Corey’s Book Club

Corey Peters, Arizona Cardinals defensive tackle, loves to read.  Before the pandemic, he was leading a book club at a high school in Phoenix.  Now he’s moved it online, so more high school students can join in.  What a great way to share his love of reading with others! Click the first link below to…Read more »

I Do! at the Drive-Thru!

June is a big month for weddings around the country.  Saying their “I do’s” at a drive-thru wedding isn’t what they envisioned for their special day, but it ended up making their wedding extra special.  Some couples in Florida have a Court Clerk to thank for making it all happen.  May they live happily ever after! Click…Read more »

Teacher of the Year

The school year is wrapping up around the country.  What a strange school year.  Schools have been meeting remotely for a couple of months now.  It’s been a new way to learn for students and a new way to work for teachers.  Stories of Joy has a nomination for Teacher of the Year.  Bonnie Prenkert,…Read more »

Honoring Annie Glenn

Today is Memorial Day.  The day we honor those who died in service to our country.  Annie Glenn, the wife of John Glenn, didn’t serve in the military.  Instead, she served our country by supporting her husband’s service in the military, at NASA, and as a senator.  Later she served as an advocate for abused…Read more »

800 Miles. 612 Smiles.

The seniors of Wylie High School in Texas are graduating, but they won’t have a commencement ceremony.  That bothered their principal very much.  So much so that he drove . . . and drove . . . and drove to visit each one of them.  They won’t forget his loving, kind gesture during these difficult…Read more »

The Class of 2020

A rite of passage is the high school graduation picture.  The class of 2020 is missing out on that tradition.  Matt Mendelson, a photographer in Virginia, has traveled the world, but now he’s staying close to home and giving a gift to the seniors at Yorktown High School.  The gift of a pic.  A pic…Read more »

Good is Contagious

You’ve probably heard the counter phrase to the highly contagious coronavirus.  Hope is Contagious.  Today’s Story of Joy shows us that Good is Contagious too.  Sarah Levine is a grocery store worker.  She’s an essential worker in this pandemic.  Her work puts her in contact with the public daily.  Her work also made her realize…Read more »