My Ink Dance

Discovering Extraordinary Grace in an Ordinary Life

Do You See the Ordinary Graces?

It's easy to get lost in a sea of hard things. But look around. Do you see the Ordinary Graces?

It’s easy to walk through life and see all the hard things. The broken relationship. The lost job. The addiction. The illness. The hard things seem to scream for our attention, right in our face until it’s all we can see. But what if there are things all around us, ordinary things, that we just […]

The One Word to Eliminate from Your Vocabulary

We say it all the time, but what if this one word is making everything worse? My Ink Dance shares this one word and what you can do instead!

I caught myself today. Much like recently when I was brushing my teeth, except this time I was out for a walk. Even when I manage to be quiet, sometimes the thoughts run like that ticker at the bottom of the news screen, never-ending and lacking the substance you really need. Today the thoughts were […]

What I’ve Been Reading

It’s book time! I love finding great books, and this month was a perfect balance between page turning fiction and non-fiction that really makes you think.   I’ve shared my affinity for Charles Martin’s writing before, and this book was no exception. Engrossed in characters and a captivating story, I turned pages long into the […]

Are You Making the Wrong List?

The to-do list seems endless, a scroll of things to accomplish. But what if that's not the list you need?

I was brushing my teeth after a day. You know the one. Nothing goes as planned. You look around at the end and see dishes piled in the sink and you feel like you accomplished nothing. I started thinking about all the things I hadn’t done, but then something changed. I felt tired of the […]

What I Learned Through Labor

There are all kinds of labor and every one can teach us something. Don't miss these 5 things from My Ink Dance

Despite the fact that its been over 9 years since I’ve been in that position, and at the risk of alienating my 5 male readers I can finally wrap my head around things. I’m not sure what’s taken me so long, but the feelings have never fully left me. The emotions are so intense. More […]

Cue the Balloons & Confetti!

It's time to celebrate! See why @ My Ink Dance.

I’m so excited to share an announcement with you today! Before I tell you the big news, the fun is that this isn’t just about me. This is about a beautiful network of bloggers seeking to encourage one another, but also to encourage YOU!   My Ink Dance is honored to be nominated for the […]

How Humbling Yourself In Your Time of Need Changes Everything

Choose to change in the midst of the hard times. Don't miss Tricia's guest post @ My Ink Dance!

I am honored to welcome Tricia Goyer today, author of over 70 books, including the recently released, Walk It Out. This book will bring you on a journey of hope and challenge you to actively walk out your faith in your everyday life. Welcome Tricia!   The other day I was cooking dinner when my […]

10 Things I Learned Reading Church of the Small Things

Don't miss these amazing things I learned from Melanie Shankle's latest book, Church of the Small Things

I first told you about Melanie Shankle’s latest book here, but I wanted to share a bit more of what I discovered while reading it. Following Melanie’s lead I created a list for you. In no particular order… 1. I’d consume it in just a few days. I hadn’t expected this book to compel me […]

Finding Hope in the Broken Places

Hope can be hidden in the middle of your grief. Find it today.

I’ve talked about adoption here before, telling my own story. Today I welcome a fellow writer to share a piece of her journey, in all it’s beautiful broken pieces.  Natalie shares her story of finding grace as she discovered Jesus sitting with her in the darkest moments of her journey. We all have different stories, […]

How To Do More Than Survive

Do you long to go through your days doing more than simply surviving? These two tips will make all the difference.

I hate September. Well, maybe not everything about September. After all, there are sweatshirts and apples and cool nights. Those are the saving graces, because the rest brings me to my knees. Shifting from a summer mindset into a school mindset is rough. I’m not just talking bedtimes and early wakeups either. There’s first days […]