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My Top 5 Hits RETRO – 2008

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, 20, 25, 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 March 02ND 2008:

  1. “Friend Like That” – Hawk Nelson
  2. “Southern Weather” – The Almost
  3. “I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead” – The Wedding
  4. “Medicine” – The Fold
  5. “Casting Off” – This Beautiful Republic

It’s fun to look back at those bands that I rocked-out to as a kid 15 years ago. (OK – so I was 40 – almost 41 – at the time, but I was a mere kid on this fantastic journey experiencing my own Jesus Revolution.)

The Almost was an awesome band back then. They sounded great on the radio on CALL-FM. Led by Aaron Gillepsie – they are originally from the Tampa Bay area, so they know a little something about that “Southern Weather”. It was 1 of their 5 hits on the radio back during the late-2000s. It spent 6 weeks at # 2. It’s one of those songs that I never forgot. Its melody is still on my mind after 15 years.

Next #RetroFriday I’ll go back 20 years ago to March 2003. It’s when I got my glowsticks out on the dancefloor to move to a dreamy trance.

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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God Music

My Fantastic Journey: It’s In The Lyrics

There’s a big difference between simply believing in God – and following, obeying, and loving God overwhelmingly. It’s easy to claim a belief in God, be done with it, and then go about your daily business. But it’s very difficult (as it should be) to really live out that belief – and really mean it. When you give it all up for God you should do so to impress nobody else but Him. He is your only audience. He is an audience of one. But there are others in this world – relatives, friends, coworkers, acquaintenances, and people you haven’t met yet. If you’re really living out your belief in God – and really meaning it deep within your mind, heart, and soul – then those others in this world should clearly see it in you. Without words – they should be able to see for themselves the overwhelming miracle of God’s work in and around you. If they can’t see it – then perhaps your audience of one – God – can’t see it either.

‘With our hands up high, we’re screamin’ …
And with our feet we stomp a cadence for you …
I’m so glad you came for me …

Scream and stomp for Jesus Christ so that He can hear you !  He shall come !

It’s in the lyrics: