Perhaps you read the story of Lauren Scruggs, 24. She is the model and fashion blogger who walked into the propeller of a small plane on the runway. Because of this accident, she lost her left eye and left hand. You would think this event might make her bitter, but she told Savannah Guthrie on the “Today Show,” “…emotionally, days are hard sometimes—just accepting the loss of my eye and hand, but it just gets better. I realize God’s in control of my life and there’s a purpose…Spiritually I learned to live by faith, not sight.”

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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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