A Test of Faith

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

One of my favorite movies is called The Song of Bernadette.  The film chronicles part of Bernadette Soubirous’ life and the visions she saw that led to her becoming a saint. St. Bernadette’s visions led to the founding of the shrine at Lourdes.  During the opening credits of the film these words are displayed: “For… Continue Reading A Test of Faith

District-Wide Prayer Vigil Offered Tomorrow

Dear Midwest District, We invite you to enter into prayer in the way of your choosing from Noon until 2 pm Friday, June 5, 2020.   Issues of racism and violence are out in the open and on the streets around the country.  The Holy Spirit gives breath to the declaration that Black Lives Matter.  Despite… Continue Reading District-Wide Prayer Vigil Offered Tomorrow

How Can I Help?

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It’s snowing as I write this Corner.  Mid-April and it’s still snowing.  In some ways we have had a very mild winter with few snowfalls over a few inches.  I acknowledge that the 70 degrees of last week was only a promise of what is to come.  And in some ways, this cold spell helps… Continue Reading How Can I Help?

A Time To Laugh, A Time To Mourn, A Time to Laugh

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Sunday was a day of celebration as many churches throughout the District and Conference found innovative ways to commemorate Palm Sunday.  Although we were unable to gather in our places of worship to wave palms and shout loud hosannas, I still felt the excitement that this Holy Day brings.  I have had the honor of… Continue Reading A Time To Laugh, A Time To Mourn, A Time to Laugh

An Advent Calendar, Part 2

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Christmas isn’t Christmas without decorations.  Whether you start trimming the tree on Christmas Eve, or the day after Thanksgiving, there is a time of celebration about transforming our homes to welcome baby Jesus. The lights always take the longest to hang.  Each year I debate just buying a new string, rather than trying to figure… Continue Reading An Advent Calendar, Part 2

An Advent Calendar, Part 1

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Now that Thanksgiving is over, my countdown to Christmas has begun.  I have to admit that I noticed decorations, stocking stuffers and holiday suggestions for the best presents appearing as the Halloween candy was discounted by 50% or more.  The artificial trees appeared a couple weeks later.  And now, the section reserved for wrapping paper… Continue Reading An Advent Calendar, Part 1

Isaiah 40:1 Comfort ye, comfort ye my people, saith your God (KJV)

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As this year’s Church Conference season draws to a close, I want to express my gratitude for all that I have learned through my time with you in the District.  I am excited by the ways so many churches are in mission and ministry, connecting to the people in their communities and truly making a… Continue Reading Isaiah 40:1 Comfort ye, comfort ye my people, saith your God (KJV)

“In the beginning, God created the heaven and the earth.” (Genesis 1:1)

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When I was very young, my parents would send my sister and me to my aunt’s house in Columbus, Ohio.  That is where 4 of my father’s siblings lived:  My Aunts Clairette and Amanda, and my Uncles Marion and Obadiah (who we called Obie).  My Aunt Clairette was a pastor at a time when women… Continue Reading “In the beginning, God created the heaven and the earth.” (Genesis 1:1)

Getting to Know You

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

The Midwest District has the honor of being the home for clergy who are starting their journey of servant leadership.  These new folks were introduced at the District Conference on October 12.  Each one will also be featured in a special Puzzler’s Corner in the coming weeks.  I invite you, who are their sisters and… Continue Reading Getting to Know You

Taquarius

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Taquarius Wair. A unique name to describe a very gifted young man. I heard his story a few weeks ago, as the college football season began. When Taquarius was 4 years old, his house caught on fire. His mother was able to save Taquarius and his brother, but sadly their sister died. Taquarius was severely… Continue Reading Taquarius

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