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My Top 10 Hits – Week 286

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 August 07TH 2022 – the 286TH week of this current era that began on Presidents’ Day Weekend of 2017:

TW LW WKS SONG TITLE ARTIST / SITE
1 2 11 Love Is Everything We Need
[1ST week @ # 1]
Unspoken
2 3 8 Hold You Tight Dan Bremnes
3 1 8 Getting Started Jeremy Camp
4 8 7 Thank God For Sunday Morning Cochren & Co.
5 7 5 The Goodness TobyMac Ft. Blessing Offor
6 4 14 Me On Your Mind Matthew West
7 5 26 Sunday Sermons Anne Wilson
8 1 Don’t Lose Heart Steven Curtis Chapman
9 9 4 Good Lord David Leonard
10 10 3 We All Need Jesus Danny Gokey Ft. Koryn Hawthorne

# 1 This Week In:
2021 – “Gospel Song” – Rhett Walker
2020 – “There Was Jesus” – Zach Williams Ft. Dolly Parton
2019 – “Raise A Hallelujah” – Bethel Music
2018 – “Dream Small” – Josh Wilson
2017 – “Wonder” – Hillsong UNITED

UNSPOKEN – Their 5TH hit in 5 years becomes their 1ST # 1 smash on my chart after a cumulative 43 weeks. They’ve come close in the past. “Miracle” spent 3 weeks at # 2 early in 2018. I got to see Unspoken LIVE in concert last year. They were one of the opening acts for TobyMac. In fact they kicked-off the 3½-hour concert. Another one of the opening acts was Cochren & Co. It’s good to have those 3 acts together in my Top 5 this week !

900 – This is my 900TH blog post since the post-hiatus revival in January 2018. I don’t really count the blog posts that were done before that on Myspace, WordPress, and Facebook. Thank You everyone for continuing to check-in with this blog each weekend from Thursday to Monday. I appreciate you immensely. It’s on to 1,000 !

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.

All rights reserved (c) 2022 Christopher M. Day, CountUp

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Sunday Scripture

Greetings my friends. It is Sunday August 07TH 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. Let us love our neighbor as ourself.

Last #SundayScripture I wrote about the construction of my sermons.

8 weeks ago on Twitter I revealed this –

Chris M. Day @ChrisMDay · Jun 11
Today was a phenomenal day of Bible-studying and sermon-writing. I finally finished writing my next sermon – “Honor & Respect”. It’s a traditional sermon that serves as the direct follow-up to “Stones & Stumbles” – now featured on my blog.

This past Friday afternoon on an afternoon that was full of pleasant surprises I got the call to preach this morning. So I opened that sermon on my computer in Microsoft Word, and I commenced rehearsal, update, and enhancement mode. (That continued into Saturday.)

“Honor & Respect” is based on 1 Peter 2:10-25, but I also preach on much of Isaiah 53 – which Peter quotes in his letter.

I’m looking forward to preaching this sermon this morning to my church family, and as promised I’m also looking forward to sharing it with you in multiple parts starting next #SundayScripture.

I hope that it encourages you and inspires you to move closer to our God, and to also share your journey with others.

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 – 2007

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

It’s the 1ST Friday of the month, so I go back 15 years ago. Here it is – for the week ending Sunday August 05TH 2007:

  1. “You’re On Fire” – MxPx
  2. “Finding Out” – Stellar Kart
  3. “Let’s Go Back” – Everyday Sunday
  4. “Zero” – Hawk Nelson
  5. “Sing To Me” – Run Kid Run

Hawk Nelson’s “Zero” was huge in 2007. It actually entered my Top 25 weekly chart at the time straight-in at # 1 – and it stayed there for 6 weeks in a row. Exactly 15 years ago was when it fell from the top spot down to # 4. It finished 2007 as my # 21 hit of the year (out of 132 that charted).

Back then Jason Dunn was the lead singer (as well as rhythm guitarist and keyboardist) of the band. He cowrote “Zero” about someone he knew who committed suicide.

Next #RetroFriday I’ll go back 25 years ago to August 1997. It’s when Isaac, Taylor, and Zac Hanson asked “Where’s The Love ?”.

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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Blogging Christian God Ministry Music Radio

My Top 10 Hits – Week 285

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 July 31ST 2022 – the 285TH week of this current era that began on Presidents’ Day Weekend of 2017:

TW LW WKS SONG TITLE ARTIST / SITE
1 1 7 Getting Started
[4TH week @ # 1]
Jeremy Camp
2 2 10 Love Is Everything We Need Unspoken
3 4 7 Hold You Tight Dan Bremnes
4 3 13 Me On Your Mind Matthew West
5 5 25 Sunday Sermons Anne Wilson
6 6 27 See Me Through It Brandon Heath
7 7 4 The Goodness TobyMac Ft. Blessing Offor
8 8 6 Thank God For Sunday Morning Cochren & Co.
9 9 3 Good Lord David Leonard
10 10 2 We All Need Jesus Danny Gokey Ft. Koryn Hawthorne

# 1 This Week In:
2021 – “Gospel Song” – Rhett Walker
2020 – “No Impossible With You” – I AM THEY
2019 – “Raise A Hallelujah” – Bethel Music
2018 – “Dream Small” – Josh Wilson
2017 – “Wonder” – Hillsong UNITED

STILL DREAMING SMALL – Ascending to the top of my chart exactly 4 years ago was Josh Wilson’s debut hit “Dream Small”. It’s a peculiar title for a Christian song, but once you hear the lyrics you understand the point that Josh is trying to make. Our God is a God of big prayers and big dreams, for He is almighty. But Josh reminds us that the little things along the way – you may think that they are irrelevant – but they matter too. Simple moments change the world. Just let Jesus use you where you are.

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.

All rights reserved (c) 2022 Christopher M. Day, CountUp