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Friday July 11, 2014

Josh Millwood - Friday, July 11, 2014
The Joy Ride

Don’t miss out on all the July 4th Weekend events happening in your community!
Check out the Joy Notes!  

ARTIST OF THE DAY
Ellie Holcomb

Straight out of Nashville, TN - Ellie Holcomb was raised inside Christian music. Her father is world-renowned producer and songwriter Brown Bannister. But Ellie didn't ride her father’s coat-tails into the music industry - songwriting is just a part of her DNA.

Ellie met and married her husband Drew Holcomb while at college (University of Tennessee - GO VOLS!). Ellie completed her Bachelors degree in English and a Masters of Science in Teacher Education. Her love of literature fuels her songwriting, which often tells a story.

Ellie has been a part of her husband’s band Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors, has released a couple of EPs based on the Psalm’s and other scripture and just released her full-length solo debut called As Sure As The Sun.

Morning Sickness: While Ellie was writing and recording for her album, she became pregnant. She and Drew welcomed their first child, a daughter.

Album: As Sure As The Sun  

Twitter: @ellieholcomb  

Instagram: CLICK 4 PICS  

Tour: CLICK HERE  

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Video: The Broken Beautiful


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Thursday July 10, 2014

Adam Riggin - Thursday, July 10, 2014
The Joy Ride

Do you Pinterest? So do we!  

ARTIST OF THE DAY
Dustin Smith

Dustin is a Songwriter and Worship leader, who has a desire to see the nations ignited with a passion for worship. With an unyielding love for God and His people, Dustin has been able to cross denominational lines with his music. He has an attitude that gives God all the glory, and that attitude transcends age, race, color and creed.

Dustin is a husband and father of three, who grew up in a pastor’s home and has been in church his whole life. He has seen the joys and challenges of working and growing up in the church. He continues to serve his local congregation as worship leader.

International Ministry: Along with his work stateside, Dustin has led worship in Uganda, Malaysia, the United Kingdom, Japan, Singapore, Australia, New Zealand and Canada.

Album: Extravagant Love  

Twitter: @dustinwrc  

Instagram: CLICK 4 PICS  

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Video: The One That Really Matters (Chaotic Love)


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Joy in the Morning


Verse of the Day

Are any of you suffering hardships? You should pray. Are any of you happy? You should sing praises. 

James 5:13


Amazing Fact

Cats have 2 sets of vocal chords: one for purring and one for meowing. 


Scriptural Pursuit

Q: Who was king of Persia during the time of the restoration of the second temple?

A: Cyrus. (Ezra 1) Congrats to Robert in Crisfield, MD!

Wednesday July 9, 2014

Adam Riggin - Wednesday, July 09, 2014
The Joy Ride

HEY!
Thanks for being there.

ARTIST OF THE DAY
Unspoken

Unspoken first came together after lead singer Chad Mattson met guitarist Mike Gomez on a mission trip in the Dominican Republic. Chad had been struggling with drug and alcohol addiction for years, and decided to go on a mission trip to re-build his relationship with God. It was there in the Dominican Republic where Chad’s eyes were opened and he came to know Christ in a powerful way - and both Chad and Mike realized God was calling them to something big!

Chad and Mike began playing music together, and performing live shows based out of Maine. Eventually, bass player Jon Lowry and drummer Ariel Munoz from Puerto Rico, joined the duo and Unspoken was born.

Ministry: In addition to their music, the band is involved with Celebrate Recovery, a faith-based 12-step recovery program for substance abuse.

Album: Unspoken  

Twitter: @unspokenmusic  

Instagram: CLICK 4 PICS  

Tour: CLICK HERE  

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Video: Good Fight (Acoustic Performance)


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Joy in the Morning


Verse of the Day

Then I saw heaven opened, and a white horse was standing there. Its rider was named Faithful and True, for he judges fairly and wages a righteous war. 

Revelation 19:11


Amazing Fact

Fish cough.


Scriptural Pursuit

Q: In the book of Numbers, how did the people of Israel cure themselves of snake bites?

A: Looking at bronze/brass snake made by Moses. (Numbers 21) Congrats to Bradley in Pocomoke, MD!

Tuesday July 8, 2014

Adam Riggin - Tuesday, July 08, 2014
The Joy Ride

NEW RELEASE TUESDAY

Ragamuffin (DVD) & Music Inspired by the Motion Picture Ragamuffin
by Various Artists | DVD & Soundtrack

Sunsets & Second Chances
by The Lasting Hope | Pop/Rock P&W

100 EP
by KB | Rap

Hope Dealer 2
by Mr. Del | Rap

Moment of Silence
by JT | Rap

WANT MORE? CLICK HERE  

ARTIST OF THE DAY
Rhett Walker Band

Rhett Walker is the son of a preacher man - through and through. Raised in the deep South, expected to behave and perform as any preacher's kid is. But when Rhett's family up and moved when he was 16 and enjoying high school - Rhett rebelled. He got involved with a rough crowd, got in fights, began to drink and do drugs. In no time, Rhett was expelled from his new high school. His folks sent him to a private Christian school where he continued to push boundaries and got his new girlfriend pregnant.

