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Friday August 22, 2014

Josh Millwood - Friday, August 22, 2014
The Joy Ride

So…
School.

ARTIST OF THE DAY
Meredith Andrews

Meredith Andrews was working as the worship leader at Chicago's Harvest Bible Chapel when she was picked up by Word Records. Her debut album The Invitation featured the hit song You're Not Alone that propelled her into the spotlight, landed her a tour with Michael W. Smith and multiple Dove Award nominations.

That was in 2008. Flash forward 6 years and she's now a veteran of the industry. She's got three hit albums under her belt - She's won Dove Awards, toured the world, gotten married, had a babies (Maverick & Asher) and continues to win new fans with her approachable worship music and kind spirit.

A native of Wilson, NC, she began singing in church when she was only six-years-old, and by the time she was in high school, she was writing songs and leading worship. Andrews went on to attend Liberty University, majoring in family and child development. She originally planned to work at an orphanage. However, during her junior year at Liberty, she felt God calling her into music ministry.

Album: Worth It All  

Twitter: @meremusic  

Instagram: CLICK 4 PICS  

Tour: CLICK HERE  

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Video: Pieces


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Thursday August 21, 2014

Josh Millwood - Thursday, August 21, 2014
The Joy Ride

The weekend is almost here - so make some plans!
JOYNOTES!

ARTIST OF THE DAY
MIKESCHAIR

Music could always be heard coming out of Mike Grayson's dorm room, attracting other musicians to volunteer in his jam sessions. Before long, a band had formed! The band gets its name from, you guessed it, the chair frontman Mike Grayson sat in during band practice. It's kind of a lackluster story, actually...

Though they love music, each member of MIKESCHAIR admits it’s about so much more. “We all really have this desire to be involved in ministry,” Hale says. “We are obviously all really passionate about music, but we always want it to be about something more. We saw that we all had the same heart for this and then God just kept opening doors.”

Big Break: Just a few weeks into the band's creation, the guys won Belmont University's Music Showcase competition, signed to CURB Records and got themselves nominated at the Dove Awards for Song of The Year (for Let The Waters Rise).

Family Connections: Mike Grayson is married to Molly Reed who is one half of City Harbor - another awesome Christian act. Molly got her start writing pop hits for Amy Grant.

Album: All Or Nothing  

Twitter: @MIKESCHAIR  

Instagram: CLICK 4 PICS  

Tour: CLICK HERE  

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Video: Let The Waters Rise


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Wednesday August 20, 2014

Adam Riggin - Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Joy in the Morning

Verse of the Day

"But the wisdom from above is first of all pure. It is also peace loving, gentle at all times, and willing to yield to others. It is full of mercy and the fruit of good deeds. It shows no favoritism and is always sincere." 
James 3:17

Amazing Fact

The temperature of the sun can reach up to 15 million degrees Fahrenheit. 

Scriptural Pursuit

Q: What son of Saul was David's best friend?

A: Jonathan. (1 Samuel 18)  Congrats to John in Crisfield, MD!


The Joy Ride

Hump DAYYEE!

ARTIST OF THE DAY
Kari Jobe

Firstly - congratulations are in order. Kari just got engaged to Cody Carnes! Cody is a worship pastor at Gateway Church in Arizona. Mozel tov!

Kari Jobe knew at 10 that she would be a worship leader. Raised in a Christian home with a father who was a traveling minister, Kari began singing in church when she was 3. Through high school and college, Kari watched God set the path before her as she began leading worship in various places. She spent time studying at Oral Roberts University, Christ For The Nations and Dallas Baptist University, where she finished her Psychology and Pastoral Ministries degree.

For nearly a decade Kari has been a worship pastor at her home church in Southlake, TX. She is a featured worship leader on many Gateway Worship projects and in 2009 released her self-titled debut album (and promptly won her first Dove award). Since then she’s released more heartfelt worship albums and a Christmas project.

