My Ink Dance

Discovering Extraordinary Grace in an Ordinary Life

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 […]

What I’m Reading This Month

January is always a good book month for me. More time inside by the fire leaves me craving pages to turn. This month has been no exception. Secrets by Kristen Heitzmann — Lance is a man on a mission to uncover family secrets so his grandmother can find peace. Rese works hard to prove herself […]

My Year In Review 2016

As 2016 comes to a close, I find myself drawn to looking back before I look ahead. It’s more than nostalgia, but a desire to see where I came from in order to have a clearer view of where I’m going. My space here at My Ink Dance is no exception. I’ve grown this year […]

Why I’m Still Writing

The last few months have brought me face to face with a question that I’m still not sure I’ve fully answered. With every tap of a key or note jotted down I keep asking myself, why? I’m the girl who quits things. No, seriously. I am. Piano–quit. Violin–quit. French Horn–quit. And before you think it’s […]