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My Spring Break Vacation 2022

And now – Week 4 of my 4-week series on my 6-day / 626-mile road-trip adventure here in South Florida and also up in Central Florida.

Last #TravelThursday I wrote all about my fun family day at Legoland near Winter Haven in Central Florida. From there I proceeded over to U.S. 27 (my favorite highway in Florida – affectionately known as the Chris M. Day Retirement Highway – or the #CMDRH). My family did the same in two other vehicles. We said our “good-byes” in the parking lot of Legoland. I’ll see my brother, sister-in-law, and two nieces again – today. (More on that later.)

I stopped for Dinner at a place that I’ll probably be spending a lot of time at in the future (during retirement life) – Bob Evans in Sebring. Hopefully service greatly improves with future visits. I’ve eaten there a handful of times in the past, but this time service was the worst I’ve ever experienced.

I spent the night at a hotel in Lake Placid. That’s the other town that I’m eyeing for my future retirement / forever home. It’s very likely that I’ll purchase my forever home before I retire (maybe even later this year – but more likely next year). I’d begin to move things into my new home with each visit over a period of time.

My 6-day / 626-mile road-trip adventure ended the way it began 5 days earlier. I drove 3 hours to my workplace on the morning of Tuesday March 08TH 2022, and I worked much of the day. Then I went home and unpacked. That was the official end of another fun and successful vacation.

Next #TravelThursday I’ll write about my next vacation (which actually started yesterday). I’ll be spending 5 fun days hanging out with my family in the Dallas Texas area. Me and my brother – well we’re going to Wrestlemania !

I’m going to try to recap this vacation in a single blog post, but if I can’t fit it in 700 words or less (basically a 3-minute read) – then I’ll do a 2-part series.

I really want to get back to the original format of #TravelThursday where I write about a fun place I’ve visited (not necessarily while on vacation), or even a place somewhere in this world that I want to visit but haven’t done so yet. I think that’s the plan going forth after I write about this trip to and from Dallas Texas.

I thank you all for checking-out my blog and making #TravelThursday consistently my most-read blog post of the week (by far). Let’s keep traveling together.

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Blogging Christian God Ministry Music Radio

My Top 10 Hits – Week 267

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 40+ years. Here’s this week’s chart:

1 1 9 Brighter Days
[2ND week @ # 1]
Blessing Offor
2 3 9 Holy Spirit Come Patrick Mayberry
3 2 9 See Me Through It Brandon Heath
4 4 20 Weary Traveler Jordan St. Cyr
5 5 16 Jesus Is Coming Back Jordan Feliz Ft. Mandisa & Jonathan Traylor
6 7 7 Sunday Sermons Anne Wilson
7 1 Wonder Working All Creatures
8 1 Fill My Cup Andrew Ripp
9 9 3 Egypt Cory Asbury
10 10 2 Fake It Tauren Wells

# 1 This Week In:
2021 – “Say I Won’t” – MercyMe
2020 – “Almost Home” – MercyMe
2019 – “Confidence” – Sanctus Real
2018 – “No One Like Our God” – Lincoln Brewster
2017 – “I Have This Hope” – Tenth Avenue North

WONDER WORKING – I love a debut artist on my chart. This week it’s the duo known as All Creatures with their poppy uplifting track that proclaims that our God is the God of wonders. He’s the God of miracles. He’s the Exodus 15:11 God – glorious in holiness – awesome in splendor – performing great wonders. “Wonder Working” (stylized as “[wonder working]”) is a potential # 1 smash on my chart if it can garner enough momentum and airplay on the radio. It’s good to hear it on K-LOVE !

HOLY SPIRIT COME – Another debut artist on my chart is close to scoring a # 1 smash with his anthem “Holy Spirit Come”. I love Patrick Mayberry’s voice in it. You can hear his passion. You can tell that he truly loves Jesus. What a great and powerful song. And what a cool music video to boot:

This blog is # 36 worldwide on the Top 80 Christian Music Blogs and Websites chart. Thank You for including us Feedspot !

This concludes another weekend of blog posts. I’ll do it again this upcoming weekend – with 2 new entries on Thursday and Friday.

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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Bible Blogging Christian Church God Ministry Scripture

Sunday Scripture

Greetings my friends. It is Sunday March 27TH 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.

I’m getting ready for a fun day with my church family. Following service we’ll be celebrating the 50TH wedding anniversary of our Pastor and his wife in our fellowship hall with pizza, garlic bread, soda, and cake. And – there will be balloons and banners too !

I’m not preaching today, but I am preparing for my next sermon in a few weeks. I’m actually working on 3 sermons simultaneously. My next sermon will probably be “Ways & Memes 3”. It’s the 3RD edition of my recurring message series that’s illustrated entirely by memes found on Facebook.

One of the main reasons why I never deleted my Facebook account when I stopped posting over 4 years ago is that I still check it out for a few minutes on most days to look for memes I can utilize for #SundayScripture on here, and for my “Ways & Memes” messages.

Normally I stand behind the pulpit on our stage and preach from there. “Ways & Memes” allows me to get from behind the pulpit and off the stage and onto the floor where I can walk around our sanctuary with clicker in hand and just speak at what’s on my mind right then and there based on the meme that’s on the big screens (TV monitors).

That’s similar to the meme that I featured last #SundayScripture. Ain’t nobody perfect in our church. I know a lot of Christians (even those who identify as “born again”) avoid church because of all of the imperfect hypocrites found inside church buildings. Incidentally if you’re still searching for a church, and you finally find that elusive perfect church – then don’t go there and ruin it for them.

I am part of a church family that is flawed. Each one of us in flawed in our own unique ways. God put us together intentionally – a small group of flawed imperfect creations in His image – and we gather on Sunday mornings to celebrate Him, to get closer to Him, and to be more like Him – who is perfect in every way.

We are made right with God by placing our faith in Jesus Christ. And this is true for everyone who believes – no matter who we are. For everyone has sinned. We all fall short of God’s glorious standard. Yet God – with undeserved kindness – declares that we are righteous. He did this through Christ Jesus when He freed us from the penalty for our sins. (Romans 3:22-24 NLT)

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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1980s Blogging Music Radio Travel

My Top 5 Hits RETRO – 1987

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, 25, 30, or 35 years ago this weekend (rotating each week).

It’s the 4TH Friday of the month, so I go back 35 years ago. Here it is – for the week ending Sunday March 29TH 1987:

  1. “Let It Be” – Ferry Aid
  2. “Lean On Me” – Club Nouveau
  3. “(You Gotta) Fight For Your Right (To Party)” – The Beastie Boys
  4. “I Get The Sweetest Feeling” – Jackie Wilson
  5. “Respectable” – Mel And Kim

During the early evening hours of Friday March 06TH 1987 the MS Herald Of Free Enterprise car and passenger ferry – on its way to Dover England – capsized off the coast of Zeebrugge Belgium in the North Sea. 193 passengers and crew perished in shallow frigid water. There were 346 survivors.

A little over a week later a large ensemble of mostly British musicians got together to record a special version of The Beatles’ classic “Let It Be”. It was released as a single a week after that, and it went straight-in at # 1 on the British pop chart. All proceeds of the single went to a charity that supported the victims of the disaster and their families.

Here’s the official music video of this single:

Next #RetroFriday I’ll go back 15 years ago to April 2007. It’s when my favorite pop-punk band scored a # 1 smash with a fast-paced song that can wait another week.

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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