Family Bid’ness: Kari and her sister Kris have an exclusive line of jewelry and t-shirts where all the proceeds go to the cause of bringing an end to human trafficking and injustice.

Album: Majestic  

Twitter: @karijobe  

Instagram: CLICK 4 PICS  

Tour: CLICK HERE  

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Video: Hands To The Heavesn (Live)


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Tuesday August 19, 2014

Adam Riggin - Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Joy in the Morning

Verse of the Day 

Some nations boast of their chariots and horses, but we boast in the name of the Lord our God.

Psalm 20:7

Amazing Fact

The world's biggest pyramid is not in Egypt, but in Mexico. 

Scriptural Pursuit 

Q: What was David's oldest brother's name?

A: Eliab. (1 Samuel 17)  Congrats to Stephanie in Parksley, VA! 

Tuesday Trivia 

Q: This happens an average of 38 times per day in a typical American household...What is it?

A: Open the refrigerator door. Congrats to Ashley in Salisbury, MD!


The Joy Ride

NEW RELEASE TUESDAY

One More Step
by Lindsay McCaul | AC

Oxygen
by Lincoln Brewster | P&W

Anchor
by Colton Dixon | Pop/Rock

You Amaze Us
by Selah | AC

Love
by Esterlyn | P&W

In Motion: The Remixes
by Amy Grant | Dance

20
by Jars of Clay | AC
*Acoustic remixes of the top 20 Jars of Clay songs of all time!

Smoke EP
by House of Heroes | Pop/Rock

Hymn Revival
by Gold City | Southern Gospel/P&W

Holy Hip Hop Vol. 18
by Various Artists | Rap

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ARTIST OF THE DAY
Dara Maclean

Dara Maclean is a singer and songwriter who pours her passions into her music. Her dream of ministering around the world through music has come to pass through a couple of years that could only be described as a whirlwind! After releasing her debut You Got My Attention, Dara hit the road with Casting Crowns and NewSong. She spent time in Uganda, singing, teaching and helping any way she could.

God was using her to further His kingdom - but He was also pouring out blessings upon her. She’ had radio hits, a rising fan-base - and met, fell in love with and married her husband, Donnie.

Maclean’s journey is, in and of itself, a testament to the power God’s faithfulness. She grew up in Ft. Worth, Tex., immersed in music and ministry from age 7, songwriting and pursuing a calling in the music industry since age 13, all the while learning and growing spiritually, as well as developing an appreciation for all things soul/Motown music to worship music, thanks to her supportive musician/pastor parents.

Her sophomore release, Wanted is only pushing deeper into her creativity and a hope that is firmly placed in Jesus.

Album: Wanted  

Twitter: @DaraMaclean  

Instagram: CLICK 4 PICS  

Tour: CLICK HERE  

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Video: Had To Be You


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Monday August 18, 2014

Adam Riggin - Monday, August 18, 2014

Joy in the Morning

Verse of the Day

Whatever is good and perfect is a gift coming down to us from God our Father, who created all the lights in the heavens. He never changes or casts a shifting shadow. 

James 1:17

Amazing Fact

Hawaii is moving toward Japan at the rate of almost 4 inches per year. 

Scriptural Pursuit

Q: What part of Goliath's weaponry weighed 15 lbs./600 shekels of iron?

A: His spear head. (1 Samuel 17)  Congrats to James in Hallwood, VA!


The Joy Ride

Welcome to the next best week ever!

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  

Instagram: CLICK 4 PICS  

Tour: CLICK HERE  

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Video: More Beautiful You


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Friday August 15, 2014

Josh Millwood - Friday, August 15, 2014

Joy in the Morning

Verse of the Day

For the word of God is alive and powerful. It is sharper than the sharpest two-edged sword, cutting between soul and spirit, between joint and marrow. It exposes our innermost thoughts and desires. 

