My Ink Dance

Discovering Extraordinary Grace in an Ordinary Life

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, […]

End of Summer Reading

There’s something special about summer reading. I don’t sacrifice quality in the name of a carefree summer attitude, although I did find my way back to fiction last month. Yet, I find myself gravitating to ease and casual. Perhaps my final month of summer reading is like a barbecue with paper plates and giant watermelons […]

Are You Looking For A Guide?

Are you looking for answers? I know something that will help.

When I’m searching for meaning and inspiration behind these words I type, I find myself face to face with the simple. Looking to fall in love again I seek out words in their purest form before I try so hard and shine them up for you to read. I find myself back at Five Minute […]

5 Things I’ve Learned This Summer

In all the summer sun and fun we can learn a lot, if we only pay attention. These 5 things are simple and complex and can change your whole perspective.

It’s easy to let days turn into weeks into whole seasons without really thinking. Emily challenges us to pay attention to the things we learn everyday. The big things, the small things and the things we’re not even sure matter. When we pay attention we see that it all matters because it’s all part of […]

Let Yourself Get Lost

Don't miss fiction to get lost in only to find pieces of yourself! Here's what I read this month @ My Ink Dance.

I fell back in love with fiction this month. Actually, I never fell out of love. I just allowed myself to get lost. Fiction is a happy place, usually allowing me to wander and wonder through all the imaginings of the writer. It’s a beautiful thing to get so wrapped up in a character that […]

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 […]