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My Faith and My Utmost for His Highest

Faith and My Utmost for His Highest, what's the good of prayer, how has Utmost affected me? Mrs. Oswald Chambers, conviction, Elisabeth Elliot

My Utmost for His Highest caused my faith to grow ever since I picked up the devotional in 1999. I’d been a Christian many years by that point, but I never used a devotional before. I’ve not used any other devotional since. Oswald Chambers‘ masterpiece–compiled by his wife Biddy–is enough for me. Here are five […]

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What is My Utmost for His Highest?

So, what is My Utmost for His Highest? I laughed out loud and asked the question after glancing through my list of blog posts. If you’re not familiar with the devotional, you might not know why I write about it all the time. Here are some descriptions and explanations A devotional My Utmost for His Highest at […]

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To “Pull a Biddy,” and Other Adventures

I’m recently returned from a trip in which I needed to “pull a Biddy,” to encourage myself. I may be the only person who uses that term, but my family understands what I mean. They’ve been living with the Biddy and Oswald Chambers story just as much as I have for the last four years! But […]

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Privacy and the Biographer

How does a biographer deal with privacy issues? As in, what if you stumble on something intimate, do you share or do you shield? Or perhaps, side-step? What would you do if you found a comment like this by your subject’s only child: “She was always very hesitant, you see, I mean a lot of […]

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Oswald Chambers’ Birthday

Last week we looked at Biddy’s birthday, this week we celebrate Oswald’s! The two were born 11 days shy of nine years apart–Oswald entering the world in Scotland on July 24, 1874. The seventh of eight children of Reverend Clarence and Hannah Chambers, Oswald had four sisters and three brothers. Oswald grew up in a busy household, […]

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