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Monday June 2, 2014

Adam Riggin - Monday, June 02, 2014
The Joy Ride

ARTIST OF THE DAY
Aaron Shust

Aaron Shust wrote his first hit songs for his church - never thinking they would be more than a chance to lead his local congregation in worship. My Savior, My God went on to top six different charts at once on its way to becoming the most played song on Christian radio in 2006!

In early 2010 he and his wife made the decision to pull up stakes from Atlanta and move their young family back to Aaron’s Pennsylvania hometown, where he was invited to take on the role of worship leader in the very church he had grown up in. Now they call Pittsburgh “home.” So they could use your prayers...

The past few years have been an emotional rollercoaster for the father of three young sons, yet amongst the challenges there have been miracles with each trial and tribulation. Aaron's second son, Nicky, was extremely ill as an infant and then when their third son, Michael was born, they faced a new set of challenges. He had a heart condition and was diagnosed with Down Syndrome.

“I feel like every day is an adventure. Every day presents a challenge. How do we tackle this one? How do we approach this one? The answer is by the grace of God. In everything that comes our way, whenever we start to find ourselves overwhelmed, the mighty hand of God reaches down and picks us up. I feel that. His hand sustains us and we feel very lifted.”
- Aaron Shust

Christmas: This Spring Aaron finished recording his first ever full-length Christmas album, which we’ll get to listen to in just 5 months!

Album: Morning Rises  

Twitter: @aaronshust  

Instagram: CLICK 4 PICS  

Tour: CLICK HERE  

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Video: The One


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Joy in the Morning


Verse of the Day

I will exalt you, my God and King, and praise your name forever and ever.

Psalm 145:1 


Amazing Fact

You share your birthday with at least 9 million other people in the world.


Scriptural Pursuit

Q: Which city mentioned in Revelation is also the name of an American city?

A: Philadelphia (Revelation 1) Congrats to Cindy in Pittsville, MD!


Friday May 30, 2014

Adam Riggin - Friday, May 30, 2014
The Joy Ride

Make Joy! 102.5 your weekend soundtrack! Seriously, it goes great with any activity. Or inactivity. I think that hammock is calling your name...

ARTIST OF THE DAY
Holly Starr

Raised on a farm in the small town of Quincy, Washington, Holly Starr is not afraid of hard work. And that's good, because as an up-and-coming Christian artist she's got a hard path ahead of her! She debuted in 2008 and has been putting thousands of miles on various vans, touring the United States and abroad.

Holly Starr is also focused on the global Church. She's worked with Compassion International ever since taking a missions trip to El Salvador.

Family: During a trip to Israel, Holly discovered that she had Jewish ancestors. While leading worship in Israel, Holly met members of her grandmother’s family, whom she had never met and her grandmother hadn’t seen in over 60 years. She was able to reconnect the family members with her grandmother via Skype for a surprise reunion.

Album: God Is (June 10th)  

Twitter: @hollystarrmusic  

Instagram: CLICK 4 PICS  

Tour: CLICK HERE  

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Video: Through My Father’s Eyes


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Joy in the Morning


Verse of the Day

If the lord had not been my help, my soul would soon have dwelt in the abode of silence. If I should say, "my foot has slipped, " your lovingkindness, O Lord, will hold me up. 

Psalm 94: 17-18


Amazing Fact 

Only a few species of piranha are carnivorous; most eat plant matter or insects. 


Scriptural Pursuit

Q: Where was John when he received the book of Revelation?

A: The Isle of Patmos (Revelation 1)  Congrats to Chuck in Millsboro, DE! 

Thursday May 29, 2014

Adam Riggin - Thursday, May 29, 2014
The Joy Ride

ARTIST OF THE DAY
Passion Worship

The Passion Worship Team is basically the All-Star team of worship leaders - and it all began way back in the mid 1990s.

Louie Giglio founded the Passion Conference in 1995 to specifically target young people (18-25 years old) with the Gospel of Christ. With the help of his friends: Chris Tomlin, David Crowder, Christy and Nathan Nockels, Matt Redman, Kristian Stanfill, Francis Chan, John Piper... uhm ... pretty much everybody, really…

The conferences became a global force for spreading passion for Christ to the next generation.

Louie Giglio and company also founded the Passion City Church in Atlanta as their local ministry to the city which has become the hub for the conferences worldwide.

