My Ink Dance

Discovering Extraordinary Grace in an Ordinary Life

The Unexpected Book That Changed How I See Myself

This simple book can change what you believe about yourself.

It’s no secret that I have an affinity for books. I write about it often, sharing my favorites and monthly reads (click here for my latest). But sometimes there is a book that deserves more than a listing and summary. Today I have just that book! I love picture books. There’s something magical about the […]

Books to Start the New Year

Don't miss great fiction, inspiration and family books from My Ink Dance!

It’s no secret around here that I love books. I share lessons from books I’ve read, lists of favorites, and even had the first BOOK WEEK where I told you about my favorite books to read and give in 5 categories. At the end of each month I love to look back at what I’ve […]

New Word for a New Year

Don't miss the big reveal of the 2018 Word of the Year at My Ink Dance!

It’s not my first time ringing in the new year with a word. I find it centering to find a word to be an umbrella, an overarching idea for my whole year. You can read about my word last year (and why you need one) and the year before to get an idea of what […]

My Favorite Family Books to Read & Give

One of my favorite things is enjoying a book with someone I love. Picture books, board books, chapter books, it doesn’t matter. A page with beautiful words is enough. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe — I could never tire of this beautifully crafted fantasy about four siblings in Narnia, a magical land. It […]

My Favorite Non-Fiction Books to Read & Give

Inspirational Non-Fiction Favorites at My Ink Dance!

A great book can teach you so much about yourself and those around you. Inspirational non-fiction is so much more than self-help. It is truly a way to embrace God’s truth and apply it to our lives. The Gifts of Imperfection — The subtitle really says it all: Let Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed […]

My Favorite Fiction Books to Read & Give

Don't miss these exciting books from Book Week at My Ink Dance!

Getting lost in a made up world can provide escape from reality. But the very best fiction gives you more. The best fiction touches your heart. Long Way Gone — I first told you about this book here, but I have to tell you it would make a perfect gift. Especially for someone struggling to […]

My Favorite Bible Studies & Devotions to Read & Give

Don't miss these soul changing Bible Studies & Devotions!

Finding great books is wonderful, but finding ones that truly feed your soul can be life changing. These books will help you understand more about God’s Word and how it applies to you in real life. Open Your Bible — My favorite foundational Bible Study, Myers and Williams lay the groundwork for understanding the Bible […]

My All Time Favorite Books to Read & Give

Every one of these books is amazing!

Books just may be one of my love languages. See? I can’t even mention them without the influence of a great book! This week I am rounding up a list of some of my favorite books to read and give. And today is the list of some of my ALL-TIME favorites! Let me be clear, […]

It’s Time for Book Week!

I’m so excited to share some of my favorite books with you this week! Each day I will highlight a different category of books that I’ve loved reading and make for great gifts! Each day as the new post goes live the link below will be updated. You won’t want to miss these! Subscribe now to […]

4 Things I Learned this Fall

Every season teaches us something if we pay attention. What are you learning this fall?

Every season we spend a few moments reflecting on the things we’ve learned. Fall felt deep rather than wide, but it was so very good. I love the water. This is only half new as I’ve always known I love the water, but I discovered something new. It’s not only the ocean water. I took […]