My Ink Dance

Discovering Extraordinary Grace in an Ordinary Life

What I’m Reading

This month was a little lighter on the reading list for me. It was busy and I didn’t make the time. I only read one complete book. Other ones were finishing or starting, but one book made it from cover to cover in June. And it was great. It made me realize something about the […]

Something Special For You

Hey Friend!  I know I don’t usually write you a note quite like this, but I wanted you to know something important. First of all, make sure you read the whole letter. There’s a surprise for you at the end! Letters seem like a lost art for conveying important things, don’t they? I can remember […]

6 Things I’ve Learned this Spring

Each season is full of things to learn if only we pay attention. This spring I’ve tried to keep my eyes open and recognize some of the things, big and small, that I’ve learned. I like teaching. This may be obvious since I went to school for education, but I haven’t taught in a classroom […]

What I’ve Been Reading

It’s funny how each month as I post the books I read I realize something new. And it’s not really something in the books. It’s about the reading. This month was no exception. I’ve always loved to read, but since having kids finding time to read became harder to come by. After having my second […]

Too Good Not To Share

Sometimes in the middle of all the loud of this online world, we find something that speaks directly to our heart. It could make us laugh or cry or think or feel or wonder. And they are simply too good not to share. Things have been busy behind the scenes here as I’m getting ready […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]