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Friday June 20, 2014

Adam Riggin - Friday, June 20, 2014
The Joy Ride

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ARTIST OF THE DAY
Laura Story

Laura Story won a GRAMMY and several Dove Awards for her song Blessings. Her lyrics remind us that God works in ways that we would prefer He didn't - but that His ways are truly better. It was a hard learned lesson. For several years Laura has walked a dark path with her husband Martin Elvington. Just a year after they married Martin was diagnosed with a brain tumor. He was kept alive with a breathing machine and surgeons operated multiple times trying to save his life. Through the process Martin lost much of his vision and continues to suffer severe memory loss.

Like the story of Job, God has poured out tremendous blessing on Laura and her family after a very difficult time. Laura and Martin welcomed their first child last Summer (daughter, Josie) - and now the couple is expecting twins!. Plus Laura Story continues to serve at a mega-church in Atlanta where she teaches a new generation how to lead worship.

Album: God Of Every Story  

Twitter: @LauraStoryMusic  

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Video: There Is A Kingdom (Live)


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Joy in the Morning


Verse of the Day

The eyes of all look to you in hope; you give them their food as they need it.

Psalm 145:15


Amazing Fact

The Valley of Square Trees in Panama is the only known place in the world where trees have rectangular trunks. 


Scriptural Pursuit

Q: Of the Apostles, which one was also Jesus' brother?

A: James. (Galatians 1) Congrats to Miranda in Stockton, MD!

Thursday June 19, 2014

Adam Riggin - Thursday, June 19, 2014
The Joy Ride

The weekend will be here before you know it!
Don’t miss out on all that’s happening in your community - check out the Joy Notes!  

ARTIST OF THE DAY
The Museum

The Museum took shape when singer Ben Richter and guitarist Geoffrey Ashcraft moved from Texas to Georgia and plugged into a church where drummer/programmer Josh Kirk was the janitor. Soon they were leading local worship services together and then traveling on musical mission trips overseas.

Joined by bassist Chris Brink in 2009, The Museum is continuing its commitment to global outreach while also developing an important bond with churches across the United States. Ben’s passion for staying rooted in a spiritual community brought the group to Briarlake Church near Atlanta where they still lead worship most Sundays. Additionally, the guys have helped out at neighboring North Point Community Church’s partner Atlanta locations and around the country.  Ben also leads worship at the multi-site Elevation Church in North Carolina on a recurring basis.

What's in a Name: The Museum is actually named after a revolution. During a 2008 mission trip to Romania, drummer Josh Kirk found himself at a ceremony commemorating the end of Communism in that country twenty years earlier. “There was a small, humble museum near the square that told the story,” he recalls. “Turns out it was a group of Christians that actually brought about that political and social revolution.” Twenty years later the political changes were celebrated but the spiritual center of the revolution had been mostly forgotten. Kirk saw little evidence of Christian influence in the culture. “That little museum remained though,” he adds, “offering a glimpse into the kind of faith that can turn a nation upside down.”

Fun & Games: If there's a basketball court nearby, that's where you'll find the guys of The Museum during tour stops. Plus, now that it's baseball season you'll find them proudly supporting the Atlanta Braves.

Album: What We Stand For  

Twitter: @themuseummusic  

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Tour: CLICK HERE  

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Video: Never Look Away


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Joy in the Morning


Verse of the Day

The Lord helps the fallen and lifts those bent beneath their loads.

Psalm 145:14


Amazing Fact

A lemon contains more sugar than a strawberry. 


Scriptural Pursuit

Q: Which book lists the fruit of the Spirit?

A: Galatians. (Galatians 1)  Congrats to Bill in Seaford, DE!

Wednesday June 18, 2014

Josh Millwood - Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Joy In The Morning

Verse Of The Day

Amazing Fact

Tuesday Trivia (On Wednesday)

Scriptural Pursuit
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The Joy Ride

It’s days like this, where what I’d do for a Klondike Bar begins to escalate.

ARTIST OF THE DAY
Moriah Peters

Moriah burst onto the Christian radio scene with the beautiful ballad I Choose Jesus. This prayerful song was the title track to her debut album and also her personal mantra. At just 18, the world was offering anything and everything - but she chose Jesus.

