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My Top 10 Hits – Week 175

Every Monday I post my all-new Top 10 Christian hit music chart based on personal preference and influenced by radio airplay. It’s the continuation of a weekly hobby that goes back 40+ years. Here it is – for the week ending Sunday June 21ST 2020:

1 1 22 I Will Fear No More The Afters
2 2 10 Keep Me In The Moment Jeremy Camp
3 3 6 Amadeo (Still My God) Ryan Stevenson
4 4 15 Alive & Breathing Matt Maher
5 5 6 No Impossible With You I AM THEY
6 6 4 See The Light TobyMac
7 7 6 The Father’s House Cory Asbury
8 8 3 I’m Leaning On You Crowder Ft. Riley Clemmons
9 9 2 You’ve Always Been Unspoken
10 1 There Was Jesus Zach Williams Ft. Dolly Parton

# 1 This Week In:
2019 – “Church (Take Me Back)” – Cochren & Co.
2018 – “Do It Again” – Elevation Worship
2017 – “Home” – Chris Tomlin

It’s an unusually quiet chart week this week. Admittingly I didn’t listen to much of K-LOVE this past week since they were in fundraising mode. I started listening to them as my primary radio station on the Tuesday after Presidents’ Day in February of 2017. Before that day I didn’t even know they existed. It immediately inspired the resurrection of this weekly hit music chart after a 7-year hiatus. A couple of months later before the start of their Spring pledge drive that year I began financially supporting them every month. I’ve been doing so ever since then.

I have nothing against the seasonal pledge drive, but I just want to hear good continuous music on the radio. This past week I listened to a lot of SiriusXM – both The Message and ’70s On 7.

This upcoming next couple of weeks I’ll listen to a lot of K-LOVE on the road – as well as other great radio stations such as WAY-FM and The JOY-FM. Next weekend’s chart will be unpublished. I’ll present my next Top 10 chart in 2 weeks on Monday July 06TH 2020.

This concludes another season here at #CountUp after 15½ weekends and 63 blog posts in a row every Thursday, Friday, Sunday, and Monday. I hope that you enjoyed reading along and tracking with me over these past 3+ months. I’ve tried to be enlightening, entertaining, and informing – all at the same time. Now it’s time to get refreshed and rejuvenated.

I’ll be back for an all-new season of blogging in a couple of weeks – starting with “Sunday Scripture” on Sunday July 05TH 2020. I hope that you’ll join me then. In the meantime feel free to look back at older blog posts that you may have missed, or go outside and get some sun !

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 the 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

Who do you pray for ?  Who do you pray for ?  If all of your prayers today were answered by God tomorrow – then how many people other than yourself would experience life-changing miracles ?  How about this: Would any of those people be complete strangers ?

But Chris – why would I pray for complete strangers ?  I want God to answer the prayers for my loved ones – my family and my friends.

Yeah – same here. But God commanded us to love your neighbor as yourself, and everyone is your neighbor. If you see or hear another person – no matter where you are – then he or she is your neighbor. Your neighbor is everyone in the world.

Pray for your neighbors. If you know what their specific needs are – then ask God to fulfill them. Be intentional when you pray. If you don’t know what their specific needs are – then pray for them anyway. Be genuine when you pray.

And pray for your loved ones. I pray for my family – by name – in Texas. I have family near Dallas and near Wichita Falls. That’s 10 family members – from age 7 to 89 – living within 3 hours of each other in North Texas. I’m going on a road-trip this upcoming week to a neutral location where I’ll visit and spend 4 days / 5 nights with 5 family members. Pray for me – and 1,700 miles on the road (round-trip – between here and there).

I pray for my church family – my current church family – my former (and still) church family – my extended church family. I count each of you reading this blog on a regular basis as part of my extended church family. We are all God’s children.

I pray for each and every one of you. You know I don’t know your specific needs, but God surely does. Pray to Him about them. Expect miracles. Never be discouraged. God sends His miracles in His time – when we least expect them.

I don’t know your specific needs, but that will never stop me from praying to God for you. I will always pray for my brothers and sisters – my friends and coworkers – my neighbors and even strangers – as the Holy Spirit calls on me to do so. That’s the God at work within us.

