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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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Friday June 6, 2014

Adam Riggin - Friday, June 06, 2014
The Joy Ride

May God open your eyes to see His world and all who are in it as He does.

ARTIST OF THE DAY
Andrew Peterson

Discovered by Caedmon's Call, Andrew Peterson is a singer-songwriter who isn't afraid to challenge the norm. He was nominated for "Country Recorded Songs Of The Year" at the 2004 Dove Awards, even though he's not strictly a country musician. He's spent over a decade touring with artists Caedmon's Call, Derek Webb, Nicole Nordeman, Jill Phillips and other members of the mysterious Square Peg Alliance

Further establishing his artist cred - Peterson is the proprietor of The Rabbit Room - a community of songwriters, authors and artists interested in storytelling, faith and fellowship.

The Writer: As if being an acclaimed singer/songwriter wasn't enough - Andrew Peterson also writes award winning fantasy novels and kids' books!  

Album: Light For The Lost Boy  

Twitter: @andrewpeterson  

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Tour: CLICK HERE  

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Video: Dancing In The Minefields


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Joy in the Morning


Verse of the Day

I will meditate on your majestic, glorious splendor and your wonderful miracles.

Psalm 145:5


Amazing Fact

25% of the bones in your body are in the feet.


Scriptural Pursuit

Q: Paul tells the Ephesians to walk in goodness, righteousness and truth, as children of what?

A: Light (Ephesians 5)  Congrats to Hunter in Millsboro, DE!

Thursday June 5, 2014

Josh Millwood - Thursday, June 05, 2014
The Joy Ride

ARTIST OF THE DAY
Kutless

This Oregon based rock group is in the midst of a second musical career. After selling nearly 2 million records and touring the world as a preeminent Christian rock quintet, Kutless found a new voice producing quality worship records.

Their first worship album was Strong Tower (2005) - and not only was it a hit with critics and fans, but it revealed the true nature of Kutless' calling - to bring people closer to Jesus. In any industry there is pressure to repeat success and Kutless approached the matter hesitantly. They didn't want to produce another worship record just because everyone loved the first one. The band knew that worship has to be authentic. With much prayer and counsel from their pastors, Kutless have continued to create amazing worship projects; four amazing albums worth!

Of course anyone who has seen Kutless live in concert knows that their worship is … ehem… louder than most.

The Name: Christ took our beating and paid the wages of our sin. Romans 6:23. He took our cuts for us leaving us...Kutless.

Album: Glory  

Twitter: @kutless  

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Tour: CLICK HERE  

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Video: Revelation (A Worship Tutorial)


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Wednesday June 4, 2014

Adam Riggin - Wednesday, June 04, 2014
The Joy Ride

How’s your Summer going, so far?

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

Great is the Lord! He is most worthy of praise! No one can measure His greatness. 

Psalm 145:3 


Amazing Fact

It costs the United States Mint 2 cents to produce and distribute a penny.


Tuesday Trivia

Q: Over half of us prefer this item over its high tech counterpart. What is it?

A: Paper towels instead of a hand dryer. Congrats to Melissa from Delmar, DE!!


Scriptural Pursuit

Q: What was the name of Aaron's first born son?

A: Nadab. (Numbers 3) Congrats to Jared in Onancock, VA!



 


Tuesday June 3, 2014

Adam Riggin - Tuesday, June 03, 2014
The Joy Ride

NEW RELEASE TUESDAY

Carry Us Now
by Rush of Fools | Pop/Rock

Unstoppable Love
by Jesus Culture | P&W

Seek You First
by Jordan & Kristin Rippy | P&W

We Win: Live
by Fresh Wind Worship | P&W

Jupiter Bound
by Archers Rise | Pop/Rock

Rough Day
by Katelyn McCarter | Pop/Rock

Glass EP
by Jon Guerra | Pop/Rock

Declaration of Dependence
by Mississippi Mass Choir | Gospel

Gotta Have Gospel Classics
by Various Artists | Gospel

Bold
by Uncle Reece | Rap

WANT MORE? CLICK HERE  

ARTIST OF THE DAY
Shane & Shane

Life is a whirlwind for Shane & Shane. After years of recording and touring, both men settled down and started families. The Shanes took on worship leading at their home church and had resigned themselves to just being local musicians and family men. By all accounts, it looked like the ride was over.

But God had other plans. After a season of growing with their church and impacting lives of young people through discipleship - God began to write songs through Shane & Shane once again. Really good songs. The best songs they had ever written, in fact. After sending a demo to some friends in Nashville they immediately got picked up by Fair Trade Records (MercyMe) with whom they've now produced two excellent albums.

