Meet Leigh Ann

Intentional By Grace originally formed as an overflow of my (LA) passion to share my life with others so that together we can take the Gospel to the end of the earth while making it impossible to not think about God. In 2011, I crossed paths with Nikki who had an equally tenacious passion for spreading the Gospel and caring for the souls of women. We quickly became friends, and have spurred one another on in mutual friendship ever since. This woman has become my sister in Christ, one of my very dearest friends, and now, God has finally joined us together in ministry work.

We believe that by inspiring, teaching, and equipping women with not only the Gospel but Gospel application, we can change the world one woman at a time thus impacting families around the world. We believe we can, together as an Intentional By Grace community, truly make a difference.

Meet Leigh Ann

I am first and foremost a child of God. This is the most important part of my life, the main thing. I am the blessed wife to the man of my prayers, Mark. We have been married since July 2008. Apart from our salvation, marriage is our greatest earthly blessing. My hubby is far more than I ever deserved to receive as a husband. I know that it is only by the grace of God that I can count Him as mine. I’ve done nothing to deserve Him. I count it my greatest joy to be called His helpmeet.

photo by Lillian Prince Photography

Third only to my Savior and loving husband, I have the privilege of being a mommy to our sweet little boy, Samuel. We became a family of three in January 2011. Oh what a joy it is to care for this boy day-in and day-out. We pray the Lord will continue to bless us with many more children in the coming years.

Want to read Samuel’s Birth Story?

As a family, we’ve lived in five different houses in two different states all in less than four years. We recently reside in the High Rockies of the great state of Colorado. My husband has always dreamed of living here, and I secretly wanted to trek back to lay under the stars, because here, in this place, it truly feels like all you need to do is raise your hand and touch one. I’m not sure how I feel about snow two thirds of the year, but my motto is, “If it’s going to be cold, it better be snowing.” Well, there’s still snow on the peaks as I stare out my front porch window and it’s now June as I write this. But I have a container garden growing out back, so I’m happy.

I think it’s interesting to note that our little town is the second most un-churched area in all of Colorado. We are excited at the possibilities of sharing the Gospel, and nervous about the lack of spiritual community that comes with that statistic. All the while, we are convinced that this is God’s will for us right now, and with that comes the assurance of His peace.

I’ve always wanted to be a stay-at-home wife and mom. I have a college degree in Business Management, and I’m grateful for it. I use it every day. My life is not on hold until I “get my kids raised.” I work at home in many capacities, and it’s one of the hardest jobs I’ve ever had. But it is true what “they” say, it is the most rewarding job I have ever had. I have found a way to make an income doing what I love (writing) while getting to stay home and serve my family. I am humbled and grateful.

I love coffee (the good kind), chocolate (the good kind), and long walks on the beach. Now, tell me which one of those was an outright lie? I have one foot that’s bigger than the other and my ears poke out funny. I have the loudest hiccups of anyone I know, and Mark doesn’t believe they are real. I’m an introverted extravert. You’ve probably never met one. That would be because we only make up 1% of the entire population. I’m weird. I’m an avid reader, and people make fun of me at the library for the enormous amount of children’s books that I check out for Samuel and me. I really do read them to him, and he really does bring them to me to read. You should read to your children, ya’ know. I love photography, especially the kind that gets really close and catches only the details that a lens and a little light can catch. Those wrinkles that no one wants and those rolls that will no longer be acceptable are details that I savor. I believe God gave us everything to enjoy, and I plan on enjoying in this fallen world that which He gives grace for.

Want to contact me? You can email me at intentionalbygrace {at} gmail {dot} com.



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