I believe that stories were made to share and one of the core reasons that I became a writer was to share my story and connect with the stories of others.

Along those lines I would love to connect with you on the idea of sharing stories with the attendees of your upcoming retreat or conference.

I am quickly building experience as a speaker and it’s a beautiful, exhilarating and mildly terrifying practice that I believe I was created for.

If you’d like to chat about this, please email me at leannerae (at) gmail (dot) com

Some topics I’m passionate about speaking on

  • Where is God in struggle
  • Vulnerability and relationship
  • Lament and the church
  • Mental Illness and faith
  • Motherhood
  • Grief

If you have an event that you feel I would be a good fit for please get in touch with me, I’d love to talk about it.

  • Marco Scouvert

    Hi Leanne,

    I came across your website through a google search for cliche words of comfort to avoid. Under that article I could appreciate some of what you wrote, but I am concerned with the view of God not being in control of my suffering (which it sounds like you’re saying – if I’m wrong please help me understand better where you’re coming from).

    To simply boil it down: I find it much more concerning to say that there is some person or force (Satan or “evil”) that is accomplishing suffering in the world and the God who created the universe is impotent to do anything about it, was caught off-guard, and in the end really can’t help me; rather than knowing that my almighty, good, loving, wise heavenly Father is working behind, over, in, and through this for His glory and my good (including entering into the suffering with me and hurting when I hurt – both of which I see demonstrated by Jesus in John 11’s raising of Lazarus where He intentionally waits to let him die and then comes and weeps with his sisters at the grave site – seems bizarre but He can do both).

    What do you think?

    Sincerely in Christ,