Honoring My Fellow Veterans

It’s Veterans Day here in the U.S.A.

This week marks the 36TH anniversary that the United States Air Force shipped me off to a foreign country solo for the first time in my life. As an 18½-year-old I flew from Washington Dulles Airport nonstop to London Heathrow Airport. It was an overnight flight from November 09TH into November 10TH of 1985. From there I took British Rail westward to Swindon in Wiltshire, and then from there I hired a cab to take me up to RAF Fairford in the Cotswolds of Gloucestershire – my home for the next 2 years. (It was my first permanent duty station.)

I remember “Road To Nowhere” from The Talking Heads playing on my cab driver’s radio, and I certainly felt like I was on a road to nowhere, but I was really on a road to somewhere – the official start of my lifelong career.

I’ve been a member of the United States Air Force for the past 37 years now – going back to when I first signed on the dotted line of the delayed enlistment program near the start of my senior year in high school. I was hesitant in joining the military way back then, but it all turned out just right, and it’s become my career. I’d do it all over again.

To my fellow Veterans – this is our day. From one Veteran to all of you – I thank you for serving your nation so that we may be free indeed.

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My Top 10 Hits – Week 247

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 40+ years. Here’s this week’s chart:

COUNTUP MINISTRIES FOR THE WEEK ENDING SUNDAY NOVEMBER 07TH 2021 WEEK 247
TW LW WKS SONG TITLE ARTIST / SITE
1 1 6 Promised Land
[2ND week @ # 1]
TobyMac
2 3 2 On Our Way MercyMe Ft. Sam Wesley
3 2 17 What If Matthew West
4 6 5 Come What May We Are Messengers
5 7 2 In The House Crowder
6 4 4 When You Speak Jeremy Camp
7 5 4 My God Is Still The Same Sanctus Real
8 8 11 Promises Maverick City Music
9 9 2 Look What You’ve Done Tasha Layton
10 10 2 Even At My Worst Blanca

# 1 This Week In:
2020 – “No Hold On Me” – Matty Mullins
2019 – “Fear No More” – Building 429
2018 – “Only Jesus” – Casting Crowns
2017 – “Different” – Micah Tyler

NO NEW ENTRIES – After a whopping 4 new entries last week my chart takes a breather this week. But a couple of last week’s new entries make nice moves upward this week. MercyMe’s 6TH hit is now their 6TH Top 2 hit, as “On Our Way” ekes up a notch. Crowder follows-up his # 1 smash “God God Almighty” with his now Top 5 hit “In The House”.

You know I love a song that speaks of being born again:

♫ Bet you’ll wanna sing hallelujah. Bet you’ll say an amen.
Can’t help but celebrate being born again.
Somebody who loves you is waiting at the door.
It’s home sweet home here in the house of the Lord. ♫

This is the season finale of #Top10Monday. It will return in 4 weeks on Monday December 06TH 2021. My chart continues on offline, and I’ll soon compile my 250TH chart of this current era. To celebrate 250 weeks of positive and encouraging hits I’ll #CountUp my Top 25 hits of 250 weeks on a very special blog post and chart on Wednesday December 01ST 2021.

This blog is # 34 worldwide on the Top 80 Christian Music Blogs and Websites in 2021 chart. Thank You for including us Feedspot !

This concludes another weekend of blog posts. I’ll do it again this upcoming weekend – with 2 new entries on Thursday and Friday.

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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Sunday Scripture

The Believers Form A Community
All the believers devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching, and to fellowship, and to sharing in meals (including the Lord’s Supper), and to prayer. A deep sense of awe came over them all, and the apostles performed many miraculous signs and wonders. And all the believers met together in one place, and shared everything they had. They sold their property and possessions, and shared the money with those in need. They worshiped together at the Temple each day, met in homes for the Lord’s Supper, and shared their meals with great joy and generosity – all the while praising God, and enjoying the goodwill of all the people. And each day the Lord added to their fellowship those who were being saved. (Acts 2:42-47 NLT)

That’s what a church family should be all about.

If you wish to learn more about the God I know then stay tuned to #SundayScripture. This is actually the season finale. It will return in 4 weeks on Sunday December 05TH 2021. Tomorrow it’s #Top10Monday, as I present my personal Top 10 hits this week that honor our God Almighty on the radio.

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.

All rights reserved (c) 2021 Christopher M. Day, CountUp Ministries