The Road We Travel

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

Last Saturday morning, I was channel surfing, searching for a good movie to watch.  I somehow landed on the Motor Trend Network just before the start of the Le Mans Endurance race.  The commentators were excited for this annual race to be back in full force.  Over 150 drivers and at least eight teams of… Continue Reading The Road We Travel

Never a Chance Meeting

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

Give me Jesus, give me Jesus. You can have this whole world, give me Jesus.1 This is a song I often sing when I am feeling troubled, anxious, or worried.  But I know there was a time before our Savior came to journey with us.  What did people who struggled back then sing about?  When… Continue Reading Never a Chance Meeting

A Time of Paralysis

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

The Forgiveness and Healing of a Paralyzed Man from Luke’s Gospel (Luke 5: 17-26) are another of those passages that has a happy ending.  In this version of the event, the friends of the paralyzed man carry him to where Jesus was teaching.  There were Pharisees and teachers of the law with Jesus at the… Continue Reading A Time of Paralysis

Waiting on the Lord

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During this season of Lent, I want to continue to wrestle with some of the valleys we experience as we retell Jesus’ journey for our salvation.  I will be reflecting on the Lukan version (Chapter 8) of the healing of The Hemorrhaging Woman and the Raising of Jairus’ Daughter. These two miracles were twelve years… Continue Reading Waiting on the Lord

Gone Too Soon

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

During this season of Lent, I want to invite us to continue to spend time in those Scriptures which require us to spend time in the valleys of our lives.  For me, one of these passages is the story of Lazarus’ resurrection. Like the story of the Good Samaritan, we want to rush to that… Continue Reading Gone Too Soon

We Need Help

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Over the years, I have taken a lot of adventure vacations.  My favorites are still the time I spent at Space Camp in Huntsville, AL.  I also went on a few cruises.  A few months prior to the sail date, the cruise line sent a packet of information that listed the excursions being offered. My… Continue Reading We Need Help

Connecting to the Internet

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

Last Wednesday as inclement weather hit the Grand Rapids area, I heard the distinctive crackling sound of a power line breaking.  I called Consumer’s Energy as I watched sparks dance between the trees across the street.  The power in my house blinked off and on a few times before it was restored. Somehow, even though… Continue Reading Connecting to the Internet

Counting Down

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When I was a child, each of my teachers counted the days until Christmas.  There would be some kind of display on one of the boards in the classroom. Each day, a student was chosen to add or take away the card which signified that the wondrous day of our Savior’s birth was drawing closer.… Continue Reading Counting Down

Jesus had a Reputation

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

One of the first sermons I preached was on the healing of the Centurion’s servant.  The miracle can be found in each of the Synoptic Gospels.  The authors of each Gospel do not disclose what the servant’s illness was, nor how many remedies had been tried.  Somehow, the Centurion heard about Jesus.  As people traveled… Continue Reading Jesus had a Reputation

Workers Needed

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

There are numerous ads that promote search engines for finding a job.  The commercials make it sound so easy.  On some websites, applicants upload their information and wait for businesses and organizations to contact them.  Other sites boast about their success rate for finding the right person, with the right skills and experience for their… Continue Reading Workers Needed