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Thursday January 16, 2014

Adam Riggin - Thursday, January 16, 2014
The Joy Ride

ARTIST OF THE DAY
Ryan Stevenson

Ryan has been playing worship music since he was 18-years-old, after his youth pastor surprised him by giving him a guitar. From there, Ryan began performing at summer camps, mission trips, and youth groups. The singer also formed an acoustic duo with fellow singer Paul Wright, while attending Northwest Christian College in Eugene, Oregon.

After years of writing songs and performing live shows, Ryan caught the attention of TobyMac, who signed him to his label, Gotee Records.

Besides making albums, Ryan is currently serving as worship leader at Vertical Church Boise, Idaho. He is also a husband, and a father to two boys.

Holding Nothing Back was birthed during a season of extreme personal heartache and uncertainty. On the heels of the death of my mother from bone cancer; the miscarriage of our twins; the division of our home church; and a series of setbacks in my music career—in the midst of this fiery storm—I found myself very disillusioned with God, shaking my fist at Him in anger. I remember questioning if He really actually loves me, and if He's actually good. I was at a point where I was yelling at him saying, "I don't trust You!"

During this time, I felt the "still, small voice" of the Lord. He began to ask me, “If you were to lose everything, would I still be enough for you as your God, as your Savior?” I was extremely convicted and began to weep, knowing I had put my hope and security in things and people rather than in Jesus. I immediately began to pray with a broken, repugnant heart, literally saying the words, "Jesus, I don't want anything coming in between You and me; It doesn't mater what I have to go through, I’m holding nothing back from You."

Album: Holding Nothing Back EP

Twitter: @ryansmusic  

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Tour: CLICK HERE

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Video: The Human Side


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Joy in The Morning

Verse of The Day

The Lord has today declared you to be His people, a treasured possession, as He promised you, and that you should keep all His commandments. Deuteronomy 26:18

Amazing Fact

Dolphins can jump up to 20 feet in the air.

Scriptural Pursuit

Q: Who wrote more books of the Bible than anyone else?                                                          

A: Paul    Congrats to Shawn in Salisbury, MD!!!!


Wednesday January 15, 2014

Adam Riggin - Wednesday, January 15, 2014
The Joy Ride

If you take your eyes off Christ, the lies of the enemy can seem like truth.

ARTIST OF THE DAY
The Afters

When The Afters broke out onto the scene, it didn't seem like anything could stop them. Their music was fun, their attitudes were joyful and nothing could slow them down!

But life's circumstances quickly changed everything. After losing their longtime friend and manager to a two-year battle with pancreatic cancer, two band members decided to part ways with the band, and then there was a life-threatening car wreck, followed by a new member of the band losing a close friend just one week after joining the group.

It was a rough season of change for The Afters. Holding on to their faith and their passion for making music has kept the band focused throughout the mess of it all. Through the pain, faith grew in abundance and that is definitely the message behind their most recent releases.

Ancient History: The four original members of The Afters met while working at a Starbucks together. The band's original name was Screaming Mimes - then they changed it to Blisse. Thankfully a producer talked them into the The Afters.

TV: The Afters' music has been featured on television shows and promos for shows on almost every major network and various cable shows as well - including Grey's Anatomy, Rachel Ray, Dr. Phil, The Biggest Loser, Army Wives, You Deserve It, October Baby, So You Think You Can Dance, Americas Got Talent, The Hills, The Vineyard and more!

Album: Life Is Beautiful  

Twitter: @theafters  

Tour: CLICK HERE  

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Video: Light Up The Sky


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Joy in The Morning

Verse of The Day

O Lord, You have pleaded my soul's cause; You have redeemed my life.  Lamentations 3:58

Amazing Fact

Owls are one of the only birds who can see the color blue. 

Scriptural Pursuit

Q: Who was Ruth and Boaz' son?

A: Obed  (Ruth 4)  Congrats to Jamie in Delmar, MD!!

