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Friday July 18, 2014

Josh Millwood - Friday, July 18, 2014
The Joy Ride

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ARTIST OF THE DAY
Chris Tomlin

Originally from East Texas, Chris Tomlin grew up enjoying country music and playing the acoustic guitar with his dad. He wrote his first song at the age of 14 and always sensed that God would use him best through music. Chris Tomlin graduated college with a degree in Psychology, but began hanging out with pastor Louie Giglio. The two would go on to create the Passion conference in 1997.

Teaching: A long time partner with Passion City Church (founded by Louie Giglio in Atlanta), Chris Tomlin is heads up a bi-annual worship conference called LIFT. Tomlin, Giglio, Nathan and Christy Nockels and David Crowder are all speakers/teachers at the events!

Accolades: Chris Tomlin and his band received their first GRAMMY Award in 2012 for And If Our God Is For Us.... Chris Tomlin was named Top Christian Artist and Our God was honored for Top Christian Song at the 2012 Billboard Music Awards.

Music & Lyrics: How Great Is Our God, Jesus Messiah, Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone), and Our God - all written by Chris Tomlin. In fact, he is the most sung worship song writer in America.

Album: Burning Lights  

Twitter: @christomlin  

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Tour: CLICK HERE  

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Video: Our God (Live)


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Thursday July 17, 2014

Adam Riggin - Thursday, July 17, 2014

Joy in the Morning


Verse of the Day

In peace I will lie down and sleep, for you alone, O Lord, will keep me safe. 

Psalm 4:8


Amazing Fact

Christopher Columbus brought the first lemon seeds to America.


Scriptural Pursuit

Q: What did Prophet Amos have in common with King David?

A: They were both shepherds. (Amos 1)



Thursday July 17, 2014

Josh Millwood - Thursday, July 17, 2014
The Joy Ride

Do you Pinterest? So do we!  

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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Wednesday July 16, 2014

Josh Millwood - Wednesday, July 16, 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 roller coaster 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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Tuesday July 15, 2014

Adam Riggin - Tuesday, July 15, 2014
The Joy Ride

NEW RELEASE TUESDAY

About A Mile
by About A Mile | Pop/Rock

Brave
by Moriah Peters | Pop/Rock

Crystal Clear
by David Dunn | Pop/Rock

Too
by Flatt Lonesome | Country/Southern Gospel

While The City Sleeps
by B. Cooper | Rap

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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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Tour: CLICK HERE  

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Video: Listen To The Sound


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Joy in the Morning


Verse of the Day

He reached down from heaven and rescued me; he drew me out of deep waters.

Psalm 18:16


Amazing Fact

The great white shark can go up to three months between meals. 


Scriptural Pursuit

Q: When the Roman prisoner ship carrying Paul was shipwrecked, what did the soldiers want to do with the prisoners?

A: Kill them so they could not escape. (Acts 27)  Congrats to Elena in Harrington, DE!


Tuesday Trivia

Q: 3% of the American population has never eaten this before...What is it?

No winner today so join us tomorrow at 7:15 am and play Tuesday Trivia on Joy 102.5!

Monday July 14, 2014

Adam Riggin - Monday, July 14, 2014
The Joy Ride

Middle of July, 2014…
Still no hoverboard.

ARTIST OF THE DAY
Esterlyn

Esterlyn is known for their focus on ministry within Churches. They play conferences and camps throughout the year and also lead worship at their home church Calvary Chapel in Boise, Idaho. They have toured with Kutless, Acquire The Fire and hit up the annual Christian music festival scene, as well as lead worship conferences across the country.

The Name: Esterlyn is named after lead singer Luke Caldwell’s niece, who was adopted from China. They were previously known as Grand Prize.

Album: Love (Due out 8/19/14)

Twitter: @esterlyn  

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Tour: CLICK HERE  

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Video: Freedom Is Here


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Joy in the Morning


Verse of the Day

When we are utterly helpless, Christ came at just the right time and died for us sinners.

Romans 5:6


Amazing Fact

The roadrunner chases its prey at a blurring speed of up to 25 mph.


Scriptural Pursuit

Q: How was Paul (a prisoner) sent to Rome for trial?

A: By sea. (Acts 27)  Congrats to Matthew in Hollywood, MD!



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!
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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  

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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

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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  

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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  

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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

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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!




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