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All posts tagged Oswald Chambers

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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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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Wheaton College and Oswald Chambers

My Utmost a Century of Devotions: The Life and Legacy of Oswald Chambers

I’ll be at Wheaton College the day this blog goes live, October 20, 2017. I’m attending an event Wheaton’s Buswell Library is hosting on October 20 called My Utmost a Century of Devotions: The Life and Legacy of Oswald Chambers. Why is Oswald Chambers, a British citizen born in Scotland, being honored at Wheaton College outside […]

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Happy Launch Day, Mrs. Oswald Chambers

Interview, Biddy, biographer, Oswald Chambers, Michelle Ule, David McCasland, Oxford, My Utmost for His Highest, Ancestry.com, Google, writing a biography

Forgive me, but I must say, “Happy launch day, Mrs. Oswald Chambers!” After four years of research and two years of writing, countless blog posts, discussions, and amazing serendipities, the book finally arrives. We’re celebrating and I hope you’ll join us. (Many of my loved ones are rejoicing I may finally move on to a […]

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