Where There is Love

Please welcome Amy to Joy in the Small Things. Her story will move you, as it moved me. So thankful for Amy in my life. Love. When I’m told to think of love, I think about warm feelings and a tender emotion. Such as the feeling when a beautiful relationship takes place. But I have found that love … [Read more...]


Thanks to Karen for sharing this image of her thankful banner with us. … [Read more...]

Eternal Hope

Some people come into our lives for a season, a specific period of time...others come into our lives and stay. I met Kenon at Westmont when I was a resident assistant, and her husband, Matt, was the resident director. I loved Kenon the moment I met her. I’m not sure if it was her smile, or … [Read more...]

Give Thanks Banner

Thanks to Annie for sending pictures of her custom made Give Thanks banner. … [Read more...]

Peace Banner

Thanks to Amy in Redondo Beach, California for sending this photo of a recently hung custom banner. … [Read more...]


Thanks to my parents, Jim and Jan, who sent this picture of their banner that is a reminder to trust God as my mom fights her battle with ovarian cancer. … [Read more...]

Wedding Banners

I LOVE making banners for weddings. Thanks, Chris, for sending this picture from a recent wedding here in Santa Barbara. … [Read more...]

Finding Joy in a Name

After reading Ann Voskamp's One Thousand Gifts recently, I became enthralled with the idea of naming things. The discipline appealed to my writing sensibilities and, like many, I began my own thankfulness journal. But that practice soon evolved into a different way of naming altogether. When a … [Read more...]

Thankful Banner

Thank you to Lori in Santa Barbara, California for sending a photo of this recently hung custom banner. … [Read more...]

Australian Eucharisteo

Thanks to Jen in Australia for sending this image of a banner I made for her. … [Read more...]