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Margie Williamson's Blog – November 2010 Archive (4)

Being Thankful for Things Less Obvious

Years ago, our family was headed out of town on vacation after some really difficult days at the church. My husband asked that we not discuss anything about the church while we were gone. I snapped, "Well, if we don't talk about the church, there's nothing left for us to talk about." He responded by creating a two-page, single-spaced list for me of discussible topics. The list reminded me of how deep our relationship ran throughout our lives.


A friend of mine has put forth…
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Added by Margie Williamson on November 22, 2010 at 10:08am — 1 Comment

God Gives the Direction

I'm preparing to teach Bible study tomorrow on verses from Genesis 12 and 13. One thing sticks out to me tonight . . . when God called Abram, He didn't give him any details. He only told Abram to go "to the land I will show you" (Gen. 12:1). There are times in my life when a couple of words or a phrase jumps out at me. This is one of those.


I've talked to a lot of people lately, some through this network, who have lost their jobs and are struggling to know what to do next.…
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Added by Margie Williamson on November 20, 2010 at 9:12pm — 3 Comments

800 Members and Still Growing

On Monday, I wrote about spending much of my weekend welcoming the 450 new members who have joined the network since Thursday night of last week. Members keep joining. We have now reached a membership of 800 . . . way beyond anything we could have anticipated so quickly.


Based on what I've seen and what I've individually heard from members, here are a couple of observations:


(1) God is at work through this network. To paraphrase Rick Warren,…
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Added by Margie Williamson on November 10, 2010 at 7:00am — 1 Comment

Pray for the Network as it Reaches Out to the World

The first day the Network launched officially (back on Oct. 21), I drove six hours to a writers' retreat in the mountains of North Carolina. I arrived late afternoon and began sending welcome notes to members who had signed on during the day. Within the first 20 minutes, I realized something special was happening––people throughout the world were grabbing hold of the network as an opportunity to share with others disciples, to enter into a continuing conversation about discipleship, and to find… Continue

Added by Margie Williamson on November 2, 2010 at 7:06am — 1 Comment

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