We Have The Technology

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

Each day I am amazed by the way technology has become such an integral part of my life.  I remember when I was the remote-control channel changer for our television. And cooking was an art.  My mom typically had something baking in the oven while simultaneously stirring whatever was simmering on the stove. Dinner would… Continue Reading We Have The Technology

And Now You Know the Rest of the Story

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Before there was Sirius XM radio, and even before there were numerous FM stations playing top 40 hits, there were classic AM radio shows. One of the best was Paul Harvey. He had that natural radio announcer voice that drew the listener in to whatever he was saying. There were pieces that he shared that… Continue Reading And Now You Know the Rest of the Story

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

For Your Reflection

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When I purchased my first car in a decade in 2016, I had to adjust to all the items which had become automatic.  Instead of an ignition key, I now use a remote starter.  I had to learn to program climate control, which has separate and in sync options for the driver and any passengers. … Continue Reading For Your Reflection

We’ve Come This Far by Faith

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

This is the title of one of my favorite Gospel hymns. The words of this song are a tribute to our Lord’s dedication to our lives and to our welfare.  This past weekend as I watched documentaries covering the events of September 11, 2001, and what we have learned in the two decades since, I… Continue Reading We’ve Come This Far by Faith

The Eternal Flame

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Chuck Knows Church is one of my favorite United Methodist productions.  There are over 100 videos that cover a wide range of topics.  I have shown a couple of videos to Confirmation and New Member classes.  Chuck has a wonderful way of describing how what we do and say as United Methodists has a rich… Continue Reading The Eternal Flame

Sanctifying Grace

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

One of my favorite hobbies is reading epic fantasy novels.  The first one I was introduced to was J. R. R. Tolkien’s Hobbit and Lord of the Rings series, followed by Terry Brooks’ Shannara series.  When I graduated from high school someone gave me C. S. Lewis’ Chronicles of Narnia (not the Disney version).  There… Continue Reading Sanctifying Grace

Plans Interfere with Life

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I have often shared the opposite with people: Life interferes with plans. My to-do list constantly changes as I respond to an unexpected phone call, email, or an unplanned issue that has arisen. I have also come to realize that plans interfere with life. Several years ago, before Disney granted access to all visitors, a… Continue Reading Plans Interfere with Life

I know I’m Forgetting Something

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

There are skills that, once we learn them, we take for granted.  I have been actively crocheting for about 15 years now.  I don’t think about the stitches I work as I create blankets, shawls, and other crafts unless I am following a new pattern.  Luckily for me, I can go to YouTube and watch… Continue Reading I know I’m Forgetting Something

Dog Days

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

We have a lot of metaphors about the passage of time.  As we enter the month of August, I feel as if this summer has flown by. It seems as if I was sitting at the services of Recognition, Commissioning, and Ordination just a few days ago, rather than two months ago.  I think the… Continue Reading Dog Days