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Friday December 5, 2014

Adam Riggin - Friday, December 05, 2014

Joy in the Morning

Verse of the Day

But you are not like that, for you are a chosen people. You are royal priests, a holy nation, God's very own possession. As a result, you can show others the goodness of God, for he called you out of the darkness into his wonderful light.

1 Peter 2:9

Amazing Fact

The human jaw can generate a force up to 200 pounds on the molars.

Scriptural Pursuit

Q: Where did Jesus grow up?

A: Nazareth. (Matthew 2) Congrats to Jeff in Salisbury, MD!


The Joy Ride

Celebrate the Season with a weekend of Christmas on Joy! 102.5.

ARTIST OF THE DAY
Finding Favour

Hailing from Georgia, each of the band's members were raised in Christian homes and felt a calling to music ministry. After playing at many youth camps across the country, the band signed a record deal, and is quickly gaining momentum.

"We were trying to figure out what kind of band we wanted, what kind of songs we wanted, and figure out what we wanted our message to be,” says lead singer Blake NeeSmith. “We felt like God was continually speaking to us, saying, Don't worry about being cool. Just write songs that minister to my people."

Missions: Band member Dustin Daniels spent 13 years as a missionary in Chile, South America.

Line-Up:
Blake NeeSmith (lead singer/vocals)
Dustin Daniels (bass/guitar/vocals)
Josh Duckworth (drums)
Allen Dukes (guitar/vocals)

Album: Say Amen  

Twitter: @findingfavour  

Instagram: CLICK 4 PICS  

Tour: CLICK HERE  

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Video: Silent Night


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Thursday December 4, 2014

Adam Riggin - Thursday, December 04, 2014

Joy in the Morning

Verse of the Day

As iron sharpens iron, so a friend sharpens a friend.

Proverbs 27:17

Amazing Fact

The pistol shrimp can make a noise loud enough to break glass.

Scriptural Pursuit

Q: How many apostles did Jesus have?

A: 12. (Matthew 10) Congrats to Vicky in New Church, VA!


The Joy Ride

ARTIST OF THE DAY
Sidewalk Prophets

Integrating worship with real life - that is one of the simple truths Sidewalk Prophets has learned to live by. Dave Frey and Ben McDonald founded the band in college, having no idea that in a short time they would have a successful record and a loaded touring schedule. A demo tape landed them in a campus talent contest, which somehow connected them to Audio Adrenaline's Will McGinniss, landing them an opening gig for Audio Adrenaline which formed the template for their life now spent on the road over 150 days of the year.

Sounds like a fun life, right? Sure, if you want to leave family and friends to live on the road for half of each year, sleeping in the janitor’s closet at some venues, and making due with beans and cornbread, while trying to practice, write and record in between shows.

Exhausting? Yes.
Worth it? To Sidewalk Prophets, they'd have it no other way!

Dave and Ben rounded out their band with a bassist and drummer they found on Craigslist. So you never know who will respond to your ad!

Albums: CLICK HERE  

Twitter: @swprophets  

Instagram: CLICK 4 PICS  

Tour: CLICK HERE  

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Video: Are You My Mother?


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Wednesday December 3, 2014

Adam Riggin - Wednesday, December 03, 2014

Joy in the Morning

Verse of the Day

The sacrifice you desire is a broken spirit. You will not reject a broken and repentant heart, O God.

Psalm 51:17

Amazing Fact

The tongue is the fastest healing part of the body.

Scriptural Pursuit

Q: In the parable of the tares, how did these weeds get into the field?

A: An enemy sowed them. (Matthew 13) Congrats to Dan in Wyoming, DE!

Tuesday December 2, 2014

Adam Riggin - Tuesday, December 02, 2014

Joy in the Morning

Verse of the Day

How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of the messenger who brings good news, the good news of peace and salvation, the news that the God of Israel reigns!

Isaiah 52:7

Amazing Fact

Each year, the average person walks the distance from NY to Miami.

Tuesday Trivia

Q: The average American has about 13 of these, the average Canadian has twice as many..What is it?

A: Vacation Days! Congrats to Makayla in Seaford, DE!

Scriptural Pursuit

Q: Who was the father of Joseph, husband of Mary?

A: Jacob. (Matthew 1) Congrats to Kortney in Delmar, MD!


The Joy Ride

NEW RELEASE TUESDAY

Swan Song EP
Hunter Thompson | P&W

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ARTIST OF THE DAY
Hillsong

One church, from the far corner of the earth has single-handedly inspired three generations worth of worship music. Hillsong. How did a single church connect with the global Church in such a meaningful way? Well they have always (and continue to) raise up leaders and encourage diversity in worship.

Every year the worship ministry produces a live worship album that includes hundreds of leaders from across the globe. This year’s release No Other Name is decidedly special. Blending the sounds of their variety of worship teams - including Dove Award nominees UNITED and Young & Free - the collection of original worship songs will no doubt inspire and enable worship teams and churches from all corners of the world.

Album: No Other Name  

Twitter: @HillsongWorship  

Instagram: CLICK 4 PICS  

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Video: Let Us Adore


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Monday December 1, 2014

Adam Riggin - Monday, December 01, 2014

Joy in the Morning

Verse of the Day

And he also said, "It is finished! I am the Alpha and the Omega- the beginning and the end. To all who are thirsty I will give freely from the springs of the water of life.

Revelation 21:6

Amazing Fact

It takes an interaction of 72 muscles to produce human speech.

Scriptural Pursuit

Q: What does Jesus' name, Emmanuel, mean?

A: "God with us." (Matthew 1) Congrats to James in Crisfield, MD!


