I Googled It

October 30, 2020

Leadership? Yes, please. And so I Googled it. “Books on leadership”. And guess what didn’t appear? The Bible. Did God delegate the definition of great leadership to business or military minds? Did He run out of time to help guide us toward effective and wise and thoughtful leadership? Certainly, we see living examples in scripture. […]

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“It’s complicated.”

October 23, 2020

I’ve said that many times, especially recently. Politics. Platforms. Justice. Mercy. Medicine. Weather. Economics. Immigration. Law enforcement. Elections. Relationships. Opinions. Complicated. Right? And one of them, a lawyer, asked him a question to test him. “Teacher, which is the great commandment in the Law?” And he said to him, “You shall love the Lord your […]

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He Saw… and so should we

October 16, 2020

As he passed by, he saw a man blind from birth. (John 9:1)   A recent trip to downtown Denver on the local RTD train provided transportation and a bit more.   Masks on. Space provided. Miles covered.   Once downtown, a walk to a beautifully renovated office building, and the assignment at hand. I […]

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Tattooed

October 9, 2020

It was in May of 2019 that my heart was moved beyond expectation. A heart tattooed. Marked indelibly by an experience in juvenile detention. An experience with Jesus. Now, roughly eighteen months later… I still wake in the middle of the night and think about KB. I wonder. I ache. I pray. The story of […]

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The Profile Page of God

October 2, 2020

A profile. A personal resume. Facebook calls it an About Intro… With icons. Short narratives. And a few locations. Me. Dan Wolgemuth. 65 years distilled. So, the question surfaces. If God had to fill out a profile… something He would put on LinkedIn or Instagram or Facebook, what would it be?   Actually, He did. […]

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Pregnant. Expecting.

September 25, 2020

Those were the terms we used in the early summer of 1980 to inform our families that a baby was on the way. Our first. By August, 1980, my entire family was in Birmingham, England for the retirement celebration of my Dad from Youth For Christ. A once in a lifetime gathering to reflect, commend, […]

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A Plastic Recorder and a Borrowed Ukulele

September 18, 2020

There’s a pause, pregnant with anticipation. Then music. A note or two on a piano or a single voice, or a misaligned entry point for a little plastic recorder. And moments later, the vague resemblance of a familiar tune. Then words that confirm the identity of the cloaked hymn. Amazing grace, how sweet the sound… […]

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Only a pebble…

September 11, 2020

My work day had concluded, and I made the short commute from the office in our home to the front porch. Mary was sitting there, watching over the water play of two of our grandchildren. Our two youngest. Juni, our 3-year-old, and Mack at nearly two. They had filled a clear storage tub with water […]

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It started with Toilet Paper

September 4, 2020

I think it started with toilet paper. You remember, grocery store shelves empty from end to end. But like the pandemic itself, the shortages and binge buying raced through other aisles as well. Hand sanitizer. Pasta. Cleaning products. Rice. Masks. Meat. Perhaps a bit irrational, but real.  Photo by Mick Haupt on Unsplash Consumers clamoring for items that […]

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Buyer’s remorse

August 28, 2020

Buyer’s remorse. You know that feeling. The purchase is complete, the product firmly in your hand, and a wave of dissatisfaction or worry washes over you. My most vivid experience of this occurred when Mary and I purchased our first house in Fort Wayne, Indiana in January of 1979. A three bedroom, one bath house […]

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