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Using Ancestry.com for Research Part I

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I’ve been using Ancestry.com for book research the last year. It’s been surprising and fantastic. As a genealogist, I avoided it for years. But when I began writing my biography of Mrs. Oswald Chambers, I started with one question: “Where did this woman come from?” Ancestry.com provided the information and so much more. English records I […]

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Favorite Lines–and Why I Love Them

We all have favorite lines–phrases–that haunt us or echo in our mind. I’m recounting some of mine today and why I like them. Haunting “She shivered on the birthing bed and sobbed. She couldn’t believe her life was ending so soon.” I read this line in a Slovenian family history someone brought to a party. […]

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On Being Biddy Chambers’ Biographer

I’m a biographer. Such a strange word and one I wasn’t expecting and yet, I like it. It took me a long time, as my friend Wendy said, “to own the title biographer.” As far as I was concerned, I was telling a story. It just happened to be about Biddy Chambers. Circumstances surprised me […]

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An Eclectic Book Reader: Oswald Chambers

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Oswald Chambers was an eclectic book reader, in addition to being a noted teacher and writer. He loved the Bible, poetry, novels, and theology–probably in that order. His many letters and talks are littered with references to poetry and books he read. Baffled to Fight Better, the only book listing him as author that Chambers […]

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Macy Halford: My Utmost: A Devotional Memoir

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My Utmost: A Devotional Memoir by Macy Halford was published February 7, 2017. It’s the first new book on Oswald Chambers in more than two years. (Drs. Jed and Cecile Macosko published A Daily Companion to My Utmost for His Highest in late 2014). I devoured the memoir in three nights and enjoyed it a great deal. I’ve […]

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