Welcome to Kindler of Joy!

I am so glad you are here! I hope this little space is a source of encouragement to you as well.

I started this Kindler of Joy journey back in 2017 when I decided that I needed to work on being intentional in my outlook on life and how I faced day to day life as well as the challenges that come my way. You can read more about my story in the about page.

My hope is to share ways in which we can learn to kindle joy in our hearts so that we are able to kindle joy in others.

My favorite ways are through God’s creation, letter writing, reading good books (including scripture), fostering relationships and working hard at being intentional in all these things. It isn’t easy, but it is worth the hard work.

Check out my blog where I have shared my journey. This is where I have shared encouraging books, podcasts, people, saints and places. The journey to joy will be a life long journey but I cannot do it alone.

Peruse the Kindler of Joy store where you can get cards and prints to help you on your journey to kindle joy in the hearts of others through letter writing. These cards and prints bring inspiration to me as well as others. All of my cards and prints come from adventures in God’s creation where I have discovered that we truly do “live in an altar“.

I pray you are encouraged as I have been encouraged by so many other amazing people and places! Glory to God for all things!

Christ is risen, Every Day!


“Joy, radiant joy, streams from the face of one who gives and kindles joy in the heart of one who receives.” (St. Seraphim)