Sunday Scripture

Greetings my friends ! I am back at home where I belong in Homestead Florida. I returned late this past Friday morning from a 9-day / 2-state / 1,690-mile road-trip. The two states were Florida (my home state of the past 32½ years) and Alabama (my birth state from 53 years ago). I met my family – my brother, sister-in-law, and two nieces – in Orange Beach Alabama. They drove from east of Dallas Texas (less mileage than myself). We spent 4 full days and 5 nights at a condo directly on Romar Beach. We were on the 10TH floor of an 11-story building. The views of the Gulf Of Mexico were spectacular !

It was fun to be with my family for the first time in 7 months. I’ll see them again in less than 3 months in Texas !

I took a couple of fun side-trips on my own during this road-trip. I’ll write about some of them on my next few Thursday blog posts. But let me share where I went last Sunday. I drove 75 miles over to Semmes Alabama (northwestern suburb of Mobile) to visit Pathway Church – home of some longtime friends / brothers and sisters of my church family here in Homestead from 2007 to 2015. Most of them were actually on vacation themselves, so I didn’t get to hang out with them, but a few good friends were there.

The first person I ever met upon arriving for a church service for the first time as an adult (at age 39 in 2007) was there – Anne J. She greeted me, we talked for about an hour, and then we sat together in the front row for the 2ND service (at 10:30 AM). The Administrative Pastor – Andric – preached a great sermon from Colossians 2:6-15:

And now – just as you accepted Christ Jesus as your Lord – you must continue to follow Him. Let your roots grow down into Him, and let your lives be built on Him. Then your faith will grow strong in the truth you were taught, and you will overflow with thankfulness. (Colossians 2:6-7 NLT)

WHAT I BELIEVE + WHAT I KNOW = HOW I LIVE

Following the service I got a grande tour of the entire church campus – almost every building. Their campus is quite sprawling. It’s much bigger than it looks from the main road (U.S. 98). They are doing great things for God in Semmes !

Following a nice Thai Lunch with Anne J. and a tour of her farm behind her house I returned back surfside to join my family.

This is the Summer Season Premiere of #CountUp. It’s the first of perhaps 47 blog posts in a row every Thursday, Friday, Sunday, and Monday through the middle of September. It’s going to be a fun 2½-month run. Thank You for joining me here !

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

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:

TW LW WKS SONG TITLE ARTIST / SITE
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.

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