An Opportunity for Mission in the Midwest District

The Native American Elders Program (NAEP) is one of the District Missions that was part of the Grand Rapids Metropolitan Ministry. NAEP provides lunch, health and education screenings and information for Native Americans living in the Grand Rapids area. The District continues to support this vital ministry. Your church is being asked to help support… Continue Reading An Opportunity for Mission in the Midwest District

My Favorite Book

Puzzler's Corner Blog, Midwest District, DS Margie Crawford Blog

I own several translations of the Holy Bible.  When I was a child, one of the most popular versions was called a red letter Bible.  In it, Jesus’ words are printed in red, which brings a new layer to reading the Gospels.  My aunt gave my father a red letter Bible as a gift for… Continue Reading My Favorite Book

A Good Meal

Puzzler's Corner Blog, Midwest District, DS Margie Crawford Blog

Sometimes, I get nostalgic about cooking. I learned how to cook by watching my parents and my older sister create their favorite recipes. My mother made dinner rolls from scratch, just about every Sunday. There was a process that began with the heating of the milk. Over the span of 45 minutes she would combine… Continue Reading A Good Meal

Celebrate Good Times!

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As I have been journeying throughout the District to participate in SPRC meetings and Church Conferences, I rely on music to fill in the silence between destinations.  On Monday, I turned on the Metropolitan Opera radio station, to discover it was the season premier.  There was a different kind of excitement with the opera hosts. … Continue Reading Celebrate Good Times!

Taquarius

Puzzler's Corner Blog, Midwest District, DS Margie Crawford Blog

Taquarius Wair. A unique name to describe a very gifted young man. I heard his story a few weeks ago, as the college football season began. When Taquarius was 4 years old, his house caught on fire. His mother was able to save Taquarius and his brother, but sadly their sister died. Taquarius was severely… Continue Reading Taquarius

I Am not The Energizer Bunny

Puzzler's Corner Blog, Midwest District, DS Margie Crawford Blog

Sometimes, I admit that I am preaching to the choir.  With that said, I want to take the time to talk about the importance of Sabbath for those who are servant leaders.  While I was a pastor at Saint Clair Shores First UMC, one of the youth asked if she could job shadow me for… Continue Reading I Am not The Energizer Bunny

Dorian

Puzzler's Corner Blog, Midwest District, DS Margie Crawford Blog

There is a tempest off the coast of Florida, by the name of Dorian.  What was once a Category 5 hurricane, has now been downgraded to a Category 2 with sustained winds of 105 mph. The storm system stalled over the Bahamas, for a day, wreaking havoc in an area unprepared for the length of… Continue Reading Dorian

Make a Joyful Noise

Puzzler's Corner Blog, Midwest District, DS Margie Crawford Blog

This morning on the way into work, I turned on the Symphony channel of the satellite radio station. Peter and the Wolf, by Prokofiev was playing. Hearing the performance took me back to elementary school, when I first heard the composition. I believe it was every music teacher’s way of introducing the different parts of… Continue Reading Make a Joyful Noise

The First Step

Puzzler's Corner Blog, Midwest District, DS Margie Crawford Blog

As nations around the world begin to prepare for the 2020 Summer Olympics, various sports are utilizing preliminary qualifications.  Among them are the categories of indoor diving, which include 1 meter and 3 meter springboard, and 10 meter platform.  Individuals or synchronized pairs compete to execute complicated gymnastic moves before slicing into the water, hands… Continue Reading The First Step

6 Degrees

Puzzler's Corner Blog, Midwest District, DS Margie Crawford Blog

I’m going to date myself as I begin this Puzzler’s Corner.  Sometime in the last century, when Kevin Bacon and the films he was in were very popular, someone introduced a game, in which you could connect other stars to him within 6 films.  That’s how I first learned about the 6 Degrees of Separation… Continue Reading 6 Degrees

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