On Christmas Eve, at the last minute, a new husband remembered he needed to buy his wife a present. He tended to be a bit tight and was unable to decide exactly what he would get. He went into an upscale department store, went to the cosmetics counter and asked the clerk, “How about some perfume?” She showed him a bottle that cost $200. He declared this was too expensive. The salesperson returned with another bottle for $100. “Still too expensive,” he said. In exasperation, she came out with a bottle for $10. The man rejected that one and said, “I want to see something really cheap.” The clerk handed him a mirror.

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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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