All posts tagged Mrs. Oswald Chambers

Genealogy and Biography Writing

My family’s genealogy consumed me for more than five years. What started as a simple question: just how are we related to Abraham Lincoln, blossomed into a passion. At one point my husband asked how long I was going to be stuck on this subject? “Only until we jump the ocean,” I explained. “I can’t […]

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Biddy Chambers’ Bible–A Scofield Reference

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Someone recently asked me about Biddy Chambers’ Bible. I’d forgotten all about it. (So you won’t find it discussed–her Bible–in Mrs. Oswald Chambers.) As it happens, I’ve seen Biddy’s Bible, paged through it, took photos and marveled, at Wheaton College‘s Special Collections Library. No surprise, she wore it out. What version was Biddy Chambers’ Bible? […]

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Biddy and Oswald Chambers: Tourists

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Tourists would not be the first description that comes to mind about Biddy and Oswald Chambers. Yet, they traveled together often. They went with a purpose and worked, but occasionally took time off for some fun. (The photo in the pinnable, by the way, is the only silly one of Oswald I’ve seen.) Meeting They met […]

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When a Novelist Writes a Biography

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What happens when a novelist writes a biography? I can’t speak for other biographers or novelists, I can only describe my challenges and joys. Here are four. Stick to the facts, ma’am When I began writing the biography of Mrs. Oswald Chambers, I already had written a novel in which Biddy is a character. My as-yet-unpublished-novel is […]

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What does Biddy Mean?

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What kind of a name is Biddy and where did it come from? That’s one of the most frequent questions people ask about Mrs. Oswald Chambers. The answer is pretty simple, but let’s see if you can guess. What does the noun Biddy mean? According to Merriam-Webster’s dictionary, “biddy” can mean:  a hired girl or […]

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