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Friday August 29, 2014

Josh Millwood - Friday, August 29, 2014
Joy In The Morning

Verse of the Day

Once I was young, and now I am old. Yet I have never seen the godly abandoned or their children begging for bread.  Psalm 37:25



Amazing Fact

Astronauts actually get taller when in space.


Scriptural Pursuit

Q: The sons of Ulam were skilled in what?
A: Archery. (1 Chronicles 8)  

The Joy Ride

Have a great Labor Day weekend!
Bid a fond farewell to Summer…
Now, on to Autumn!

ARTIST OF THE DAY
Relient K

Relient K formed in 1998 in Canton, Ohio (Matt Thiessen, Brian Pittman, and Matt Hoopes) during the guys’ junior year in high school. The band is named after Hoopes' old Plymouth Reliant K car.

Some musicians focus on women's ministry, missions and worship. Relient K has always focused on a joyful exuberance that draws in kids and teens. They take seriously their position as role models, but try not to get caught up in the seriousness of life. Listen to any Relient K album and not only will you find yourself wanting to dance around, it is near impossible to wipe the silly grin off your face.

Albums: CLICK HERE  

Twitter: @relientk  

Instagram: CLICK 4 PICS  

Tour: CLICK HERE  

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Video: Pressing On


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Thursday August 28, 2014

Adam Riggin - Thursday, August 28, 2014

Joy in the Morning

Verse of the Day

Anyone who does these things is detestable to the Lord. It is because the other nations have done these detestable things that the Lord your God will drive them out ahead of you. 

Deuteronomy 18:12

Amazing Fact

The letter J is the only letter in the alphabet that does not appear anywhere on the periodic table of the elements. 

Scriptural Pursuit

Q: To which tribe of Israel did Saul belong?

A: Benjamin. Congrats to Caleb in Laurel, DE!!


The Joy Ride

Labor Day weekend is almost here - so make some plans!
JOYNOTES!

ARTIST OF THE DAY
33 Miles

After the breakout success of 33 Miles’ debut, One Life, founding member Collin Stoddard left the trio to follow God's calling on his life to be a full time worship pastor. But the group pressed on (Chris and Jason) making music, leading worship and growing their faith as a dynamic duo. They pushed the boundaries of Christian Country music and conquered the genre completely.

After doing the big record label thing for a couple of albums, 33 Miles went independent and produced two more hit records (both worship projects) - and now it is the end of an era. Chris Lockwood announced via the band’s website that he is retiring from 33 Miles to spend less time on the road - and more with his family. Will another incarnation of the band come about? Possibly. But for now, it’s the end of the road for 33 Miles.

Album: Let It Be Glory  

Twitter: @33miles  

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Video: What Grace Looks Like


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Wednesday August 27, 2014

Adam Riggin - Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Joy in the Morning

Verse of the Day

Satisfy us each morning with your unfailing love, so we may sing for joy to the end of our lives.

Psalm 90:14

Amazing Fact

Franklin Roosevelt was related to 5 U.S. Presidents by blood and 6 by marriage. 

Tuesday Trivia

Q: The average person will spend $7,000 on this in their lifetime...What is it?

A: Snacks from a vending machine. Congrats to Brant in Marion, MD!!

Scriptural Pursuit

Q: For how many days did God tell Ezekiel to lay on his left side?

A: 390. (Ezekiel 4) Congrats to Dan in Onancock, VA!


The Joy Ride

Congratulations, friends!
You have made it to the middle of the week!

ARTIST OF THE DAY
Abandon

In the two years since Abandon’s Forefront Records debut Searchlights, the San Antonio-based band scored a Dove nomination, throngs of critical acclaim and tours alongside Fireflight, Building 429, Remedy Drive, Teen Mania’s Acquire the Fire, plus a plethora of major faith-based festivals. And during all that, the band squeezed out a second record and began working on a third!

Album: Control  

Twitter: @abandonrock  

Instagram: CLICK 4 PICS  

Tour: CLICK HERE

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Video: Feel It In Your Heart


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Tuesday August 26, 2014

Adam Riggin - Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Joy in the Morning

Verse of the Day

See, I have written your name on the palms of my hands.

Isaiah 49:16a

Amazing Facts

Male moose shed their antlers every winter and grow a new pair the next year.