The Joy Ride

It’s Christmastime! It’s Advent! It’s truly the most wonderful time of the year.

ARTIST OF THE DAY
Michael W. Smith

Michael Whitaker Smith was born October 7, 1957 to Paul and Barbara Smith in Kenova, West Virginia. Michael was your typical Southern boy – active in baseball, his family’s church activities, and playing piano. He wrote his first song at age 5 (I’m sure it was precious) - but as a child, he longed to be a professional baseball player!

In 1982, Michael was asked to play keyboards in a band that was backing up Christian & Pop sensation, Amy Grant. Michael toured and wrote with Amy for years before launching his own solo career. In 1989 his song Go West Young Man began what would become one of the most legendary careers in Christian music.

From pavement pounding superstar of the 1990s, to record label founding, mega-producer artist who jets around the world on private planes - Smitty has sung for Presidents and orphans alike! According to his Twitter feed, this week he’s working on a new Christmas album with Country superstars Lady Antebellum. But that’s just another day in the life of a guy who’s sold more than 15 million albums, scored 28 No. 1 hits, earning three GRAMMYs and more than 40 Dove Awards.

Album: Sovereign  

Twitter: @michaelwsmith  

Instagram: CLICK 4 PICS  

Tour: CLICK HERE  

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Video: The One That Really Matters (Live) Featuring Kari Jobe


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Thursday November 27, 2014

Josh Millwood - Thursday, November 27, 2014

Wednesday November 26, 2014

Josh Millwood - Wednesday, November 26, 2014
The Joy Ride

It’s Thanksgiving Eve! And my house smells like pie…

ARTIST OF THE DAY
7eventh Time Down

The guys of 7eventh Time Down grew up as best friends in Kentucky. They picked up instruments together. They wrote songs together - and now they get to tour and lead worship together! It’s a story that every Christian garage-band dreams of - and it is the story 7eventh Time Down gets to live.

For 7eventh Time Down, every song is an opportunity for ministry. The band has toured with a long list of impressive artists, including Newsboys, for King & Country, KJ-52, Manafest, Fireflight and Stellar Kart. They are on the road over 100 days a year chasing every opportunity to inspire and point people towards Jesus.

In an effort to expand their ministry beyond their music, the band partners with CURE International, a non-profit that operates hospitals and programs in 27 countries worldwide where patients receive surgical treatment and have the opportunity to hear the Gospel. During the “Club Awesome Tour” alone, more than 38 surgeries were funded.

Album: Just Say Jesus  

Twitter: @7eventhtimedown  

Instagram: CLICK 4 PICS  

Tour: CLICK HERE  

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Video: Just Say Jesus


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Tuesday November 25, 2014

Josh Millwood - Tuesday, November 25, 2014
The Joy Ride

Don’t miss Josh’s interview with The Afters! Today at 5:30pm!

NEW RELEASE TUESDAY

Wake Up The Wonder
Elevation Worship | P&W

Sunday Set
The Katinas | P&W

Ixora
Copeland | Pop/Rock

CHRISTMAS MUSIC

Christmas Time Again
Smalltown Poets | Christmas

A Visible Christmas V3
Various | Christmas

Lowborn King EP
The Modern Post | Christmas/Alternative

Midnight Clear: A Solid State Christmas Compilation
Various | Christmas/Metal

WANT MORE? CLICK HERE  

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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Monday November 24, 2014

Josh Millwood - Monday, November 24, 2014
The Joy Ride

Time to defrost the turkey. For real this time. There are just days left!

ARTIST OF THE DAY
Group 1 Crew

Born out of Orlando, FL, G1C is a hip-hop/rap/pop/rock/dance/electronica/worship hybrid group that is infused with a crazy sense of joy as they celebrate God through relentlessly fun music! They’ve seen some changes through the years - originally a trio, two out of the three founding members have moved on to new projects and seasons of life. Now fronted by Manuel Reyes and a rotating cast of musicians, the band is poised for a rebirth in 2015.

Album: #Faster EP  

Twitter: @group1crew  

Instagram: CLICK 4 PICS  

Tour: CLICK HERE  

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Video: Love Is A Beautiful Thing  
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Friday November 21, 2014

Adam Riggin - Friday, November 21, 2014

Joy in the Morning

Verse of the Day

If we are unfaithful, he remains faithful, for he cannot deny who he is. 

2 Timothy 2:13

Amazing Fact

A chameleon shoots out its tongue to catch prey at speeds faster than a fighter jet.

Scriptural Pursuit

Q: Zephaniah prophesied during the days of what king?

A: Josiah. (Zephaniah 1)  Congrats to Rebecca in Seaford, DE!


The Joy Ride

One week from this moment… Christmas. Music.

ARTIST OF THE DAY
NewWorldSon

How do you describe the sound of NewWorldSon? According to their press release: "The award-winning band's music is a veritable melting pot of gospel, R&B, reggae and jazz fused together with an innate pop sensibility. The result is a combustion of flavor like no other that can only be fully appreciated after seeing the band perform live."

The Canadian quartet has been winning JUNO Awards and GMA Canada Covenant Awards for years. Wildly popular abroad, we are just now falling in love with them stateside. The group was featured on newsboys' wildly popular "GO" tour and received invitations to headline festivals in Australia, Germany, Holland and Sweden, quickly extending its international reach.

Joel, Josh, Rich and Mark take their musical artistry very seriously. But they are adament that the music means nothing without Christ. They believe that music can make you feel good, but life isn't all happy rainbows and shiny stars. Salvation is the root of every single one of their songs.

Album: All The Way (Live)  

Twitter: @newworldson  

Tour: CLICK HERE  

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Video: Old Time Religion (Live)


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