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!

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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, […]

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. […]

Let Yourself Get Lost

Don't miss fiction to get lost in only to find pieces of yourself! Here's what I read this month @ My Ink Dance.

I fell back in love with fiction this month. Actually, I never fell out of love. I just allowed myself to get lost. Fiction is a happy place, usually allowing me to wander and wonder through all the imaginings of the writer. It’s a beautiful thing to get so wrapped up in a character that […]

5 Guidelines to Getting It Together

Can you really have it all together? Maybe not, but there are 5 things that can help!

Sometimes I find I need to learn something more than once. This summer I’m revisiting a few things God has shown me in the hopes that the lessons will go deeper. I’ve often tried to have a life that’s put together. I want to get it all done, perfectly, and come out smiling on the […]

How Awesome Will Your Summer Be?

Having an awesome summer is possible with this simple change!

Summer is the great playtime of the year. It’s like recess; a break from the responsibilities. Except when it’s not.  I find myself holding this idea that summer should be FANTASTIC and FUN and SUN. But there’s still laundry and cooking and vacuuming. The bills keep coming and the everyday-ness of life still happens.  How […]

A Letter to My Future Self

What would you tell your future self? Maybe you need to hear these words today. Don't miss this letter!

My daughter had an assignment at school recently to write a letter to herself, and the teacher will send it to her when she graduates high school. As I listened to her talk about her letter, I found myself thinking about my own letter. Last year I wrote a letter to my body; perhaps a […]

What I’m Reading

This month was a little lighter on the reading list for me. It was busy and I didn’t make the time. I only read one complete book. Other ones were finishing or starting, but one book made it from cover to cover in June. And it was great. It made me realize something about the […]

How Doing Less Helped Me Do More

Do you ever feel like you have so much to do and you can't get anything done? Maybe the secret is easier than you think! Find out how doing less may be the answer to help you DO MORE!

It sounds all wrong. We think about how much we want to get done. The go, go, go, more, more, more spinning around us, and we try to add one more thing. I know because I’ve done it, for years. And it was the very thing making me feel like a failure. I was tired […]

What Circle Are You In?

When it comes to people I see great big circles drawn on the ground. The circles have labels like pretty or smart or athletic. And sometimes the circles even overlap. Everyone that fits in their circle finds their place. Yet, I am left standing on the outside for one reason. I never fit into the […]