I’m currently on-track to drive just a little over 300 miles this month for the 3RD month in a row. That’s an improvement over April and May (during the peak of the pandemic) when I drove a mere 120 miles and 173 miles respectively. The anomaly months since the pandemic began were June and July when I drove 1,175 miles and 1,227 miles respectively. (Of course I also drove to and from South Alabama while on vacation.)

I’ll finish 2020 with less than 6,500 miles driven – well below my 2015 to 2019 annual average of over 10,200 miles.

I hope to get back to driving in a more normal year in 2021 with a few fun road-trips in the mix. I may also drive almost 3,000 miles to and from North Texas next November. I usually do so every 2 to 3 years, and I last did so last year.

And now for a different type of miles – my walking miles as per my Fitbit. In 2019 I averaged 17.27 miles per week. In 2020 I’m down to an average of 14.95 miles per week. I need to get more exercise in by walking more. I also need for it to cool down a bit here in South Florida. We typically drop into the 60s (20°C and below) in the morning for the first time in 5+ months in late-October / early-November once our 7-month dry season becomes fully entrenched. Once we start feeling the 60s I can get out early in the morning and walk around my neighborhood or drive down to the city park and walk laps around the asphalt track.

It’s all about moving from here to there whether it’s on 4 wheels or 2 feet. It’s all about the miles.

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My Top 10 Hits – Week 192

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 October 18TH 2020:

1 2 8 Rise Up (Lazarus) Cain
2 3 7 No Hold On Me Matty Mullins
3 1 10 God So Loved We The Kingdom
4 5 7 This Is What We Live For Big Daddy Weave
5 4 9 Who Am I NeedToBreathe
6 6 2 Truth Be Told Matthew West
7 7 3 Start Right Here Casting Crowns
8 8 3 Jericho Andrew Ripp
9 9 7 Into The Sea (It’s Gonna Be OK) Tasha Layton
10 10 2 You Keep Hope Alive Mandisa Ft. Jon Reddick

# 1 This Week In:
2019 – “Fear No More” – Building 429
2018 – “Only Jesus” – Casting Crowns
2017 – “Word Of Life” – Jeremy Camp

Taylor, Madison, and Logan Cain score a # 1 smash with their very first hit on my chart. They become the first artist since We The Kingdom last January to score a # 1 smash with their debut, and Cain replace We The Kingdom this week as the latter’s 2ND # 1 smash drops to # 3 this week. Cain embark on a national tour next March with We The Kingdom and Zach Williams as part of Zach’s “Rescue Story Tour”. Now that’s a concert I’m interested in !

♫ Come on and rise up
Take a breath you’re alive now
Can’t you hear the voice of Jesus calling us
Out from the grave like Lazarus
You’re brand new
The power of death couldn’t hold you
Can’t you hear the voice of Jеsus calling us
Out from the grave like Lazarus
Risе up, rise up, (Oh, oh), rise up
Out from the grave like Lazarus ♫

This concludes another weekend of blog posts. I’ll do it again this upcoming weekend – with 4 new entries on Thursday, Friday, Sunday, and Monday. I don’t blog on Saturdays. That’s my day of rest.

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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