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All posts tagged Mrs. Oswald Chambers

Jimmy Hanson: Oswald Chambers’ Missionary Friend

Jimmy Hanson, Oswald Chambers, Mrs. Oswald Chambers, Bible Training College, BTC regular, YMCA, WWI, Old Mahogany Bar, missionary

Jimmy Hanson was one of the people I recognized as a Bible Training College regular during my writing of Mrs. Oswald Chambers. On the last Tuesday of the month for the next five months, I’ll be telling stories of those “BTC regulars.” Why? Because I spent so much time following their fascinating rabbit trails to […]

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Time and My Utmost for His Highest

Time, My Utmost for His Highest, Mrs. Oswald Chambers, Oswald Chambers, December 31 Utmost reading, forgiveness, how to think about the past and future

The time reading in My Utmost for His Highest  on December 31 is one of my favorites. I’ve been writing about My Utmost for His Highest, Biddy and Oswald every Friday in 2017. I’m concluding the year with Oswald’s reflection on time. (Here’s the full list of blog posts–nearly 80). Dr. Ken Boa noted that […]

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Michelle’s Favorite Books in 2017

favorite books, 2017, Martin Luther, A Gentleman in Moscow, Hillbilly Elegy, Wonder, A Conspiracy of Breath, Mrs. Oswald Chambers, Many Sparrows

What are a biographer/novelist’s favorite books in 2017? Here’s a list. For the first time, I participated in the Goodreads Challenge and  read more than twice as many books as my goal. If you’d like to follow me on Goodreads and see the whole list, click here. Meanwhile, here’s what I enjoyed the most. Family-related […]

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Resiliency Post-WWI: Mrs. Oswald Chambers (Part III)

resiliency, Oswald Chambers, Mrs. Oswald Chambers, WWI, England following WWI, Ian Rutledge novels, Charles Todd, Singled Out, dealing with a teenager

Biddy Chambers demonstrated even more resiliency after Oswald Chamber’s unexpected death in 1917. Left penniless with a four year-old in the middle of a YMCA camp in Egypt, Biddy had a choice. She could fall apart, or she could accept her circumstances and move forward. The YMCA leadership in Egypt asked her to stay on […]

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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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