You Are Known

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

Over the past year, all of us have had to change how we journey through our lives.  As much as it is true for us, I believe that late-night t.v. hosts have had to be very inventive with their opening monologues, guest interviews the creation of new skits and routines to capture an audience and… Continue Reading You Are Known

A Time to Heal

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Last Thursday I learned that the trial phase of the case against Derek Chauvin was ending.  Closing arguments were scheduled for Monday, with jury deliberation to follow.  Over the weekend, I thought about the possible outcomes of the trial.  I began to pray that justice would prevail.  And I also had doubts.  My perception was… Continue Reading A Time to Heal

For Celeste

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

Monday, December 21st would have been my eldest sister’s 78th birthday.  She was called home to be with our Lord on January 27th.  Because our birthdays are very close to each other, we made a commitment to call each other around Thanksgiving and share birthday wishes.  I will miss her voice and hearing her say… Continue Reading For Celeste

The Least

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

My son, Terrance, is now 27 years old.  I missed the first three years of his life because he is adopted.  When I considered adoption, there were numerous paths to pursue.  There were private adoptions mediated by attorneys or agencies created for this purpose.  Most of the children available through this avenue are infants.  Because… Continue Reading The Least

A Million Lights

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

I have been blessed to visit the Holy Land twice.  The first time I went was in 2011.  I was able to make a return journey in 2017.  Both trips were far too short.  There are so many places to see and so much to learn.  The Scriptures truly come to life as you visit… Continue Reading A Million Lights

The New Normal

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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

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

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