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All posts in category Oswald Chambers

The Inspiration Behind Mrs. Oswald Chambers

What was the inspiration behind Mrs. Oswald Chambers? asked many interviewers. It’s a fair question. Why would I spend two years of my life researching and writing about a woman who died in 1966? I never met her. I’d never heard of her until 2012. What was it about Biddy Chambers that intrigued me so? First […]

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The London Blitz Test for Biddy’s Resilience (Part IV)

Blitz, Resilience, Biddy Chambers, Oswald Chambers, My Utmost for His Highest, crematorium of England's books, St. Paul's Cathedral, London WWII

The London Blitz provided the utmost opportunity for Biddy Chambers to demonstrate resilience. I’ve written before about what happened on December 29, 1940 here. All 40,000 copies of Oswald Chambers-authored books burned in the warehouses surrounding St. Paul’s Cathedral. As did 1,000,000 others books in what one magazine described as “the crematorium of England‘s books.” […]

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Resiliency Post-WWI: Mrs. Oswald Chambers (Part III)

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Biddy Chambers demonstrated even more resiliency after Oswald Chamber’s unexpected death in 1917. Left penniless with a four year-old in the middle of a YMCA camp in Egypt, Biddy had a choice. She could fall apart, or she could accept her circumstances and move forward. The YMCA leadership in Egypt asked her to stay on […]

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Widowhood Resiliency and Mrs. Oswald Chambers (Part II)

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Widowhood resiliency is a skill I hope to never need. I don’t think any woman wants to learn it. For Mrs. Oswald Chambers, widowhood came young–she was thirty-four years old when Oswald Chambers died in Egypt on November 15, 1917. One hundred years ago this week. Left without a pension in the middle of the […]

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Oswald Chambers’ Death: 100 Years Later

Oswald Chambers’ death 100 years ago, has been the source of sadness and questions. (You can read all about it in my book, Mrs. Oswald Chambers). The most read blog post on this website is Why Did God Allow Oswald Chambers to Die So Young? The question is still a good one and worth pondering […]

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