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Good News, Bad News & Merry Christmas

By on December 25, 2016

When Kristin was diagnosed with Sarcoidosis, we began scavenging the internet for reputable help. We were understandably trying to get a handle for what the rest of life would look like. We knew life had changed in some way, but we weren’t totally sure exactly how much change there…


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Kristin’s Diagnosis: Lymphoma, Lung Cancer or Sarcoidosis?

By on December 20, 2016

I started this blog back up a couple months ago  after years of silence because there were so many things that God was teaching me. We were in the middle of starting a church with a vision like none other I’ve seen before. I was excited to write about…


The view from across the street

By on November 1, 2016

I had to chuckle today when I realized that my grass actually looks greener from across the street! That of course got me thinking about life. Here’s the story:

It’s October and that means that it is grass planting season in the northeast. The LeBlanc’s have been in our new…


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Church Life

God’s Timing: Church Planting 10 Years Later

By on August 31, 2016

Exactly 10 years ago this this month, I transitioned from my job as Youth Director at First Assembly of God in Shrewsbury, NJ to join the pastoral team at Calvary Lighthouse in Lakewood. I began serving there primarily because I could join their Ocean School of Ministry and work towards…


Anthem of Hope; where we are today

By on August 26, 2016

In 2008 a small rag tag group of creatives got together and set out to bring encouragement to people impacted by chronic and terminal illness. We had seen firsthand what simple resources like CDs of Scripture can do for people who are hopeless in their struggle with cancer and…


A new LeBlancLife Blog!

By on August 5, 2016

After a few years of hibernation, my inner blogger is itching to write again. The timing is quite good actually because God is doing some incredible things with my family, my friends and in my community and I feel like the stories must be told. LeBlanc Life has always been…

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We’re Pregnant! – The Sequel

By on May 19, 2013



Kristin is expecting again! This time Olivia share’s the joy of the announcement with Sophia. Sophia gets to wear the shirt and announce the coming of her little sister. Kristin and I thank God daily for the blessings he has brought into our lives.

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Olivia’s Going to be a Big Sister!

By on December 27, 2011

Olivia is going to be a big sister, July 2012. She had a blast telling the family on Christmas. Kristin and I are so blessed!

2016 Update:The funny thing about the internet is you never know what will catch on and go viral. This video we posted in 2011 did…


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How We Knew: Darren and Kristin’s Story

By on January 19, 2010

This post was manually recreated from archive files after the original LeBlancLife blog was taken down by an internet virus. We may occasionally add additional legacy posts in the future and will include them under the category Ported.
The pilot just turned off the “fasten seat belt” sign and the attendants are moving around getting ready…

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Engagement Story with Pictures

By on January 17, 2010

My inbox is bursting with inquiries about the big “Proposal Day”. Yes, it’s true…I’m engaged. I proposed to Kristin wednesday morning with guitar in hand, 35,000 ft above the earth on a flight to Las Vegas. I promised many of you some details so here they are.

Please forgive me…

Monmouth County, NJ

Award winning blogger, pastor, and VP of a small engineering firm. Darren and his wife Kristin spend their free time raising 3 girls and helping fuel a movement of #KingdomCollaboration.