My Friend Flickr

One of my greatest regrets in life is that up until the Spring of 2010 I didn’t own a camera. Once I bought my first smartphone 8 years ago (at the age of almost 43) I started taking pictures of my life and times. Photography has become my hobby over the past 8 years. It was my Dad’s hobby during much of his life. He was a photographer for the United States Air Force during the Vietnam War.

I’ve taken thousands of photos over the past 8 years. I created a Flickr account about 1 year in to my hobby in April 2011. My goal has always been to only upload the best of the best photos to my Flickr. The rest can sit on my computer’s hard drive forever after. I also caption all of my photos on my Flickr. To date I’ve got almost 2,600 photos posted within 59 albums. Most of my photos and albums are online for the entire world to see. I’ve held back 9 albums of photos for my family’s personal viewing only.

This past month of May 2018 was a breakout month for my Flickr with 61 new photos posted – the most in 24 months !  I made a commitment a month ago to resurrect my lately-neglected Flickr. I succeeded in May, and I hope to keep the momentum going into June and July. I’ve got trips planned to the Florida Panhandle, Middle Georgia, SW and NW Ohio, and (for the first time ever) Niagara Falls Ontario Canada. There will be a lot of new photo opportunities to be captured.

Feel free to check out my Flickr. Here’s the URL for my albums –

On the web site edition of my blog you can always check my last 3 photos posted along the right-hand column down towards the bottom, and you can access my Flickr from there as well to view more photos.

For the record – I don’t Instagram. I don’t think I’ve ever visited the web site. Aside from Twitter I’ve been with Flickr longer than any other social media site.

The Major’s Top 10 Hits – Week 67

Every Monday night I post my all-new Top 10 Christian hit music chart based on personal preference. Here it is – for the week ending Sunday May 27TH 2018:

  1. “The Way (New Horizon)” – Pat Barrett [# 1 last week / 4TH week on chart]
  2. “Do It Again” – Elevation Worship [2 / 4TH]
  3. “All In” – Matthew West [6 / 4TH]
  4. “The Answer” – Jeremy Camp [7 / 2ND]
  5. “Grace Got You” – MercyMe [4 / 8TH]
  6. “No Matter What” – Ryan Stevenson Ft. Bart Millard [5 / 8TH]
  7. “What A Friend” – Matt Maher [3 / 10TH]
  8. “Resurrection Power” – Chris Tomlin [8 / 16TH]
  9. “More Than Anything” – Natalie Grant [10 / 2ND]
  10. “Reckless Love” – Cory Asbury [- / 4TH]

Cory Asbury’s got the # 1 spot again this week on the Billboard Christian Airplay chart, and this week he reenters my chart at # 10 with “Reckless Love” – a song that spent just 3 weeks on my chart a couple of months ago. Like I stated last week – sometimes it takes weeks and months for a popular radio song to grow on me. I’m starting to hum this one offline, so it’s finally grown on me.

SPOILER: “Reckless Love” won the 2018 K-LOVE Fan Award for Worship Song Of The Year. (I actually didn’t vote for it.) It also won for “Breakout Single”. (Again I voted for another one.) This Thursday night at 8 PM EDT / 5 PM PDT I’ll be watching the K-LOVE Fan Awards on TBN. Last year I paid $17 to see them in a large movie theatre, and that movie theatre was packed-out. It was an awesome experience. This year I’ll be live-tweeting from my living room during the awards telecast @ChrisMDay with the hashtag #KLOVEFanAwards. You can follow along on Twitter, or via the web site edition of this blog. My Twitter feed appears along the right-side column. Tweet back at me if you wish.

This concludes my 4 blogs this weekend. I’ll do it again this upcoming Thursday, Friday, Sunday, and Monday. I don’t blog on Saturdays. That’s my day of rest. Your likes, follows, and comments are always appreciated. Thank You for being part of my online ministry to win souls for Christ. Enjoy this week. Love thy neighbor.