Moriah Peters toured relentlessly, sharing her story and struggles - impacting the lives of teenaged girls, especially. Perhaps not since Rebecca St. James has a Christian artist come out of the gate with such an impact in the lives of young people.

Interestingly enough, Moriah found herself dating Rebecca’s brother Joel (of for KING & COUNTRY) - and then last Summer, the couple got married. This is a Summer of touring for the young family, with new albums due out this Summer and Fall from both Moriah and for KING & COUNTRY.

Album: I Choose Jesus & New Music Coming Soon!  

Twitter: @MoriahPeters  

Instagram: CLICK 4 PICS  

Tour: CLICK HERE  

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Video: Bloom


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Tuesday June 17, 2014

Adam Riggin - Tuesday, June 17, 2014
The Joy Ride

NEW RELEASE TUESDAY

Love Somebody EP
by Charmaine | Pop/Rock

Gotee Records: Twenty Years Brand New
by Various | Pop/Rock

Trin-i-tee 5:7 According To Chanel
by Chanel | Gospel

Mali Is…
by Mali Music | Rap

Love On The Radio
by The Walls Group | Gospel

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ARTIST OF THE DAY
Casey Darnell

Atlanta, Georgia-based worship leader, singer, and songwriter, Casey Darnell, leads worship on a regular basis at North Point Community Church’s five Atlanta campuses, along with numerous other churches across the country. He has become a fixture with major student events and camps, and is in front of more than 50,000 people each year.

North Point has spent years cultivating a community of worship leaders and artists - and recently launched their own record label. They’ve released some incredible worship and Christmas music, including Casey’s first full-length worship project and his latest, self-titled album.

While Casey Darnell’s album is full of original worship songs, when the band tours - their focus is on leading worship, not promoting albums; so they sing an array of worship songs, old and new, by a variety of different song and hymn writers.

Family: Casey was born in Lynchburg, VA - but the family relocated to the Atlanta, GA metro when he was just three. He has a degree in Childhood Education & Communication from Kennesaw State University - is married to Anisa with whom he has two daughters. This July the Darnell’s will celebrate their 10th Anniversary!

Album: Casey Darnell  

Twitter: @CaseyDarnell  

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Video: All The World Will Know (Live)


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Joy in the Morning


Verse of the Day

They will tell about your mighty deeds and about the majesty and glory of your reign. 

Psalm 145:12


Amazing Fact

Only male turkeys gobble. 


Tuesday Trivia

Q: 11 billion of these are used around the world each year...What are they?

No winner today so we will play "Tuesday Trivia" on Wednesday at 7:15 am! Same question, double the prize! Thanks to Mr. Go Glass for sponsoring Tuesday Trivia on Joy 102.5!


Scriptural Pursuit

Q: Who is mentioned to be a doctor in Paul's letter to the Colossians?

A: Luke. (Colossians 4) Congrats to Cheryl in Royal Oak, MD!

Monday June 16, 2014

Adam Riggin - Monday, June 16, 2014
The Joy Ride

Want your children to have an epic Summer? It all starts with 3 little letters…
V.B.S.!

ARTIST OF THE DAY
Natalie Grant

Natalie Grant is an award winning singer and songwriter. She won four consecutive Female Vocalist of the Year Awards (2006-2009) at the Dove's and is never far from the top of the charts.  Born in Seattle, she currently lives in Nashville with her Canadian music producer husband, Bernie Herms, and their three daughters which includes a set of twins. 

Beyond her artistry, Natalie Grant is an advocate for victims of human trafficking. Abolition International, which Grant founded in 2005 under the name The Home Foundation, has raised over a quarter of a million dollars to fight the trafficking of women and children for the purpose of sexual exploitation.

Natalie is now hosting It Takes A Church on The Game Show Network. This reality dating series lets churches set up their most eligible bachelors and bachelorettes, cover them in prayer and then watch their awkward blind dates. Sounds lovely.  