Tuesday Trivia

Q: The average person will spend $7,000 on this in their lifetime...What is it?

No winner today so we will play "Tuesday Trivia" on Wednesday at 7:15 a.m. on Joy in the Morning!

Scriptural Pursuit

Q: In Mosaic law, if a man dies without leaving a child, whom should his wife marry?

A: The deceased husband's brother. (Deuteronomy 25) Congrats to Keith in Assawoman, VA!


The Joy Ride

NEW RELEASE TUESDAY

The Undoing
by Steffany Frizzell-Gretzinger | P&W
*Bethel Music

Worship & Justice
by Bluetree | P&W

Revelation Song: 11 Essential Worship Songs
by Various Artists | P&W

Love Rain Down
by Julie Elias | P&W

All For You
by Anita Tatlow | P&W

Searchlight
by Willet | Pop/Rock

OXYGEN:INHALE
by Thousand Foot Krutch | Hard Rock

Bringing Home
by Bringing Home | Southern Gospel

Behind Enemy Lines
by Adia | Gospel

Honestly
by Rachael Messini | Rap

WANT MORE? CLICK HERE  

ARTIST OF THE DAY
Shawn McDonald

Originally from Oregon, now Seattle-based - Shawn McDonald crafts somber melodies with rich lyrical depth. Shawn's journey has taught him to appreciate and delight in the truly good things of life and to embrace each season as it unfolds. He yearns to find contentment and accept every step God leads him on.

The Transformation: Shawn was a drug addict/dealer in trouble with the law at age 20. It was then, near suicide that Shawn came to know Jesus Christ. He is a life completely transformed by Grace.

In preparation for his album Closer, Shawn took a job as a taxi driver in Nashville, TN - collecting stories that fuel his new songs. He's also a budding photographer and deeply interwoven in the Seattle art scene.

Audiophiles: If you are into music, you'll be impressed by the undertaking Shawn accomplished for his brand new Best of... collection. For The Analog Sessions Shawn recorded everything on tape - no computers. Old school recording at it's finest. Instead of repackaging his hits, he actually re-recorded them with vintage instruments and even sang on one of Frank Sinatra's old microphones!

Album: Brave  

Twitter: @shawnmcdonald  

Instagram: CLICK 4 PICS  

Tour: CLICK HERE  

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Video: Burning


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Monday August 25, 2014

Adam Riggin - Monday, August 25, 2014

Joy in the Morning

Verse of the Day

So if you are suffering in a manner that pleases God, keep doing what is right, and trust your lives to the God who created you, for he will never fail you."
1 Peter 4:19

Amazing Fact

Lake Superior is the world's largest lake.

Scriptural Pursuit

Q: At Nob, what did Ahimelech give David to eat?

A: Sacred bread. (1 Samuel 21)  Congrats to Missy in Salisbury, MD!


The Joy Ride

To everyone back in school today - you got this! You can do it!

ARTIST OF THE DAY
Shaun Groves

Shaun Grove’s salvation story began at the age of six with a dash down the aisle during an altar call given by a fiery revival meeting preacher. That was the beginning of a journey - one filled with fear of condemnation. Over the next several years Shaun wrestled with that fear and the loving God he was reading about in the Bible. By age 12 Shaun found the peace he was missing when he realized that Jesus actually loved him - and there is no condemnation in Christ.

The life plan Shaun created while at Baylor University made sense on paper: marry his sweetheart Becky, become a church minister and write Christian songs on the side. But an internship with a Nashville music publisher led to a job, and that led to interest around town in his singing and songwriting. Shaun signed a recording contract at the end of 2000, just a week before the birth of the couple’s first child.

Shaun Groves' 2001 debut Invitation to Eavesdrop scored five songs on the charts and a half dozen Dove Award nominations, including New Artist and Song of the Year for Welcome Home. He was soon touring coast to coast and around the world with Bebo Norman, Jars of Clay and Michael W. Smith. “New plan,” he thought.

After a few years of working the music scene, and rarely seeing his family, Shaun found himself doubting the trajectory of life. After becoming involved with Compassion International, and it was then that Shaun Groves found his special purpose.

