From the driver’s seat, to the office chair, to the pulpit, to home, Chris Chaney exudes passion and joy in everything he does. Buckle in for some rich conversation and find out why Chris has “no bad days.”
No Bad Days
Being “on his own” since around the age of 14, Chris Chaney is no stranger to challenge. In fact, you might even say he’s had his fair share of bad days. But according to Chris, there is no such thing as a bad day. Chris talks about how faith and some key people in his life helped him grow and learn to overcome his challenging days, find joy, and develop a passion to help others find joy too.
I understand that I am going through some challenges, but there’s someone who’s going through far greater challenge than I. So, if I can just say something, if I can smile a certain way, whatever I can do to bring joy to them.
Make a Joyful Noise
He may not sound like Cory Henry, but as someone who plays the organ, piano, drums and bass guitar, Chris has an evident love for music and making a joyful noise. In his words:
I am not a professional at anything I play. But I understand music… and the melody that David played on the harp in the Bible is what I think about when I’m playing for Christ.
- Traveling is like soothing music to me. I get in the truck and get an opportunity to think. I can think clearly and just kind of let myself go.
- I’ve always loved trucking, just always been attracted to it.
- I believe my first ministry is my home. If
homeis not where it needs to be… then no other aspect of ministry will make sense or come to pass as it should.
- The drive going home… allows me to be very thankful to God for the day that He has provided.
- I don’t believe in a bad day. There’s no such thing as a bad day. There’s good days, and there is challenging days.
- I am not a professional at anything I play. But, I understand music… and the melody that David played on the harp in the Bible is what I think about when I’m playing for Christ.
- When you stop learning, you stop growing.
- There will be some good days. And there will be some challenging days. Remember, if you survive that day, you have another opportunity for the next day.
- Keep the rubber side down and the shiny side up.