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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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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

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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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Friday January 23, 2015

Adam Riggin - Friday, January 23, 2015

Joy in the Morning

Verse of the Day

You are from God, little children, and have overcome them; because greater is He who is in you than he who is in the world.

1 John 4:4

Amazing Fact

A turkey can run at 20 mph.

Scriptural Pursuit

Q: What nephew of Caleb became a judge in Israel?

A: Othniel. (Judges 3) Congrats to Charlie in Pocomoke, MD!


The Joy Ride

Make some weekend plans with our JoyNotes!  

ARTIST OF THE DAY
Shawn McDonald

Originally from Oregon, now Seattle-based - Shawn McDonald crafts somber melodies with rich lyrical depth. Shawn's journey has taught him to appreciate and delight in the truly good things of life and to embrace each season as it unfolds. He yearns to find contentment and accept every step God leads him on.

The Transformation: Shawn was a drug addict/dealer in trouble with the law at age 20. It was then, near suicide that Shawn came to know Jesus Christ. He is a life completely transformed by Grace.

In preparation for his album Closer, Shawn took a job as a taxi driver in Nashville, TN - collecting stories that fuel his new songs. He's also a budding photographer and deeply interwoven in the Seattle art scene.

Audiophiles: If you are into music, you'll be impressed by the undertaking Shawn accomplished for his brand new Best of... collection. For The Analog Sessions Shawn recorded everything on tape - no computers. Old school recording at it's finest. Instead of repackaging his hits, he actually re-recorded them with vintage instruments and even sang on one of Frank Sinatra's old microphones!

Album: Brave  

Twitter: @shawnmcdonald  

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Tour: CLICK HERE  

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Video: We Are Brave


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Thursday January 22, 2015

Adam Riggin - Thursday, January 22, 2015

Joy in the Morning

Verse of the Day

Be gracious to me, O God, according to Your lovingkindness; according to the greatness of Your compassion blot out my transgressions.

Psalm 51:1

Amazing Fact

Australia is the only continent without an active volcano.

Scriptural Pursuit

Q: How old was Joshua when he died?

A: 110. (Judges 2) Congrats to Ken in Lusby, MD!


The Joy Ride

ARTIST OF THE DAY
Phil Wickham

Phil Wickham is originally from and currently serves at Horizon Christian Fellowship in San Diego, CA with his wife Mallory. He began leading worship when he was just 12 years old.

Family Facts: Phil was raised in a Christian home, the second of three children (brother Evan/sister Jillian). Wickham's father is currently a worship leader, and both of his parents were at one time members of Jesus movement band Parable. Phil and wife Mallory have two daughters.

Phil has recorded and released two free worship albums called Singalong 1 & 2 - just as a thank you to fans - and as a person who is passionate about teaching and leading worship. He’s gearing up for the recording of Singalong 3 on February 15th in Dallas, TX. He’s also upping the ante with special guests Kari Jobe, Jeremy Riddle and Shane & Shane. It’s going to be EPIC!

Last year Phil experienced a fright when he had to have throat surgery and was forced to cancel a tour and remain perfectly quiet for months! The recovery went well and he can still sing beautifully!

Album: The Ascension  

Twitter: @philwickham  

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Tour: CLICK HERE  

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Video: Carry My Soul (Live at Relevant)


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Wednesday January 21, 2015

Adam Riggin - Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Joy in the Morning

Verse of the Day

Behold, the Lord has proclaimed to the end of the earth, say to the daughter of Zion, "Lo, your salvation comes; behold His reward is with Him, and His recompense before Him." And they will call them, "The Holy people, the redeemed of the Lord'; and you will be called, sought out, a city not forsaken."

Isaiah 62: 11-12

Amazing Fact

If two pieces of the same metal touch in outer space, they will bond together permanently. This is called cold welding.

Tuesday Trivia

Q: A recent study says you can raise your IQ up to 5 points by doing this...What is it?

A: Playing the harmonica. Congrats to Jenna in Hallwood, VA!

Scriptural Pursuit

Q: What Cannaanite city was known as the City of Palms?

A: Jericho. (Judges 1) Congrats to Ann in Lusby, MD!


The Joy Ride

ARTIST OF THE DAY
Hillsong United

Committed to creating a musical expression that is almost uncomfortable in its uniqueness, the mission of Hillsong United is to write songs that awaken churches and individuals to the fact that we are redeemed and called into the story of God.

With the familiar faces of worship leaders Joel Houston, Jad Gillies, JD and Matt Crocker upfront, the UNITED team has become an evolving collaboration of pastors, worship leaders, musicians and songwriters, all bound by the common goal of giving voice to a generation who is passionate about God.

Album: Zion

Twitter: @hillsongunited  

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Tour: CLICK HERE

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Video: Let Hope Arise The Hillsong Movie


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