Hebrews 4:12

Amazing Fact

The strike note of The Liberty Bell is E Flat.

Scriptural Pursuit

Q: Where was Goliath from?

A: Gath. (1 Samuel 17)  Congrats to Kenton in Pocomoke, MD!


The Joy Ride

BTW - DC FEST 2014 is tomorrow…  

ARTIST OF THE DAY
Third Day

Multi-platinum-selling rock band Third Day has played to millions of fans in numerous sold-out arenas around the world. They've garnered over 25 No. 1 singles across multiple formats—not to mention armloads of GRAMMY and Dove Awards. Yet Third Day’s most valued accomplishment is their willingness to struggle openly before fans and critics alike to show God's presence in all they do.

With a career pushing into its third decade, Third Day has impacted countless lives. And their fans are indeed loyal. They go by the name GOMERS.

Album: Miracle  

Twitter: @thirdday  

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Tour: CLICK HERE  

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Video: Consuming Fire


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Thursday August 14, 2014

Adam Riggin - Thursday, August 14, 2014

Joy in the Morning

Verse of the Day

So we must listen very carefully to the truth we have heard, or we may drift away from it.

Hebrews 2:1

Amazing Fact

Raindrops can fall as fast as 20 miles per hour.

Scriptural Pursuit

Q: Who completed the rebuilding of the Jerusalem temple after the Babylonian exile?

A: Zerubbabel. (Zechariah 4)  Congrats to Josiah in Milford, DE!


The Joy Ride

DC FEST 2014! SATURDAY!  

ARTIST OF THE DAY
Mandisa

Mandisa was a fan favorite on Season 5 of American Idol, going to the final rounds despite dealing with some harsh words from the judges about her weight. She has discussed at length in her book Idol Eyes: My New Perspective on Faith, Fat & Fame, that those hurtful words cut deeply, causing a lot of pain and embarrassment.

Now with three GRAMMY nominations under her belt, and four full albums breaking the charts in Christian music - Mandisa is showing the world that Christians are real people - with real problems but who have a REAL Savior.

Her Struggle: On the whole weight thing - Mandisa has lost over 100 pounds through diet and exercise!

“A struggle is a struggle, and Jesus is there through it all. He is there in compassion and grace. I have found that what He has spoken to me through these songs has been encouraging and I think that’ll be true for other people who are going through their own hard times,” - Mandisa

Album: Overcomer  

Twitter: @mandisaofficial  

Instagram: CLICK 4 PICS  

Tour: CLICK HERE 
*Mandisa will be singing as a part of this weekend’s DC FEST 2014!

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Video: Stronger (Live in Studio)


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Wednesday August 13, 2014

Adam Riggin - Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Joy in the Morning

Verse of the Day

But-  When God our Savior revealed his kindness and love, He saved us, not because of the righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He washed away our sins, giving us a new birth and new life through the Holy Spirit. 

Titus 3: 4-5

Amazing Fact

Snails can sleep for up to three years. 

Scriptural Pursuit

Q: In the prophet Zechariah's vision, God promises to be a wall of what to Jerusalem?

A: Fire. (Zechariah 2)  Congrats to Cindy in Pittsville, MD!


The Joy Ride

T-minus 3 Days until DC FEST 2014!  

ARTIST OF THE DAY
NewSong

After 30 years and 20 #1 radio hits - NewSong is still pushing the limits to reach a new generation for Christ. Members have come and gone - and some fresh young musicians have joined the core group to produce a sound that is both fresh and classic NewSong.

When Eddie Carswell and Billy Goodwin, who continue to lead the evolving group, started out in 1981 at Morningside Baptist Church in Valdosta, Georgia, neither of them imagined NewSong would repeatedly outdo itself for so many years. Now the guys are headed into their fourth decade of music and just keeps getting better!

Trend Setters: NewSong founded and continue to tour as a part of WinterJam. This massive multi-artist American tour brings Christian music's biggest acts to cities all across America and never charges more than $10. The goal - to bring the best music to everyone - and provide an incredible time of worship for the whole family!

