Inspirational speaker and author Andy Andrews tells about a misunderstanding he had with comedian Bob Hope, with whom he had been involved in several projects. While doing a television program, Andy made reference to Hope’s age and how sharp he was for a man of his years. It came back to him later that Hope was upset. After much soul searching—and reluctance—he called Bob Hope. When he asked Hope if he was upset with what he had said, Hope confirmed that he was. Andrews made the decision not to try to come up with any excuses. He said, “I don’t know what to do other than to ask you to forgive me.” Though he had been offended, Hope readily forgave him. There is not only a power in forgiving, but there is also power in asking for forgiveness.

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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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