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Greetings my friends. It is Sunday April 16TH 2023, 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. Let us love our neighbor as ourself.

If you read #TravelThursday 3 days ago then you’ll know that I was in the Fort Myers Florida area this past Thursday (with a scenic drive out of the area early the next morning). So what was I doing there on Thursday ?

I went to my favorite mid-size sports and entertainment arena in Estero – Hertz Arena – to attend the Casting Crowns concert !

One of my favorite Christian pop bands brought “The Healer Tour” to Southwest Florida. It was my 3RD time seeing them LIVE in concert. (My 2ND time was in October 2021 at the same arena when Matthew West opened for him.)

For this tour Ben Fuller opened the show. He sang his heart out, and he preached his amazing testimony. God rescued and saved him from a young life of sex, drugs, and alcohol about 3½ years ago, and now he’s all in for Christ. That’s who he is. (His song “Who I Am” was a # 1 smash nationwide on the Christian pop charts last year.)

My favorite Irishman – Darren Mulligan – was up next with his band – We Are Messengers. I’ve been a big fan of their music since this current era of my pop chart began 6 years and 2 months ago. They’ve scored with 7 hits so far. Darren always leads an awesome set on stage, and the church family in the arena was singing, clapping, and dancing along with him.

Darren was wearing a cool Psalm 23 white tee-shirt.

The Lord is my shepherd. I have all that I need. He lets me rest in green meadows. He leads me beside peaceful streams. He renews my strength. He guides me along right paths – bringing honor to His name. Even when I walk through the darkest valley – I will not be afraid, for You are close beside me. Your rod and Your staff protect and comfort me. (Psalm 23:1-4 NLT)

Casting Crowns took the stage after a short fundraiser and intermission. They plowed through almost 20 of their greatest hits over the past 20 years, and most of us on the floor section were constantly standing for each new track down memory lane. I didn’t know who they were until 2017, but now they are one of my favorite bands. Other than MercyMe and Matthew West – no other artist has spent more weeks at # 1 on my pop chart since 2017. They debut on my chart tomorrow with their latest hit – “Desert Road”.

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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By Chris M. Day

I'm almost 56 years old. I've been online for 30 years - starting with my own dial-up bulletin board system in 1993 - and continuing with AOL, my own web site, Myspace, WordPress, Twitter, Flickr, and Facebook.