My Faith and My Utmost for His Highest

Faith and My Utmost for His Highest, what's the good of prayer, how has Utmost affected me? Mrs. Oswald Chambers, conviction, Elisabeth Elliot

My Utmost for His Highest caused my faith to grow ever since I picked up the devotional in 1999. I’d been a Christian many years by that point, but I never used a devotional before. I’ve not used any other devotional since. Oswald Chambers‘ masterpiece–compiled by his wife Biddy–is enough for me. Here are five […]

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Mrs. Douglas MacArthur’s Tablecloth (idea) and Me

Tablecloth, Mrs. Douglas MacArthur's tablecloth, famous signatures, hospitality, General Douglas MacArthur, embroidery, Sharpie markers, memories

I don’t actually own Mrs. Douglas MacArthur‘s tablecloth, but I own one like it. What is that tablecloth? It’s a white tablecloth she used whenever she served dinner to foreign dignitaries. Whenever everyone finished eating, she handed them a pen and asked them to sign the tablecloth. She then had it embroidered. Can you imagine the […]

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What is My Utmost for His Highest?

So, what is My Utmost for His Highest? I laughed out loud and asked the question after glancing through my list of blog posts. If you’re not familiar with the devotional, you might not know why I write about it all the time. Here are some descriptions and explanations A devotional My Utmost for His Highest at […]

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How to Support a Missionary

Missionary, ways to support a missionary without sending money, Visiting a missionary, physically helping a missionary, prayer support, encouragement

Are there ways to support a missionary beyond sending money? I’ve been reading about missionaries quite a bit the last several years. Certainly, we donate to missionaries. But recently, I realized we can help a missionary without handing out any money at all. Indeed, there are several ways. Prayer When a good friend lived with […]

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To “Pull a Biddy,” and Other Adventures

I’m recently returned from a trip in which I needed to “pull a Biddy,” to encourage myself. I may be the only person who uses that term, but my family understands what I mean. They’ve been living with the Biddy and Oswald Chambers story just as much as I have for the last four years! But […]

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