Many Kentuckians grew up believing that the name of their state meant
“Dark bloody Ground.” It was that, of course, for the hunting ground
of native Americans that became the battle ground between them and the white
settlers. But Professor Theda Perdue of the University of Kentucky and
Professor Michael Green of Dartmouth agree that in the Cherokee language
Kentucky means, “Tomorrow, the land where we will live.” In our
concern with living for today, we must recognize that what we do today will
affect our lives tomorrow. We cannot ignore the future and live only in the
present. We should not mortgage tomorrow for the sake of today.

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Robert Shannon, a retired preacher living in North Carolina, began preaching at the age of 16. He has preached in churches in Kentucky, Tennessee, Ohio, and Florida, his longest ministry at First Christian Church of Largo Florida. Now in semi-retirement, he has preached regularly for churches in North Carolina and Tennessee. He has also contributed to kingdom work as a missionary to Eastern Europe and as a Bible College professor. He is past-president of the North American Christian Convention. Bob is the author or co-author of several books.

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