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

Planting Seeds

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

I know that we are in the midst of Autumn.  Right now, raking leaves is a daily chore for me.  My next-door neighbor has two 60 foot maple trees in their yard, and they are just now beginning to drop their leaves. Soon, snow will begin in earnest.  Even though that’s true, I am already… Continue Reading Planting Seeds

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

I Love to tell the Story

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

I am a student of film.  My mom and older sister had their favorite movies and whenever they were aired on television, the entire family would watch them together.  My mom would point out subtle plot lines or camera shots that enhanced the story that was unfolding on the screen.  My sister would usually talk… Continue Reading I Love to tell the Story

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

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?

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

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

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

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

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

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