My Ink Dance

Discovering Extraordinary Grace in an Ordinary Life

What I’ve Been Reading

Last month I told you about my trick for being more purposeful about my reading. It’s working well, but I’m facing another challenge. As 2017 began I wanted to read only books I owned, but have yet to be read. Can I just say how hard that is? There are new titles I’m hearing about all […]

5 Favorite Quotes from You Are Free

When I first read You are Free by Rebekah Lyons I promised it would not be the last you heard about it here. I knew there were pieces to tell you about. Things that would impact you in deep ways the way they impacted me. But I needed time. I needed time with those pieces. […]

Do You Have Proof of Life?

Do you ever get tired of the noise? We can hit the mute button while surfing the internet, but the screen screams silent begging us to do, look, be. The internet is anything but quiet.   My letter to the internet captures my personal struggle with this amazing connectivity we have at our fingertips, but […]

Books I’m Reading in March

I love to read, but a few months ago I found I wasn’t reading as much. I was happily choosing other things (hello Netflix and Facebook) to fill my time. Wanting to get back to the page I thought about what I why I read and how much I want to read. My why was […]

Why Imperfect is Enough

I lay there in my bed, hands reflexively resting on my belly. The days of feeling little baby kicks are long gone, but some of the roundness remains. I thought of what my body was, what it is. And in that moment I did something radical. Want to know what I did? I am so […]

4 Books I’m Reading In February

I love how winter and books go together. The long slow days of January left me with a full list. I was so excited for February books! And somehow the 3 less days threw me off. I still read, but not quite as diligently. Have you had that happen? Do you read more during certain […]

7 Things I’m Learning (and Loving) This Winter

The cold winter leaves a lot of time for introspection so it’s the perfect time to link up with Emily in her seasonal What I’ve Learned Series. I Learned A Lot This sounds silly, but I’ve taken some time to reflect. We often forget about the things we learn. We just accept them as part […]

Finding Joy in a Simple Calling

The idea of a 4 word calling can feel anything but simple. Sometimes it seems easier to accept the idea of big, grand plans and purpose than to walk out your anything for God in small steps. Big feels like a celebration; small feels, well, small. Embracing the idea of a big calling feels like […]

What To Do When You’re Stuck Between Your Calling and Real Life

It’s easy to feel stuck in real life, even as your mind wanders to big callings. The more we whittle down the simplicity of what God calls us to, the easier it is to walk it out. As I sit here writing, there is a table full of clutter in front of me, kids playing […]

Can My Calling Really Be That Simple?

Ok, I know the other day when I wrote about your calling I said, the end. But the truth is it just doesn’t always seem that easy, does it? Four words made it sound so simple, but here we are, everyday, struggling to understand what it means. I get it. So what do we do? […]