I am the husband to my wife, Ashley and Dad to two beautiful daughters, Alexis and Sadie. Since 2003 I have served as lead pastor of Mission Abilene, a church that focuses on the outcasts of society. I am also the co-founder of the STV MOVEMENT. Most importantly, I am imperfect and flawed, yet by the grace of God I am able to share my story of redemption. Welcome to the chronicles of my soul.
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
CAPTURE- to record in lasting form
This week as I looked at the beauty in the world from a much slower pace, I was intrigued and convicted all at once. In my life, busyness is something that has become a norm. I run to meeting after meeting, answer phone call after phone call, respond to email after email, but rarely do I pause and just take ALL that life has to offer in. Seldom do i PAUSE and take a deep breath and simply enjoy God's work of art throughout the day. Looking out of the window as I traveled home from vacation, I constantly was drawn in by the beauty of a simple rain shower, the peace that the blue skies had to offer. and by the incredible schemes of color displayed by a beautiful rainbow. As I continued to glance out the window, the word capture struck my inner soul. It was as if I felt God speaking to me saying, "Chad, you are spending so much of your time chasing after things that you are missing what life is all about" At that moment I made a commitment to myself that I am going to attempt to pause throughout the craziness of the day, and simply breath, and TAKE ALL THAT LIFE HAS TO OFFER IN.