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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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2017 with Oswald and Biddy Chambers

Chambers

As many of you know, I’ve spent 18 months writing a biography of Biddy, Mrs. Oswald Chambers. I loved the entire experience of researching and writing about the life of an amazing woman who lived in extraordinary times. Mrs. Oswald Chambers releases in October, 2017–the month before the 100th anniversary of Oswald Chambers’ death. I’ve also […]

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Letting Go: A Book is Like a Child

letting go

The process of letting go of a manuscript is a lot like sending a child into the world. I’ve done it a number of times (manuscripts AND children) and it doesn’t get any easier. I sent a manuscript to my editor this week; a book I’ve been researching and writing for nearly two years. It’s close […]

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