I have returned home to South Florida after 5 days in North Texas and in the air between the two distinct regions. I enjoyed my time with my family out west, and I’ll start posting photos of my trip on Flickr (which will also cross-post here on the web site edition of this blog).
Due to maintenance problems my early-morning flight from Miami to Dallas left nearly an hour late – and that was enough to miss my connecting flight to Wichita Falls Texas. That gave me a 5-hour layover at #DFW instead of the expected 1-hour layover. That was plenty of time to enjoy an early-Lunch and read a book that I’ve been blessed with – “How To Worship A King” by Zach Neese.
Due to weather problems (fog) my mid-morning flight from Wichita Falls to Dallas left 3 hours late – completely wiping-out my expected 3-hour layover at #DFW. I walked briskly (and used Skylink) from Terminal B to C. As I was approaching the gate for my connecting flight to Miami they were already calling for all passengers in all groups to board. I barely made my connecting flight with minutes to spare.
I’ll be flying again in 41 days, and hopefully it will go much more smoothly and expected than otherwise.
Wherever you go and whatever you do – you will be blessed. (Deuteronomy 28:6 NLT)
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 September 23RD 2018:
- “Only Jesus” – Casting Crowns [# 1 last week / 4TH week on chart]
- “Who You Say I Am” – Hillsong Worship [3 / 9TH]
- “Do It Again” – Elevation Worship [2 / 21ST]
- “Even Then” – Micah Tyler [7 / 6TH]
- “Wherever I Go” – Dan Bremnes [8 / 12TH]
- “Known” – Tauren Wells [4 / 7TH]
- “Everything” – TobyMac [5 / 7TH]
- “You Say” – Lauren Daigle [9 / 4TH]
- “Survivor” – Zach Williams [- / 1ST]
- “Not Today” – Hillsong United [- / 1ST]
MercyMe falls off my chart this week with their long-running # 1 smash “Grace Got You”. It spent 24 weeks on my chart – 22 of them within the Top 5. It’s currently the # 2 hit of the entire year thus far. Last year “Even If” went to # 1 and spent 19 weeks on my chart.
Zach Williams returns with his 3RD hit in a row, and they all rhyme – “Old Church Choir”, “Fear Is A Liar”, and “Survivor”. His previous 2 hits made my Top 5. “Survivor” should do the same. I’ll be seeing him LIVE in concert in December !
Hillsong United return with their 3RD hit. Their 1ST hit “Wonder” spent 5 weeks at # 1 last year.
This concludes my 4 blogs this weekend. I’ll be back next weekend with all-new blogs on just Sunday (September 30TH) and Monday (October 01ST). 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. Enjoy this week. I’m on Twitter @ChrisMDay, and I’m also the man behind the tweets for my church @LivingWatersHFL. May God bless you – always and forever.
Sukkot (Feast Of Tabernacles) begins at sundown tonight, and our Lead Pastor Bob preached on it today with a sermon that made us hungry and thirsty for the LORD.
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). Here it is – for the week ending Sunday September 20TH 1998:
- “Take Me Away” – Mix Factory
- “Tearin’ Up My Heart” – ‘N Sync
- “Studio 54 Megamix” – Studio 54 All-Stars
- “I Want You Back” – ‘N Sync
- “The Way” – Fastball
3 of the 5 hits above were 3 of the Top 4 hottest hits of the entire year that was 1998. The other 2 of the 5 hits above … were deep house tracks.
Mix Factory’s “Take Me Away” is still a favorite of mine 20 years later. It’s received nearly 700 plays on my various iPod Shuffles over the past 11 years.
20 years ago this weekend deadly Category-4 (almost Category-5) Hurricane Georges was rapidly barreling through the Caribbean towards South Florida, and we prepared for the worst. It made one of its many landfalls directly over Key West as a 105 MPH Category-2. Damage was extensive from Key West To Key Largo and northward into Miami-Dade County and the mainland.
It’s halftime. I’ll be back on Sunday with Scripture, and then on Monday it’s my brand new Top 10 music chart. Enjoy your Saturday. Be safe. Have fun. Love all. Live life.
It’s the start of a fresh new weekend here on my blog. Autumn arrives this weekend. The Equinox occurs at 9:54 PM EDT this Saturday September 22ND. That’s when the Sun crosses the Equator and continues its progression into the Southern Hemisphere (where Spring begins). Hello to my friends reading this in South Africa, Australia, and New Zealand !
Here in South Florida our 5-month rainy season continues for about another 3½ weeks. Rainy season generally ends with the arrival of our first significant cold front of the season within 5 days (before or after) October 15TH. Our hurricane season continues until the end of November.
Next week I’ll be in wild and wonderful Wichita Falls Texas, and it will feel like Autumn with 50s and 60s in the mornings and 70s by day with showers possible each day. I shall pack accordingly.
Tomorrow night here on my blog I’ll go RETRO to 20 years ago – back to 1998.
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 September 16TH 2018:
- “Only Jesus” – Casting Crowns [# 8 last week / 3RD week on chart]
- “Do It Again” – Elevation Worship [2 / 20TH]
- “Who You Say I Am” – Hillsong Worship [1 / 8TH]
- “Known” – Tauren Wells [4 / 6TH]
- “Everything” – TobyMac [5 / 6TH]
- “Grace Got You” – MercyMe [3 / 24TH]
- “Even Then” – Micah Tyler [9 / 5TH]
- “Wherever I Go” – Dan Bremnes [10 / 11TH]
- “You Say” – Lauren Daigle [6 / 3RD]
- “Surrounded (Fight My Battles)” – Michael W. Smith [7 / 3RD]
The 83RD week of my chart brings my 26TH # 1 smash, as Casting Crowns skyrockets from # 8 to # 1 with their 2ND chart-topper. They were also my 5TH # 1 smash in May of 2017 with “Oh My Soul”. This past March “God Of All My Days” stalled at # 9.
Casting Crowns have been around for almost 20 years, but I’ve only known about them since the start of this current “Positive & Encouraging” era of my chart. I’ve gotten to know some of their great music over the past decade via K-LOVE. I’m a fan now !
Here’s the official lyric music video for “Only Jesus”. It is well done. Check it out:
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. And remember – Jesus is the only name to remember.
Today at Living Waters our Lead Pastor Bob preached out of Exodus 3 on Moses and “The Burning Bush Mystery” (subtitled “The Making Of A Servant”). It was a sermon for the whole church body, but especially for his up-and-coming Associate Pastors. It was Good News and good advice for the future of my ministry.
Check out my church’s new Twitter feed @LivingWatersHFL.