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

I’m Tired of Cooking

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

Every few days, my niece posts pictures of my sister’s latest culinary creations on Facebook. The photos could be on the cover of food magazines. On the right is a photo of a baked omelet she prepared a couple of weeks ago. She has also been grilling and barbecuing a lot more. If the pictures are… Continue Reading I’m Tired of Cooking

When Words Fail

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

It has been a little over two weeks since we witnessed the death of George Floyd.  Almost a week ago, his family, leaders of Minneapolis, social activists, and others gathered for the first memorial service celebrating George’s life.  Rev. Al Sharpton delivered a powerful eulogy, honoring George’s life, legacy and the hope that this time… Continue Reading When Words Fail

Whenever Two or Three Are Gathered

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

Most of my life has been centered around church.  My parents belonged to two different faith communities.  My father’s church was part of the CME denomination.  My mother’s church became a United Methodist Church in 1968.  Over the years, my sisters and I would alternate between services, depending on which pastor was preaching or what… Continue Reading Whenever Two or Three Are Gathered

Seated at the Table

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

I have a shelf in one bookcase which is full of cookbooks.  Gourmet dishes, Pampered Chef recipes, a Superbowl Party smorgasbord and of course an ancient Betty Crocker tome.  Favorite dishes and desserts are easy to find.  Classics like chocolate chip cookies and snickerdoodles are stained and careworn from repeated use.  I’ve only prepared dishes… Continue Reading Seated at the Table

YOUTH LEADERS: START PLANNING YOUR 2020 MISSION TRIP TODAY!

The Midwest District invites youth (9th-12th Grade) to participate in hands-on community development ministry at Cass Community Social Services in Detroit June 28-July 3, 2020. This trip is being offered by our District in partnership with staff at Cass, so that even churches with just one or two or a handful of high school youth can… Continue Reading YOUTH LEADERS: START PLANNING YOUR 2020 MISSION TRIP TODAY!

A Summer Project

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

Now that the school year has ended, students all over our country are celebrating that there is no more homework, at least for now.  Growing up, my sister Lynn and I were unique.  At the beginning of Summer, we would go to the local library and check out a book of insects.  Then we would… Continue Reading A Summer Project

Summer Session

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

Summer officially begins on Friday, the 21st.  It has been wrestling with a very rainy Spring for weeks.  Saturday, I went to the Asian Festival in downtown Grand Rapids.  Although the sky was gray and rain was threatening, the plaza at Rosa Parks Circle was full of people who were enjoying the food, music and… Continue Reading Summer Session