn't you know that WQOTW came up. I signed up immediately and started receiving his weekly emails in about 1995 or so, I think.  During the years, we would exchange ideas via email and one time he had at the end of an email that he was curious as to what kind of books we were reading. I told him what I had read and suggested he get it. He emailed me about a month later that he had gotten it and was very pleased after reading it.  I was briefly in contact with him via Caring Bridge and prayed for him. He is now with our Lord. I have been eternally enriched by his insights and for his transparency that he didn't really have a lot to tell us, but rather to look to the scriptures and decide what God had said Himself by revelation. I am so grateful for our exchanges. I wish I had met him. Oh, but I will! Bless you all and may the Lord visit you with His kindness and presence in a tangible and lavish way.  Brian Goodwin
Kim Weber
Kim Weber
So sorry to hear of the loss of your loved one.  I came across Chip's site while researching CaringBridge for my husband.  He will have his first stem cell transplant next week.  So helpful to read what one endures in their own words.  Your loved one continues to touch others.  May God comfort you and your family.
Robert E Pentecost
Robert E Pentecost
Dear Stam Family, I have been following Chip's cancer story for a good while. I have been encouraged and motivated by what he has been through and the way he has endured it all with such a clear shinning testimony of God's love and grace. May God grant you His peace that passes all understanding and the comfort of His arms encircling you in love. Bob
Debbie Wilder
Debbie Wilder
Hi, I have been following Chip's site since Sept 2010 when I began a Caring Bridge site for my husband who was diagnosed w/ NHL (Burkitt's Lymphoma) in Aug 2010.  I was always so encouraged by Chip's journal entries.  My heart goes out to Chip's family and friends. My husband lost his battle and went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ last week as well - - May 3rd.  He put up a courageous fight against this terrible, terrible disease with so much dignity and grace. Just want you to know the encouragement that I received from Chip's site.  My husband was also a tennis player - - that is what initially drew me to his site. Hold tight to God's love and grace. In Christ's Love, Debbie Wilder http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/timwilder
Stephanie Moore
Stephanie Moore
Dear Doris & kiddos (ok, grown-up kiddos),

I think so frequently of Chip. I am surprised how much *still* miss him. Especially in the midst of so many churches fighting so much over worship styles, sound levels, etc etc. I remember Chip saying (when he was at CHBC) that he tried to put in something for everyone in each service and that no one was likely to like 100% of ANY service because of that. He had such godly wisdom!

His candor and insight during his struggle with cancer continue to inspire me. Have you ever considered publishing this caringbridge journal in book form? It would bless a lot of people I think.

Hope you are all doing well. My mom died in Mar 2010 and I still find myself missing her very much when something happens that reminds me of her. I am sure you feel the same about Chip.

In Christ's eternal love,

Robin Ziegenfuss
Robin Ziegenfuss
I was going through some old emails and came across some WQOTW posts I had kept. I always enjoyed Chip's "quips" and the thoughts that he shared. So, I'm about 20 months or so late on expressing my condolences to the family, and I apologize for that. I enjoyed knowing Chip from afar. I'm sure he is missed terribly by his family and close friends. May God continue to comfort you in your loss.
Meiko Grant
Meiko Grant
 My 5 year old son has cancer which is how I stumbled upon your site.  We are in a new city away from family and our church so I got strength from your faith.  I am sorry for your loss.  My son had surgery and now that things have calmed down a bit I checked in only to read the sad news.  Just wanted you to know what a difference Chip's courage made to me. www.caringbridge.org/visit/hamiltongrant  
Robert E Pentecost
Robert E Pentecost
Dear Stam Family, I have been following Chip's cancer story for a good while. I have been encouraged and motivated by what he has been through and the way he has endured it all with such a clear shinning testimony of God's love and grace. May God grant you His peace that passes all understanding and the comfort of His arms encircling you in love. Bob
Sheryll Poel
Sheryll Poel
Doris & family, Chip would have been familiar with this poet/hymn-writer, Thomas Troeger.  "How Long, O Lord, How Long?" (vs. 3) "The cross, O Lord, the cross!We think upon your son:you know the weight and edge of loss, your tears and ours are one." God weeps in compassion and in loss...not explaining our suffering, but sharing it.  And we continue to share your tears and loss.
Cassey Smith
Cassey Smith

I have created a new FB community page called God’s Coffee.  Please visit and “Like” the page to receive daily devotional updates.  You can interact in the discussions and send in prayer requests!  Ask your friends to like the page, too. 