And here's where Rhett Walker's story of repentance begins.

Rhett sat down with his pregnant girlfriend April and begged forgiveness. He and April got married (while still in high school). Rhett recommitted his life to Christ, threw out the drugs and by the power of the Holy Spirit began to prove his life change was the work of God.

Both Walkers graduated high school, worked as much as they could and welcomed their first child, daughter Rileigh. Rhett began leading worship at his church. They continued to mature as both adults and followers of Christ. They had a second child, a son named Jett two years later. Throughout this time, Rhett led worship and made music whenever time afforded. His local success became regional success and eventually national recognition. This allowed him to quit working in a local factory and provide for his family with music.

The rebellious teenager became the courageous family man; those two scared kids who did everything wrong just a few years back are, by God’s grace, striving to do everything right and even counseling other couples using themselves as a cautionary tale.

“I’m blessed with a beautiful wife and two children who have walked with me every step of the way. My faith, my family, and my country are the most important things in my life." - Rhett Walker

Album: Come To The River  

Twitter: @rhettwalkerband  

Instagram: CLICK 4 PICS  

Tour: CLICK HERE  

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Video: Fishin In The Dark (A Cover)


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Joy in the Morning


Verse of the Day

Therefore, this is what the Sovereign Lord says: "Look! I am placing a foundation stone in Jerusalem, a firm and tested stone. It is a precious cornerstone that is safe to build on. Whoever believes need never be shaken. 

Isiah 28:16


Amazing Fact

About 85% of the world's population is right-handed. 


Tuesday Trivia

Q: 93% of Americans buy at least one of these every month. What is it?

A: A Pizza. Congrats to Josiah in Milford, DE!


Scriptural Pursuit

Q: How long did the nation of Israel mourn the death of Aaron?

A: 30 days. Congrats to Ashley in Salisbury, MD!



Monday July 7, 2014

Adam Riggin - Monday, July 07, 2014
The Joy Ride

So the next big holiday is… er… uhm… Labor Day?

ARTIST OF THE DAY
Hearts Of Saints

Hearts of Saints is a trio of worship leaders, whose sole purpose is to attract young people to the cross. Now two albums into their career, the band has honed their sound and worked hard to create anthemic music, focussed on glorifying God.

The band is made up of Craig Felker (frontman), Jesse Grisham (guitar) and Joel “Wolfman” Purdy (bass). They’ve worked closely with accomplished producers and songwriters; Ainslie Grosser (Jesus Culture, Matt Redman,) Michael Farren (Let the Worshippers Arise) and Grammy Award-winning producer Andy Hunt (Matthew West) in order to take all aspects of pride out of their work. Instead, they’ve focussed on the question “How can we best serve God’s Kingdom with music?”

Awesome: GRAMMY nominee & multiple Dove Award winner Natalie Grant chose to record the Hearts of Saints song For All Of Us for her latest album Hurricane.

Album: For All Of Us  

Twitter: @heartsofsaints  

Instagram: CLICK 4 PICS  

Tour: CLICK HERE  

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Video: Out Of The Dark (Live/Acoustic)


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Joy in the Morning

Verse of the Day

The Lord is my strength and shield. I trust him with all my heart. He helps me, and my heart is filled with joy. I burst out in songs of thanksgiving. 

Psalm 28:7


Amazing Fact

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


Scriptural Pursuit

Q: Where did Aaron die?

A: Mount Hor. (Numbers 20) Congrats to Holly in Salisbury, MD!



Friday July 4, 2014

Josh Millwood - Friday, July 04, 2014

Happy Independence Day!  
May God use His people to bless America!

Thursday July 3, 2014

Adam Riggin - Thursday, July 03, 2014
The Joy Ride

Do you Pinterest? So do we!  

ARTIST OF THE DAY
New Life Worship

New Life Worship in the music ministry of New Life Church in Colorado Springs, CO. They've released numerous worship projects under the banner of New Life Worship and Desperation Band. Not only does New Life produce great resources for churches but they created an educational program (New Life School of Worship) to develop up and coming worship leaders and artists.

School: The New Life School of Worship is a nine-month long program designed to train worship pastors for local churches. Based out of Colorado Springs, CO, the program is designed to provide holistic training in local church worship ministry through classroom instruction, hands-on ministry experience, and private music lessons.  