Album: Hurricane  

Twitter: @NatalieGrant  

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Tour: CLICK HERE  

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Video: It Takes A Church


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Joy in the Morning


Verse of the Day

They will speak of the glory of your kingdom; they will give examples of your power. 

Psalm 145:11


Amazing Fact

A baby caribou can outrun its mother at three days old. 


Scriptural Pursuit

Q: How many chapters are in the book of Hezekiah?

A: 0. Hezekiah is not a book in the Bible. Congrats to Ken in Mechanicsville, MD!!

Friday June 13, 2014

Adam Riggin - Friday, June 13, 2014
The Joy Ride

Friday the 13th?!
Eerie-Dramatic-Ominous Music

ARTIST OF THE DAY
City Harbor

Hailing from Nashville, TN, Molly Reed and Robby Earle are City Harbor. Their songs come from a desire to know Christ and to make Christ known to the world around. As they explain, “when we see hurting people, struggling loved ones, and injustice in the world we’re always thinking somebody’s gotta do something but inside we know it has to start with us. All too often we miss the moment to share our faith or show love.”

Molly and Robby were both songwriters for other artists (including Amy Grant) before forming City Harbor. And no - they are not married to each other. In fact, Molly is married to Mike Grayson - lead singer of MIKESCHAIR.

Album: City Harbor  

Twitter: @cityharbor  

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Tour: CLICK HERE  

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Video: Somebody Tell Them (Official Lyrics Video)


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Joy in the Morning


Verse of the Day

All of your works will thank you, Lord, and your faithful followers will praise you.

Psalm 145:10


Amazing Fact

Bald eagles can swim using a stroke similar to the butterfly stroke.


Scriptural Pursuit

Q: Where did Job live?

A: Uz. (Job 1)  Congrats to Bruce in Leonardtown, MD!!

Thursday June 12, 2014

Adam Riggin - Thursday, June 12, 2014
The Joy Ride

The weekend will be here before you know it!
Don’t miss out on all that’s happening in your community - check out the Joy Notes!  

ARTIST OF THE DAY
August Rain

August Rain began as a few song collaborations between drummer Frank Bowen and then guitarist Josh Kirk in 2009. The musical style and easy friendship turned out a stellar independent album, landing August Rain on television and as the opening act for a national tour.

In 2010, Matthew Janzen became the lead singer of August Rain and ultimately that change broadened the musical style of the band - catching the ear of Third Day’s Mac Powell, who sings a duet with Matthew on the band’s latest album.

The unique appeal of the music is its ability to reach people with a spiritual message without invoking a "preachy" style. Their goal is to give the listener an experience that goes beyond the immediate - something that sticks with you and makes you think, but with a smile on your face.

Album: Sanctuary  

Twitter: @artheband  

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Tour: CLICK HERE  

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Video: Time


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Joy in the Morning


Verse of the Day

The Lord is good to everyone. He showers compassion on all his creation. 

Psalm 145:9


Amazing Fact

Butterflies taste with their hind feet.


Scriptural Pursuit

Q: What did Satan inflict upon Job from the top of his head to the bottoms of his feet?

A: Boils. (Job 2)  Congrats to Matthew in Hollywood, MD!

Wednesday June 11, 2014

Adam Riggin - Wednesday, June 11, 2014
The Joy Ride

Hot enough for you? #Sarcasm

ARTIST OF THE DAY
Mandisa

Mandisa was a fan favorite on Season 5 of American Idol, going to the final rounds despite dealing with some harsh words from the judges about her weight. She has discussed at length in her book Idol Eyes: My New Perspective on Faith, Fat & Fame, that those hurtful words cut deeply, causing a lot of pain and embarrassment.

Now with three GRAMMY nominations under her belt, and four full albums breaking the charts in Christian music - Mandisa is showing the world that Christians are real people - with real problems but who have a REAL Savior.

Her Struggle: On the whole weight thing - Mandisa has lost over 100 pounds through diet and exercise!

