Then Danny…

November 13, 2020

It started with an invitation to share a bit of your personal story. A dozen of us. My YFC USA Cabinet. Some with stories that mirror mine… Then Danny… In the early days of Youth For Christ, it was Billy. Passionate. Powerful. Focused. Vigilant. Fierce. Humble. Gentle. Billy. Then Danny… New York City, not Charlotte. […]

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William Franklin Graham.

November 7, 2020

Billy. Just Billy. November 7, 1918 102 years ago. On the outer edges of Charlotte, a baby. A boy. A masterpiece. A promise. Time may erode the echo of his voice, but it will never silence the power of his message. Christ. And Christ alone. Billy, at 27. The first full-time Evangelist in Youth For […]

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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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