Making Things New Again

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

I am a film buff.  Growing up, I watched classic movies on weekday afternoons and late at night, when I should’ve been asleep.  When I have the opportunity I will watch films on Turner Classic Movies, to enjoy cinema from the silent era to the turn of the 21st century.  Over the years, the channel… Continue Reading Making Things New Again

An Invitation to the Table – A Thanksgiving Message

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

In my parents’ house, this week was always super special.  My mom, similar to many women of her generation, was an amateur chef.  Her regular menu included smothered pork chops, meatloaf, fried chicken, and numerous casseroles.  She looked forward to Thanksgiving and Christmas — the best investment of her culinary talents.  She would do her… Continue Reading An Invitation to the Table – A Thanksgiving Message

Necesito Refrescar

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

These words come from a sermon I heard a few years ago.  The English translation is basically, I need to refresh.  These words are a reminder to examine where we are, what we’ve learned and how to reshape our lives in the midst of ongoing changes. The word refresh is synonymous with revive, enliven and… Continue Reading Necesito Refrescar

I Am Inspired

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

As the District Superintendent, I have the privilege to attend worship services, online and in person, of the faith communities in the District.  This is also the season for Church Conferences in which I learn of the missions and ministries which are beginning or discovering new life, following our journey through COVID. I want to… Continue Reading I Am Inspired

I Am Not a Fair-Weather Fan

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

This past weekend was not a good one for many teams.  Michigan State lost to the Buckeyes on Saturday.  The Lions were unable to score any points against the Patriots on Sunday. And as I write this post, the Cleveland Guardians are losing to the Yankees, once again. For me, the most painful game on… Continue Reading I Am Not a Fair-Weather Fan

Devastation

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

When I was a child, I remember being affected by only one hurricane.  It was Camille, a category 5 storm. Landfall was in the Mississippi and Louisiana areas.  By the time the remnants of the storm reached Ohio, it sparked tornadoes, severe thunderstorms, and very strong winds.  I was at camp at the time, and… Continue Reading Devastation

How Can I Keep From Singing?

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

The pandemic has changed the ways we live our lives.  COVID updates are part of the daily newsfeed with positivity rates, hospitalizations and sadly death rates presented.  Trips to stores and hospitals have encouraged or required us to wear a mask, maintain social distancing and check our temperatures on a regular basis. Delivery companies like… Continue Reading How Can I Keep From Singing?

Give Thanks

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

I am a prayer warrior.  I strive to pray without ceasing each day.  From time to time I reflect on the content of my prayers.  I have the sense that sometimes I ask God for a lot.  Whenever I lift up the Lord’s Prayer, I include an internal list of who and what I’m praying… Continue Reading Give Thanks

Workers Needed

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

There are numerous ads that promote search engines for finding a job.  The commercials make it sound so easy.  On some websites, applicants upload their information and wait for businesses and organizations to contact them.  Other sites boast about their success rate for finding the right person, with the right skills and experience for their… Continue Reading Workers Needed

We’ve Come This Far by Faith

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

This is the title of one of my favorite Gospel hymns. The words of this song are a tribute to our Lord’s dedication to our lives and to our welfare.  This past weekend as I watched documentaries covering the events of September 11, 2001, and what we have learned in the two decades since, I… Continue Reading We’ve Come This Far by Faith

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