 If we depended on God to give us a boost start to the day the way we depend on our morning cup of coffee, our lives would be even more blessed!!

https://www.facebook.com/godscoffee

Kimberly Kitchens
Kimberly Kitchens
I was just looking back on many of Chip's caringbridge posts. I am so thankful to have known him. I am thankful that he showed me how to worship God fully in the good and bad times. Chip's faith and trust in God still amazes me. I pray that when I face trails in my life, I will look to God & fully trust Him the way Chip did. I am praying for the Stam family as you remember Chip today & everyday! May we all celebrate his life & how he lived for Christ!
Kim Weber
Kim Weber
So sorry to hear of the loss of your loved one.  I came across Chip's site while researching CaringBridge for my husband.  He will have his first stem cell transplant next week.  So helpful to read what one endures in their own words.  Your loved one continues to touch others.  May God comfort you and your family.
Brian Goodwin
Brian Goodwin
I personally never met Chip. I was looking on the internet for something enriching on worship quotes, and wouldn't you know that WQOTW came up. I signed up immediately and started receiving his weekly emails in about 1995 or so, I think.  During the years, we would exchange ideas via email and one time he had at the end of an email that he was curious as to what kind of books we were reading. I told him what I had read and suggested he get it. He emailed me about a month later that he had gotten it and was very pleased after reading it.  I was briefly in contact with him via Caring Bridge and prayed for him. He is now with our Lord. I have been eternally enriched by his insights and for his transparency that he didn't really have a lot to tell us, but rather to look to the scriptures and decide what God had said Himself by revelation. I am so grateful for our exchanges. I wish I had met him. Oh, but I will! Bless you all and may the Lord visit you with His kindness and presence in a tangible and lavish way.  Brian Goodwin
Dee Stenberg
Dee Stenberg
For all the Stams, I was sitting in my apartment here in Singapore this afternoon and found myself missing Chip.  I'd gotten in the habit of checking for the latest report frequently, because he was so faithful in writing them and always encouraging in a way that was almost beyond comprehension.  Please know that we will never forget him and the things he taught us.  Time will pass, pain and healing will coexist, and the impact he made will continue. Very few of us will do more with our years than he did with his, no matter how many we are granted. With love for each of you,Dee Ann and Craig Stenberg
Debbie Wilder
Debbie Wilder
Hi, I have been following Chip's site since Sept 2010 when I began a Caring Bridge site for my husband who was diagnosed w/ NHL (Burkitt's Lymphoma) in Aug 2010.  I was always so encouraged by Chip's journal entries.  My heart goes out to Chip's family and friends. My husband lost his battle and went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ last week as well - - May 3rd.  He put up a courageous fight against this terrible, terrible disease with so much dignity and grace. Just want you to know the encouragement that I received from Chip's site.  My husband was also a tennis player - - that is what initially drew me to his site. Hold tight to God's love and grace. In Christ's Love, Debbie Wilder http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/timwilder
Tim Conder
Tim Conder
Doris, Michael, Martin, and Clara, I wanted to say how deeply saddened I was to hear of Chip's passing last week. My memories are filled with so many wonderful times of our work together at CHBC. All of you are in our prayers. I have received several notes this week (from persons I imagine that you would not know) commenting on how Chip's faithful journey through illness and toward death had encouraged them beyond simple explanation. Peace, Tim Conder