Tuesday January 14, 2014

Adam Riggin - Tuesday, January 14, 2014
The Joy Ride

"Rain, rain on my face..." - Jars of Clay

NEW RELEASE TUESDAY

Fading West
by Switchfoot | Genre: Alternative

Only King Forever
by Elevation Worship | Genre: Praise & Worship

He's a Winner
by Mike on the Rock | Genre: Rock
*from Nigeria!

This Is All We Know
by Number One Gun | Genre: Rock

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ARTIST OF THE DAY
Jason Castro

“I’ve heard it said that music is the language of the soul. I think it’s something God created for our souls to be able to rejoice in.” - Jason Castro

Jason Castro is the bright eyed, dreadlocked Christian who captivated the nation on Season 7 of American Idol. The Texan had his pick of music careers after the show and chose to make music aimed at worship.

Raised in the church by a musical family of Colombian descent, Castro started drumming at 11, playing music in the youth ministry, and joined his father in leading worship. As a drummer, Castro loved the intensity of bands like MxPx and Switchfoot. While in college Jason moved from being the crazy drummer to the introspective song-writer. Which meant transitioning from behind the drum kit to behind the microphone.

Jason Castro finished in fourth place on his season of American Idol. That's saying something for a guy who never really thought he had the chops to be a professional singer/songwriter. As a vocal member of the I Am Second movement, Jason has proudly broadcasted his faith, but with his naturally gentle spirit.

Hair: Jason has been rocking dreadlocks for years, but recently cut them off (probably because his daughter would yank at them) and now he looks like a completely different person.

Album: Only A Mountain  

Twitter: @jasoncastro  

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Tour: CLICK HERE  

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Video: Only A Mountain


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Joy in The Morning

Verse of The Day

For from days of old they have not heard or perceived by ear, Nor has the eye seen a God besides You,             Who acts in behalf of the one who waits for Him. Isiah 64:4

Amazing Fact

Mosquitoes have 47 teeth.

Tuesday Trivia 

    Q: Americans enjoy this and follow it very closely, but only 7% have actually seen this in person..What is it?     A: An NFL Game  Congrats to Grace in Mardela Springs, MD!!

Scriptural Pursuit

 Q: In the Old Testament, which book immediately precedes the Book of Ruth?                                                A: Judges  Congrats to Caleb in Laurel, DE!!


Monday January 13, 2014

Adam Riggin - Monday, January 13, 2014

Joy in The Morning

Verse of The Day

So teach us to number our days, That we may present to You a heart of wisdom. Psalm 90:12

Amazing Fact

It is estimated that the world's oceans contain 10 billion tons of gold.

Scriptural Pursuit

  Q: How old was Abraham when Issac was born?                                                                                           A: 100 years young. (Genesis 21) Congrats to Chris in Salisbury, MD!! 

Here are the most popular dog names of 2013. See if your pooch made the list.

10. Sophie

9. Maggie

8. Buddy (Hey, that's my dog's name!)

7. Charlie

6. Daisy

5. Molly

4. Lucy

3. Bailey

2. Max

And the most popular dog name of 2013 is...drum roll please............Bella!!

 


Friday, January 10, 2014

Josh Millwood - Friday, January 10, 2014
The Joy Ride

The Outside wants you stay Inside...

ARTIST OF THE DAY
The City Harmonic

The City Harmonic is a Juno and Covenant Award winning worship band originally birthed out of an inter-denominational worship & mission movement in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. The City Harmonic formed in 2009 as four worship leaders from four small churches that went from anonymity to widespread acclaim in a blink, headlining tours across North America and gathering numerous awards along the way.

The heartfelt worship songs on the band's latest album HEART was fueled by bassist Eric Fusilier's battle with cancer - a battle he has won!

Acclaim: TCH picked up awards for Group of the Year & P&W Song of the Year at the GMA Canada Awards this Winter!

#TIX4LIFE: The band is offering twelve fans a pair of LIFETIME tickets - good for any City Harmonic Concert in any city ... for life! CLICK HERE for details.  

