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My Top 10 Hits – Week 319

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 nearly 45 years. Here’s this week’s chart – for the week ending Sunday March 26TH 2023 – the 319TH week of this current era that began on Presidents’ Day Weekend of 2017:

1 1 10 The Lord’s Prayer (It’s Yours)
[5TH week @ # 1]
Matt Maher
2 2 17 I See Grace Micah Tyler
3 3 6 Running Home Cochren & Co.
4 4 15 My Story Your Glory Matthew West
5 5 8 I Believe It (The Life Of Jesus) Jon Reddick
6 7 4 This Is Our God Phil Wickham
7 8 7 I’m So Blessed Cain
8 6 15 First Things First Consumed By Fire
9 9 5 That’s Enough Brandon Heath
10 10 2 Believe Blessing Offor

# 1 This Week In:
2022 – “Brighter Days” – Blessing Offor
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

MICAH TYLER – Next week he will surpass TobyMac to become 1 of my Top 5 artists since this chart was resurrected 319 weeks ago. He’s at # 2 on my chart, and he’s at # 2 nationally with “I See Grace”. Nationally it should replace Brandon Lake’s “Gratitude” at # 1. I’m not sure if it will reach # 1 on my chart. I’ve got my eyes on Michael Cochren and his band.

DIVINE SOUND – I found a cool radio station on Amazon Music that I can play on my Echo Dots. It’s called Divine Sound, and its playlist of 50 current Christian pop songs is updated every Friday.

This concludes another weekend of blog posts. I’ll do it again with the new weekend – and 4 new entries – known as #TravelThursday, #RetroFriday#SundayScripture, and #Top10Monday.

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 our 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

Greetings my friends. It is Sunday March 26TH 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.

I won’t miss a single Sunday this month at my home church of the past 8 years in Homestead Florida. (By contrast I missed the first 3 Sundays last month due to a short sickness bookended by road-trips.)

Next month will be different. I’ll be up in my new hometown of Sebring Florida on April 02ND and 16TH. I’ve selected 2 churches to visit on those 2 Sundays. I’m going to give both churches a look-see – no matter how much I enjoy my experience at the first church on the first Sunday. If I like one church over the other – then I’ll visit it for a 2ND time in May. If I have mixed feelings about both churches on those 2 Sundays – then I’ll select a 3RD church to visit in May. In the meantime – I’m committed to serving and celebrating at my home church here in Homestead for at least 2 Sundays per month for the rest of this year.

I’ve been doing a lot of housekeeping on my computer this weekend. I’ve got music videos all over the place that I’ve used for Praise & Worship before and after my sermons. Last weekend I was asked by my Pastor to prepare a Praise & Worship set for that Sunday morning as a fill-in for our Praise & Worship Pastor who was out-of-town on business. (When I lead Praise & Worship I play 3 or 4 music videos, and I preach in-between each one.)

I had to literally scour my former sermons (PowerPoints) on the church laptop for music videos that I wanted to feature for Praise & Worship on that morning. It would’ve been so much easier if I had a list on the cloud of all of the music videos and what sermon(s) they were featured in, so that I could quickly retrieve, copy, and paste them for use. So I’m working on that list this weekend, as I organize my sermons and videos on my computer.

I also have no new sermon ready to go for the next time I’m asked to preach, so I need to get started on that immediately. It’ll be my 55TH sermon, and I have no idea what it will be about. I’ll look to God for His guidance and direction.

Here’s one of the music videos that I selected as the 2ND song for Praise & Worship last Sunday morning.

Therefore – God elevated Him to the place of highest honor and gave Him the name above all other names – that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow – in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue declare that Jesus Christ is Lord – to the glory of God the Father. (Philippians 2:9-11 NLT)

I think I have some direction for my next sermon !

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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My Top 5 Hits RETRO – 1988

Hello again retro music fans. 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, 20, 25, 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 27TH 1988:

  1. “Out Of The Blue” – Debbie Gibson
  2. “You Don’t Know” – Scarlett And Black
  3. “Just Like Paradise” – David Lee Roth
  4. “Get Outta My Dreams, Get Into My Car” – Billy Ocean
  5. “I Get Weak” – Belinda Carlisle

Surging 30 notches from # 32 to # 2 on this week 35 years ago was an obscure duo known as Scarlett And Black. One was a keyboard player for The Big Supreme – who I actually saw LIVE in concert on October 28TH 1986 in Oxford England. (They opened for Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark.) The other was a back-up singer for Doctor And The Medics – who scored a couple of # 1 smash hits on my chart in 1986. Together – they produced a single hit – “You Don’t Know”, and it hit the radio airwaves sounding just like this:

That was actually a big Spring Break hit in 1988, so if you were singing and dancing along to that track at a sunny and warm beach back then – then you must be my age.

Next #RetroFriday I’ll go back 45 years ago to the end of March 1978. It’s when all of America was dancin’ the night away.

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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Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall

Welcome back to #TravelThursday. Last week I wrote about the main campus of South Florida State College (#SFSC) near Avon Park – home of the 1,460-seat Alan Jay Wildstein Center For The Performing Arts. I got to see my first 2 concerts there last month. It’s just 2 miles away from my new home.

This week I’m about 100 miles away at a longtime favorite – the 1,874-seat Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall at Florida SouthWestern State College (#FSW) in Fort Myers. I’ve seen 8 shows / concerts there since 2011 including Chicago (the legendary band), Jay Leno, Brian Regan, and Frank Caliendo. I would’ve seen more shows there if I lived nearby, as it’s 3 hours away from my Homestead home – and 2 hours away from my now Sebring home. It’s my favorite small performing arts venue to see shows. A show at the #BBMANNPAH means a stay at a local hotel for the night – because – frankly – I don’t like driving long distances late at night. Scary things happen on the road in the dark.

Last Thursday night – after final closing of my new home 100 miles away – I saw Michael Carbonaro: Lies On Stage there. It was a great show. I’m glad I attended and experienced it. (I had thought about skipping the show and staying in my new home, but I decided to continue with my plans.)

Michael put on a fun comedy and magic show with lots of audience interaction. I was a big fan of his 2014-2020 truTV show The Carbonaro Effect. I saw every episode of it over the course of its 5 seasons. He essentially brought that show to our LIVE audience, and it was fun to see.

The show was actually postponed from an earlier date in mid-October – 2½ weeks after the devastation caused by Hurricane Ian. (The venue suffered some roof damage, but shows resumed about a month after the storm.)

Next #TravelThursday I’ll write about some delicious fried chicken I found close to my new home. Let’s keep traveling together.

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