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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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Daily Light: The Chambers’ Favorite Devotional

Daily Light on the Daily Path was Biddy and Oswald Chambers‘ favorite devotional. Throughout their seven year marriage, the couple read the book each morning. It served as a touchstone to their day and relationship. Both read it all the way to the end of their lives. What is Daily Light? As a devotional, Daily Light […]

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How I Recognize God’s Voice

I heard God’s voice today. Oh, not in an audible way, but in a clearly recognizable way. This is how. As a writer, I understand “voice” is a term for how I differentiate my characters from each other in a manuscript. Readers should be able to read my dialogue and recognize which character is speaking without being told–because they […]

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Devotions: Prayer

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Prayer is at the heart of my daily devotions. “Prayer does not prepare us for the greater work; prayer is the greater work.” ~Oswald Chambers, My Utmost for His Highest Prayer is conversation between man and God. Genesis 3 indicates God walked and talked with Adam and Eve in the cool of the evening after […]

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Insomnia and Prayer

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I’ve connected insomnia and prayer for years. But I’m getting tired of it. Long ago, I heard some sage person comment, “if you can’t sleep at night, pray. The devil doesn’t like it and he’ll stop harassing you so you can fall asleep.” I tried it. Often. I haven’t found the saying to be true. After […]

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