The Groves family began working with missionaries in El Salvador and speaking at churches around the US, bringing light to the situation. Now, more than just a musician, the Groves family consider themselves communicators bent on connecting the first world to the third - for the betterment of both.

Albums: CLICK HERE  

Twitter: @shaungroves  

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Tour: CLICK HERE  

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Video: Just As I Am


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Friday August 22, 2014

Josh Millwood - Friday, August 22, 2014
The Joy Ride

So…
School.

ARTIST OF THE DAY
Meredith Andrews

Meredith Andrews was working as the worship leader at Chicago's Harvest Bible Chapel when she was picked up by Word Records. Her debut album The Invitation featured the hit song You're Not Alone that propelled her into the spotlight, landed her a tour with Michael W. Smith and multiple Dove Award nominations.

That was in 2008. Flash forward 6 years and she's now a veteran of the industry. She's got three hit albums under her belt - She's won Dove Awards, toured the world, gotten married, had a babies (Maverick & Asher) and continues to win new fans with her approachable worship music and kind spirit.

A native of Wilson, NC, she began singing in church when she was only six-years-old, and by the time she was in high school, she was writing songs and leading worship. Andrews went on to attend Liberty University, majoring in family and child development. She originally planned to work at an orphanage. However, during her junior year at Liberty, she felt God calling her into music ministry.

Album: Worth It All  

Twitter: @meremusic  

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Tour: CLICK HERE  

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Video: Pieces


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Thursday August 21, 2014

Josh Millwood - Thursday, August 21, 2014
The Joy Ride

The weekend is almost here - so make some plans!
JOYNOTES!

ARTIST OF THE DAY
MIKESCHAIR

Music could always be heard coming out of Mike Grayson's dorm room, attracting other musicians to volunteer in his jam sessions. Before long, a band had formed! The band gets its name from, you guessed it, the chair frontman Mike Grayson sat in during band practice. It's kind of a lackluster story, actually...

Though they love music, each member of MIKESCHAIR admits it’s about so much more. “We all really have this desire to be involved in ministry,” Hale says. “We are obviously all really passionate about music, but we always want it to be about something more. We saw that we all had the same heart for this and then God just kept opening doors.”

Big Break: Just a few weeks into the band's creation, the guys won Belmont University's Music Showcase competition, signed to CURB Records and got themselves nominated at the Dove Awards for Song of The Year (for Let The Waters Rise).

Family Connections: Mike Grayson is married to Molly Reed who is one half of City Harbor - another awesome Christian act. Molly got her start writing pop hits for Amy Grant.

Album: All Or Nothing  

Twitter: @MIKESCHAIR  

Instagram: CLICK 4 PICS  

Tour: CLICK HERE  

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Video: Let The Waters Rise


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Wednesday August 20, 2014

Adam Riggin - Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Joy in the Morning

Verse of the Day

"But the wisdom from above is first of all pure. It is also peace loving, gentle at all times, and willing to yield to others. It is full of mercy and the fruit of good deeds. It shows no favoritism and is always sincere." 
James 3:17

Amazing Fact

The temperature of the sun can reach up to 15 million degrees Fahrenheit. 

Scriptural Pursuit

Q: What son of Saul was David's best friend?

A: Jonathan. (1 Samuel 18)  Congrats to John in Crisfield, MD!


The Joy Ride

Hump DAYYEE!

ARTIST OF THE DAY
Kari Jobe

Firstly - congratulations are in order. Kari just got engaged to Cody Carnes! Cody is a worship pastor at Gateway Church in Arizona. Mozel tov!

Kari Jobe knew at 10 that she would be a worship leader. Raised in a Christian home with a father who was a traveling minister, Kari began singing in church when she was 3. Through high school and college, Kari watched God set the path before her as she began leading worship in various places. She spent time studying at Oral Roberts University, Christ For The Nations and Dallas Baptist University, where she finished her Psychology and Pastoral Ministries degree.

For nearly a decade Kari has been a worship pastor at her home church in Southlake, TX. She is a featured worship leader on many Gateway Worship projects and in 2009 released her self-titled debut album (and promptly won her first Dove award). Since then she’s released more heartfelt worship albums and a Christmas project.

Family Bid’ness: Kari and her sister Kris have an exclusive line of jewelry and t-shirts where all the proceeds go to the cause of bringing an end to human trafficking and injustice.