Album: Passion 2014: Take It All  

Twitter: @passion268  

Instagram: CLICK 4 PICS  

Tour: CLICK HERE  

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Video: Passion 2014: Take It All Sampler


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Joy in the Morning


Verse of the Day

For this reason, rejoice, O heavens and you who dwell in them. Woe to the earth and the sea, because the devil has come down to you, having great wrath, knowing that he has only a short time. 

Revelation 12:10


Amazing Fact

Dolphins are unable to smell.


Scriptural Pursuit

Q: What would the Lord do with those who were lukewarm?

A: Spit them from His mouth. (Revelation 3) Congrats to Jo in Shacklefords, VA!

Wednesday May 28, 2014

Adam Riggin - Wednesday, May 28, 2014
The Joy Ride

ARTIST OF THE DAY
Hawk Nelson

Hawk Nelson is a Christian pop/rock band from Peterborough, Ontario. The band was voted "Favorite New Artist" by CCM Magazine in their February 2006 Reader's Choice Awards. For over a decade the band has pounded the pavement, making fun Christ-focused music.

Relentless touring - six albums - multiple Dove nominations - lots of fun!

But in the Spring of 2012, lead singer Jason Dunn told the guys in the band that he was ready to strike out on a solo career. After lots of prayer (and a bit of encouragement from friend Bart Millard of MercyMe), guitarist Jon Steingard stepped up as the new lead singer of Hawk Nelson.

So while the band's DNA is pretty much the same - in many ways, this is a brand new Hawk Nelson.

Album: Made  

Twitter: @hawknelson  

Instagram: CLICK 4 PICS  

Tour: CLICK HERE  

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Video: Faithful (Live)


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Joy in the Morning


Verse of the Day

In the same way God, desiring even more to show to the heirs of the promise the unchangeableness of His purpose, interposed with an oath, so that by two unchangeable things in which is is impossible for God to lie, we who have taken refuge would have strong encouragement to take hold of the hope set before us.

Hebrews 6: 17-18


Amazing Fact

In the average lifetime, a person will walk the equivalent of 5 times around the equator.


Tuesday Trivia

Q: Experts say you can fall asleep up to 27% faster if you do this...what is it?

A: Wear socks to bed! Congrats to Faith of Pocomoke, MD!


Scriptural Pursuit

Q: What is the beginning of wisdom?

A: Fear of the Lord. (Proverbs 9) Congrats to Amber in Pocomoke, MD!

Tuesday May 27, 2014

Adam Riggin - Tuesday, May 27, 2014
The Joy Ride

NEW RELEASE TUESDAY

Neon Steeple
by Crowder | Pop/Country/Southern Gospel/P&W

No Plan B
by Carman

Below Paradise
by Tedashii | Rap/Hip Hop

Gospel Praise Duets
by Various | Gospel

Passion
by Rachel Armstrong | Gospel

Time In Place
by Artifex Pereo | Hard Rock/Metal

WANT MORE? CLICK HERE  

ARTIST OF THE DAY
Jessa Anderson

Jessa Anderson is a twenty-something married mom from Michigan who is living a dream right now; to be a working singer/songwriter. Drawing from an influential pool of strong female songwriters such as Sara Groves, Nichole Nordeman and Ginny Owens, Anderson’s music reflects a constant wrestling with the unknown and the darkest parts of humanity right alongside the gritty, everyday things that make up the human life.

Family: Her husband Jordan writes and co-writes her music, playing guitar with her in concert as they raise their daughter on the road. 

Healing: Jessa speaks at length in concert about how her relationship with Jesus got her through an eating disorder in college. She hopes to be an example of grace for other young women. 

Album: Whole  

Twitter: @jessaanderson  

Instagram: CLICK 4 PICS  

Tour: CLICK HERE  

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Video: Whole Album Trailer


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Joy in the Morning


Verse of the Day

For the Lord God is a sun and shield; The Lord gives grace and glory; no good thing does He withhold from those who walk uprightly.

Psalm 84:11


Amazing Fact

There are giant waterfalls under the ocean! The largest is between Greenland and Iceland. This submarine waterfall drops 11,500 feet; three times the height of any land waterfall.


Tuesday Trivia

Q: Experts say that you can fall asleep up to 27% faster if you do this...what is it?