Album: Strong God  

Twitter: @NL_Worship  

Instagram: CLICK 4 PICS  

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Video: Be Thou Exalted


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Joy in the Morning


Verse of the Day

"Come now, let's settle this," says the Lord. "Though your sins are like scarlet, I will make them as white as snow. Though they are red like crimson, I will make them as white as wool. 

Isiah 1:18


Amazing Fact

Like fingerprints, everyone's tongue print is different.


Scriptural Pursuit

Q: Where was Miriam, sister of Moses and Aaron, buried?

A: Kadesh. (Numbers 20) Congrats to Pamela of Delmar, MD!


Wednesday July 2, 2014

Adam Riggin - Wednesday, July 02, 2014
The Joy Ride

If you always wanted a personal sauna - good news! Just go outside...

ARTIST OF THE DAY
Selah

Just this past week Selah did something that had never before been done in Christian radio History! Their new song You Amaze Us debuted on the Inspirational Christian chart at the #1 spot. Let that sink in. As soon as the song came out - it shot to #1! Numero uno. The Big Kahuna! A round of applause for Selah, everybody!

From their inception, Selah has always been synonymous with hymns. In fact, the trio’s 1999 debut, Be Still My Soul, helped initiate a hymn revival in Christian music that is still thriving today.

Though the line-up has changed several times in the group’s 15-year history, right now Selah is comprised of Allan Hall, Amy Perry, and Todd Smith. As individuals and as a team, Selah has weathered many storms. From severe illness to even the death of a child - but the group has stayed faithful to what God has called them to do - to sing, to worship, and to tell people about Jesus Christ!

Album: You Amaze Us (Out August 19, 2014)  

Twitter: @selahonline  

Instagram: CLICK 4 PICS  

Tour: CLICK HERE  

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Video: You Amaze Us (Acoustic Live Version)


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Joy in the Morning


Verse of the Day

Restore to me the joy of your salvation, and make me willing to obey you. 

Psalm 51:12


Amazing Fact

Antarctica holds 90% of the world's fresh water. 


Scriptural Pursuit

Q: How long will someone be ceremonially unclean after touching a dead body?

A: 7 (Numbers 19) Congrats to Hezyr in Salisbury, MD!

Tuesday July 1, 2014

Adam Riggin - Tuesday, July 01, 2014
The Joy Ride

NEW RELEASE TUESDAY

No Other Name
Hillsong | P&W

Kingdom
Covenant Worship | P&W

Nada Es Imposible
Planetshakers | Spanish P&W

WANT MORE? CLICK HERE  

ARTIST OF THE DAY
Chris August

Chris August is a native of Dallas, Texas, and is a veteran of the music industry, even if Christian audiences are just now getting to know him. Before releasing his Christian debut in 2010, he toured as a keyboardist for Ashlee Simpson and other mainstream artists. Now he's touring with TobyMac, Francesca Battistelli, Big Daddy Weave and a host of other awesome Christian acts!

Mad Skillz: Chris is a self-taught pianist, guitarist, and producer.

Name Game: August is actually Chris' middle name.

Album: The Upside of Down  

Twitter: @ChrisAugust  

Instagram: CLICK 4 PICS  

Tour: CLICK HERE  

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Video: Restore (Living Room Sessions)


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Joy in the Morning


Verse of the Day

Righteousness and justice are the foundation of your throne. Unfailing love and truth walk before you as attendants. 

Psalm 89:14


Amazing Fact

A snail breathes through its foot. 


Tuesday Trivia

Q: A recent survey found that over 79% of adults have not been to one of these in over 10 years. What is it?

A: A Library. Congrats to Abe in Marion Station, MD!!


Scriptural Pursuit

Q: Jesus sent the demons 'Legion' into a herd of what?

A: Pigs. (Mark 5)  Congrats to Helen in Pocomoke, MD!

Monday June 30, 2014

Adam Riggin - Monday, June 30, 2014
The Joy Ride

It’s the last day of the first half of the year!
What will you do to make it special?

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  

Instagram: CLICK 4 PICS  

Tour: CLICK HERE  

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Video: Listen To The Sound


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Joy in the Morning


Verse of the Day

I will praise the Lord, and may everyone on earth bless his holy name forever and ever. 

Psalm 145:21


Amazing Fact

Jupiter spins so fast that there is a new sunrise nearly every 10 hours. 


Scriptural Pursuit

Q: Whose house was Jesus at when the woman anointed him with perfume from an Alabaster box?

A: Simon the leper. (Mark 14) Congrats to Missy in Salisbury, MD!


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