The First Family, George W. and Laura Bush, always included a Scripture verse on their Christmas cards. Laura Bush had to change the verse on the card in light of the Sep. 11, 2001, tragedy. What verse do you use for the first Christmas after such a trauma? She chose to use Psalm 27:13, which says, “I am still confident in this: I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.” The psalm goes on to say, “Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord.”

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A third generation preacher, Mike Shannon is Professor of Preaching at Cincinnati Bible Seminary of Cincinnati Christian University. He has served as a preaching minister, church planter, and college professor. His most recent preaching ministry was at the historic First Christian Church of Johnson City, Tennessee. In his nearly two decades at Cincinnati Christian University, Mike has served as both professor and Dean of the Seminary. He has also been an adjunct professor at Milligan College and Northern Kentucky University. Mike is the author or co-author of several books.

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