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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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The Gift of a Birdhouse

Birdhouse gift, birthday presents, weathered fence decorations, gifts for grandma, creativity, how to brighten up a drab backyard, easy craft projects

I got a birdhouse for my birthday. Actually, I got 11 birdhouses for my birthday. It was my idea and I went for it. A lonely backyard The view out my kitchen window is of a backyard we’ve worked hard to make friendly. The weathered fence around the yard and overhanging trees from my neighbor, […]

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8 Favorite Memoirs

It’s summer and I’m enjoying my eight favorite memoirs. It’s important to remember memoirs and biographies are different. While biographies tell an entire life’s story, a memoir generally limits itself a slice of time, or a particular event. I love memoirs even more than biographies, in part because narrative non-fiction is my favorite genre. (Memoirs […]

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The Family’s Slides–and What to Do with Them

Sorting my family’s ancient slides took a few days to accomplish. My brother unearthed them from the attic and we were curious to know what was in them. The other brother bought a single slide viewer–no one had a projector anymore–and I went through the batch. Our slides were kept in a long box (not […]

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Five Little Monkeys and Learning to Read

5 little monkeys

The Five Little Monkeys books by Eileen Christelow are a hit in my county. My husband has used the books as a tool for reading enrichment the last four years. He’s part of a group that spends half an hour a week in a local elementary school reading with first and second graders. His company supports […]

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