No correct answer today so we will play Tuesday Trivia on Wednesday at 7:15 a.m. Same question, double the prize! 

Thanks to Mr. Go Glass for sponsoring Tuesday Trivia on Joy 102.5!


Scriptural Pursuit

Q: According to Proverbs, what does God do to those He loves?

A: Corrects them. (Proverbs 3) Congrats to Beth in Princess Anne, MD!

Friday, May 23, 2014

Josh Millwood - Friday, May 23, 2014

Joy In The Morning


Verse Of The Day

..despite all these things, overwhelming victory is ours through Christ who loved us.

Romans 8:37

Amazing Fact

A honey bee cay fly at 15 mph.

Scriptural Pursuit

Q: What happened in the Temple at the moment of Jesus' death?

A: The veil was torn from top to bottom. (Matthew 27) Congrats to David in Crisfield, MD!


The Joy Ride


Enjoy the long weekend - and especially remember the sacrifices made by the men, women and families who bought our Freedom.

ARTIST OF THE DAY
Bethany Dillon

Bethany Dillon was only 14 years old when she first hit the Christian music charts. What had you accomplished at 14? That's what I thought. Now, in her 20's - she's a veteran of the industry, married to Shane Barnard (of Shane & Shane fame) and mother to Lucy and Haven.

Bethany and Shane make music a family event. Bethany tours with her husband, singing with the duo often, occasionally playing her music, but mostly enjoying life on the road with her family.

Bethany was born in Bellefontaine, OH - but now calls Texas home, with hubby Shane and daughters Lucy and Haven. She learned the guitar at age 10, recorded an indie album at 13 and was signed to a major Christian label at 14. She had to be home-schooled, right?

CCM Magazine hailed her as the future of contemporary Christian music... when her debut album dropped. She's worked with award winning producers Ed Cash, Ben Glover, Will Hunt and John Alagia throughout the years. Everyone describes her as an old soul. Which, I'm not sure a teenage girl would take as a complement.

Albums: CLICK HERE  

Twitter: @bethanydillon  

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Video: Live Worship


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Thursday May 22, 2014

Adam Riggin - Thursday, May 22, 2014
The Joy Ride

Happy 10th Anniversary to Josh & Elena!

ARTIST OF THE DAY
David Glenn

David Glenn spent more than ten years in the Atlanta area building contemporary worship programs for churches from the ground up before moving to Virginia Beach in 2012 where he is on staff at River Oak Church. While leading worship is his primary passion, the singer/songwriter has also been performing praise concerts all across America and abroad.

"My goal is to simply inspire a spirit of worship and be someone who is encouraging in other people's lives," says Glenn. "..to do that in a creative and culturally relevant way, but at the end of the day, I want to put my guitar down and feel like what I contributed truly helped others worship the Lord."

Album: Relentless  

Twitter: @degeezy  

Instagram: CLICK 4 PICS  

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Video: Glorify Your Name (Acoustic)


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Joy in the Morning


Verse of the Day

For I know the plans that I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope.

Jeremiah 29:11


Amazing Fact

An egg that is fresh will sink in water, but a stale one won't. 


Scriptural Pursuit

Q: According to Jesus, which was the most important of all God's commandments?

A: Love God with all your heart, soul, and mind. (Matthew 22) Congrats to Kameryn in Delmar, MD!


Wednesday May 21, 2014

Adam Riggin - Wednesday, May 21, 2014
The Joy Ride

Don’t forget to celebrate your special days with us! The Birthday/Anniversary Club is free to join!  

ARTIST OF THE DAY
Among The Thirsty

Among The Thirsty is Christian Contemporary/Modern Worship/Rock band from the Tampa Bay area of Florida. Formed in 2004 by two high school buddies, Among the Thirsty has developed into a nationally touring band, reaching across the country with their powerful worship, razor sharp rock, and funk. Once coined "The Fab Four of Christian Music", Among the Thirsty has been able to cross age barriers and genre lines to bring a type of music that reaches the entire listening audience.

“Our purpose is to present a unique style of the Gospel to the world through our music. We strive to live a life that is worthy of God's presence, to proclaim the Majesty and Holiness of Christ with our gifts, and to speak words of hope and life to all those who are searching and hurting. We make a strong effort to be straightforward with the gospel and not to be timid when sharing the Good News. All these talents and gifts have been given by the grace of God and from a heart of thankfulness we continue to thirst for more of Him."

