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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]