Archive for the ‘Mistake’ Category
In late 2001, most Americans were still reeling from the coordinated terrorist attacks that shook the entire world. However, a very select few – members of the CIA’s highly trained Team Echo – found themselves in Afghanistan leading Operation Jawbreaker, America’s first retaliation against Al Qaeda and the Taliban.
Unfortunately, some of them would learn that friendly fire is just as deadly as the enemy’s. Continue reading
Summer brings with it wonderful things: lazy days, lemonade, and leisure time with family. Of course, summer brings heat, bugs, and visits from Aunt Gertrude, too. But summer also brings the inevitable Vacation Bible School.
And if your VBS looks like this, you know you’re in trouble. Continue reading
Football coaches tell their teams they must play “all 60 minutes” of the game. Track and field trainers tell their athletes to run “the whole” race. That’s because they know that playing 59 minutes or only running 399 meters leads to defeat.
The same kind of defeat in these videos…. Continue reading
Finding himself in a commanding lead at the 2004 Olympics in Athens, Greece, American sharp shooter Matt Emmons stepped into position to fire his final shot in the 50 meter challenge. He didn’t even need a bull’s-eye to win his second gold medal; he only needed something close. He focused on staying calm, and then pulled the trigger.
That’s when he realized he should’ve focused on something else entirely. Continue reading
Joy to the World is the most-recognized and most-published Christmas hymn in America. Since its writing in 1719, Isaac Watts’ tune has become a holiday necessity at sacred – and even secular – gatherings.
But ironically, Watts never intended the song to be about Christ’s birth; in fact, he had a very different occasion in mind. Continue reading
With his request finally approved, a CNN News cameraman quickly used his smartphone to call the local airstrip to charter a flight. He was told a twin-engine plane would be waiting for him at the airport.
Little did he know he was in for the flight of his life! Continue reading
Prisons in California were recently ordered to release a sizeable number of convicted criminals in order to reduce overpopulation at the state’s correctional facilities. In the process, over 10,000 law breakers were paroled. The early release was only intended to affect inmates deemed a “low risk” to society.
But something went terribly wrong. Continue reading
In 1942, a group of Scottish soldiers were taken prisoner by the Japanese at Singapore. These captives were subjected to a cruelty so savage that it thrust them into barbarous behavior, pitting them against one another as they tried to survive.
But all that changed when a shovel went missing. Continue reading
On a cold night in 1986, just off the coast of southern Russia in the Black Sea, two ships were supposed to harmlessly pass each other in the night. They didn’t, and the loss of human life was great.
But what makes this tragedy unthinkable is discovering what both captains knew ahead of time. Continue reading