My Ink Dance

Discovering Extraordinary Grace in an Ordinary Life

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This is a place for you to discover extraordinary grace in ordinary life.

I’m Becky and I’m so glad you’re here! Find out more about me and what My Ink Dance means . Take a look around and don’t forget to grab your free gift!

Relax friend. Come as you are. This is a place to be real and exhale. I’m so glad you came!

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 […]

I Judged a Pastor Today

I saw a picture from a pastor on the hate-to-love platform of Facebook today. It was nondescript, showing no faces. But it was from someone I know on the periphery and I saw the kind of car they drive. It made me mad. Apparently, I judge pastors. I’m not a car person. I don’t care […]

19 Things I Love About Being Married

In honor of my 19th anniversary this month here are a few of the practical, mushy, and deep things I love about being married, in no particular order. 1. Events. Knowing who my wedding/work event/party date is. (Bonus: we get to go home together) 2. All the feels. Having someone who sees me and all […]

Why I Still Can’t Call Myself Woman

I watched a video yesterday talking about how we need to stop calling grown women girls. I turned the words around in my head. I understood every part of the argument, but still the word I used to refer to myself was simple. Girl Maybe it’s the reality that despite double digits, 3 kids and a […]

When You Get Motherhood Wrong

I could feel it slipping through my fingers. Any hope of the person I wanted to be falling away as my voice got louder and my fists clenched tight by my sides. This wasn’t how I wanted motherhood to look. This wasn’t the mother I wanted to be. I could give you plenty of examples […]

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 […]

Why I Don’t Want a Mountaintop Faith

Imagine you’re on the top of a mountain. You look over the world sprawling below, colors and shapes blending into a beautiful tapestry. It is amazing. Now think for a moment. How did you get there? Did you climb? Did you fly? How are you getting down? Mountaintops are gloriously beautiful. I love the wonder […]

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 […]