Album: Majestic  

Twitter: @karijobe  

Instagram: CLICK 4 PICS  

Tour: CLICK HERE  

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Video: Hands To The Heavesn (Live)


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Tuesday August 19, 2014

Adam Riggin - Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Joy in the Morning

Verse of the Day 

Some nations boast of their chariots and horses, but we boast in the name of the Lord our God.

Psalm 20:7

Amazing Fact

The world's biggest pyramid is not in Egypt, but in Mexico. 

Scriptural Pursuit 

Q: What was David's oldest brother's name?

A: Eliab. (1 Samuel 17)  Congrats to Stephanie in Parksley, VA! 

Tuesday Trivia 

Q: This happens an average of 38 times per day in a typical American household...What is it?

A: Open the refrigerator door. Congrats to Ashley in Salisbury, MD!


The Joy Ride

NEW RELEASE TUESDAY

One More Step
by Lindsay McCaul | AC

Oxygen
by Lincoln Brewster | P&W

Anchor
by Colton Dixon | Pop/Rock

You Amaze Us
by Selah | AC

Love
by Esterlyn | P&W

In Motion: The Remixes
by Amy Grant | Dance

20
by Jars of Clay | AC
*Acoustic remixes of the top 20 Jars of Clay songs of all time!

Smoke EP
by House of Heroes | Pop/Rock

Hymn Revival
by Gold City | Southern Gospel/P&W

Holy Hip Hop Vol. 18
by Various Artists | Rap

WANT MORE? CLICK HERE  

ARTIST OF THE DAY
Dara Maclean

Dara Maclean is a singer and songwriter who pours her passions into her music. Her dream of ministering around the world through music has come to pass through a couple of years that could only be described as a whirlwind! After releasing her debut You Got My Attention, Dara hit the road with Casting Crowns and NewSong. She spent time in Uganda, singing, teaching and helping any way she could.

God was using her to further His kingdom - but He was also pouring out blessings upon her. She’ had radio hits, a rising fan-base - and met, fell in love with and married her husband, Donnie.

Maclean’s journey is, in and of itself, a testament to the power God’s faithfulness. She grew up in Ft. Worth, Tex., immersed in music and ministry from age 7, songwriting and pursuing a calling in the music industry since age 13, all the while learning and growing spiritually, as well as developing an appreciation for all things soul/Motown music to worship music, thanks to her supportive musician/pastor parents.

Her sophomore release, Wanted is only pushing deeper into her creativity and a hope that is firmly placed in Jesus.

Album: Wanted  

Twitter: @DaraMaclean  

Instagram: CLICK 4 PICS  

Tour: CLICK HERE  

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Video: Had To Be You


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Monday August 18, 2014

Adam Riggin - Monday, August 18, 2014

Joy in the Morning

Verse of the Day

Whatever is good and perfect is a gift coming down to us from God our Father, who created all the lights in the heavens. He never changes or casts a shifting shadow. 

James 1:17

Amazing Fact

Hawaii is moving toward Japan at the rate of almost 4 inches per year. 

Scriptural Pursuit

Q: What part of Goliath's weaponry weighed 15 lbs./600 shekels of iron?

A: His spear head. (1 Samuel 17)  Congrats to James in Hallwood, VA!


The Joy Ride

Welcome to the next best week ever!

ARTIST OF THE DAY
Jonny Diaz

Jonny comes from a family of overachievers. Both he and two of his brothers went to Florida State University on full baseball scholarships! These guys are talented - two of them even went pro! But a year into college, Jonny found his calling was music and not playing ball. Turning away from a full ride, he focused on what God called him to do - and it is paying off in spades!

From the beginning of his music career, Diaz’s desire has been to write songs that entertain, encourage and challenge fellow believers. Jonny Diaz on writing songs: “I attempted to break free from some of the traditional confines of Christian music, but I couldn’t get away from the fact that most of my songs revolve around my relationship with Christ. He is the focus of my life and I find it impossible to honestly record my emotions and my journey without including Him."

Album: Let It Fly  

Twitter: @jonnydiaz  

Instagram: CLICK 4 PICS  

Tour: CLICK HERE  

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Video: More Beautiful You


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