Album: Wonder  

Twitter: @AmongTheThirsty  

Instagram: CLICK 4 PICS  

Want More? CLICK HERE  

Video: What Love Looks Like (Official Lyrics Video)


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Joy in the Morning


Verse of the Day

But You, O Lord, are a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abundant in lovingkindness and truth.

Psalm 86:15


Amazing Fact 

When thirsty, a camel can drink 25 gallons of water in less than three minutes.


Scriptural Pursuit

Q: When Jesus was crucified, the Jews had been celebrating what feast?

A: Passover (Matthew 26)  Congrats to Theresa in White Stone, VA!

Tuesday May 20, 2014

Adam Riggin - Tuesday, May 20, 2014
The Joy Ride

NEW RELEASE TUESDAY

Death, Be Not Proud EP
by Audrey Assad | AC/INSPO

Forever After
by V.Rose | Hip Hop/Pop

Lyrical Theology Part 2: Doxology
by Shai Linne | Hip Hop/Rap

WANT MORE? CLICK HERE  

ARTIST OF THE DAY
All Things New

On the surface, singer Garrett Hornbuckle, drummer Luke Wycuff, bassist Joshua Schou, and guitarist Jeff Stein are young and easygoing: two guys met playing junior high baseball together and music runs in several of their families. But dig a little deeper and you’ll find godly men who know too much too soon about broken homes, broken faith, and broken hearts – and on the flipside what it means to be restored, accepted and made new.

The origins of All Things New date back to the guys’ mid-teen years as a six-piece outfit born from different Fellowship of Christian Athletes worship bands. The four young men from Florida have experienced different lives but are very much on the same page with this first batch of songs they wrote together.

Last year the band made their debut, opening up for the Newsboys in the Spring, saddling up next to The Rhett Walker Band in the Fall - and now they've started 2014 on tour with Francesca Battistelli and Sanctus Real. Take notes. That is how you launch a career!

Album: All Things New  

Twitter: @atnmusic  

Instagram: CLICK 4 PICS  

Tour: CLICK HERE  

Want More? CLICK HERE  

Video: He Has Come


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Joy in the Morning


Verse of the Day

But I do not consider my life of any account as dear to myself, so that I may finish my course and the ministry which I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify solemnly of the gospel of the grace of God.

Acts 20:24


Amazing Fact

The total weight of all ants on Earth is greater than the total weight of all humans on the planet.


Tuesday Trivia

Q: According to research, this is the most misspelled word in online search engines.

A: Restaurant   Congrats to James in Hallwood, VA.


Scriptural Pursuit

Q: Who of Jesus' apostles was once a tax collector?

A: Matthew. (Matthew 9)  Congrats to Nanner or Westover, MD!

 


Monday May 19, 2014

Adam Riggin - Monday, May 19, 2014
The Joy Ride

It’s the unofficial last week of Spring - how are you going to celebrate?
(Answer: Allergies. So. Many. Allergies.)

ARTIST OF THE DAY
Leeland

This GRAMMY award and multi-Dove award nominated band from Baytown, TX is known for powerful songwriting. Their music is anthemic, with lyrics that show uncommon depth and discernment.

Lead singer Leeland Mooring and his older brother Jack make up what has become truly a family band. Their sister Shelly toured with them for a while as bassist, but has since become a mommy and now works from the family’s home church.

Leeland Mooring continues to tour and lead worship for conferences for now, while his brother Jack has taken on the task of being a pastor of a church in Franklin, TN. But the band isn’t calling it quits. They are just experiencing a new depth of life and enjoying a new season of worship.

Album: The Great Awakening  

Twitter: @leelandofficial  

Instagram: CLICK 4 PICS  

Tour: CLICK HERE  

Want More? CLICK HERE  

Video: Refresh Me


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Joy in the Morning


Verse of the Day

A man's discretion makes him slow to anger, and it is his glory to overlook a transgression. 

Proverbs 19:11 


Amazing Fact

Jupiter and Saturn have diamond rains. 


Scriptural Pursuit

Q: What gifts were given to Jesus by wise men from the East?

A: Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh. (Matthew 2)  Congrats to Brant from Crisfield, MD!


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