“The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.”
Have you ever failed at something and then had to live with the consequences? Jerry Lynn has. He suffered a comical misstep with a simple home repair and he now gets a daily reminder of his failures.
It comes at exactly 6:50pm each evening.
Sarah Winchester was a wealthy woman because she married William Winchester, the maker of the “gun that won the West.” Sadly, both her husband and young daughter died in quick succession, and Sarah was told that the souls of murdered people were responsible for her loss.
But that’s not even the weird part….
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Once upon a time, the shop belonging to an astute merchant named Salem, and all the carpets in it, were burnt in a fire. Salem was left with nothing but his house, and since he was a trader he decided to sell it. With the money he would be able to buy a new shop and more carpets.
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When realtors visit homes that have been foreclosed, it’s not uncommon for them to find messes, damages, or even bug infestations. They might even find an abandoned pet. But one realtor in Milwaukee had the surprise of his life when he found a dead body.
Talk about a hard resale….
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Painting the walls. Hanging the family portrait. Rearranging the furniture. Replacing a couch. Setting out pictures of friends. Sounds like a normal weekend remodeling project in the suburbs, right? But what if it were a hotel room? Would that be a little weird?
Then why do we do the same thing with our lives in general?
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September 19, 1853 was a day Hudson Taylor would never forget. Neither would his mother. It was on that day that Taylor, England’s world-famous missionary, set sail for China where he would spend most of his life.
But neither of them imagined this moment could be so difficult.