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PETER MARSHALL

(born May 27, 1902) There was no trace of light that night from moon nor stars. On that coal black evening, 22-year-old Peter Marshall took a shortcut across the moors, trying to avoid a limestone quarry. Rising above the sound of a … Continue reading

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ELISHA HOFFMAN’S 180th BIRTHDAY

  Born MAY 7, 1839 Elisha Hoffman, author of more than 2,000 hymns, wrote songs for the church in an era when most churches preferred something different from today. Yet God continues to honor the results of Elisha’s faithful service. EDUCATION AND ENDURANCE Elisha … Continue reading

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3 Hymns With “Cross” in the Title

Christian worship has always revolved around the most defining emblem of the faith: the cross. For twenty centuries Christians have celebrated how Jesus’ crucifixion turned a mode of capital punishment into a symbol of spiritual salvation. Our songs of faith … Continue reading

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BLACK HISTORY MONTH: 3 SONG WRITERS WORTH KNOWING

Here’s a re-post about the lives of three outstanding African American song writers. Thoro Harris  (1874-1955) His gospel themes and children’s songs live on today. Thoro’s lyrics capture both the sense of deep-felt need and the internal peace of Jesus’ provision … Continue reading

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Lights-4-God Timeline

Thank you for your interest in Lights-4-God. Below is a list of every Christian leader I’ve featured, arranged in chronological order according to the century they were born. After each name is a short description of their main contribution to … Continue reading

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DAVID BRAINERD’S 200TH BIRTHDAY

  Missionary David Brainerd ministered in the 1700s to native tribes on the American frontier. He introduced the gospel to the Mohican tribe, then to the Delaware tribe. He endured health problems and other hardships. But he served faithfully for as … Continue reading

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REMEMBERING C.S. LEWIS

    Clive Staples Lewis was born November 29, 1898.  I posted a biography of him five years ago today. The 1400-word overview covers seven major points of his life under the headings, “Teen Athiest,” “The Fox Hunt,” “New Purpose,” … Continue reading

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