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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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Take a Child to a War Zone?

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Have you ever had the opportunity to take a child to a war zone? Biddy Chambers did. So did I. We, however, reached different conclusions about the wisdom of visiting a war zone with a child. My story–the Caribbean My Navy guy served on a fast attack submarine that spent the 1983 fall on a […]

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A Fascination with Historic Color Photos

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“Historic color photos from Tsarist times,” read the Seattle Post-Intelligencer headline. I read the article with interest. I’d always been a Russophile. An art museum in Seattle held an exhibit many years ago of work by “the photographer to the Tsar,”   Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii. It featured several dozen color photos from the early 1900s. I’d never […]

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Oswald Chambers, Job and Baffled to Fight Better

Baffled to Fight

Baffled to Fight Better, comments on the Book of Job, is one of the few books Oswald Chambers worked on in his lifetime. Even at that, Baffled to Fight Better did not appear in book form until after his death. The book was based on talks Oswald gave at Zeitoun YMCA camp in Egypt during the early […]

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