Album: Heart  

Twitter: @thecityharmonic  

Instagram: CLICK 4 PICS  

Tour: CLICK HERE  

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Video: A City On A Hill


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MidDay Joy

If you haven't, be sure to read this month's Manna Magazine. The theme for January is "Promises." As I mentioned on the air today, Josh (your Joy Ride host) wrote an excellent article about the promise that's made at a wedding...but not between the bride and groom. Here's an excerpt for you. (Read the full text at readthemanna.org)

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Promise Ring

by Josh Millwood

Weddings have become a spectator sport. We go. We watch. We eat cake, dance and try to photobomb every picture. The end. Billions of dollars are spent in America putting on spectacular shows, with elegant or over-the-top themes (maybe even a Sylvester Stallone classic Over The Top theme). There are reality series about weddings.  There are endless movies about brides running away or grooms learning to dance. Marriage is the new professional sporting event. But it used to be a covenant.

You are required by law to have a witness when you get married. Even at the Justice of the Peace. Even in Vegas. Why? Because this promise matters. Western civilization is built on the back of the stability of family. The definition of family has changed many times. The most recent has been a swing away from the nuclear family (Dad + Mom = Children) to anything goes, whose math doesn’t quite add up. Bear in mind, families used to place a higher importance on grandparents, cousins, creepy uncles and, the further back you go, multiple wives and concubines. But in all forms, the family quite simply means stability.

Every wedding ceremony should have a bit in the middle, somewhere after the introduction and prayer—but before the unity candle—where the bride and groom can address the attendees.  I imagine this address to go like this:

Groom: Thank you all for coming, even the ones of you who think [Bride] is crazy for marrying me. It means a lot.

Bride: I’m not crazy. I’m not pregnant. I truly love him. I promise.

Groom: Speaking of promises, we aren’t the only ones making them today.  You see, we invited you here not just to witness this awesome union [Bride/Groom High Five], but to make us a promise…

(Continue reading here.)

HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!

-Karen




Joy In The Morning

I feel the weekend coming on!

Verse of The Day

 Let the redeemed of the Lord say so, Whom He has redeemed from the hand of the adversary. Psalm 107:2

Amazing Fact

A pelican can hold more in its beak than its belly.

Scriptural Pursuit

Q: What did God create on the 5th day of creation?

A: Sea creatures and birds. (Genesis 1) Congrats to Vicky of New Church, VA!!


The Joy Ride 01/09/14

Josh Millwood - Thursday, January 09, 2014
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ARTIST OF THE DAY
Phil King

“My one focus and desire is to usher people into the presence of God and love on Jesus the way He deserves to be loved on.” - Phil King

Phil King began songwriting at just 9 years old. At age 16, he began leading praise and worship where he attended church in central California and by the age of 17 Phil had picked up the guitar and piano.  King’s passion for Praise & Worship and his love for the Lord and people are clearly evident in his music.

Some of Phil’s musical influences are greats such as: Stevie Ray Vaughan, Jonny Lang, Stevie Wonder, and Eric Clapton. It's a bluesy, rock n roll, eclectic mix that makes his music sound fresh, but also familiar. Phil calls it soul. His peers agree - with Israel Houghton comparing him to GRAMMY winner Jonny Lang.

Service: Phil is currently serving at Grace Church in Franklin, Tennessee

Albums: CLICK HERE  

Twitter: @PhilKingMusic  

Instagram: CLICK 4 PICS  

Tour: CLICK HERE  

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Video: Georgia On My Mind


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The Joy Ride 01/08/14

Josh Millwood - Wednesday, January 08, 2014
Winter won't last forever.

ARTIST OF THE DAY
JJ Weeks Band

The JJ Weeks Band, based in Macon GA, have toured extensively and released three independent projects. Each of the guys have been involved in ministry in some capacity since childhood. Whether singing solos, performing in church musicals, or leading worship, music and ministry have always gone hand in hand. That heart for ministry led Weeks to step out in faith and push for a career in music full-time. 

The past three years have been challenging to say the least - inspiring to speak the truth. Three years of incessant challenges from family deaths, a difficult pregnancy, and the subsequent health risks with a newborn, to the taxing lifestyle of being full-time touring musicians were all catalysts that birthed the band's latest album. 

