About


Welcome to my Author Page and Blog!

My name is Leila Grandemange and I’m so excited you’re here! I started this website and blog to connect with you, and share how knowing God can help you find joy in your journey! God turned my sorrow into joyful dancing. I’d be honored to share that joy with you, through my books and blog. Thanks for stopping by!

Watch Leila’s compelling testimony in dance!

Dancers: Leila Grandemange and her ballet students © Choreography Leila Grandemange.

Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. — Romans 12:12

To declare and demonstrate the hope, healing, and happiness found in Jesus Christ, through storytelling and the Creative Arts.

Leila is a storyteller— author, speaker, devotional writer, and Christian artist — who is passionate about helping people find hope, healing, and happiness, through faith in Christ. She is the author of several books including, Lord, Help Me to Flourish: A Coloring Devotional, and Pawz and Pray: Reflections about God, Life, and the Dogs I Love, and enjoys sharing her thoughts about God, dogs, and daily life happenings on her blogs: Sunshine for the Soul and Pawz and Pray.

Formerly a professional ballet dancer, Leila earned a B.A. in Christian Education with a minor in Bible and has served in ministry for over 25 years. Leila has been invited by Pastors, worship leaders, and prominent figures such as Gloria Gaither to dance, choreograph, or teach at their church or outreach. Leila loves all things creative and uses her background in education and the performing and visual arts to point people to Jesus Christ. She inspires faith through authentic communication about her struggles with anxiety, depression, and chronic pain, while sharing the comfort she has found through Jesus Christ.

Leila is a mother of two and has been married to her husband Dominique for over 25 years. When Leila isn’t writing she’s enjoying simple things like dinner time with her family, tea with friends, and walking her dogs. She’s also a volunteer for Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA), and serves on the Evangelism Team at her church. Leila’s life motto is—Fully Loved, Forever Changed! 

You have turned my mourning into dancing; you have loosed my sackcloth and clothed me with joy! —Psalm 30:11

For information on having Leila speakchoreograph or dance at your ministry event, please use the contact form.

“Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass. It’s about learning to dance in the rain.” – Vivian Green

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