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Biddy Interviews her Biographer (Part 2)

Here’s the second half of Biddy Chambers interviews her biographer. (You can read the first half here) This is an imagined exchange between Biddy and Michelle Ule–written by me. Why did you write about Biddy? BC: “My question is why you wrote about me in the first place.” MU: You were such an engaging character […]

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A Biddy Interview with Her Biographer

Interview, Mrs. Oswald Chambers, biographer, Oswald Chambers, Michelle Ule, David McCasland, Oxford, My Utmost for His Highest, writing a biography

Biddy Chambers turned the tables to interview her biographer–me. This is all imaginary–she died before I turned ten–but it’s fun for me as I prepare to launch Mrs. Oswald Chambers. (You can read my questions to Biddy here, here and here.) The genesis behind this imaginary interview blog series is, when I enter heaven, Biddy […]

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An (Imagined) Biddy Chambers Interview (Part 2)

I’d love to conduct a Biddy Chambers interview. I have so many questions. I’m just not sure she’d answer them. (See part 1 of this Chambers interview fantasy here). Take, for example, why she went to Egypt. Traveling to Egypt MU: What were you thinking? BC: “I was no different than any other woman serious […]

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An (Imagined) Interview With Biddy Chambers (Part 1)

Interview, imagined Biddy Chambers interview, living your utmost for God's highest glory, Oswald Chambers, biographer, Mrs. Oswald Chambers

What would an interview with Biddy Chambers look like? Don’t think I haven’t wondered. Last All Saint’s Day, our pastor began the children’s sermon with a question, “Who do you look forward to seeing in heaven?” He suggested the disciples, Moses, perhaps even Elijah for some excitement. My mind wondered, “Why stop there? Why not […]

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Kathleen Chambers, Memories and Me

Kathleen Chambers, memories, genealogy, Oswald Chambers, Biddy Chambers, David McCasland, Abandoned to God, research libraries, transcripts, interview

As one of my primary sources, Kathleen Chambers’ memories were vital to the writing of Mrs. Oswald Chambers. Interviewed in 1991 by Oswald Chambers biographer David McCasland, Kathleen told wide-ranging stories of her parents and her life. She was nearly 78 years-old when she talked with McCasland. Her father had been dead for 73 years; her […]

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