The Semantics of Semantics

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

I have always been fascinated by language.  When I was six, my mother took my sisters and me to Canada for the World Expo.  That was my first introduction to French.  I still remember our first meal at a restaurant.  My mom spoke French with the waitress as if they were old friends.  When she… Continue Reading The Semantics of Semantics

Midwest District Conference: October 17

The Midwest District Superintendent and the Midwest District Leadership Team encourage you to watch and share the video presentations below.     Dismantling Racism Town Hall  (streamed on July 1, 2020) This presentation is a panel discussion offered by UM Communications.  It is one of the Dismantling Racism resources offered by the General United Methodist Church.… Continue Reading Midwest District Conference: October 17

We Are Called

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

On Sunday morning, I saw an interesting story about jersey swapping in the NFL.  Before COVID, players would give an autographed jersey to a player on the opposing team, following a game.  As part of its COVID guidelines, the NFL prohibited the tradition.  Until a couple of weeks ago.  The story I saw described how… Continue Reading We Are Called

Amazing Grace Shall Always Be My Song of Praise

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

I have numerous new ways of completing my chores and running errands these days.  Shopping at the grocery store involves making sure I take a few disinfectant wipes with me, have my mask and arrive early when there are fewer people in the store.  I used to spend part of my Sabbath day at Barnes… Continue Reading Amazing Grace Shall Always Be My Song of Praise

Legacy

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

I am the youngest of four girls.  My parent’s marriage was the second for both of them.  My father was a widower when he remarried.  My mother had my two oldest sisters with her first husband.  Growing up, they would recall what it was like to be children and young adults at a pivotal time… Continue Reading Legacy

Are You Ready For Some Football?

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

This is the time of year that I settle down on Sunday afternoons, evenings, and Monday nights to watch contests on the gridiron.  During the Exhibition season, I watch as those college athletes who made it to the NFL learn their new roles.  I also scan the rosters to see which players are returning for… Continue Reading Are You Ready For Some Football?

Announcing Midwest District Online Worship Director

We are pleased to announce that Jaryd Forbes has been added to our staff as the Online Worship Director.  He will be available to consult with and assist churches with their online worship needs.  Jaryd’s biography is below. Jaryd Forbes Bio Jaryd is a Central Michigan University Senior who is finishing his Bachelor of Broadcasting… Continue Reading Announcing Midwest District Online Worship Director

19 Years

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

Last Friday was the anniversary of September 11.  I dedicated a part of the day watching a few shows about the events that unfolded on that tragic morning.  I saw one documentary, 9/11: Escape from the Towers, that was new for me.  Survivors of both towers recounted what it was like to leave their offices… Continue Reading 19 Years

The New Normal

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

Wow! Sports are back.  Well, not quite.  Athletes are competing once again, but it isn’t the same.  Tennis and basketball have requested that players restrict their contacts with others and have been placed in a bubble for their matches and games.  All teams in MLB are playing, but the schedule has been shortened to 60… Continue Reading The New Normal

Tour de France

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

Usually, I begin my Summer sports season by watching the Tour de France.  It is a very complicated and fascinating race.  Over a span of about 3 weeks, the cyclists travel over 2000 miles throughout most of France.  Sometimes the tour goes through other countries as well.  Because of COVID, this year’s tour was delayed… Continue Reading Tour de France