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

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?

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

Chapter and Verse

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

The other day, I was watching an ad for Xfinity t. v.  In it, the announcer was describing the features of the voice remote commands.  One can change the channel, find a movie or sporting event by just speaking those words into the mic on the remote.  What I learned from the ad is that… Continue Reading Chapter and Verse

Sheltering in Place

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I want to go back in time.  Ten years ago, today, the world turned its attention to Chile, where the main ramp of the San Jose Mine, near Copiapo Chile, collapsed, trapping 33 men 2,300 feet below ground.  Rescue teams responded immediately, and yet it was over two weeks before a probe reached the place… Continue Reading Sheltering in Place

Sowing Seeds Exuberantly

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

The 2020 Michigan Conference has now ended.  This is one time we can truly say that “We have never done it this way before.” The theme for this year’s Conference was Sowing Seeds: Rooting, Tending and Reaping. The Bishop lifted up a very inspirational message during opening worship.  If you can, please share the Bishop’s… Continue Reading Sowing Seeds Exuberantly

Making a Difference

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

Matthew 25: 31-46 is one of my favorite Gospel passages. When I was considering a life in ministry, it was this passage that helped me say yes to the call God placed on my life. My Aunt Clairette was an awesome woman.  She became a minister in the early 1960s, and served as the Associate… Continue Reading Making a Difference

God Still Moves

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

I am an avid student of film. The stories told through cinema express the creative message of actors, writers and directors.  I have classic favorites like Bringing Up Baby with Katherine Hepburn and Cary Grant.  Several Hitchcock movies are also at the top of my list:  Rebecca, The 39 Steps and The Lady Vanishes among… Continue Reading God Still Moves

Caring for our Health Care Workers

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

My oldest niece is doing her residency at The Detroit Medical Center.  As the pandemic arrived in Michigan, she rotated from her specialty to help with patients who were diagnosed with COVID-19.  She shared with me how difficult it was for her and the other residents, physicians and nurses to have the necessary medical supplies… Continue Reading Caring for our Health Care Workers