“Jesus lives and teaches belonging in the womb of Unchanging Love. From our dwelling place in the heart of Love we are free, we can be generous and welcoming while always remaining at home.” – Henri Nouwen I’ve been feeling pretty lonely the past little while. It often makes me think that something’s wrong with… Read More
This 4 piece Sky Blue/Chocolate Pillow Set is a custom design order for a lovely lady who wanted a fresh look for her master bedroom. The fabric pictured is Creamy White. If you are interested in ordering one or all of the pillow covers in the set please visit The Generous Host Shop.
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
I love the song Beautiful by MercyMe. It’s about someone who doesn’t have the strength to overcome whatever is grieving them. And it’s about the deep and abiding love of God. In Genesis 1 the word “good” is used to describe God’s opinion of what He has just created. When He looks at his son and daughter… 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!
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
“What does hospitality as a healing power require? It requires first of all that the host feel at home in his own house, and secondly that he create a free and fearless place for the unexpected visitor.” – Henri Nouwen Painful messages have a way of trying to suffocate the life right out of us, don’t they?… Read More
My son and I were having some fun with the sun one afternoon in my living room:) Light reflected from a shiny CD caused this very cool heart to magically appear on our ceiling. Then I added some colour and one of my favourite verses. I’m thankful for this beautiful reminder that I am loved… Read More