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

Greatness

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

When I was in high school my English teacher explained that there were some words in the language which were overused.  She never wanted us to use “nice” or “like,” encouraging us to find synonyms instead.  My teacher believed that constant use of these words made them fillers, diluting the intended meaning. To this day,… Continue Reading Greatness

Sheltering in Place

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

I want to go back in time.  Ten years ago, today, the world turned its attention to Chile, where the main ramp of the San Jose Mine, near Copiapo Chile, collapsed, trapping 33 men 2,300 feet below ground.  Rescue teams responded immediately, and yet it was over two weeks before a probe reached the place… Continue Reading Sheltering in Place

I’m Tired of Cooking

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

Every few days, my niece posts pictures of my sister’s latest culinary creations on Facebook. The photos could be on the cover of food magazines. On the right is a photo of a baked omelet she prepared a couple of weeks ago. She has also been grilling and barbecuing a lot more. If the pictures are… Continue Reading I’m Tired of Cooking

YOUTH LEADERS: START PLANNING YOUR 2020 MISSION TRIP TODAY!

The Midwest District invites youth (9th-12th Grade) to participate in hands-on community development ministry at Cass Community Social Services in Detroit June 28-July 3, 2020. This trip is being offered by our District in partnership with staff at Cass, so that even churches with just one or two or a handful of high school youth can… Continue Reading YOUTH LEADERS: START PLANNING YOUR 2020 MISSION TRIP TODAY!

A Summer Project

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

Now that the school year has ended, students all over our country are celebrating that there is no more homework, at least for now.  Growing up, my sister Lynn and I were unique.  At the beginning of Summer, we would go to the local library and check out a book of insects.  Then we would… Continue Reading A Summer Project

Summer Session

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

Summer officially begins on Friday, the 21st.  It has been wrestling with a very rainy Spring for weeks.  Saturday, I went to the Asian Festival in downtown Grand Rapids.  Although the sky was gray and rain was threatening, the plaza at Rosa Parks Circle was full of people who were enjoying the food, music and… Continue Reading Summer Session