Signing Love

Spring and summer are big months for weddings. There have been thousands of weddings these last months with thousands of flower girls, but Riley Pacala is an extra special flower girl. When she was asked to be a part of her Uncle Brian’s wedding, no one knew how special the day would be for their…Read more »

Minor League Dreams

If you make it in the big leagues, the salaries are generous; however, the minor leagues are a different story. Many players across the country live in rough conditions, and some live with host families. Today’s Story of Joy introduces us to two players from the Schaumburg Boomers who are living at Friendship Village. If…Read more »

Food Forward

Take a look at that beautiful picture above. Many of us can find a rainbow of produce at our local grocery store, but that’s not true for people living in food deserts. A food desert is a community lacking full-service grocery stores offering fresh produce to the neighborhood. Food Forward is a nonprofit doing something…Read more »

Lego JOY!

Lots of kids and adults love building with Legos.  But what if those Legos could help you?  What if those Legos could help someone else?  What if those Legos could bring joy? David “Hand Solo” Aguilar created a prosthetic arm for himself. Then David shared that gift and joy with a child.  Click the link…Read more »

Chasing Joy

What are you chasing? Does it bring you joy? That’s the question Ron King asked himself. Click the video link below to watch how he realized that “there is a difference between things we enjoy and things that bring us joy.” Caring for and chasing donkeys in need brought newfound joy to Ron King. This story…Read more »

A Book & A Haircut

Reading isn’t every child’s favorite thing to do, but a barber shop in Michigan has found a wayto get kids diving right into a good book. With “Read to a Barber” kids can choose a book to read aloud while getting a fresh new haircut. The owners say it helps children gain more confidence and…Read more »

Pinky Promise

The US Open begins today in New York. Tennis fans will be bleary-eyed these coming days after staying up late watching the night sessions on TV. In 2017, the all-time great tennis player, Roger Federer, made a promise to an eight-year-old boy named Izyan Ahmad, better known as Zizou, at that year’s tournament.  Zizou wanted…Read more »