He’s Up to Something

  I am the Lord, your Holy One, Israel’s Creator and King. I am the Lord, who opened a way through the waters, making a dry path through the sea. I called forth the mighty army of Egypt with all its chariots and horses. I drew them beneath the waves, and they drowned, their lives snuffed out like a smoldering candlewick. […]

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Top Posts of 2014

2014 was my first full year of blogging. A year of finding my feet and figuring it out. And I still have a long way to go. I still write long. I still write slow. And I’m still far from regular. I still haven’t managed to fit blogging into the weekly routine of my life. And if you’ve been following […]

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BIG NEWS!

While things have been a bit quiet here at thisoddhouse.org for the past few weeks, they have been far from quiet at This Odd House in McHenry. In the midst of some sicknesses and the end-of-semester stress, we have also been celebrating the season in several special ways. We put up our tree. And while it isn’t as wonky as […]

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For the New School Year

Here’s what happened at our house last week… Daryl started first grade.   Amelia started the 3-year-old program at the same school.   Peter started back to work with faculty meetings.   And so did I. (The blurriness is absolutely apropos.) Thankfully, Grandma came from England last Wednesday and is helping us through the transition. With her extra hands, a […]

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Six Lessons I Have Learned as a New Blogger

July has been a big birthday month in our house. I turned xx. In the beautiful Smoky Mountains of Tennessee. And discovered the ideal spot to finish writing my book. (See that cabin back there? Donald Miller would approve.) This little darling turned 3. At the Tennessee Aquarium in Chattanooga. Where even the sharks seemed to grin their birthday greeting.   And […]

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What We Learned in Kindergarten

Thursday morning was Daryl’s final day of Kindergarten. Thursday night was the Kindergarten graduation ceremony. And in the middle, his Momma had a mini-meltdown. It didn’t obviously have anything to do with Daryl and the fact that he’s growing up so fast, as they all do. Oh, I’m sure the emotions surrounding the day primed the pump. But the actual […]

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Just Call Me “Vulnerable”

“Adam and his wife were both Naked, and they felt no Shame” (Genesis 2:25). I’ve been called “vulnerable” more than a few times since I launched this blog last July. It just happened again last night. And actually, it’s a label I’m happy—and humbled—to own. Or, at least, aspire to. If I’m going to share our life here, I don’t […]

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The Big Reveal

In my next post I will return to the subject at hand…revealing more about this particular journey of healing that God has taken me on. But here I want to take a step back—for my own benefit as much as anything—and try to explain the point of this exercise. Why I feel the need to write my way through. And […]

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