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All posts in category My Utmost for His Highest

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)

resiliency, Oswald Chambers, Mrs. Oswald Chambers, WWI, England following WWI, Ian Rutledge novels, Charles Todd, Singled Out, dealing with a teenager

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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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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Mrs. OC: The Book Launch Party

Book launch party, Mrs. Oswald Chambers, My Utmost for His Highest, what do you do at a book launch party? High tea, cucumber sandwiches

We held a book launch party for Mrs. Oswald Chambers on Sunday, October 22. Friends arranged for a lovely British tea, a  poster announcing the party and flowers on the table–the same way Biddy liked to decorate. I woke a cloche hat and a plain suit–which would have passed muster 90 years ago when Biddy […]

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