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All posts tagged Mrs. Oswald Chambers

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

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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)

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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

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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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Mrs. OC: The Book Launch Party

Book launch party, Mrs. Oswald Chambers, My Utmost for His Highest, what do you do at a book launch party? High tea, cucumber sandwiches

We held a book launch party for Mrs. Oswald Chambers on Sunday, October 22. Friends arranged for a lovely British tea, a  poster announcing the party and flowers on the table–the same way Biddy liked to decorate. I woke a cloche hat and a plain suit–which would have passed muster 90 years ago when Biddy […]

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Biddy Interviews her Biographer (Part 2)

Here’s the second half of Biddy Chambers interviews her biographer. (You can read the first half here) This is an imagined exchange between Biddy and Michelle Ule–written by me. Why did you write about Biddy? BC: “My question is why you wrote about me in the first place.” MU: You were such an engaging character […]

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