And church family – pray for me too. Pray for my continued forward momentum on this fantastic journey that God created and customized uniquely for me.

Pray in the Spirit at all times and on every occasion. Stay alert and be persistent in your prayers for all believers everywhere. And pray for me too. Ask God to give me the right words so I can boldly explain God’s mysterious plan that the Good News is for Jews and Gentiles alike. (Ephesians 6:18-19 NLT)

All rights reserved (c) 2020 Christopher M. Day, CountUp Ministries

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My Top 5 Hits RETRO – 2000

Every 2ND, 3RD, and 4TH Friday of the month 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, or 30 years ago this weekend (rotating each week).

It’s the 3RD Friday of the month, so I go back 20 years ago. Here it is – for the week ending Sunday June 18TH 2000:

  1. “Higher” – Creed
  2. “It’s Gonna Be Me” – ‘N Sync
  3. “The One” – Backstreet Boys
  4. “Back Here” – BBMak
  5. “Oops ! … I Did It Again” – Britney Spears

Creed was at # 1 for the 5TH week in a row on this week exactly 20 years ago, and just below them – boy band – boy band – boy band – and teen pop star.

You know of the three boy bands BBMak were my favorite – and the most underrated. The British trio scored with a trio of hits on my chart – “Back Here” (# 3), “Still On Your Side” (# 11), and “Ghost Of You And Me” (# 13).  A 4TH hit – “Out Of My Heart (Into Your Head)” – charted (nationally) too late in 2002 to make it onto my chart which had already flipped by that time from mainstream pop to electronic dance. That 4TH hit is my favorite of all of them, and it’s in medium rotation on my iPod Shuffles. (That’s right – I’m still rockin’ the iPod Shuffles a full decade after they peaked.)

So that was a fun pop chart back in the middle of June of 2000. Over at the multiplex I saw “Boys And Girls” – a forgettable Freddie Prinze, Jr. / Jason Biggs flick that had a lot of promise, but crash-landed. On the tube – “Survivor” debuted on CBS, and it was an instant out-of-the-box runaway summertime smash !

RETRO returns in 3 weeks, as I return back to July of 2005.

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 !

All rights reserved (c) 2020 Christopher M. Day, CountUp Ministries

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Spring Season Finale

Greetings my friends. Thanks for checking-in and tracking with me. Happy Thursday June 18TH 2020. It’s the start of another weekend of blogging here at #CountUp – because weekends begin on Thursday mornings. This weekend is special though, as it’s my “Spring Season Finale” (hence the title). What does that mean ? That means it’s time to take a break from social media after 15½ weekends of non-stop blogging and 63 posts in a row.

This Spring season of blogging began on Sunday March 08TH 2020 – just as the global pandemic was gaining steam and forcing us into seclusion in our own homes. I had just returned from a Pastors’ conference of 5,000+ strong in Orlando as well as a MercyMe / Jeremy Camp concert in a packed sports arena near Fort Myers.

This past Monday and Tuesday I drove 21 and 22 miles respectively (to and from my workplace). That 22 miles was (incredibly) the most miles driven in a single day in over 3 months. I actually filled-up my car with gas that day for the first time in 50 days. I had previously gone 48 days between fill-ups.

This past Tuesday was also a rare 3-mile walking day for me (as per my Fitbit). It was the first one in over a month, and only the 9TH one since the global pandemic began. (3 miles is a little over 6,500 steps for me.)

So once this weekend is over I’ll be walking more, I’ll be driving more, and I’ll be getting more natural Vitamin D – outdoors. I’ll be driving about 1,700 miles (round-trip) after this weekend. That’s about the number of miles I’ve driven since February 01ST 2020 ! I’ll share the details with you when I return after the 04TH of July. #RoadTrip

But this weekend is just getting started. I’ll be back tomorrow (Friday) for an all-new RETRO from 2000. On Sunday I’ll share God’s Word with you. And then on Monday it’s my brand new Top 10 music chart. After that I’ll be on hiatus for almost 2 weeks.

I’ll catch you tomorrow. Have a great Thursday !

All rights reserved (c) 2020 Christopher M. Day, CountUp Ministries