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Carla became part of the Joy’s House family years ago when her husband, Ray, became a Guest at Joy’s House. He was tall and handsome. He was talented and smart. He liked to talk about motorcycles and the love of his life. Which we understood because once you met Carla, you couldn’t help but to...
Editor’s Note: This is the second entry in a series by Brent Cummins, Joy’s House Gala Committee member. Read below to learn more about the behind-the-scenes work that takes place leading up to each year’s big event!  Have you ever been to a formal event and wonder how, just how did everything come together so...
Editor’s Note: In the weeks leading up to the Gala, we’re going to give you a behind-the-scenes look at the planning process. You’ll hear from committee member Brent Cummins about how he became involved with Joy’s House, how the committee works in supporting the event, and how all the pieces come together in executing a...
Ann has always been a Christian. She has always had a relationship with God. Granted, there have been times that she has felt closer than others, but the relationship has been solid forever. But she found herself asking God for something not too many months ago that surprised even her. “I was overwhelmed with blessings,”...
We lost my great-uncle on July 3rd.  Uncle Junior, as he was so lovingly called by his nieces and nephews, lived a full life with his wife, Hazel.  They traveled the world together collecting antiques, and wonderful memories before cancer began taking Hazel’s strength and eventually her life.   Uncle Junior recently shared with my cousin...
Miss Annie is beautiful and kind. She is soft spoken and generous. But one look in her eyes will tell you that she has lived…really lived. You see, Miss Annie is a teacher. And while many people are teachers, there aren’t many teachers like Miss Annie. She received her teaching degree in the 1950’s, during...
Skin … Skin … Skin It protects us; it is our first line of defense. It absorbs:  vitamins, acids, water and oxygen. It excretes; it is the body’s largest waste removal system. It secretes a mixture of oils that keeps the skin soft and supple. It regulates our body’s temperature by sweating and cooling the...
Like a lot of children who grew up during his time, Mr. Joe was raised on a farm. He was one of 14 children and without a doubt, his friendly approach, easy smile, and quick wit are a result of knowing what it’s like to work a room, even if they were his brothers and...
In the midst of one of the most divisive political landscapes in America’s history, members of Congress, as well as President Donald Trump, have shown there is one thing we can all agree on–caregiving. It’s a topic that we all face or will face in one way or another in our lifetime, and with the...
You look into Mr. Daoud’s eyes and you see a kind soul. But if you could just look a little deeper and see his past, you might be surprised. Mr. Daoud was a member of the Black Panthers and admittedly, had a difficult time seeing perspectives other than his own. Without going into detail, you...