My Ink Dance

Discovering Extraordinary Grace in an Ordinary Life


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Day 10: Fill, Release, Repeat

If you’ve been reading the 31 Days of Exhale series, you may think I’m crazy. And you may be right. I struggle with this. I struggle with my responses to life. I grip tight all that is wrong and try to strangle the life out of it. I grip tight all that is right and […]

Day 9: What Comes First?

Breathe out. Yes, start right here by breathing out. I need to, so I figured it would be good for all of us. Believing your are not enough can make things tricky in a marriage. Because he believed I was, or would be, so he said I do. But surely after all this time he […]

Day 8: When the Exhale Hurts

I remember when my grandfather was dying, although calling him my grandfather doesn’t capture it all. I spent more days with him than without, and for the record he wasn’t Grandpa, he was Papa. I was in my twenties and He had been sick for so long. He had struggled with health problems most of […]

Day 7: Take Me Away

Going deeper with our introduction to fear I’m going to jump right in. This is the big one for me. Death. But it’s not what you think. Here’s the thing. I know the cliff notes of what’s going to happen after I die, and I’m good with that. I’m not going to get all preachy, […]

Day 6: The Man in the Suit

I’ve come so far to let go of the past, present, future, and even dreams. I have to talk about the dark thief in the corner. The one that holds you against the wall by your throat. He talks in a low voice remarkably like my own, smiling the whole time. He enjoys watching me […]

Day 5: Letting Go of Good

Sometimes you have to let go of something good. It’s not always about the negative things in our lives that hold us back and keep us breathing shallow. I get lost in my dreams and they paralyze me in a different way than the future does. There is so much possibility that I hold tight, […]

Day 4: Path to the Future

Since we’ve worked on letting go of the past and the present, it only makes sense for us to move on to the future. How can I be holding on to something that hasn’t even happened yet? I’ll tell you how I do it. I have been frozen. I’ve stood, completely unsure of where to […]

Day 3: The Reality of the Now

Yesterday we talked about the value of letting go of the past. But that’s not the only thing that can keep our breath shallow and our knuckles white. The present can be pretty stifling in it’s own right. It starts out innocently enough. Getting my feet on the floor is never easy, but once I […]

Day 2: Put the Luggage Down

Sometimes I don’t even realize I’m carrying it. These heavy bulky suitcases. And they’re full. I mean sit on the suitcase just so I can zip it up kind of full. I walk around everyday lifting them, rolling them, dragging them, and I’m not even sure I know what’s in them anymore. I’ve stuffed so […]

Day 1: Why Exhale?

Sometimes I find that I’m holding air in the top of my lungs, never breathing all the way down to my belly. As life keeps piling on top of me I keep inhaling trying to push myself up from becoming a puddle under everything pressing in, pressing on, pressing down. Sometimes I feel that I […]