Then. And Now.

April 6, 2018

It was a bright Spring day in Franklin, Michigan. April 8, 1978. At 7PM, with the wedding attendants at the front of the church, Mary and her dad moved in front of the double doors at the back of the church. I could see her. The dress she wore was ivory, satin and beautiful. A […]

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The Joy of Juni

March 16, 2018
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It was two and a half years ago that Eunice Cargo moved into Peakview Assisted Living. She’s been a beautiful part of this community. She knows the names of the residents and she smiles and greets them, often without reciprocation. Enter, Juni. Juni is our 15-month-old granddaughter, and Eunice’s great-granddaughter. On Monday morning, Juni and […]

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The Commemorative Issue

March 9, 2018

America’s Preacher (Time Magazine – Billy Graham Commemorative Issue) Remembering America’s Man of God (Newsweek – Billy Graham Commemorative Issue) The accolades flowed like Colorado streams after a spring thaw. From print to video. From spoken word to lyrics sung. Pastor to the Presidents. Evangelist to the world. But the word that surfaced over and […]

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From a Tent in Charlotte… Celebrating Billy

March 2, 2018

“There is a boy here who has five barley loaves and two fish, but what are they for so many?” (John 6:9, ESV) A boy. With a meal. It’s hard to imagine what thoughts raced through the head and heart of the boy who offered his barley bread and fish to Andrew. His meal, relinquished. […]

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On the day that Billy Graham died, I heard him preach

February 23, 2018

At 7:33AM Eastern Time, on February 21st, Billy Graham, the first, full-time Evangelist in our Youth For Christ mission tugged oxygen out of his last breath, and then marched humbly into glory. Graham, a profound amplifier of the name and fame of Jesus the Christ. Graham, by his own admission, a sinner, saved by grace. […]

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kollaō

February 19, 2018

Cling. Cleave. Let love be without hypocrisy. Abhor what is evil. Cling to what is good. (Romans 12:9, NKJV – my emphasis) Like glue. To good. And Jesus said to him, “Why do you call me good? No one is good except God alone. (Mark 10:18, ESV) Jesus turned a question from a wealthy young ruler on its […]

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Setting the songbird free…

February 2, 2018

“…but the cares of the world and the deceitfulness of riches and the desires for other things  enter in and choke the word, and it proves unfruitful.” (Mark 4:19)  Songbirds! That’s what we’re attracting to our bird feeder these days. A wide assortment that collect each day to feast on the breakfast of seeds and nuts that Mary diligently assembles for them each day. That is until the squirrels showed up. These resourceful and agile and committed critters […]

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Not a make over or a do over…

January 29, 2018

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come. (2 Corinthians 5:17, ESV) In a small Oregon community, a 13-year-old girl, Ella, recoils from the impact of years of unhealthy relationships in her life. Unable to process her feelings, she sinks deeper into […]

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A Little Man

January 5, 2018

Rob Wolgemuth is my nephew. He’s a fine, Godly man who, along with his wife, Rebecca, shepherd a family with five young kids. During Rob’s childhood, I had many opportunities to interact with him. He was the son of my oldest brother and as such, Rob was often more like a little brother to me […]

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The Senior Class at Bethlehem High

December 22, 2017

At roughly 5PM today, our front door will burst open and kids and grandkids will be welcomed with open arms and full hearts. It’s cousin Christmas exchange at the Wolgemuth household and my expectation is high! One of the ten grandchildren who will climb into my arms is Drew. He’s two years old and full […]

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