All posts tagged My Utmost for His Highest

Happy Birthday, Biddy Chambers!

It’s birthday week for Biddy Chambers as I write this post. Born July 13, 1883 in Woolwich, Kent, England, Gertrude Annie Hobbs grew up to become Biddy Chambers. Henry and Emily Gardner Hobbs gave their third of three children a popular and conventional first name and a family name for the middle. Coming in at […]

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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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On Being Biddy Chambers’ Biographer

Happy Wedding Day, Oswald and Biddy! Biddy and Oswald Chambers: Tourists In America with Biddy and Oswald Chambers

I’m a biographer. Such a strange word and one I wasn’t expecting and yet, I like it. It took me a long time, as my friend Wendy said, “to own the title biographer.” As far as I was concerned, I was telling a story. It just happened to be about Biddy Chambers. Circumstances surprised me […]

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An Eclectic Book Reader: Oswald Chambers

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Oswald Chambers was an eclectic book reader, in addition to being a noted teacher and writer. He loved the Bible, poetry, novels, and theology–probably in that order. His many letters and talks are littered with references to poetry and books he read. Baffled to Fight Better, the only book listing him as author that Chambers […]

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Macy Halford: My Utmost: A Devotional Memoir

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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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