I’m realizing that to “make room” for something or more importantly someone is not as easy as it sounds. I think this is because in order to create room, there must first be an empty space. First in our hearts and then in our homes, churches, and marketplaces. But empty spaces seem hard to come by especially with all the busyness that we are busy with!
I have a lot of ambitions. Things I want to do. The more I explore my creativity, the more it bursts forth inviting me to be more; Do more. Because of these things I find myself busy and over-stretched much of the time. Yet, even with my numerous interests and pursuits I find I can really have a… Read More
I wanted to thank my readers for making my first year as a writer/photographer an encouraging one! I’m excited to begin working on a softcover “coffee table” book of well loved stories/articles from this past year with accompanying photographs. New/unpublished writing will be included as well. My hope is to have it available by the… Read More
Recently we visited The Waterloo Region Museum located in Kitchener. As part of the museum experience we explored The Doon Heritage Village. The Village is a recreation of life in rural Waterloo County during the year 1914. As a child I loved Pioneer Villages. Maybe because they made me feel like reality could be whatever I… Read More
“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
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
I captured this sunset last night from my back yard. What a truly glorious display! It’s been awhile since I’ve seen a sunset like this. In the summer one of my favourite things to do is watch the sun go down. I got a very cool fully retractable lawn chair last year that’s perfect for… Read More
Now you’re probably thinking…This can’t possibly be Quin’s first haircut! Well you’re right. It isn’t. It’s mine:) In order to save money we decided as a family that I would be the new resident hairdresser. Until now Quin and Ian have had their haircuts at First Choice aside from Nana’s a couple of times. It’s… Read More