Homeschooling Quin is not something I thought much about until recently. If anything, I was looking forward to when Quin would be ready to go to school. Mainly because I thought he would thrive in this kind of learning environment. But for a variety of reasons he didn’t. And secondly because I have found parenthood difficult the past four… Read More
For Mother’s Day two years ago I was given a family ring. My stone is in the middle, aquamarine. Then on the right is Ian’s stone, a golden topaz. And then Quin’s is on the left, a ruby. The Generous Host has come to life using the three stones in my ring. You’ll quickly find… Read More
My Nana painted this for me as a gift a few years ago. She has been such an inspiration and support to me throughout the years. She is known for the way her eyes shine with the brilliant love of God. In addition to being an artist she is a prophetic voice within the church. She is a gentle and spiritually powerful woman… Read More
Pillows are my favourite way to change the atmosphere and colour scheme of a room. To allow for this easily I like my walls and furniture to be neutral. I had several toss pillows around the house that I knew still had life in them, but definitely needed a change. So I decided to hand-paint some slip covers with… Read More
This Thursday (May 1, 2014) Ian and I will be celebrating our 10th Anniversary! October 12, 2003 was the day he proposed. I knew he was going to propose soon. But I wasn’t sure when. It was a Sunday and pouring down rain. We were at church that morning and afterwards our friends dropped us off downtown (London). Ian wouldn’t tell me where we… Read More
I’m excited to let you know that The Generous Host has its own domain now: http://thegeneroushost.com/ I have also created a new logo and business card. Please visit The Contact Page when you can. Thanks for all the encouragement I have received since beginning my blogging adventure!
Sometimes I feel like God prefers the version of me that is strong, capable and of course more loving. So I try to be strong, capable and more loving. But I believe I’ve been wrong. God wants me. Period. And what He really wants from me is to stop trying so hard. And instead be open to receive His… Read More
We had a great time this morning at our Annual Jansen Easter Egg Hunt. Thanks to everyone who helped make it happen! Easter is a time for joy and new life and I think children are the best expression of these two things. I believe God’s heart is made happy when people gather together to… Read More