Back in 1995 I found myself sitting next to Wintley Phipps on a business trip to Orlando. Wintley is a gospel singer, author and minister. He has performed for six U.S. presidents at the National Prayer Breakfasts, as well as at the Democratic National Convention, on the Oprah Winfrey show, Saturday Night Live, and my personal favorite, Soul Train.
Check out his version of Amazing Grace at the National Prayer Breakfast with Barak Obama in 2009 at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y_7043fg1ag. Moving.
Anyhoo, Wintley and I chatted through most of the flight and right as the plane was landing he said, “I have a word from the Lord for you.” A word from the Lord, hmmm, what the heck is that? But ok, hit me. He took a deep breath and in his booming baritone voice he stated, ”Bold. … Read the rest