Category Archive: Parenting

My Next Step: The First Sermon

So I preached my first sermon last Sunday…I thought I’d just write a blog post about what I said instead of posting a link to the audio but then I realized I was just being chicken… My word for the year has been speak. I’ve been taking whatever opportunities I can to be accountable to really …

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Harmless Jokes?

It was anti-bullying day on Wednesday. A great movement. It’s time to be aware that bullying is a big issue and that it needs to be dealt with, but it also brought to mind some other stuff that is going on in North America that has been really bothering me lately… The Justin Bieber “loser …

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I Want To Be A Better Person…But Why Does It Have To Be So HARD?!?!

I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do (Romans 7:15) This verse has always kind of given me a headache. I can remember reading it over and over to myself slooooowly…trying to break it down into parts. It was almost …

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Let’s Be Women Who Build

I had the pleasure of speaking with a group of women on Tuesday night. It made me really think about how things have shifted for me… I used to hate gatherings of women…it used to make me so uncomfortable being in a group of women. Everything they did always seemed so cliche. I always thought …

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Share your life

This week we had some exceptional young men staying at our house. Chantal and I have always said that we can’t, and shouldn’t try, to be everything to our kids. As a result we are very thankful for all of the high caliber people we get to share our lives with. I love it when we …

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Christmas Blessing

This year I pray that you enjoy all the blessings of the Christmas season with your family, I also pray that you will take the time to be a blessing to someone else.
Merry Christmas from Jordan, Chantal, Tobin and Meira!

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Meira Leandra Gadsby

Introducing the newest member of our family! Click here to see a slide show




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Three Great Dates

There are many reasons why we should continue to date our spouse after the wedding and kids. It’s spending time together that deepens our relationship. It is one way of making our marriage a priority. It demonstrates to our kids how to have a strong marriage and that not everything revolves around them. The list of benefits is huge, but getting down to doing it (and that should happen too) can be more difficult, especially if it’s been awhile.




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Becoming a Father

I know that by God’s grace as we have more kids our love will be multiplied to each of them and that as we trust God He will use our family for the things that He wants to.




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Jesus Centered Parenting

is Jesus really at the center of how we parent? Is Jesus really at the center of our family? I think that for Christian parents this has to be the most important question we can ask ourselves. If Jesus really is the center, everything else will also come into place.




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