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My Top 10 Hits – Week 284

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 24TH 2022 – the 284TH week of this current era that began on Presidents’ Day Weekend of 2017:

TW LW WKS SONG TITLE ARTIST / SITE
1 1 6 Getting Started
[3RD week @ # 1]
Jeremy Camp
2 2 9 Love Is Everything We Need Unspoken
3 3 12 Me On Your Mind Matthew West
4 4 6 Hold You Tight Dan Bremnes
5 5 24 Sunday Sermons Anne Wilson
6 6 26 See Me Through It Brandon Heath
7 8 3 The Goodness TobyMac Ft. Blessing Offor
8 9 5 Thank God For Sunday Morning Cochren & Co.
9 10 2 Good Lord David Leonard
10 1 We All Need Jesus Danny Gokey Ft. Koryn Hawthorne

# 1 This Week In:
2021 – “Be Alright” – Evan Craft X Danny Gokey X Redimi2
2020 – “No Impossible With You” – I AM THEY
2019 – “Prize Worth Fighting For” – Jamie Kimmett
2018 – “Grace Got You” – MercyMe
2017 – “Wonder” – Hillsong UNITED

SUMMER OF 2022 – Don’t look now, but the summer is more than half-over. This is the 9TH week of the 15-week summer that started on Memorial Day Weekend (last weekend of May) and ends on Labor Day Weekend (first weekend of September). As is tradition I’ll do a #CountUp of my Top 10 hits of the summer later in September. Right now a couple of former # 1 hits are battling it out for the # 1 spot of the entire summer. This summer it may be a solo artist with the top song of the summer for the first time during this era.

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 July 24TH 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.

This week it’s a change-of-pace #SundayScripture. There’s no sermon or meme this week. Just me sharing some future plans with you. I’ve already shared some of these plans on past editions of #TravelThursday.

I’ll be partially moving away from my hometown of the past nearly 35 years early next year (2023). I’m not moving too far away – just 3½ hours up the road – 186 miles to be exact. Initially I’ll be living at my new home for half the week – from Wednesday evening to Sunday morning. I’ll be living at my current home for the other half – from Sunday afternoon to Wednesday morning.

On Sunday mornings I’ll continue with my current church family. The only difference is that instead of a 10-minute commute it’ll be closer to a 3-hour and 10-minute commute early on Sunday mornings.

I’ve been with my current church family for going on 7½ years. I selected them as my second church based on word-of-mouth alone from a longtime friend. She was quite surprised when I showed up on that first Sunday morning. It worked out well. I’ve loved this small church family since the very start.

I selected my first church of 8 years based on extensive research online – not knowing what it was like to be a part of a church family. I knew nobody at my first church before I set foot in it. It worked out well. I learned quite early on that the church is not the building. The church is the living and breathing body – the family of believers and followers of Christ. We don’t go to – or leave from – church, but rather we bring the church in everything we do and everywhere we go, for we are the church.

In both cases the church family has been my only family here in South Florida.

Once I’m retired and settled full-time at my new home near Sebring Florida I’ll select my third church. I’ve only done a little bit of research online, but going forth it’ll likely be the way that I select my next church.

My first church was a small non-denominational church with Pentecostal roots that became huge quickly, lost about half of its congregation almost as quickly, and then slowly grew back again.

My second (current) church is a small non-denominational church with Pentecostal roots that has stayed small and steady over the past 7½ years.

My third church will be a small non-denominational church. Having experienced both small and big church families I much prefer the small church family. There are advantages and disadvantages of a small church family, but I believe that the advantages outweigh the disadvantages. I’ve matured and prospered in both. I’ll write about it again in a future blog post.

When I greet my church family during Praise & Worship I sometimes use Psalm 122:1 – I was glad when they said to me – “Let us go to the house of the LORD.”

Selecting a church can be a difficult process. Walking into a new church for the first time can be intimidating. Walking into my very first church for the very first time as a born-again Christian – well that was one of the most courageous moments of my life. It also changed my life forever. It certainly changed my Sunday mornings for the better.

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.

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

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Blogging Christian God Ministry Music Radio

My Top 10 Hits – Week 283

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 17TH 2022 – the 283RD week of this current era that began on Presidents’ Day Weekend of 2017:

TW LW WKS SONG TITLE ARTIST / SITE
1 1 5 Getting Started
[2ND week @ # 1]
Jeremy Camp
2 3 8 Love Is Everything We Need Unspoken
3 2 11 Me On Your Mind Matthew West
4 5 5 Hold You Tight Dan Bremnes
5 4 23 Sunday Sermons Anne Wilson
6 6 25 See Me Through It Brandon Heath
7 7 25 Brighter Days Blessing Offor
8 9 2 The Goodness TobyMac Ft. Blessing Offor
9 10 4 Thank God For Sunday Morning Cochren & Co.
10 1 Good Lord David Leonard

# 1 This Week In:
2021 – “Be Alright” – Evan Craft X Danny Gokey X Redimi2
2020 – “No Impossible With You” – I AM THEY
2019 – “Prize Worth Fighting For” – Jamie Kimmett
2018 – “Grace Got You” – MercyMe
2017 – “Wonder” – Hillsong UNITED

DEBUT ARTIST – I know. I always say this. I love a debut artist. I love an artist making his or her very first appearance on my chart. This week it’s David Leonard. He was once one-half of All Sons & Daughters. You may be familiar with “Great Are You Lord” from their 2013 LIVE album. David’s been solo over the past several years, and now he’s got a breakthrough hit at U.S. Christian Radio. Here’s the official music video for his uplifting #GoodLord:

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 July 17TH 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.

I scrolled across this meme on social media over a month ago, and I saved it for future reference (as I do with many memes). I plan to write a full standalone sermon all about the devil in disguise.

If the Good News we preach is hidden behind a veil – it is hidden only from people who are perishing. Satan – who is the god of this world – has blinded the minds of those who don’t believe. They are unable to see the glorious light of the Good News. They don’t understand this message about the glory of Christ – who is the exact likeness of God. (2 Corinthians 4:3-4)

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.

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