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

Legacy

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

I am the youngest of four girls.  My parent’s marriage was the second for both of them.  My father was a widower when he remarried.  My mother had my two oldest sisters with her first husband.  Growing up, they would recall what it was like to be children and young adults at a pivotal time… Continue Reading Legacy

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

Seated at the Table

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

I have a shelf in one bookcase which is full of cookbooks.  Gourmet dishes, Pampered Chef recipes, a Superbowl Party smorgasbord and of course an ancient Betty Crocker tome.  Favorite dishes and desserts are easy to find.  Classics like chocolate chip cookies and snickerdoodles are stained and careworn from repeated use.  I’ve only prepared dishes… Continue Reading Seated at the Table

We’ve a Story to Tell

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

A long time ago, one Summer which is now far, far away, I went to see the first Star Wars movie, which now has the subtitle: A New Hope.  I was overwhelmed by the way the story unfolded along with the special effects which were introduced in the film.  Industrial Light and Magic, the director’s… Continue Reading We’ve a Story to Tell

Tell Your Story

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

This past Saturday, I attended a funeral for a friend, Rev. Mark Spaw.  He was the former District Superintendent for Ann Abor and served in that role for 8 years.  I first met him when I interviewed for Commissioning with the Board of Ordained Ministry.  I still remember the first question he asked me after… Continue Reading Tell Your Story