Wedding Banner

Thanks to Chris O. for sending this photo of one of my banners. It was recently used as part of the wedding decor for an outdoor spring wedding! … [Read more...]

Amor from Argentina

Thanks to Krista for sending this image of the amor banner that hangs in a friends' Córdoba, Argentina home. … [Read more...]

From Ann

Thanks to Ann Voskamp for posting this image of a banner I sent her. Follow Ann's work by selecting A Holy Experience from my Blogroll on the right. … [Read more...]

The Stories & Phrases

I am finding, five months into this venture, that custom banners are my favorite. Hearing the story behind the "word" or "phrase" requested and working with the person to find the right color combination is invigorating! Thanks to Krista K. for sending this photo of a recently completed banner that … [Read more...]


Thanks to Jen in Australia for sending this picture of her joy banner. It has been an unexpected blessing "meeting" wonderful people all over the world through Joy in the Small Things. … [Read more...]

Gnade: Our Story

Joy. It’s a funny thing this word. Funny how often we confuse it with the emotion of happiness. Over many years and many trials, I’ve come to learn that joy is more than an emotion. I believe it is a gift. A gift from the Holy Spirit. A gift that’s always with us if we but open our hearts to see … [Read more...]


I love this word. I found it last fall when I was in the midst of a Crohn's flare up. The word “abide” carries the idea of continuing, enduring, awaiting, dwelling, and withstanding – firm and immovable without yielding. Abide is both a call and a command. Psalm 91:1 He who dwells in the … [Read more...]

Noel in Action

A thank you to each of you who have been sending photos of your banners. This one comes from Sandy in Washington state. I look forward to posting more soon, Jill … [Read more...]