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Thursday February 5, 2015

Adam Riggin - Thursday, February 05, 2015

Joy in the Morning

Verse of the Day

Through Him then, let us continually offer up a sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of lips that give thanks to His name. And do not neglect doing good and sharing, for with such sacrifices God is pleased.

Hebrews 13:15-16

Amazing Fact

A bloodhound can track a man up to 100 miles away.

Scriptural Pursuit

Q: What king of Israel was visited by the Queen of Sheba?

A: Solomon. (2 Chronicles 9) Congrats to Vicky in New Church, VA!


The Joy Ride

ARTIST OF THE DAY
Eddie Kirkland

Eddie Kirkland is a singer/songwriter/blogger/pastor/father/husband. It’s quite the resume. Currently serving as pastor of The Parish Anglican Church in Atlanta, Georgia - Eddie is quick to say the more important titles he bears is being father to an amazing little boy named Jude, a beautiful baby girl named Emmeline, and husband to his high-school sweetheart, Danielle.

Eddie was the Worship Pastor at Northpoint Church outside of Atlanta - a place creating amazing worship music from a variety of leaders. Recently he was called to be the lead pastor of another church - but is still very involved in the worship culture of Northpoint and the greater Atlanta metro.

Album: Kings & Queens  

Twitter: @eddiekirkland  

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Video: Here & Now (Live)


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Wednesday February 4, 2015

Adam Riggin - Wednesday, February 04, 2015

Joy in the Morning

Verse of the Day

For this reason I also suffer these things, but I am not ashamed; for I know whom I have believed and I am convinced that He is able to guard what I have entrusted to Him until that day.

2 Timothy 1:12

Amazing Fact

At 5 feet, the whooping crane is the tallest bird in North America.

Tuesday Trivia

Q: 1 in 30 people keep this useless item...What is it?

A: An old calendar. Congrats to Kyle in Wallops Island, VA!

Scriptural Pursuit

Q: How many sheep did Solomon have sacrificed at the Temple dedication?

A: 120,000 (2 Chronicles 7) Congrats to John in Delmar, MD!


The Joy Ride

ARTIST OF THE DAY
Francesca Battistelli

At only six years old, Francesca was an aspiring actress. She longed to be on Broadway - singing and dancing and acting. Francesca’s passion for life on the stage wasn't all that surprising, given her mom and dad’s extensive theater background. Her parents met when her dad was the assistant conductor for the national tour of “The King and I,” while her mom played Anna, the show's female lead opposite Yul Brynner.

When Francesca was 15, she put her skills to use in an all-girl pop group out of Orlando, just like NSync! But when that gig eventually ended, Francesca says she was thankful for an opportunity to clear her head. “Not long after, I recharged my batteries by going to this youth ministry that I absolutely loved,” Francesca shares. “It was there where the Lord really captured my heart for Christian music. I started playing guitar and really longed to bring something authentic to the scene that even non-Christians could listen to.”

From there, it’s Christian music History! Francesca released her debut My Paper Heart to rave critical reviews and a slew of #1 hits. Her debut album went on to become the first Gold record (Over 500,000 copies sold) debut of a Christian artist in a decade! Now four albums into her career (including a stellar Christmas record), Francesca Battistelli is a Christian radio mainstay, award winner and all around awesome person!

Album: If We’re Honest  

Twitter: @francescamusic  

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Tour: CLICK HERE  

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Video: When The Crazy Kicks In


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Tuesday February 3, 2015

Adam Riggin - Tuesday, February 03, 2015

Joy in the Morning

Verse of the Day

Now, little children, abide in Him, so that when He appears, we may have confidence and not shrink away from Him in shame at His coming.

1 John 2:28

Amazing Fact

Children have more taste buds than adults.

Tuesday Trivia

Q: 1 in 30 people keep this useless item...What is it?

A: No winner today. Tune in tomorrow morning at 7:15 to play "Tuesday Trivia" on Joy in the Morning!

Scriptural Pursuit

Q: What king of Israel dedicated the first Temple of the Lord?