For their latest album, Bring Your Nothing, Shane & Shane decided to live the dream of anyone who has ever been in a band. The guys bought 22 acres of land outside of Dallas, TX and converted an old ranch house into a state of the art studio - which they named Wellhouse Studios. The Shanes hosted a 7 day retreat with their musical friends and in just one week - the album was written and recorded.

Musical Chairs: Shane Barnard is married to Bethany Dillon, who is also an acclaimed Christian musician.

Teachers: Shane & Shane have created The Worship Initiative as a resource for worship leaders, worldwide. It includes music, tabs, instructional videos and endless encouragement to hone the craft of worship leading.  

Album: Bring Your Nothing  

Twitter: @shaneandshane  

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Tour: CLICK HERE  

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Video: Worthy Of Affection


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Joy in the Morning


Verse of the Day

I will praise you every day; yes, I will praise you forever. 

Psalm 145:2


Amazing Fact

The only food that does not spoil is honey. 


Tuesday Trivia

Q: Over half of us prefer to use this item over its high tech counterpart. What is it?

No winner today, so we will play Tuesday Trivia on Wednesday at 7:15 a.m. Same question, double the prize!

Thanks to Mr. Go Glass for sponsoring Tuesday Trivia on Joy 102.5!


Monday June 2, 2014

Adam Riggin - Monday, June 02, 2014
The Joy Ride

ARTIST OF THE DAY
Aaron Shust

Aaron Shust wrote his first hit songs for his church - never thinking they would be more than a chance to lead his local congregation in worship. My Savior, My God went on to top six different charts at once on its way to becoming the most played song on Christian radio in 2006!

In early 2010 he and his wife made the decision to pull up stakes from Atlanta and move their young family back to Aaron’s Pennsylvania hometown, where he was invited to take on the role of worship leader in the very church he had grown up in. Now they call Pittsburgh “home.” So they could use your prayers...

The past few years have been an emotional rollercoaster for the father of three young sons, yet amongst the challenges there have been miracles with each trial and tribulation. Aaron's second son, Nicky, was extremely ill as an infant and then when their third son, Michael was born, they faced a new set of challenges. He had a heart condition and was diagnosed with Down Syndrome.

“I feel like every day is an adventure. Every day presents a challenge. How do we tackle this one? How do we approach this one? The answer is by the grace of God. In everything that comes our way, whenever we start to find ourselves overwhelmed, the mighty hand of God reaches down and picks us up. I feel that. His hand sustains us and we feel very lifted.”
- Aaron Shust

Christmas: This Spring Aaron finished recording his first ever full-length Christmas album, which we’ll get to listen to in just 5 months!

Album: Morning Rises  

Twitter: @aaronshust  

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Tour: CLICK HERE  

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Video: The One


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Joy in the Morning


Verse of the Day

I will exalt you, my God and King, and praise your name forever and ever.

Psalm 145:1 


Amazing Fact

You share your birthday with at least 9 million other people in the world.


Scriptural Pursuit

Q: Which city mentioned in Revelation is also the name of an American city?

A: Philadelphia (Revelation 1) Congrats to Cindy in Pittsville, MD!


Friday May 30, 2014

Adam Riggin - Friday, May 30, 2014
The Joy Ride

Make Joy! 102.5 your weekend soundtrack! Seriously, it goes great with any activity. Or inactivity. I think that hammock is calling your name...

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 (June 10th)  

Twitter: @hollystarrmusic  

Instagram: CLICK 4 PICS  

Tour: CLICK HERE  

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Video: Through My Father’s Eyes


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Joy in the Morning


Verse of the Day

If the lord had not been my help, my soul would soon have dwelt in the abode of silence. If I should say, "my foot has slipped, " your lovingkindness, O Lord, will hold me up. 

Psalm 94: 17-18


Amazing Fact 

Only a few species of piranha are carnivorous; most eat plant matter or insects. 


Scriptural Pursuit

Q: Where was John when he received the book of Revelation?

A: The Isle of Patmos (Revelation 1)  Congrats to Chuck in Millsboro, DE! 

Thursday May 29, 2014

Adam Riggin - Thursday, May 29, 2014
The Joy Ride

ARTIST OF THE DAY
Passion Worship

The Passion Worship Team is basically the All-Star team of worship leaders - and it all began way back in the mid 1990s.

Louie Giglio founded the Passion Conference in 1995 to specifically target young people (18-25 years old) with the Gospel of Christ. With the help of his friends: Chris Tomlin, David Crowder, Christy and Nathan Nockels, Matt Redman, Kristian Stanfill, Francis Chan, John Piper... uhm ... pretty much everybody, really…

The conferences became a global force for spreading passion for Christ to the next generation.

