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My Top 10 Hits – Week 294

Every Monday I post my all-new Top 10 Christian hit music chart based on personal preference and influenced by radio airplay from the previous week. It’s the continuation of a weekly hobby that goes back nearly 45 years. Here’s this week’s chart – for the week ending Sunday October 02ND 2022 – the 294TH week of this current era that began on Presidents’ Day Weekend of 2017:

TW LW WKS SONG TITLE ARTIST / SITE
1 1 8 Good Morning Mercy
[3RD week @ # 1]
Jason Crabb
2 2 7 New Creation Mac Powell
3 3 15 Thank God For Sunday Morning Cochren & Co.
4 5 6 Build A Boat Colton Dixon
5 4 16 Hold You Tight Dan Bremnes
6 6 4 Miracle Power We The Kingdom
7 7 4 God Is In This Story Katy Nichole Ft. Big Daddy Weave
8 8 4 Perfectly Loved Rachael Lampa Ft. TobyMac
9 1 Love Me Like I Am for King & Country Ft. Jordin Sparks
10 1 Ain’t Nobody Cody Carnes

# 1 This Week In:
2021 – “What If” – Matthew West
2020 – “God So Loved” – We The Kingdom
2019 – “Nobody (But Jesus)” – Casting Crowns Ft. Matthew West
2018 – “Only Jesus” – Casting Crowns
2017 – “Broken Things” – Matthew West

NEW MONTH / NEW CHARTS / NEW MUSIC – Welcome to October and the start of the final 3-month / 13-week stretch of 2022. On Monday December 26TH 2022 I’ll present my final Top 10 chart of the year, and the very next day – Tuesday December 27TH 2022 – I’ll present “My Top 22 Hits Of 2022”. My Top 5 hits this week are guaranteed a spot on my end-of-year chart, and maybe a few of the newer hits below it could surge between now and Christmas and earn a spot on the #22.

CODY CARNES – I’m really liking the new and catchy Cody Carnes song “Ain’t Nobody”. This is actually his 2ND appearance on my chart. He collaborated with Kari Jobe (his wife) and Elevation Worship exactly 2 years ago with “The Blessing”. It peaked at # 2 for 3 weeks.

This concludes another weekend of blog posts. I’ll do it again with the new weekend – and 5 new entries – starting with a #SpecialWednesday post, and then continuing with #TravelThursday, #RetroFriday#SundayScripture, and #Top10Monday.

Your likes, follows, and comments are always appreciated. Thank You for being part of my online ministry to share God’s Good News and win souls for Christ through His music. I’m also on Twitter and Flickr.

Be blessed my friends !  May our God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

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Sunday Scripture

Greetings my friends. It is Sunday October 02ND 2022, and this is the day that our LORD has made. Let us rejoice. Let us be glad in it. Let us celebrate this great new day of believing, following, trusting, loving, and being more like our Lord & Savior Jesus Christ. Let us love our neighbor as ourself.

On the first Sunday of August 2022 I preached my sermon – “Honor & Respect” – to my church family. It’s based on 1 Peter 2:10-2:25. The following week here on #SundayScripture I began presenting it in its original written form. Here’s the 8TH and final part of this series:

You’ve heard of the word “shalom” before. My old pre-Internet Webster’s dictionary from some 40 years ago defines “shalom” as “a greeting or farewell among Jews”. That’s all it says. Luckily we have the Internet today. “Shalom” means peace, and harmony, and prosperity, and welfare, and tranquility. It means to be whole. He was beaten, so we could be whole. W-H-O-L-E. We could be whole in body. We could be whole in mind. We could be whole in relationships. Christ was pierced, crushed, and beaten – so that we could be whole and healthy in everything we do during our temporary stay here on this Earth.

Jesus gave His life for our sins – just as God our Father planned – in order to rescue us from this evil world in which we live. (Galatians 1:4)

Paul to the Philippians (2:9-11), and this will bring my message for you to a close. This is part of the Christ Hymn in the Bible:

Therefore – God elevated Him to the place of highest honor and gave Him the name above all other names – that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow – in heaven, and on earth, and under the earth. And every tongue declare that Jesus Christ is Lord – to the glory of God the Father.

Our God has supreme authority and power. Our God is Almighty. On that day that we all eagerly await – all of creation will acknowledge the authority of Jesus Christ as Lord. God will bring everything together under the authority of Christ – everything in Heaven – and everything on Earth. Many will be saved forever, and they will live with Him forever. Many will not be saved. Do you know someone who may not be saved – because they do not yet believe in Him – or follow Him – or trust Him ?  Maybe you yourself are not sure all of the time.

Why wait until later – to be absolutely sure – that you are a believer – that you are a follower – that you are a truster – of our Lord & Savior Jesus Christ. Why wait until laterLater – may not come. Later – may be too late. Now is the time.

Maybe you believe with your mind, but do you believe with your heart ?  If you’re not sure then now is the time.

This is not just for non-believers, or new believers. This is for all believers. I’ve made this simple for you. All you have to do is say this – right where you are. Wherever you are – our God comes to you. You can say this with me – right now – if you wish. Just say:

Oh God. I’m a sinner. I’m sorry for my sins. I want to turn from my sins. I ask that You forgive me for my sins. I believe that You died on the cross for my sins, and that you rose again so that I may live. I receive You Jesus as my Lord and as my Savior. From this moment on I want to believe in You. I want to follow You. I want to trust You. I want to serve You in the fellowship of Your church. I want to love You more than any one and more than any thing of this world. I belong to you Lord. Take me. I am yours. In Your loving name I pray this to You Lord. AMEN.

