Well-Done to John Colbaugh

Only 5% of marriages reach the “golden 50!” One-out-of-twenty. 40% of couples, over that fifty-year span will divorce. More and more of them, close to that goal-line. The remainder will see their marriages end by the death of one or more of the spouses. So kiss your partner and cherish the moments. And weep for…

A Tribute to Bob Frazier

Robert Frazier was such a gifted pastor. He died suddenly last Monday. No warning. He and some friends were on a trip together in Florida. Ruth, his wife was with family in North Dakota. She must have come through Charlotte airport a few hours before me as I returned that day from a conference in…

Forty Years

Today, Barbara and I celebrate our 4oth wedding anniversary. It is hard to believe – forty years. She says at least 35 happy ones! And she is considering staying another year. That really is hard to believe. Yesterday, we conducted a prayer impact Sunday at Calvary Assembly of God east of St. Paul. It was…

A Personal Plea for Prayer!

Have you ever sat in a room and listened to the conversation and asked yourself, “What am I doing here? How did I get into this room?” In recent days, I have found myself in a number of meetings asking myself that question. Today, it happened again. This afternoon, I met with representatives of the…

Morning Prayer!

I came in yesterday, and collapsed. I have been in Africa. I have had three back-to-back pastor’s conferences from Seattle to Lancaster, PA. Each of those conferences has emphasized prayer. Most have had significant prayer moments. One was exclusively a prayer conference – we prayed all day, for almost three days. And yet! I had…