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So far Joy Squared has created 33 blog entries.

360 Degrees of Giving

[W]e are so pleased to offer you the writing below from a dear friend of Joy Squared. We have been quiet for a bit here. This silence has not been a factor of inaction, but rather a process in search for balance. As we reach our healthy balance of humility, we are thrilled to share [...]

By |October 10th, 2014|Joy Blogged, Scott Denton|Comments Off on 360 Degrees of Giving

Baraka Means Blessed

I would ask kindly that you read the following blog from my daughter Maggie as she spends her summer at the “First Love” orphanage near Nairobi, Kenya.  As you prayerfully read her words, please consider becoming involved.  If you are so led to help, please contact Maggie via the attached email address as she will [...]

By |June 16th, 2014|Joy Blogged, Scott Denton|Comments Off on Baraka Means Blessed

International Strength

[B]eing in the Greater Toronto Area was another amazing week. The city was beautiful and full of life. The people were generally nice and welcoming and the people I made connections with were some of the most genuinely caring people I have ever met. I was able to work for the first week of a [...]

By |August 13th, 2013|Joy Blogged|Comments Off on International Strength

The Next Indicated Step

[M]y time in Chicago was very different from what I had expected. I had planned on volunteering with an organization that was an outreach for gay prostitutes. I was a nervous but much more excited for such a new and different experience from what I am used to. I contacted them once I arrived and [...]

By |August 1st, 2013|Joy Blogged|Comments Off on The Next Indicated Step

Being Present In Denver

[T]he next city I found myself in was Denver. I volunteered with Denver Ignite Ministries. They reach out to the large population of Burmese refugees that have been relocated there. I was very blessed to get connected to such a great ministry. They have been around for a few years and are still trying to [...]

By |July 23rd, 2013|Joy Blogged|Comments Off on Being Present In Denver


[I] am proud to introduce you all to Brian Hamlett.  Brian attends Azusa Pacific University.  Brian met my daughter Maggie while both were studying abroad in South Africa this last semester.  In conversation, Brian discussed his plans to use his summer vacation travelling to various cities, participating in and understanding the fine art of being [...]

By |July 19th, 2013|Joy Blogged, Scott Denton|Comments Off on Mindset


[Y]ou’re on bean duty The sincere smile on the face of the lady that provided me with those instructions had blinded me momentarily, and all I could get out was “sure thing”, a reciprocal smile of my own, and a nod. Bean Duty. The words echoed. Bean duty. Gulp. Now, before I get to much [...]

By |June 11th, 2013|Joy Blogged, Mary's Kitchen|Comments Off on Grace

Ode to Steve

“Our human compassion binds us the one to the other - not in pity or patronizingly, but as human beings who have learnt how to turn our common suffering into hope for the future.” ~Nelson Mandela [F]or the past five years, I have served at Mary’s Kitchen on Saturdays.  Steve Martinez was a homeless man [...]

By |May 13th, 2013|Joy Blogged, Mary's Kitchen|Comments Off on Ode to Steve

Perspective: Joshua 13

The moral of the story is this; we all need friends.  I will go a bit further and say we all need as many friends as we can possibly have…… I wrote a blog entitled “Church” awhile back and in said blog I expressed my, for the lack of a better word, frustration with my [...]

By |April 22nd, 2013|Joy Blogged|1 Comment

Tracey Bringing the Joy

Tracey sharing her gifts with friends at Mary's Kitchen.

By |April 9th, 2013|Joy Blogged, Mary's Kitchen|6 Comments