Author Archives: William E. Richardson

About William E. Richardson

I'm married to a wonderful woman named Deb. We're the parents of a son and daughter who bring great joy to our lives. I currently pastor the Assembly of God church in Afton, Iowa.

HEARTS OF COMPASSION

(Some outstanding Christian leaders who’ve made a difference in helping the helpless) Compassion ministries have always been a hallmark of Christianity. Jesus told His initial followers to feed the hungry, house the homeless, clothe the naked, and visit those who were imprisoned and those who were … Continue reading

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THORO HARRIS

Born MARCH 31, 1874 He wrote hundreds of Christian songs. He published hundreds of other songs he didn’t write. Thoro Harris was one of the most prolific African-American hymn writers of the early 2oth century. Since the 1930s his compositions have been consistently … Continue reading

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LETTIE B. COWMAN

Born MARCH 3, 1870 For more than 100 years, Lettie Cowman has encouraged millions of people needing God’s help. As a missionary with her husband Charles, she spread the gospel in the Orient. Later as a widow and best selling-devotional author, Lettie inspired readers around the … Continue reading

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HYMN WRITERS ALFRED ACKLEY and JULIA JOHNSTON

ALFRED ACKLEY        Born January 21, 1887 “Why are you shouting so early in the morning?” Alfred’s wife asked him a fair question. What had  angered him that Easter morning was a radio preacher. Alfred had heard the man say, “You know folks, it really … Continue reading

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THE BRIGHTEST L4G IN 2014

By the end of 2014, Lights-4-God had received almost twice as many views as in 2013.         I averaged a new post almost every other week (23). There were anniversary posts (listed below), theme posts (listed below) and biographies of Christian authors, missionaries, hymn … Continue reading

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MARY SLESSOR

Born DECEMBER 2, 1848 Mary heard someone in the village screaming. She knew it came from the center of the nearby crowd. She ran to the gathering, pushing her way to the front. To Mary’s horror, a woman lay on the ground, tied … Continue reading

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8 WONDERFUL SALVATION STORIES (pt. II)

Unique circumstances led some of Christianity’s outstanding leaders to salvation. Here’s the second set of four such stories. Discover each person’s greatest contributions to Christianity and what God used as the decisive factor to bring them to Himself  JOHN NEWTON His Role In … Continue reading

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