"We want people to know that God has their back. That they can trust Him in the midst of the struggles of life because He loves us." - JJ Weeks

Album: All Over The World & JJ Weeks Band Live Acoustic EP  

Twitter: @JJWeeksBand  

Instagram: CLICK 4 PICS  

Tour: CLICK HERE  

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Video: You Are The One (Live)


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Joy in The Morning 01/08/14

Josh Millwood - Wednesday, January 08, 2014

Every day could use a little more Joy!!!


Verse of The Day

Their Redeemer is strong, the Lord of hosts is His name; He will vigorously plead their case so that He may bring rest to the earth, but turmoil to the inhabitants of Babylon. (Jeremiah 50:34) 

Amazing Fact

Vultures can fly for six hours without flapping their wings.

Tuesday Trivia

 Q: The average American spends $46 a year on this...What is it??                                                                  We didn't get a winner again today so join us tomorrow morning at 7:15 for "Tuesday Trivia" on Thursday    for your chance to win three great prizes from Joy 102.5!

 Here is a helpful hint...10 years the Average American spent over $100 a year on these. Think media. 

Scriptural Pursuit

Q: After Jesus was baptized what form did the Holy Spirit descend upon him in?                                           A: A dove (Matthew 3) Congrats to Charlie in Pocomoke City, MD!!

 

The Joy Ride 01/07/14

Josh Millwood - Tuesday, January 07, 2014
Cold can also be BEAUTIFUL...  

NEW RELEASE TUESDAY

Icon
by Rebecca St. James | Genre: Pop/Rock

A Messenger: Expanded Edition
by Colton Dixon | Genre: Pop/Rock

Reconstruction Vol. 2.1
by David Thulin | Genre: Dance

The Revert
by Roy Tosh | Genre: Rap

iWorship Now/Next 2014
by Various Artists - iWorship Series | Genre: Praise & Worship

Triplicity
by Red Roots | Genre: Country

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ARTIST OF THE DAY
Rhett Walker Band

“I’m blessed with a beautiful wife and two children who have walked with me every step of the way. My faith, my family, and my country are the most important things in my life." - Rhett Walker

Rhett Walker is the son of a preacher man - through and through. Raised in the deep South, expected to behave and perform as any preacher's kid is. But when Rhett's family up and moved when he was 16 and enjoying high school - Rhett rebelled. He got involved with a rough crowd, got in fights, began to drink and do drugs. In no time, Rhett was expelled from his new high school. His folks sent him to a private Christian school where he continued to push boundaries and got his new girlfriend pregnant.

And here's where Rhett Walker's story of repentance begins.

Rhett sat down with his pregnant girlfriend April and begged forgiveness. He and April got married (while still in high school). Rhett recommitted his life to Christ, threw out the drugs and by the power of the Holy Spirit began to prove his life change was the work of God.

The rebellious teenager became the courageous family man; those two scared kids who did everything wrong just a few years back are, by God’s grace, striving to do everything right and even counseling other couples using themselves as a cautionary tale.

Album: Come To The River & The Other Sides Acoustic EP  

Twitter: @rhettwalkerband  

Instagram: CLICK 4 PICS  

Tour: CLICK HERE  

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Video: Have You Ever Seen The Rain (Acoustic CCR Cover)


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Joy in The Morning 01/07/14

Josh Millwood - Tuesday, January 07, 2014

Brrrrrr...The cold weather is here!

Verse of The Day

Now He who establishes us with you in Christ and anointed us is God, who also sealed us and gave us the Spirit in our hearts as a pledge. 2 Corinthians 1:21-22 

Amazing Fact

A full grown tree produces enough oxygen to support a family of four. 

Tuesday Trivia

Q: The average American spends $46 a year on this...what?                                                                                No correct answer today so we will play "Tuesday Trivia" on Wednesday at 7:15 am.

Scriptural Pursuit

 Q: With what did Jesus miraculously feed 5,000 people?                                                                                A: Fish and bread (Matthew 14) Congrats to Chris in Crisfield, MD!!


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