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All posts tagged Biddy Chambers

The Inspiration Behind Mrs. Oswald Chambers

What was the inspiration behind Mrs. Oswald Chambers? asked many interviewers. It’s a fair question. Why would I spend two years of my life researching and writing about a woman who died in 1966? I never met her. I’d never heard of her until 2012. What was it about Biddy Chambers that intrigued me so? First […]

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The London Blitz Test for Biddy’s Resilience (Part IV)

Blitz, Resilience, Biddy Chambers, Oswald Chambers, My Utmost for His Highest, crematorium of England's books, St. Paul's Cathedral, London WWII

The London Blitz provided the utmost opportunity for Biddy Chambers to demonstrate resilience. I’ve written before about what happened on December 29, 1940 here. All 40,000 copies of Oswald Chambers-authored books burned in the warehouses surrounding St. Paul’s Cathedral. As did 1,000,000 others books in what one magazine described as “the crematorium of England‘s books.” […]

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Widowhood Resiliency and Mrs. Oswald Chambers (Part II)

resiliency, widowhood, Mrs. Oswald Chambers, Biddy Chambers, WWI, Oswald Chambers, Zeitoun, Egypt, YMCA, mourning, poverty, skills

Widowhood resiliency is a skill I hope to never need. I don’t think any woman wants to learn it. For Mrs. Oswald Chambers, widowhood came young–she was thirty-four years old when Oswald Chambers died in Egypt on November 15, 1917. One hundred years ago this week. Left without a pension in the middle of the […]

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Resilience Lessons from Mrs. Oswald Chambers Part I

resilience lessons, Biddy Chambers, Mrs. Oswald Chambers, widowhood, London Blitz, fire, World War I, poverty, determination to do God's will

I’ve been learning about resilience recently and Biddy Chambers has provided lessons. Many will know my book Mrs. Oswald Chambers launched on October 17. Many don’t know my family and I were evacuated from our home for thirteen days during that period. The fires in Northern California during October, 2017 were aimed at our house–from four […]

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An (Imagined) Biddy Chambers Interview (Part 3): Privacy

Biddy Chambers, imagined interview, biography privacy concerns, biographer, diaries, letters, Oswald Chambers, My Utmost for His Highest, Michelle Ule

I’m having way too much fun with the imagined Biddy Chambers interview idea. The first two dealt with the concept of me writing her biography (part 1) and the move to Egypt (part 2). Since I’m inventing these interviews, I took the opportunity to include an amused Oswald Chambers sitting by. In this blog post, […]

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