My Ink Dance

Discovering Extraordinary Grace in an Ordinary Life

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 […]

5 Things I Learned This Fall

From Rachael Ray to pomegranates, comfort zones to television, this fall was full of things to learn. Comfort Zone I can do things outside of my comfort zone. I’m a home girl, and no I don’t mean that in the cool sense. I like my home, my people, my circle. I like the places I know and […]

What I’m Reading This Month

It appears I’ve been interested in a certain subject this month without even realizing it.   Have you ever felt like you were trying to find yourself? I think I’ve spent my entire life on this quest without always realizing it. The books I’ve read this month are no exception. Finished It: The Bookshop on […]

What I Learned in September

Looking back is easier some months than others. September kind of wiped me out with the back to school and the routines and early morning alarms. But we made it, and I learned a few things along the way. September is hard for me! As much as I love new routines and crayons and calendars the […]

Have You Chosen Your Battle?

The internet leaves my head spinning. This may not be the best thing for me to say, but it’s the truth. But only part of the truth. Maybe it’s not just the internet. Bring something to this bake sale. Save a life — donate here today. Feed the hungry. Volunteer to teach Sunday School. Help […]

Words & Thoughts: 5 Life Giving Quotes from Redeeming Love

We just finished reading our first Words & Thoughts book club book. If you remember, I mentioned this isn’t your typical book club (you can read more here). Our first book, Redeeming Love is one of the most impactful books I’ve ever read. It always amazes me how a few words can speak so much […]