My Ink Dance

Discovering Extraordinary Grace in an Ordinary Life

5 Guidelines to Getting It Together

Can you really have it all together? Maybe not, but there are 5 things that can help!

Sometimes I find I need to learn something more than once. This summer I’m revisiting a few things God has shown me in the hopes that the lessons will go deeper. I’ve often tried to have a life that’s put together. I want to get it all done, perfectly, and come out smiling on the […]

How Awesome Will Your Summer Be?

Having an awesome summer is possible with this simple change!

Summer is the great playtime of the year. It’s like recess; a break from the responsibilities. Except when it’s not.  I find myself holding this idea that summer should be FANTASTIC and FUN and SUN. But there’s still laundry and cooking and vacuuming. The bills keep coming and the everyday-ness of life still happens.  How […]

How Doing Less Helped Me Do More

Do you ever feel like you have so much to do and you can't get anything done? Maybe the secret is easier than you think! Find out how doing less may be the answer to help you DO MORE!

It sounds all wrong. We think about how much we want to get done. The go, go, go, more, more, more spinning around us, and we try to add one more thing. I know because I’ve done it, for years. And it was the very thing making me feel like a failure. I was tired […]

The Letter I Need You to Read

I’m fairly open in this space, sharing my heart and feelings even when they’re not pretty. There are still a few things I hold close and don’t talk about often. Not because of fear or hiding, but for reasons like processing and protecting and privacy. Today, I am going to share something that is deeply […]

Trying to Catch Time

Every once in a while a scene on television completely opens my eyes the way a line in a favorite book does. Catching up on episodes of the season’s must watch show, This Is Us, I found one such moment all about time. And it left me wondering. Do you ever wonder where time goes? […]

Dear Internet (A Letter to the Void)

Dear Internet, I didn’t even think this was going to start as a letter. I just had a statement that kept reeling with every click and scroll and like. It was simple and complicated all at once, given my position. Yet, I found myself wanting to scream it at the top of my lungs over […]

When Life Feels Too Hard for Dreams

We see it all of the internet right now. What are your dreams for 2017? Dream big! What’s your word of the year? Set goals! You can have whatever you put your mind to! Except you can’t. With terminal illness on the horizon a person may only be able to dream about making it through […]

Do You Long to Travel but Feel Like You Can’t?

I used to travel. I embraced new places with joy and excitement. But then life happened. And now I head to the store or the school and wonder if I’ll ever leave a fifty mile radius again. Have you ever felt that way?   If there’s something preventing your globetrotting heart from leaving home, join […]

How To Be Grateful (When It Feels Really Hard)

#30daysofgratitude #thankful #1000gifts It all sounds great, right? It’s easy to want to be grateful. But what about when her house looks so much better than yours? Or when you see the pictures from that other family’s fantastic tropical vacation? Or when she has that great new designer bag and yours is from Walmart? Or […]

Sometimes You Need to Tell Your Story

We get to know one another pretty quickly here at My Ink Dance. This space isn’t about surface conversation and cliché answers, it’s about real life and real faith and questions. And I love it. But sometimes I feel like parts of my story are missing; like there are puzzle pieces missing that would help […]