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Favorite Lines–and Why I Love Them

We all have favorite lines–phrases–that haunt us or echo in our mind. I’m recounting some of mine today and why I like them. Haunting “She shivered on the birthing bed and sobbed. She couldn’t believe her life was ending so soon.” I read this line in a Slovenian family history someone brought to a party. […]

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On Being Biddy Chambers’ Biographer

I’m a biographer. Such a strange word and one I wasn’t expecting and yet, I like it. It took me a long time, as my friend Wendy said, “to own the title biographer.” As far as I was concerned, I was telling a story. It just happened to be about Biddy Chambers. Circumstances surprised me […]

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Macy Halford: My Utmost: A Devotional Memoir

Halford Baffled

My Utmost: A Devotional Memoir by Macy Halford was published February 7, 2017. It’s the first new book on Oswald Chambers in more than two years. (Drs. Jed and Cecile Macosko published A Daily Companion to My Utmost for His Highest in late 2014). I devoured the memoir in three nights and enjoyed it a great deal. I’ve […]

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Shorthand and Oswald Chambers

Shorthand, or stenography, is the key to all the works of Oswald Chambers. Why? Because all his books were the result of his wife Biddy “taking down” everythingi he said in his lectures. She then turned those notes into the 30 books, including My Utmost for His Highest, that make up the Oswald Chambers canon. […]

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The End as a Beginning

The end

Even as I type the glorious words “the end” at the bottom of the page, I know it’s actually just the beginning. Here are the steps I take when beginning a manuscript revision that can only start when I think I’m finished. Recognize I’m not done yet. Sure, I’ve said it was the end, but for […]

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