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, […]

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 […]

End of Summer Reading

There’s something special about summer reading. I don’t sacrifice quality in the name of a carefree summer attitude, although I did find my way back to fiction last month. Yet, I find myself gravitating to ease and casual. Perhaps my final month of summer reading is like a barbecue with paper plates and giant watermelons […]

Are You Looking For A Guide?

Are you looking for answers? I know something that will help.

When I’m searching for meaning and inspiration behind these words I type, I find myself face to face with the simple. Looking to fall in love again I seek out words in their purest form before I try so hard and shine them up for you to read. I find myself back at Five Minute […]

5 Things I’ve Learned This Summer

In all the summer sun and fun we can learn a lot, if we only pay attention. These 5 things are simple and complex and can change your whole perspective.

It’s easy to let days turn into weeks into whole seasons without really thinking. Emily challenges us to pay attention to the things we learn everyday. The big things, the small things and the things we’re not even sure matter. When we pay attention we see that it all matters because it’s all part of […]

Too Good Not To Share

Like sunset fires on the beach, these links are too good not to share! Don't miss them!

This online world makes it possible for you to read these words. I love it. But sometimes, sometimes it gets to be too much. This month I came upon some great advice, real people stories actually, of how they are learning to use the internet for all the good. And sometimes this means setting limits, […]