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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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How to Support a Missionary

Missionary, ways to support a missionary without sending money, Visiting a missionary, physically helping a missionary, prayer support, encouragement

Are there ways to support a missionary beyond sending money? I’ve been reading about missionaries quite a bit the last several years. Certainly, we donate to missionaries. But recently, I realized we can help a missionary without handing out any money at all. Indeed, there are several ways. Prayer When a good friend lived with […]

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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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8 Favorite Christian Biographies

I love biographies. As a newly-minted biographer, surely I have some favorite Christian biographies? Of course. While some of these books slide between biography and memoir, they’ve all been important in my spiritual development. (See this post for the difference between biography and memoir). Here’s a short list in alphabetical order, of eight favorites and […]

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