My Ink Dance

Discovering Extraordinary Grace in an Ordinary Life

How A Book Can Make Your Life Better

I read the title and was immediately intrigued. I read the subtitle and felt a rock in my stomach.


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The Fringe Hours: Making Time for You

I love the idea of using the pockets of time in my life to be more productive, but the notion that I should spend that currency on me? Well, that was a bit much.

I decided to dive into the book anyway. My main motivation was to check it off my to do list. I had received an advance copy and wanted to get through it to respond to some questions about it. Just a few pages into the first chapter I stopped to find a highlighter.

God created you with a unique set of gifts and passions. May The Fringe Hours give you permission to pursue those desires.

Jessica Turner

And I was hooked.

It was a new kind of hooked for me as far as books go. I found myself wanting to push through like a page turning novel, but needing to be more thoughtful with my reading and processing. Because the truth is I wanted this book to be a catalyst for change in my life.

Not the January 1st kind of change, but change like the spring where combining the right elements over time produce something beautiful. I wanted that kind of change. And it has been.

Words are seeping into my soul through all the dirt beneath the surface.

When my shortcomings get the best of me, grace reminds me that I am a child of God and I am loved.

Jessica Turner

I don’t want to close the pages on this book. I’ve been busy trying to wear so many hats and make sure they are perfect without realizing pieces of me were falling apart. In The Fringe Hours I’ve been able to walk through who I am, what I love, and how to make it happen.


It’s a process that won’t end unless I let it. Some things are outside of our control, and that’s okay. But this is something we can make happen and doing so will only make us and those we love so much happier.

How do you make time for you in the busyness of life?

Grab your copy of The Fringe Hours and find out today!


Linking words with Holley Gerth and Jennifer Dukes Lee.

About Becky Hastings

I am emotional and logical. I am strong and dependent. I am a juxtaposition of head and heart exploring it all through writing. And in all my mixed-up ways I am loved. I'm here to tell you that you are, too. Just the way you are.

4 Replies

  1. I’m planning to read this book, and your post makes me want to hop on over to Amazon and read it right NOW! It seems like such a clever concept. As a mother, sometimes the only moments we can hope to have for ourselves are the fringe hours. Thanks for your post today! Happy to be your neighbor at #TellHisStory.

    1. Becky Hastings

      It’s a great read! Very thought provoking. Definitely a book to take your time with. Amazon had it on sale recently. Let me know what you think!

  2. That sounds like something I need to read. Thanks for telling us about it! 🙂

    1. Becky Hastings

      I love to share great reads! Amazon had it for a great price recently…check it out!

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