Hiking Diamond Head

Diamond Head

My eyes always went to Diamond Head when we traveled toward Honolulu. Our family lived on O’ahu for four years and the craggy extinct volcano rearing over Waikiki Beach was my daily reminder we lived on an island. I’ve seen it in all sorts of dramatic lights and enjoyed the view each time. We visit it […]

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Who was Marian? Ancestry Part 3

Marian

We weren’t positive her name was Marian Lemaine. The Marian was certain, but her last name was vague–maybe Lemon, perhaps Lehman? Her goddaughter didn’t know for sure. Marian was important to Mrs. Oswald Chambers, but we knew little about her. I needed to find out. This how I did it using Ancestry.com Basic facts We knew she must […]

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A Helicopter Ride in Kaua’i

So we rode a helicopter in Kaua’i. It was not on my bucket list. I never wanted to take a helicopter ride. It was the easiest way for me, however, to see something on my bucket list: the Na Pali Coast. Our daughter thought it sounded like a lot of fun. So up we went. […]

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What does Biddy Mean?

Biddy

What kind of a name is Biddy and where did it come from? That’s one of the most frequent questions people ask about Mrs. Oswald Chambers. The answer is pretty simple, but let’s see if you can guess. What does the noun Biddy mean? According to Merriam-Webster’s dictionary, “biddy” can mean:  a hired girl or […]

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Jesus’ Ministry During Holy Week

holy week

Jesus’ ministry during the final week of his life was directed at one group of people in particular. Can you think which group it was? Here’s a hint: He didn’t come to condemn, He came to save the world. (John 3:17) Jesus’ ministry to those who hated him. A close examination of that final week […]

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