They’ll Know We Are Christians by Our Love

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

Last week I watched the Michigan – Michigan State basketball game.  This year’s first meeting took place at Breslin Center.  The two teams will meet again at the Crisler Center later this season. As the players were warming up, the camera panned around the arena. The angle only showed the bottom third of the fans. … Continue Reading They’ll Know We Are Christians by Our Love

Oh, How I Love Jesus

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

Over the past several weeks I have watched an advertising campaign about Jesus.  It comes from the website: Hegetsus (https://hegetsus.com/en/about-us).  On their about us page the creators state the following: “He Gets Us is a movement to reintroduce people to the Jesus of the Bible and his confounding love and forgiveness.”  The information on the… Continue Reading Oh, How I Love Jesus

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

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

We’ve Come This Far By Faith

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

When I was a doctoral student, I enrolled in classes in Neuroscience in preparation for my dissertation. In the introductory course, each professor in the department shared their research and what they had discovered (or not) about the section of the brain they were studying.  My favorite lecture was from a scientist who was investigating… Continue Reading We’ve Come This Far By Faith

Out of the Mouths of Babes

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

Last week I watched a video that brought me joy and laughter.  It was with a 7-year-old boy named Tariq.  Tariq lives in South Dakota and loves corn.  Rather than me describing the video, please take a moment to watch it (the link is below).  Tariq describes corn in a new way.  I only heard… Continue Reading Out of the Mouths of Babes

Looking Back

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

This past Sunday was a momentous day in the world of sports. The NFL season kicked off with several games pitting quarterbacks against their former teams.  Two games went into overtime.  As the Major League Baseball season draws to a close, races for the pennant are becoming more exciting. For the first time ever, at… Continue Reading Looking Back

God’s Light

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

I am hoping that this Fall we are returning to the routine of in-person church.  I’m not sure if it’s true for you, but I think I took Sunday mornings and what happened in worship for granted.  During the worst part of the pandemic, I missed the singing the most.  Zoom is not really good… Continue Reading God’s Light

They’ll Know We Are Christians By Our Love

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

Often when I am online, searching for information about people, places, and movies, the search engines I use inform me that by answering a few short questions, they can tell me who I am and what I like to do.  Some questionnaires are about my knowledge of t.v. or movie trivia.  Others are designed to… Continue Reading They’ll Know We Are Christians By Our Love

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