Louie Giglio and company also founded the Passion City Church in Atlanta as their local ministry to the city which has become the hub for the conferences worldwide.

Album: Passion 2014: Take It All  

Twitter: @passion268  

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Tour: CLICK HERE  

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Video: Passion 2014: Take It All Sampler


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Joy in the Morning


Verse of the Day

For this reason, rejoice, O heavens and you who dwell in them. Woe to the earth and the sea, because the devil has come down to you, having great wrath, knowing that he has only a short time. 

Revelation 12:10


Amazing Fact

Dolphins are unable to smell.


Scriptural Pursuit

Q: What would the Lord do with those who were lukewarm?

A: Spit them from His mouth. (Revelation 3) Congrats to Jo in Shacklefords, VA!

Wednesday May 28, 2014

Adam Riggin - Wednesday, May 28, 2014
The Joy Ride

ARTIST OF THE DAY
Hawk Nelson

Hawk Nelson is a Christian pop/rock band from Peterborough, Ontario. The band was voted "Favorite New Artist" by CCM Magazine in their February 2006 Reader's Choice Awards. For over a decade the band has pounded the pavement, making fun Christ-focused music.

Relentless touring - six albums - multiple Dove nominations - lots of fun!

But in the Spring of 2012, lead singer Jason Dunn told the guys in the band that he was ready to strike out on a solo career. After lots of prayer (and a bit of encouragement from friend Bart Millard of MercyMe), guitarist Jon Steingard stepped up as the new lead singer of Hawk Nelson.

So while the band's DNA is pretty much the same - in many ways, this is a brand new Hawk Nelson.

Album: Made  

Twitter: @hawknelson  

Instagram: CLICK 4 PICS  

Tour: CLICK HERE  

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Video: Faithful (Live)


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Joy in the Morning


Verse of the Day

In the same way God, desiring even more to show to the heirs of the promise the unchangeableness of His purpose, interposed with an oath, so that by two unchangeable things in which is is impossible for God to lie, we who have taken refuge would have strong encouragement to take hold of the hope set before us.

Hebrews 6: 17-18


Amazing Fact

In the average lifetime, a person will walk the equivalent of 5 times around the equator.


Tuesday Trivia

Q: Experts say you can fall asleep up to 27% faster if you do this...what is it?

A: Wear socks to bed! Congrats to Faith of Pocomoke, MD!


Scriptural Pursuit

Q: What is the beginning of wisdom?

A: Fear of the Lord. (Proverbs 9) Congrats to Amber in Pocomoke, MD!

Tuesday May 27, 2014

Adam Riggin - Tuesday, May 27, 2014
The Joy Ride

NEW RELEASE TUESDAY

Neon Steeple
by Crowder | Pop/Country/Southern Gospel/P&W

No Plan B
by Carman

Below Paradise
by Tedashii | Rap/Hip Hop

Gospel Praise Duets
by Various | Gospel

Passion
by Rachel Armstrong | Gospel

Time In Place
by Artifex Pereo | Hard Rock/Metal

WANT MORE? CLICK HERE  

ARTIST OF THE DAY
Jessa Anderson

Jessa Anderson is a twenty-something married mom from Michigan who is living a dream right now; to be a working singer/songwriter. Drawing from an influential pool of strong female songwriters such as Sara Groves, Nichole Nordeman and Ginny Owens, Anderson’s music reflects a constant wrestling with the unknown and the darkest parts of humanity right alongside the gritty, everyday things that make up the human life.

Family: Her husband Jordan writes and co-writes her music, playing guitar with her in concert as they raise their daughter on the road. 

Healing: Jessa speaks at length in concert about how her relationship with Jesus got her through an eating disorder in college. She hopes to be an example of grace for other young women. 

Album: Whole  

Twitter: @jessaanderson  

Instagram: CLICK 4 PICS  

Tour: CLICK HERE  

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Video: Whole Album Trailer


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Joy in the Morning


Verse of the Day

For the Lord God is a sun and shield; The Lord gives grace and glory; no good thing does He withhold from those who walk uprightly.

Psalm 84:11


Amazing Fact

There are giant waterfalls under the ocean! The largest is between Greenland and Iceland. This submarine waterfall drops 11,500 feet; three times the height of any land waterfall.


Tuesday Trivia

Q: Experts say that you can fall asleep up to 27% faster if you do this...what is it?

No correct answer today so we will play Tuesday Trivia on Wednesday at 7:15 a.m. Same question, double the prize! 

Thanks to Mr. Go Glass for sponsoring Tuesday Trivia on Joy 102.5!


Scriptural Pursuit

Q: According to Proverbs, what does God do to those He loves?

A: Corrects them. (Proverbs 3) Congrats to Beth in Princess Anne, MD!


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