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Northern Crossings

A Lutheran Mercy Blog from North Dakota and Northern Minnesota


The Mouthpiece in the Mouth House

Luther called the church a “mouth house” and by that he meant a place where a lot of speking goes on.  God speaks and we listen.  God speaks and we respond with our own s Luther writes: “Our pastor steps before...

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Paradise Burning

One of the those disconnected voices on the radio can bring you out of whatever stupor you may be in very quickly.  I don’t know who it was, but I believe it was an official from Paradise CA, maybe even the Mayor. The...

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Thanks for Remembering

People celebrated Veteran’s Day yesterday and it was also my birthday. Thanks to all those who remembered my birthday yesterday.  I even got a late night serenade of the birthday song from some merry pranksters who shall...

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A Touch of Mercy

So we are still moving through the church year and were approaching the time when we think about the end of the age and the coming of Christ to judge the world. That really should be front and center in our minds most of the...

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Tell You What I’m Gonna Do.

I blogged about the Kay Lee we had the night before the Reformation, Mission, Mercy Worship service on Reformation Day in which Rev. Fondow preached in the morning and President Matthew Harrison preached in the afternoon.  At...

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Far Side Banks of Jordan

So between Reformation and All Saints I had the funeral for Donna Niemann and tomorrow I have another funeral.  The memory of funerals past and the connection with the Jordan River and the promised land for the Israelite and the...

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