Being thankful is a mindset.

Being Thankful is a Mindset

2022 September #2 By a Joy Junction Staff Member (JBF) We seem to hear a lot of griping and complaining about pretty much everything these days. The constant robocalls on our phone… Who’s running for the next election… The crazy drivers around us… The price of groceries… The price of gas… On and on, there always seems to be something … Read More

We can’t force them to let us help.

We can't force them to let us help

2022 September #1 By a Joy Junction Staff Member (JBF) So, you’re driving down the street and you see that the traffic light ahead is yellow, getting ready to turn red. You put your foot on the brake and then notice that there is a homeless person standing on the median – right at the location you will need to … Read More

Joy Junction’s 36th Anniversary

Joy Junction's 36th Anniversary

2022 August By a Joy Junction Staff Member (JBF) As we celebrate our 36th anniversary, we’d like to thank each of you for being a partner with us as we strive to care for hundreds of people each day throughout the year. It has been our pleasure to provide as much assistance as possible for those who walk through our … Read More

A Blessing in Disguise

Many of you know that the founder of Joy Junction, Dr. Jeremy Reynalds, was homeless at one point in his life. As we commemorate his legacy of working with the homeless, I’d like to share how it all began. England-born Jeremy came to the United States to share the Gospel in 1978 and became a citizen. He worked, married, and … Read More

They want to appear as “normal” as possible…

Can you recall times when you really needed to focus, but there were so many distractions, you simply couldn’t? The baby is crying… The older child is demanding attention… The dishwasher needs to be emptied, and the sink is full of dirty dishes… The washing machine is stuck on the rinse cycle for the third time this month… The car … Read More

Help us stay afloat…

It’s one of those days… It’s downright HOT. The sun is beaming down, your eyes are squinting because of the bright light, the air is so dry when you breathe, you feel it to the bottom of your lungs, and your mouth is sticking together because there’s no moisture in it. That’s what it feels like to be parched. It … Read More

Those who have lost their way…

Those who have lost their way

2022 May By a Joy Junction Staff Member (JBF) This world is full of so much heartache. It seems that no matter where we go, there is evidence of it. Heartache shows itself in many different ways. But, one way is when the mental health of a person is affected. Did you know that the month of May is recognized … Read More

It’s an important date to set aside

It's an important date to set aside

2022 April #2 By a Joy Junction Staff Member (JBF) Were you among the many who hunted Easter eggs as a child? Did you color or dye the eggs to hunt, or did you use the plastic eggs filled with a treat or money? Does it bring back memories..? Did you look for the marshmallow baby chicks called “Peeps” in … Read More

Those who have and those who don’t

Those who have, and those who don't

2022 April #1 By a Joy Junction Staff Member (JBF) It’s springtime again… Season’s come and seasons go. It’s cold, then it’s hot. It’s windy, then it’s calm. The leaves are picked up, then they gather again… That’s the nature of spring. With the thawing of the land and the warmer sunshine, the flowers spring up out of the ground, … Read More

Enduring a constant search…

Enduring a constant search

2022 March By a Joy Junction Staff Member (JBF) Are you an “early to arrive” person, or a “right on time” person, or a “late” person? Are you the kind of person who likes to make plans, or do you leave that up to others? Do you schedule pretty much every movement of your day and keep a calendar full … Read More