Album: Swallow The Ocean  

Twitter: @newsongonline  

Instagram: CLICK 4 PICS  

Tour: CLICK HERE  

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Video: The Christmas Shoes (This song has essentially bankrolled the band for over a decade now…)


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Tuesday August 12, 2014

Adam Riggin - Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Joy in the Morning

Verse of the Day

You can make many plans, but the Lord's purpose will prevail.

Proverbs 19:21

Amazing Fact

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

Tuesday Trivia

Q: Nearly 9,000 people each year injure themselves with this item commonly found in the kitchen..what is it?

A: A Toothpick. Congrats to June in Seaford, DE! 

Scriptural Pursuit

Q: How long had the Jews been in Babylon when Zechariah began prophesying?

A: 70 years. (Zechariah 1) Congrats to Rachel in Crisfield, MD!


The Joy Ride

Did you hear the one about the awesome concert coming your way? I don’t remember the joke - but the punchline is that DC FEST 2014 IS THIS SATURDAY!  

NEW RELEASE TUESDAY

Sacred Roots (Raices Sagrado)
by William Johnson | Jazz Fusion

Destiny! Live at the Dream Center
by Kevin LeVar & One Sound | Gospel

Not a lot this week… But hey! God’s Not Dead is out at Redbox...

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ARTIST OF THE DAY
Vicky Beeching

Vicky Beeching is an Oxford-educated theologian, writer, broadcaster and musician. She lives and works in London - and has been at the forefront of the Anglican movement towards equal rights for women in the clergy. While she has strong opinions (many of which with I do not agree) - her heart is one consumed with love for all people - which is, indeed, like Jesus.

Vicky is a regular guest on TV and radio shows like BBC News, Sky News Sunrise, BBC Breakfast, ITV’s Daybreak, BBC1′s Sunday Morning Live, Channel 5 News, BBC 1′s The Big Questions, BBC Radio 4′s Sunday, BBC 2′s Good Morning Sunday with Clare Balding, BBC London 94.9 and numerous local BBC stations. She has become a go-to pundit for issues of the Church in England.

Her music career began at 15 and peaked with several worship hits in the US. Since going back to University, music has taken a back seat to her multi-media punditry, writing and research as she works on her doctorate.

Albums: CLICK HERE  

Twitter: @vickybeeching  

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Video: Above All Else


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Monday August 11, 2014

Adam Riggin - Monday, August 11, 2014

Joy in the Morning


Verse of the Day

Is anything too hard for the Lord? I will return about this time next year, and Sarah will have a son. 

Genesis 18:14


Amazing Fact

Some dinosaurs were as small as chickens.


Scriptural Pursuit

Q: Zephaniah prophesied during the days of what king?

A: Josiah (Zephaniah 1)  Congrats to Susan in Biglerville, PA!



The Joy Ride

This week is just beginning - but it will end with DC FEST 2014!  

ARTIST OF THE DAY
FFH

FFH was orginally called Far From Home. Formed by Jeromy Deibler and Brian Smith in 1991 - the band added two more members: Jennifer Deibler (Jeromy's wife) and Michael Boggs.

Brian Smith transitioned into other ministries and Michael Boggs launched a solo career, though still participates in FFH recordings. At the heart of the group is a family who has faced tremendous hardship. The Dieblers took time off from music in 2006 to serve in South Africa. While abroad, Jeromy was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis.

Over the course of the more than 15 years in which FFH has been making music, the band has sold 2 million albums and garnered seven no. 1 hits, several Dove awards, a Billboard Music Award nomination, and 15 top 20 hits. The group has performed more than 1500 concerts across the country since 2000.

Album: The Way We Worship  

Twitter: @FFHJeromy  

Instagram: CLICK 4 PICS  

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Video: Ready To Fly


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