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What Motivated Job’s Friends?

Job’s friends is often a derogatory term for people whose attempts to console make a sufferer feel worse. I’ve been one, I’ve had Job’s friends in my life and I’ve observed them frequently in the wild. They mean well but, like so many in our American generation, they don’t really know how to comfort well. […]

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On Saying Thank You

“Tell everyone you meet, ‘thank you.’” Not a bad idea, but it wasn’t mine. As I sat in my pink chair praying about an upcoming trip, that sentence popped into my mind. Since no one else was home, obviously, it came from God. Easy. I could do that. But I thought the message silly. I […]

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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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Why Write a Biography of Biddy Chambers?

Biddy Chambers

As I’ve spent the better part of the last two years researching and writing a biography of Biddy Chambers, I’ve often been asked why? Or, who was she? People who know of or have read My Utmost for His Highest usually nod when I mention Biddy was Mrs. Oswald Chambers. Often their eyebrows rise when I […]

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Four Candles for Advent Love

Advent Love is marked on the fourth Sunday with all four candles lit. At our house, we light all four and another big one in the middle on Christmas day–signifying Jesus has come. (We also put a candle on the Ule Log and sing Happy Birthday in honor of the Christ child). What does love […]

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