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What does Biddy Mean?

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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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Mom’s Charm Bracelet of Memories

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When I opened the velvet box and saw a silver charm bracelet, my eyes widened. “Where did you find Mom’s charm bracelet from Europe?” My brother grinned. “It’s a funny thing about siblings. We know things that no one else knows. “When I saw this charm bracelet at the antique shop, I knew you’d love […]

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Is Humility Good for the Soul?

Humility is good for my soul, thank you very much. How about yours? I get lots of practice being humble–when I’m not vexed, frustrated or calling for my engineer husband. My Bible study ladies have been laughing at me lately as, each Tuesday morning, I’ve tried to follow directions for the DVD player and the […]

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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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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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