My Ink Dance

Discovering Extraordinary Grace in an Ordinary Life

Hi! I’m Becky and I’m glad you’re here (I’ve never really liked being alone.)

Mother's day

I’m here for both of us. I’m desperately trying to let go of perfect as I realize I am a writer today. Not tomorrow, not someday, but today in the imperfect now.

I realized in this crazy dance of life that I’d rather get the steps wrong than sit on the sidelines with an empty dance card. So I’m here exploring life through writing and writing through life. I hope my dance will inspire you, challenge you, and help you know that you’re not alone.

Beyond the Ink

I’m loved by a God so full of grace that my mistakes look like part of the dance. I am faith-filled, but buck institution. I’ve been healed, adopted and forgiven by Jesus, yet I forget to read my Bible and I fall asleep praying.

I like control, though wish someone else would take it (as long as they do it right). I struggle with who I am (just read this and this to see what I mean).

I married my high school sweetheart (at 18!) and we have 3 amazing kids that amaze and challenge me daily. We live in our hometown and have a beautifully ordinary life.

I get lost in books and check out with tv. I like milk chocolate better than dark, even though it’s not hip. I’ll take tea over coffee, thank you. And I firmly believe the beach is best off-season.

Why I’m Here

I love sweets, but nothing artificial. So, I hope you’ll never find my words candy coated in aspartame. I long for real more than perfect, which is a pretty tall order. I’m here finding out where this writing journey takes me. That’s hard for me as I’m much more of a destination person than a journey person. I hope you’ll be encouraged here to embrace real grace in the middle of all the good, bad, and messy parts of life. 

I write 2-3 times per week in this little corner. I hope each post helps you discover something new about yourself, your faith and your world. You can follow along by clicking here. If you want to get to know me better, and maybe even parts of yourself, stick around. I promise I’ll be real, but I can’t promise I’ve got it all figured out.

Before you go! Make sure to grab your FREE phone & desktop wallpaper screens. These are my gifts to you for being…you! You’ll also get top secret reader newsletters and encouraging notes from My Ink Dance.

13 Replies

  1. Deby

    Hi Becky, loved your blog today. I, too, am a lover of trees and how they represent God and His glory. I am a five minute Friday’er as well. I am posted right after yours, and wanted to encourage you. Have a great day!

    1. Thanks for stopping by Deby! It’s so great to write and meet new people from fmf!

  2. Chris & Leonie Bartlett

    Hello there, I’m a South African living in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates. I would love to follow you – I’m shocking on email, but FB is so much easier…..do you have a group page on FB?
    Leonie 😉

  3. Hia, can’t see how to follow your blog? [Me being dippy, I imagine?!]

    1. Becky Hastings

      No, you’re not dippy….I need to work on layout a bit. You can sign up on the home page under my picture…”Join the dance” Thanks!

  4. valerie

    Love your posts! Adding to holiday memories….in our house at the dinner table everyone of us (6) get the spotlight to share what we are thankful for. Love the 3 year old (grand baby’s ) comments…. “I am thankful the food does not fall off my spoon before I get it to my mouth” and what the other children share gives me insight as to where their heart or mind are thinking /feeling at the moment. ❤

    1. Becky Hastings

      Thanks Valerie! What a great way to make memories together, and to remember what’s really important! It would be fun to find a way to record some of those memories as kids get older! Thanks for stopping by!

  5. Love your blog and especially your voice. Love that you’re seeking the real and learning about life through writing and vice versa. So very cool!!!

  6. So happy I came across your blog 🙂 Thank you for your authenticity!

    1. Becky Hastings

      Thank you Erica! I’m so glad you’re here! Looking forward to getting to know one another 🙂

  7. Svetlana Rella

    Hello Becky. I am grateful I found you by a beautiful accident. God is great, ALL THE TIME! Just reading a couple of your blogs brought tears to my eyes. I can relate – so thank you. May God bless your efforts and I look forward to more amazing reads, and a new friendship with you.

    1. Becky Hastings

      Thank you so much Svetlana! I look forward to getting to know you better. And I am so grateful these words blessed you!

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