I am an Associate Priest at Grace Church on-the-Hill in Toronto. I’ve spent many years in higher education, none of which has prepared me at all for the joys and challenges of parenthood. I’m married to Leeman, an actor and stay-at-home Dad. When not trying to keep a small human alive, I enjoy watching way too much TV, playing obscure board games, baking, and hanging out with my border collie Bilbo.
Leeman Kessler is a Missionary Kid from Nigeria who now lives in Canada where he acts and takes care of his daughter, Amanda. His wife Rachel is a priest in the Anglican Diocese of Toronto. You can find him online at www.asklovecraft.com and www.geekuallyyoked.com and on twitter @lemurbouy
Recent blog posts
September 26th, 2014
It is inevitable that we as parents will lay the foundation for the world our children are beginning to explore. We teach them what is good or bad, right or wrong, safe or dangerous. We will teach our children their first words—colours, numbers, shapes, and more. Perhaps most importantly of all, though, we as parents have the responsibility for teaching our children about God.
September 15th, 2014
“What did your parents do to keep you guys in church?” was once asked of my wife Rachel and me by a priest who was disappointed to see his children who were about our age not show any interest in maintaining a regular church life. We didn’t really know how to respond.
July 10th, 2014
Parental reality has a way of setting in and crushing even our loftiest of expectations, as we ourselves discovered all too quickly.
May 28th, 2014
I like to think of myself as an intentional parent. My husband and I have sought to cultivate in our kids an awareness of larger issues in our culture and we have tried to talk about and act in accordance with the concerns that we see. Our hope is that our kids will approach life in a more nuanced way, that they will be Christians who question the status quo, who will be compassionate to those who struggle, and feel a sense of responsibility to contribute towards alleviating these issues.
April 9th, 2014
The Eucharist has become a kind of anchor for me—a reaffirmation of what my faith ‘boils down to’.