My Ink Dance

Discovering Extraordinary Grace in an Ordinary Life

What I Learned Through Labor

There are all kinds of labor and every one can teach us something. Don't miss these 5 things from My Ink Dance

Despite the fact that its been over 9 years since I’ve been in that position, and at the risk of alienating my 5 male readers I can finally wrap my head around things. I’m not sure what’s taken me so long, but the feelings have never fully left me. The emotions are so intense. More […]

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, […]

5 Things Bringing Me Joy Today

You can find joy right now, right where you are. Don't miss these 5 things bringing me joy today!

I will be the first to admit, I wait for joy to find me. Even with my word-of-the-year and lofty goals I find myself walking through life waiting for joy to flash with neon signs and arrows so I know it’s arrived. Today I chose something different. I chose to seek out joy. I chose not […]

How To Do More Than Survive

Do you long to go through your days doing more than simply surviving? These two tips will make all the difference.

I hate September. Well, maybe not everything about September. After all, there are sweatshirts and apples and cool nights. Those are the saving graces, because the rest brings me to my knees. Shifting from a summer mindset into a school mindset is rough. I’m not just talking bedtimes and early wakeups either. There’s first days […]

Did You Miss the Boat?

Do you ever feel like you missed your chance? What if I could tell you that you are not left alone on the shore? Would you believe me?

I looked at the calendar squares of summer slipping away. I had all these great ideas and amazing plans. I even had a Pinterest board for SUMMER FUN. Scratch that. There was no Pinterest board. I had the idea of making a Pinterest board so all my ideas would be in one place and we […]

Are We Playing Church?

It's easy to get wrapped up in a game of pretend when it comes to Sunday mornings. Have you been pretending? Playing the role you think everyone wants you to play? Putting on a happy face?

There are two versions of me. I walk up to those big double doors on a Sunday morning and suddenly, I change. I push down all those things that I’ve carried all week hiding them under a bright smile and purposeful walk. I act as if I know where I’m going and what I’m doing. […]

When Your Voice Shakes

I had to make an announcement today at church. It was a small announcement, nothing earth shattering. Still my voice shook. I felt silly for letting something so minor get the best of me. My husband assured me you couldn’t tell and all was well. Yet, I was still frustrated with myself. I didn’t want […]