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Oswald Chambers, Job and Baffled to Fight Better

Baffled to Fight

Baffled to Fight Better, comments on the Book of Job, is one of the few books Oswald Chambers worked on in his lifetime. Even at that, Baffled to Fight Better did not appear in book form until after his death. The book was based on talks Oswald gave at Zeitoun YMCA camp in Egypt during the early […]

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What Motivated Job’s Friends?

Job’s friends is often a derogatory term for people whose attempts to console make a sufferer feel worse. I’ve been one, I’ve had Job’s friends in my life and I’ve observed them frequently in the wild. They mean well but, like so many in our American generation, they don’t really know how to comfort well. […]

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How I Read My Utmost for His Highest

My Utmost

I’ve been reading My Utmost for His Highest since before the turn of the century. This is how I use it. As a Devotional I’d never used a devotional book before I opened My Utmost for His Highest. I’ve written about Christian devotionals here, including a bit of history. Devotional writers generally take a passage […]

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Research Frenzy and the Boys in the Basement

Research frenzy

I’ve been in a research frenzy recently. 18 months after beginning work on this book, I’ve suddenly turned up information I’ve sought a long time. How many times have I sifted through the depths of Ancestry.com hunting details? Apparently, not enough. I spent hours redoing searches I thought I’d done before. But this time, the […]

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How I Prepare to Lead Bible Study

Bible study

This is how I prepare to lead Bible study. I’ve already written about the reason why we study the Bible after that initial read, here. I’ve been teaching Bible study pretty much since I graduated from college back in the Dark Ages. Because of our military lifestyle, I’ve led Bible studies in all four corners […]

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