Categories
Christian God Ministry Music Radio

The Major’s Top 10 Hits – Week 76

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 July 29TH 2018:

  1. “Dream Small” – Josh Wilson [# 2 last week / 9TH week on chart]
  2. “Grace Got You” – MercyMe [1 / 17TH]
  3. “Resurrection Power” – Chris Tomlin [5 / 25TH]
  4. “Do It Again” – Elevation Worship [3 / 13TH]
  5. “The Way (New Horizon)” – Pat Barrett [4 / 13TH]
  6. “The Breakup Song” – Francesca Battistelli [7 / 3RD]
  7. “Who You Say I Am” – Hillsong Worship [- / 1ST]
  8. “Living Hope” – Phil Wickham [8 / 4TH]
  9. “Wherever I Go” – Dan Bremnes [9 / 4TH]
  10. “Heaven On Earth” – Stars Go Dim [10 / 2ND]

Josh Wilson scores the 24TH # 1 smash of the past 76 weeks of my chart. It’s his follow-up to “That Was Then, This Is Now” from a few years ago that still receives significant radio airplay as a recurrent.

Initially a song by the name of “Dream Small” may seem counterproductive for an Evangelical Christian boldly living this fantastic journey that God has created, but then when you hear the words that Josh sings you realize that it’s the simple moments that can change the world when you just let Jesus use you where you are.

God will come to you right where you are. He chose you. Let Him in to your heart. Let Him show you His love, so that you can show that love to your neighbor – so that you can change the world.

This concludes my 4 blogs this weekend. I’ll be back next weekend with all-new blogs on 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. May the LORD bless you and keep you.

Categories
Bible Christian God Ministry Scripture

Sunday Scripture

When I arrive at my workplace building early tomorrow morning I’ll observe and celebrate my 11TH anniversary of the rebirthing of my USAF career.

It was on Monday July 30TH 2007 when I was escorted by my longtime supervisor at the time about 1,000 feet down the road to my new building, new supervisor, new coworkers, and new job. It was the end of the worst 13 years of my career (and life), and the start of the best 11 years of my career (and life).

It’s what I prayed to God about the most during my first year of salvation. I turned it over to God, and I waited for Him to lead me out of the mud and mire – and down the road.

I waited patiently for the LORD to help me, and He turned to me and heard my cry. He lifted me out of the pit of despair – out of the mud and the mire. He set my feet on solid ground, and steadied me as I walked along. He has given me a new song to sing – a hymn of praise to our God. Many will see what He has done and be amazed. They will put their trust in the LORD. (Psalm 40:1-3 NLT)

God is in the miracle business, and I believe in His miracles. I’ve been the recipient of His miracles since the beginning. I have proof of His miracles. My proof is in my testimony.

Trust in the LORD with all your heart. Do not depend on your own understanding. Seek His will in all you do, and He will show you which path to take. (Proverbs 3:5-6 NLT)

Categories
1980s Career Military Music Radio

The Major’s Top 5 Hits RETRO – 1985

Every Friday night I post the Top 5 of one of my classic hit music charts based on personal preference from either 10, 20, or 30 years ago (rotating each week).

But this week it’s a special. I’m going back 33 years to 1985. My chart didn’t exist yet, so here’s the Top 5 of the Billboard Hot 100 – for the week ending Sunday July 28TH 1985:

  1. “Everytime You Go Away” – Paul Young
  2. “Shout” – Tears For Fears
  3. “You Give Good Love” – Whitney Houston
  4. “A View To A Kill” – Duran Duran
  5. “If You Love Somebody Set Them Free” – Sting

33 years ago this weekend was my final weekend of Basic Military Training (BMT) at Lackland AFB (San Antonio) Texas. Back then Air Force Basic Training was 30 weekdays (not including Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays). On the 31ST weekday you were shipped out to either technical school at another base (unless your school was at Lackland), or to your first permanent duty station. My technical school was located at Chanute AFB (Rantoul) Illinois.

The 30TH and final weekday of Basic Training for me and my flightmates was on Friday July 26TH 1985. On Saturday and Sunday we were basically on hold for the weekend with not much to do (“liberty in place”) awaiting the 31ST weekday on Monday July 29TH 1985. Our Training Instructor (T.I.) came in on that Saturday morning and surprisingly started talking nice to us like regular people – unlike the previous 30 weekdays in which he yelled and screamed at us. He told us to enjoy the weekend, listen to the radio, and stay out of trouble until Monday morning. He then left us alone for the rest of the weekend.

So we listened to the T.I.’s radio all weekend – a Top 40 radio station in San Antonio, and we heard all of the greatest hits of the day. We even listened to “American Top 40 With Casey Kasem” on Sunday morning. Further down on the Billboard Hot 100 that weekend were these hits that we heard over and over again in heavy rotation:  “Raspberry Beret” – Prince And The Revolution (# 7), “Sussudio” – Phil Collins (# 13), “Freeway Of Love” – Aretha Franklin (# 19), and “Like A Surgeon” – “Weird Al” Yankovic (# 68).

Early on Monday morning we left the pop music behind, boarded busses, saw Lackland AFB behind us, and proceeded to the next chapter of our new military career.

It’s halftime. I’ll be back on Sunday and Monday with my remaining two blogs for this weekend. Enjoy your Saturday. Make memories of a lifetime !

Categories
Travel

My 29 States

map

These are the 29 states that I’ve visited during my lifetime of 51 years. I’ve done pretty good from Texas to New York !

Arkansas was my 29TH state in September of 2016 when I drove north from Louisiana along I-49 into Texarkana (and then into Texas).

There’s a small possibility that I may have visited a 30TH state – New Jersey – either as a little kid (as part of a school field trip to Philadelphia), or upon returning home from Desert Storm in March of 1991. (I just can’t remember.)

North and west of Texas is mostly uncharted territory for me – aside from Arizona (Hoover Dam and the northern rim of the Grand Canyon), Nevada (Las Vegas 3 times from 2002 to 2005), and Hawaii (March of 2006 as part of a cruise).

Before my time is done here on Earth I’d like to claim all 50 states. I think the state that I’d like to visit more than any other right now is Maine. I actually have two friends who live in Maine who once lived here in Homestead Florida !