The Ultimate Gift

Jeff Granger needed a kidney, and he received one.  Years later, he needed another kidney, and he received one.  A lifesaving mission between strangers who became friends shows us how generosity brings joy!  Today’s Story of Joy shows how enduring love trumps all! Click the link below for today’s story. The Ultimate Gift

A Gown with a Message

Duct tape can fix anything, right?  Maybe even COVID-19.  In a world of negatives, 41 rolls of duct tape +  An off-the-shoulder gown = A positive outlook on Coronavirus. This young woman finds a way to represent the other side of the crisis where we get through it together! Click the link below to read the…Read more »

Giving it Away

Many Americans received stimulus checks to help them through the pandemic.  Some were laid off and needed the money to pay bills.  Some saved the money for a rainy day.  Some were able to work from home and didn’t lose income.  So, what did they do with the money?  Some gave it away!  Today’s Story…Read more »

You’re an American!

We celebrated Independence Day over the weekend.   Some folks celebrated the holiday by becoming U.S. Citizens.  Today’s Story of Joy reminds us that Americans come in all shapes, sizes, colors, religions, and backgrounds.  The American Dream drives many to immigrate to America, and even in a pandemic, they found a way to their swearing in…Read more »

In Harmony

Our country will celebrate the Fourth of July in a couple of days.  Americans have been challenged these last few months.  Today’s Story of Joy shows us how we can sing in harmony.  Madisen Hallberg was preparing to sing the national anthem for the virtual commencement ceremony at Portland State University when another voice joined…Read more »

Fighting the Good Fight

The ESPY Awards were broadcast last week.  The ceremony highlights achievements in sports.  One of the awards, the Pat Tillman Award for Service, celebrates someone from sports who gives back in some way.  This year the award went to Kim Clavel.  Kim is a boxer and was looking forward to the fight of her life…Read more »

Bracelets of Hope

Kamryn Johnson wanted to do something to help the people in Minneapolis, but what can a nine-year-old do?  Plenty!  Kamryn and her friends got to work making and selling string bracelets.  A lot of bracelets!  Their efforts brought in thousands and thousands of dollars.  Today’s Story of Joy will bring a smile to your face…Read more »

Dadvice

Yesterday was Father’s Day, and we ran a story last week recognizing the day; however, we liked today’s story so much that we’re running two Father’s Day stories this year!  Rob Kenney didn’t have great parental role models to follow, but he’s become one for others on YouTube.  He shares “how to” videos, and they’re…Read more »

Dad to the Rescue

For Mother’s Day last month, we brought you a story of motherly instincts taking over in animals.  We have another story from nature for you for Father’s Day.  This time it’s Dad to the Rescue!  When some jacana chicks are in danger, this father knows just what to do. Click the link below to watch.…Read more »

Coming Back Stronger

It’s been difficult watching the news the last couple of weeks.  The message of peaceful protests was overshadowed by stories about  looting and destruction.  The story of one Minneapolis firefighter paramedic with a dream of owning a restaurant shows us the goodness that surrounds us.  His dream lives on, and he plans on helping others…Read more »