Building a Life of Faith with Maggie Wallem Rowe

Today’s guest, Maggie Wallem Rowe, is a national speaker, dramatist, blogger and author based in western North Carolina whose passion is to connect people to God and each other. She’s also a pastor’s wife and talks about her hesitation in marrying a pastor and later becoming a mom. She didn’t feel she was up to either of the tasks. When I asked her where the fear of being a pastor’s wife stemmed from, she said, ” I couldn’t think of anything I would be worse at than being a pastor’s wife.”. And her fear of becoming a mom came from seeing how unselfish her own mother was. But hear why she decided to finally concede and have children. She eventually had three kids and later added two bonus kids to complete their family. That’s an incredible story!

Maggie also became an author at the age of 67 when most people are retiring. She believes you’re never too old to start something. I know our conversation will inspire you to step out in faith and do whatever God is calling you to do.

Quotes From Maggie

“When you accept the Lord and you have the presence and power of the Holy Spirit in your life, it really informs your decision making.”

“We can all fake it. We know we can. But we don’t fake it with God.”

In reference to her heart for women who are married to clergy she says, “It’s one of the few professions that totally involve the spouse, as well as the one who’s employed by the church.”

“Never say you’re too old to start something. Neither our age, or our outward appearance matters to God. He can do things in our lives despite how old we are or whether we think we are physically right for something. God looks on the heart. You’re never too old for a new thing.”

Scriptures and Resources

Because we loved you so much, we were delighted to share with you not only the gospel of God but our lives as well. – 1 Thessalonians 2:8

The one who calls you is faithful, and He will do it. – 1 Thessalonians 5:24

You can check out Maggie’s first book, This Life We Share, and preorder her second book, Life Is Sweet Y’all: Wit and Wisdom with a Side of Sass, at these links. You can also find Maggie at or email her at

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