Illustration: Courage
J. Michael Shannon
The inimitable Dr. Seuss in his book, I Had Trouble Getting to Solla Sellew, wrote these simple words that can give us courage:

“I have heard there are troubles of more than one kind.
“Some come from ahead and some come from behind.
“But I’ve bought a big bat. I’m all ready you see.
“Now my troubles are going to have troubles with me!”

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About The Author

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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