Sunday, August 29, 2010

Who is Margaret Maxwell?

Back in 1969 John graduated college and got married to a woman named Margaret. John had big dreams of building a large, influential church. Immediately after John got married, he accepted his first leadership position. The position was at a small church in rural Indiana and they didn't have much money. When John and Margaret met with the church's leaders, they offered him a salary of $80 a week. They told him, "John, you are free to pursue additional work to get some extra income to make ends meet." That's when John's wife Margaret stepped in and said,

"No. Even if the salary is part-time, John will give all his energy to the church full-time. He is going to become a great leader."
~ Margaret Maxwell

Margaret took on three jobs to maintain the household. She worked as a kindergarten teacher. She cleaned houses. She even worked part-time in a jewelry store. John is forever grateful of Margaret, because for so many years, she has been vital to his dreams. John C. Maxwell is one of America's top leaders. He's a Leadership Guru. He's an author who's sold over 19 million books. Though his name is popular, her name isn't. We recognize him, but he recognizes her. And he's not shy of telling us that he didn't fulfill his dream by himself.

"But I will never forget the empowerment I felt when she stood up for me and my dream that day so early in our marriage. None of my dreams would have come true without her."
~ John C. Maxwell

Who is Margaret Maxwell? Margaret Maxwell is a Winning Woman. What about you? Who are you motivating? Who are you empowering? Who are you lifting up? Who are you cheering on?
"Every GREAT man Loves a GREAT woman."

~ Article By Billie Miller,


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  2. Proverbs 18:22~ "He who finds a wife finds a good thing AND obtains FAVOR from the LORD."

    Genesis 2:18.~"It is not good that man should be alone."

    Prov 31:10 ~ "A capable, intelligent, and virtuous woman-who is he who can find her? She is far more precious than jewels and her value is far above rubies or pearls. The heart of her husband trusts in her confidently and relies on and believes in her securely, so that he has no lack of honest gain or need of dishonest spoil. She COMFORTS, ENCOURAGES, and does him ONLY GOOD AS LONG AS THERE IS LIFE WITHIN HER." Prov 31:10-12 (Amp Bible)

    What a beautiful example of a true woman of that I strive daily...actually moment by be. Some man is going to be a very happy man one day if I may say so myself... :-) LOL