‘Afternoons With Joy’ Category Archive

You Can Vote and Choose Joy’s New Car Name

After totaling my beloved car “Blue Steel”(RIP), I grieved and struggled with the thought of driving a different vehicle, but then I found this adorable Honda. The only problem is that it does not have a name. I feel like I’ve been driving around in a stranger for weeks! Your vote will determine the name so it’s up to YOU!     … Continue reading

The Truth Behind The Perfect Family Photo

Exhibit A: My 2 sweet daughters Amelia (3) & Emma (8 months). Beautiful, right? This was the pic I posted on Facebook Easter Sunday.  Tons of LIKES later I feel the need to blow the lid off how this pic came to be… Exhibit B: The Camera Reel inside my phone… Life is not perfect & neither is the Easter Sunday Facebook pic. My kids were squirming around like crazy!.!.!. There were tears, confusion &… … Continue reading

The One Verse that Helps Jordan Feliz Overcome Anxiety

Jordan Feliz’s new album “Future” was inspired largely by his own battle with anxiety. While in studio Jordan opened up about what Bible verse has given his some freedom. “There is actually one verse that has impacted the entire record and has impacted a lot of my anxiety and stress. Ephesians 1:18 “I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you,… … Continue reading

Country Legend, Jo Dee Messina, Shares How Her Faith is Getting Her Through Cancer

Joy here and my friendship with Jo Dee Messina started unexpectedly. There was a voicemail on my office phone one day from a mom who said her kids simply wanted to come by and tour the station because they love the shows and music so much. We set up a time a month later because she was battling cancer and needed to come after her major surgery. Half way through the interview she starts to… … Continue reading

What the Bachelor Got Wrong and You Might Too

  Whether you love the show “The Bachelor” or think it’s garbage, hang in here with me. There was a huge lesson in the finale of this season that I cannot stop thinking about! “I still think about her…for me, the more I hang out with you the more I feel like I am losing the possibility of maybe reconciling things with Lauren.” Those were the words that Arie, the Bachelor, said to his fiance… … Continue reading

Relaxation is Just One Click Away: Try Joy’s Homemade Bath Bombs

If you need a little relaxation from your stressful life, then a bath may be the perfect thing for you! I discovered bath bombs last year and have been obsessed ever since. However, they are far too expensive for me to have more than 2 in my home any any time. So I decided to try making them myself. They were surprisingly easy and smelled GREAT! INGREDIENTS FOR HOMEMADE BATH BOMBS 1/2 cup Epsom salt… … Continue reading

Joy’s Eulogy to Her Beloved Camper “Blue Steel”

  Today, we say a hard goodbye to “Blue Steel,” my Mazda 3. Gone too soon, Blue Steel left us at the age of 7. While Blue Steel will always be remembered as the bright, blue camper van with the sassy butterfly sticker on the back. To me, he was so much more. He was my best friend. I will never find a better listener, lane changer, or dance partner. RV owners love to travel… … Continue reading

Find Out What Sidewalk Prophets Will Do Next After Their Horrible Trailer Fire

Just after kicking off their new tour “Something Different” the guys in Sidewalk Prophets suffered the horrible loss of their entire trailer containing all of their equipment and instruments. Thankfully, everyone is safe and no one was injured in the fire. Instead of canceling the rest of the tour, lead singer, Dave expresses that they will blaze ahead and find a way to do each show. Sidewalk Prophets is so thankful for your prayers and… … Continue reading

Meet Joy’s New Co-Host!

The time is finally here to introduce you to my brand new co-host and friend… CJ! He is a fun, quirky, and super nice guy. I’m sure you will love him! We made this Q&A video to help you get to know him better.       … Continue reading