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An (Imagined) Biddy Chambers Interview (Part 2)

I’d love to conduct a Biddy Chambers interview. I have so many questions. I’m just not sure she’d answer them. (See part 1 of this Chambers interview fantasy here). Take, for example, why she went to Egypt. Traveling to Egypt MU: What were you thinking? BC: “I was no different than any other woman serious […]

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An (Imagined) Interview With Biddy Chambers (Part 1)

Interview, imagined Biddy Chambers interview, living your utmost for God's highest glory, Oswald Chambers, biographer, Mrs. Oswald Chambers

What would an interview with Biddy Chambers look like? Don’t think I haven’t wondered. Last All Saint’s Day, our pastor began the children’s sermon with a question, “Who do you look forward to seeing in heaven?” He suggested the disciples, Moses, perhaps even Elijah for some excitement. My mind wondered, “Why stop there? Why not […]

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A Fascination with Historic Color Photos

Historic color photos, old photographs, 1900s,photographer to the Russian tsar, WWI, reaction to historic color photos, what was life like 120 years ago?

“Historic color photos from Tsarist times,” read the Seattle Post-Intelligencer headline. I read the article with interest. I’d always been a Russophile. An art museum in Seattle held an exhibit many years ago of work by “the photographer to the Tsar,”   Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii. It featured several dozen color photos from the early 1900s. I’d never […]

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Veteran’s Day: A Primer

Veteran's Day

November 11 is Veteran’s Day in the United States. It’s been that way since 1919 when President Woodrow Wilson declared November 11 Armistice Day (the original name). He noted: “To us in America the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with – solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service, […]

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Pinterest and World War I

red baron on Pinterest

I’ve been maintaining a Pinterest board for World War I for three years. It’s part of the background for a novel I’ve written (but haven’t sold yet) set during World War I. My novel is a coming of age story about a young woman growing emotionally spiritually and professionally over the course of the war. Oswald […]

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