And that’s the last slide, and you can take a picture of that with your cell phone. Use your thumb and your index finger to zoom-in on it (modern technology). And here’s the important part – share that prayer – share it with someone you love – share it with someone who does not yet believe, follow, and trust our God. Share that prayer with someone who you want to see in Heaven.

That is how you “Honor & Respect” our King of Kings.

And may our God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

Go in peace. Go in love. Let’s gather together again next Sunday – at 11. We’ll observe and celebrate Communion together.

(End of Part 8 / End of Sermon)

If you wish to learn more about the God I know then stay tuned to #SundayScripture. The best is yet to come !

Thank you for reading my blog for this day, and may:

The LORD bless you, and keep you.
The LORD make His face shine upon you, and be gracious to you.
The LORD lift up His countenance upon you, and give you peace.

In the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. AMEN.

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1970s Blogging Music Radio

My Top 5 Hits RETRO – 1972

Hello again retro music fans. Every Friday I post the Top 5 of one of my classic hit music charts based on personal preference and influenced by radio airplay from either 15, 20, 25, or 35 years ago this weekend (rotating each week).

It’s the 5TH Friday of the month, so it’s a special. This week I’m going back 50 years ago. Here it is – for the week ending Sunday October 01ST 1972:

  1. “Baby Don’t Get Hooked On Me” – Mac Davis
  2. “Black & White” – Three Dog Night
  3. “Saturday In The Park” – Chicago
  4. “Back Stabbers” – The O’Jays
  5. “Ben” – Michael Jackson

That’s actually the Top 5 from the Billboard Hot 100 that week, and Casey Kasem counted them down from coast to coast on #AT40 from Hollywood.

I’m familiar with all of those songs – and I remember hearing them all on the radio as a 5-year-old kindergarten kid – aside from “Ben”. I don’t remember that one.

Both “Baby Don’t Get Hooked On Me” (905 plays since 2013) and “Saturday In The Park” (732 plays since 2013) are in heavy rotation on my iPod Shuffles that play at my desk at my workplace.

I remember the “45” spinning on the record player for the Mac Davis track. My Grandmom loved it. I think a lot of older women loved it (and loved Mac). My Grandmom was 56 when the track was # 1 – a year older than I am now !

Next #RetroFriday I’ll go back 15 years ago to October 2007. It’s when my favorite rock band from Fayetteville Arkansas scored a # 1 smash with 1 of their 6 hits on my chart back when I was a baby Christian learning how to follow His light.

It’s halftime my friends. I’ll be back on Sunday and Monday with 2 more blog posts for this weekend. Enjoy your Saturday. Thanks for going retro with me !

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Wichita Falls Texas

Welcome back to #TravelThursday. This month I’m virtually visiting 5 continents in 5 weeks. 4 weeks ago I wrote about Luxembourg in Europe. 3 weeks ago it was Yunnan China in Asia. A couple of weeks ago it was down under to Perth Australia. Last week it was Santiago Chile in South America. This week I’m back home in North America in the United States Of America – specifically the great state of Texas and Wichita Falls in the far north of the state.

This is actually not a virtual visit, but an actual visit. I’ve just returned home from Wichita Falls Texas. I flew out there last Friday morning for my annual late-September visit to spend quality time with family. My “first cousin once removed” and her husband picked me up at the small but modern Wichita Falls Regional Airport, and we proceeded to a local Mexican restaurant for an early Lunch. That’s a tradition for each visit. We must eat a meal at a Mexican restaurant, and I don’t think that we’ve ever repeated the same one. We’ve always gone to a new place with each new visit.

I returned home this past Tuesday afternoon (27 September 2022). My flight on American Airlines (Airbus A321) was packed like sardines – probably at or near 100% capacity. I think a lot of people who had previous plans to head for airports in the Tampa Bay area and even Orlando were on the flight(s) to Miami instead since #MIA was the least-affected airport in Florida from Hurricane Ian. There were a lot of flight crew sitting in coach. Despite the packed flight it was amazingly peaceful and serene inflight, and the flight itself was quite smooth (just a few chops here and there). The pilot took a different route to Miami from Dallas – staying over land for nearly all of the route – over to Tallahassee, and then down the Gulf Coast of Florida. (Normally it would cross the Gulf Of Mexico from New Orleans to Fort Myers.)

Note: I’ll post an impact statement on Hurricane Ian here in my hometown on Twitter @ChrisMDay.

This was my first time flying since the start of April. Mask mandates in airports and airplanes were lifted later that same month, so this was the first time in nearly 3 years that I flew without a face mask. There were a few people at the airport and on the airplanes who wore face masks. I’d estimate maybe 5% did so. On all of the flights to and from Wichita Falls the flight attendants stated during their safety briefing that whether or not we choose to wear a face mask please respect each other’s personal decisions. That’s good advice to follow. Be kind to each other.

Incidentally after that first meal at that Mexican restaurant upon arrival in Wichita Falls – we visited a fun historical museum. Next #TravelThursday I’ll write about it, as well as some other fun places that I visited in the local area. Let’s keep traveling together.

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