“A struggle is a struggle, and Jesus is there through it all. He is there in compassion and grace. I have found that what He has spoken to me through these songs has been encouraging and I think that’ll be true for other people who are going through their own hard times,” - Mandisa

Album: Overcomer  

Twitter: @mandisaofficial  

Instagram: CLICK 4 PICS  

Tour: CLICK HERE 
*Mandisa will be singing as a part of this weekend’s Walk The Walk Women’s Conference in Dover & at this Summer's DC fest!

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Video: Stronger (Live in Studio)


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Joy in the Morning


Verse of the Day

The Lord is merciful and compassionate, slow to get angry and filled with unfailing love. 

Psalm 145:8


Amazing Fact

Grizzly bears run as fast as the average horse.


Scriptural Pursuit

Q: At the start of the book, how many children did Job have?

A: 10 (Job 1) Congrats to James in Hallwood, VA!

Tuesday June 10, 2014

Adam Riggin - Tuesday, June 10, 2014
The Joy Ride

NEW RELEASE TUESDAY

Top 10 Worship Songs Jesus
by Various | P&W

Reaching
by Kim Dexter | Pop/Rock

The Anthem Of A Desperate Heart (EP)
by Michael James Band | Pop/Rock

VxV
by Wolves At The Gate | Hard Rock/Metal

Measure Of Grace
by The Taylors | Gospel

Love
The Hagees | Country/Southern Gospel

Relentless 4ever (R4) Vol. 2
by Viktory | Rap

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ARTIST OF THE DAY
Beloved

Kim Hardee was always singing at churches - whether it was for an Easter cantata or the offertory hymn. But when she met Amy Goins and Denise Clark in Sunday School class at Roswell Street Baptist Church (just outside of Atlanta, GA), the three fused into an inseparable trio! Beloved began as a Southern Gospel group, but morphed into modern worship out of a desire to encourage a more diverse part of the body of Christ.

In 2007, Beloved began hosting an annual womens conference. In 2009, their entrepreneurial spirit led them to develop their own cosmetic line, Beloved Beauty. After a while the group called it quits and moved on with new seasons of life.

Kim Hardee (Gravel) got married and used her experience with Beloved & Beloved Beauty to create Hardee Girl Inc. with her sister and mother. They lead conferences to inspire and encourage women, have a popular cosmetic line and also a TV show on Lifetime.

Kim is Kim of Queens!  Along with her sister Allisyn and mother Jo, they coach young girls for beauty pageants. And with such drama!

Twitter: @Kim_Gravel  

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Video: Kim of Queens (From Season 1)


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Joy in the Morning


Verse of the Day

Everyone will share the story of your wonderful goodness; they will sing with joy about your righteousness. 

Psalm 145:7


Amazing Fact

Of all the trees in Australia, 75% are eucalyptus. 


Tuesday Trivia

Q: One in four Americans will do this today...What is it?

A: Eat at a fast food restaurant. Congrats to Kersten in Ocean Pines, MD!


Scriptural Pursuit

Q: Who did God present to Satan as a perfect and upright man?

A: Job. (Job 1)  Congrats to Elana in Harrington, DE! 

Monday June 9, 2014

Josh Millwood - Monday, June 09, 2014
The Joy Ride

When the people of God join together, across the lines that divide our churches, then we will see not just revival - but reCreation.

ARTIST OF THE DAY
About A Mile

Jesus carried His cross About A Mile. How far will you carry yours?

The trio of brothers (Adam, Luke & Levi) hail from Butler, Pennsylvania (just outside of Pittsburgh), and can remember embracing their musical instincts as early as they did a devout Christian faith, first modeled by their extremely hard working father, a steel mill staffer who always managed to make ends meet for his family of eight thanks to a firm reliance on the Lord. Their dad would write songs and they would beat on pots and pans and sing along.

Right afters signing with Word Records, lead singer Adam got very sick. He battled illness for months, losing 60 lbs and having to depend on the Lord for everything. He couldn't work, he couldn't sing but he could keep his eyes on Christ. And he did.

This summer the band will release their debut album. Expect big things from these three brothers.

Album: About A Mile (Out July 15th)  

Twitter: @aboutamile  

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Tour: CLICK HERE  

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Video: Satisfied (You Alone)


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