A: Solomon. (2 Chronicles 6) Congrats to Maribelle in Temperanceville, VA!


The Joy Ride

NEW RELEASE TUESDAY

I Will Follow
by Jeremy Camp | Pop/Rock

Grace Through The Wandering
by Aaron Gillespie | P&W

BridgeCity
by BridgeCity | P&W

WOW Gospel 2015
by Various Artists | Gospel

All I Need
by Crystal Aiken | Gospel

Ready To Sail
The Erwins | Gospel

Testimony Reloaded
by Virtue | Gospel

Lux
by Voces8 | Light

WANT MORE? CLICK HERE  

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.

Nice Words: The bands’ self-titled debut has been called a blend of Goo-Goo Dolls, grunge and dcTalk’s Jesus Freak. That’s a pretty epic review.

Album: About A Mile (Out July 15th)  

Twitter: @aboutamile  

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Tour: CLICK HERE  

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Video: Oxygen


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Monday February 2, 2015

Josh Millwood - Monday, February 02, 2015

Joy in the Morning

Verse of the Day

How blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered!

Psalm 32:1

Amazing Fact

A polar bear's fur is transparent, not white.

Scriptural Pursuit

Q: Who tricked Samson into giving up the secret to his strength?

A: Delilah. (Judges 16) Congrats to Daniel in Salisbury, MD!

The Joy Ride

Happy (?) Groundhog Day!

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  

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Tour: CLICK HERE  

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Video: Christ Be All Around Me (Live)


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Friday January 30, 2015

Adam Riggin - Friday, January 30, 2015

Joy in the Morning

Verse of the Day

Say to those with anxious heart, "Take courage, fear not. Behold, your God will come with vengeance; the recompense of God will come, but He will save you." Then the eyes of the blind will be opened and the ears of the deaf will be unstopped.

Isaiah 35:4-5

Amazing Fact

Antarctica is the driest, coldest, windiest, and highest continent.

Scriptural Pursuit

Q: From what tribe was Samson?

A: Dan. (Judges 13) Congrats to Patty in Delmar, DE!


The Joy Ride

Make some weekend plans with our JoyNotes!  

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  

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Video: Thank God I Got Her (Happy early Valentine’s Day!)


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Thursday January 29, 2015

Adam Riggin - Thursday, January 29, 2015

Joy in the Morning

Verse of the Day

But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, so that the surpassing greatness of the power will be of God and not from ourselves;

2 Corinthians 4:8

Amazing Fact

Grizzly bears run as fast as the average horse.

Scriptural Pursuit

Q: How many men did God allow Gideon to use in his defeat of the Midianites?

A: 300. (Judges 7) Congrats to Ryan in Delmar, MD!


The Joy Ride

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 

Twitter: @hollystarrmusic  

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Tour: CLICK HERE  

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Video: Don't Have Love


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Wednesday January 28, 2014

Adam Riggin - Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Joy in the Morning

Verse of the Day

The Rock! His work is perfect, for all His ways are just; a God of faithfulness and without injustice, righteous and upright is He.

Deuteronomy 32:4

Amazing Fact

Squids can have eyes the size of volleyballs.

Tuesday Trivia

Q: The average person keeps these for 6 years before getting rid of them. What are they?

A: A pair of jeans. Congrats to Shannon in Leonardtown, MD!

Scriptural Pursuit

Q: What Judge of Israel asked God for a sign using a wool fleece and condensation?

A: Gideon. (Judges 6) Congrats to Dan in Wyoming, DE!


The Joy Ride

ARTIST OF THE DAY
The City Harmonic

In 2011, a band hailing from Ontario, Canada made a tremendous splash into the United States. Their debut album Introducing The City Harmonic featured a hit song that captivated the American Christian radio audience and scored a surprise late hit. The song was Manifesto.

The band's first full-length album I Have A Dream conquered American airwaves with hit songs like the title track, Mountaintop and Holy (Wedding Day). Their latest album Heart continues establishing a sincere track record of worship.

