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Northern Crossings

A Lutheran Mercy Blog from North Dakota and Northern Minnesota


Mercy and Ruth – Commemoration

This is a mercy blog, people keep reminding me.  They say that wondering what mottos on money and stories about education and college tuition have to do with mercy and partnerships and mission and someday when I have time I will...

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This Day In History – July 11

You might want to go back on this site and read the blog for June 8 of this year. On July 11, 1955, this day in history, President Eisenhower signed a bill requiring use of the inscription ‘In God We Trust’ on all...

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Those Pesky Rights

  We say many times on this blog that words mean things. Since the Fourth of July and all the protests and demonstrations that have been going on around the country it is important for us to make sure we understand what words...

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Pledging Allegiance

We recently did the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag of the United States of America a funeral in church, and immediately after the pledge I lead the Pledge of Allegiance to the Christian flag. There was a lot of pledging going...

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The Burial of a Marine

We went by funeral procession from the church to cemetery which was about 7 miles away.  Walking across the grave yard the Marine guard was standing in the corner of the shelter belt waiting.  How long they had been there I do...

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Happy Fourth of July

Today we celebrate the birthday of our country the Fourth of July. We pray that you have a safe, fun, and relaxing 4th. As you celebrate please take a moment to remember what this day is marked for – The Declaration of...

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A Fire and A Witness

This is a forest fire approximately 5 miles SW of our ranch. The fire is officially called the High Chateau Fire. It’s consumed 1400+ acres and, at noon today, is o% contained. We received a mandatory evacuation order at 8 p.m....

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Sapphire Anniversary

The LWML started in 1943. This is their sapphire anniversary. Sapphires are a pretty a big thing.  I had the rivilege of digging for them in Montana and finding some nice ones. Getting them and finding them is an interesting...

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Luther Poem

  This poem is reputedly from Martin Luther although I cannot find a citation of where. I do not come because my soul is free from sin and pure and whole and worthy of Thy grace; I do not speak to Thee because I ever justly kept...

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