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Northern Crossings

A Lutheran Mercy Blog from North Dakota and Northern Minnesota


A Palm Sunday Like No Other

So we had a Palm Sunday without church, and the generosity of many people that brought palms for the service was wasted.  Well not really wasted.  I still think that the thought counts and the folks who brought palms I commend. ...

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Without Spot or Blemish

This from Palm Sunday 2 years ago We tend to telescope events of the Passion of Jesus from Palm Sunday through the Maundy Thursday and Good Friday and Easter.  There are amazing things that take place all through Holy Week...

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High Anxiety

There are some people who are really letting this stuff we are going through get to them.  The news is the constant fight as to who is taking it seriously and who isn’t and the appropriate opprobrium will be leveled.  As I...

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Dreams of Chaos and Disorder

I was happy to see that Mike Lindell, the owner of the ”My Pillow” company had re-purposed some of his factories tonight masks needed to protect from the COVID-19 virus. The advertisements for the my pillow are probably the only...

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  Isaiah 40:31 But they that wait on the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint. Waiting on the Lord means just that...

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Even as a child I recognized the difference between a payment for work, a right, and an allowance.  An allowance seemed to me, even as a child who shoveled a block of side walk for a quarter, to be a condescending action that...

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In the Year 2525

I have a vivid memory of driving across the painted desert in Arizona. Dad was driving, mom was asleep in the back, and I don’t know what my brother was doing but he was along.  It would be the last of our families road trips...

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