It'd be one thing if their popularity was fueled simply by their creative piano driven rock sound, but it's the lyrical depth that gives the band staying power. Many times, taken directly from scripture and constantly surging towards moments of worship - The City Harmonic's songs have been called "a roadmap with only one route, to sum up the journey of faith and mystery."

Album: Heart  

Twitter: @TheCityHarmonic  

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Tour: CLICK HERE  

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Video: I Am


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Tuesday January 27, 2015

Adam Riggin - Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Joy in the Morning

Verse of the Day

There is no one holy like the Lord, indeed, there is no one besides You, nor is there any rock like our God.

1 Samuel 2:2

Amazing Fact

Mangoes are the most-consumed fruit in the world.

Tuesday Trivia

Q: The average person keeps these for 6 years before getting rid of them. What are they?

A: No winner today. Tune in tomorrow morning at 7:15 to play "Tuesday Trivia" on Joy in the Morning!

Scriptural Pursuit

Q: What was Gideon doing when an angel of the Lord first appeared to him?

A: Threshing and hiding wheat. (Judges 6)

Tuesday January 27, 2015

Josh Millwood - Tuesday, January 27, 2015
The Joy Ride

NEW RELEASE TUESDAY

I Am They
by I Am They

We Will Not Be Shaken
by Bethel Music

Waterfalls: Live From St. Albans
by Vineyard UK

Empire
by Derek Minor

Invader Vol. II
by Rapture Ruckus

Response
by Woodside Worship

Divine Voices: Pastors Of Praise
by Various

A New Chapter
by The Jim Brady Trio

WANT MORE? CLICK HERE  

ARTIST OF THE DAY
Building 429

Jason Roy formed Building 429 to reach others with a story similar to his. He faced a hard childhood and found freedom and relief in the local church. The band's name comes from Ephesians 4:29 "Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen."

In The Beginning: Back in 2005, B429 won the Dove Award for New Artist of the Year.

Building 429 hopes the songs on the GRAMMY nominated album We Won’t Be Shaken will remind people they are more than conquerors in Christ. “We don’t want to spend a lot of time talking about who we were before Christ because the old is gone and new has come,” says lead singer Jason Roy. "We wanted to talk about how David is no longer shepherd boy. Now he’s King. We didn’t want to talk about Moses the stutterer. We wanted to talk about Moses the leader of the nation. We really felt like we wanted to make a record that said, ‘Stand up! You have been called. We are God’s children. Who can stand against what God has begun?"

Album: We Won’t Be Shaken  

Twitter: @building429  

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Video: Bonfire


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Monday January 26, 2015

Adam Riggin - Monday, January 26, 2015

Joy in the Morning

Verse of the Day

Listen, my beloved brethren: did not God choose the poor of this world to be rich in faith and heirs of the kingdom which He promised to those who love Him?

James 2:5

Amazing Fact

A kangaroo can jump 30 feet.

Scriptural Pursuit

Q: Who was the first woman mentioned in the Bible as a Judge of Israel?

A: Deborah. (Judges 4) Congrats to Marie in Berlin, MD!


The Joy Ride

Will it be SnowPocalypse 2015 or just another Winter’s Day?

ARTIST OF THE DAY
Tanner Clark

Tanner Clark’s love for music started with a love for Jesus. Saved at a young age Tanner always had a passion for singing and as a teen he began developing his voice and musical abilities. He was born in the foothills of east Tennessee and his unique sound and style have hints of his southern upbringing. Listen close and the sound of a mandolin or the slight picking of a banjo can be heard in almost every tune, Tanner has often said “it’s important to hold onto your musical roots even in an ever changing music industry where new sounds and styles become obsolete almost as soon as they begin.”

On top of being a Christian music artist, Tanner is also a worship leader at his home church, South Cleveland Church of God. He feels that it’s important for aspiring Christian artist to not lose focus on their ultimate purpose and that’s too lead the body of Christ in lifting up the name of Jesus through song. Tanner personally believes that “worship is more than a song it’s a lifestyle of continued service to our savior…for a Christian every right choice, every act of service, every honorable thought is an act of worship to our Lord.”

Albums: CLICK HERE  

Twitter: @tannerclarkband  

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Video: Cold Water


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