Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

My name is Buddy Mercury

Today's click through is a hoot.

What is it?  you ask.

Well, it seems that Buddy Mercury plays the piano and sings.

No kidding.

And no, the dog on the left is not Buddy Mercury but she is listening.



HERE'S THE LINK TO Buddy Mercury singing piano dog sensation






 

Monday, May 20, 2019

Why HDMI isn't always the answer

You probably have upgraded your big old boxy TV set to a flat screen TV.

And when you did that you asked yourself --

What are all those other ports on the back of your new TV?

Today's click through will explain and it might go into more detail than you desire, but at least you will get an idea of what the various connectors do.

HERE'S THE LINK TO Why HDMI isn't always the answer

You can stop at the 6:21 point as the rest of the video is a commercial




Saturday, May 18, 2019

Why the Headphone Jack is going Extinct

Oh nooooo !!!!!

First we discovered recently that replaceable batteries are being phased out

and now we learn that the Headphone Jack on cell phones are disappearing!!

Alas.

and even though the click through is to a 6 minutes video, you can stop at 4:47 because the rest is a commercial. 

And now with that said

for explanation  re why this is happening

HERE'S THE LINK TO Why the headphone jack is going extinct




 

Friday, May 17, 2019

The Name of the Lord

"And God said unto Moses. 

I Am That I Am: and He said,

Thus shall thou say unto the children of Israel,

I AM hath sent me unto you.:

                                                     Exodus 3: 14

This brief verse is very profound in the implications revealed in it.

How profound? you ask.

Well, the very brief explanation to which we are linking explains.

HERE'S THE LINK TO The Name of the Lord





 

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Why removable batteries are never coming back

This is truly a potential alas and alack situation.

What ? you ask.

Well, it seems that removable batteries that a person can replace themselves are becoming obsolete.

Sigh.

Today's click through will explain .  And by the way, even though the video is longer, you can stop at 4:48 if you want because the rest is a commercial.

And now with that by the way of a heads up

HERE'S THE LINK TO why removable batteries are never coming back





 

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Learning Cursive ... or not



You probably have heard that

Cursive writing is not longer being taught in Public Schools.

No Kidding.

Comedian Jeanne Robertson found out about this had had a conversation about it with her grandson.

You will find this instructive and very funny.

HERE'S THE LINK TO Learning Cursive … or not"






Monday, May 13, 2019

Puppies provide protection

Many years ago in a George Shultz Peanut cartoon there was a picture of a puppy kissing a person with the caption something to the effect of

"arg -dog lips touched my lips"
Which expressed the dismay of the dog's tongue depositing its germs onto the person.

The response was negative because everyone knows where the dog's tongue has been.

But, guess what.   What?

Apparently, this might not be so bad after all.

What??????

Well, today's click through will explain.

HERE'S THE LINK to Puppies provide protection





Sunday, May 12, 2019

Today is Mothers day

In Honor and Memory of our Mothers:

Today is Mother’s day

so we are posting some links to various poems, thoughts, and insights about Mothers.

Those of you wearing Red Roses today are hopefully celebrating with your mother.

The rest of us (the White Rose folks) are likely reflecting on past times.

So, with that in mind, here are your Mother’s day roses and links.

For those of you with Red Roses, CLICK HERE

For those of you with White Roses, CLICK HERE







Saturday, May 11, 2019

Can a bullet fired straight up in the air kill you when it falls



Can a bullet fired straight up in the air kill you when it falls

I have wondered about this a lot.

Finally an answer seems to be available.

Today's click through will explain

HERE'S THE LINK TO Can a bullet fired straight up in the air kill you when it falls






Friday, May 10, 2019

Grand Canyon Mule Ride

Today let's do a vicarious bucket list trip.

Some of you may have actually taken a trip into the Grand Canyon on a mule but likely most of us have not.

I know of one former DIT'er who has done it and if she happens to check out this DIT she will have a happy time of recollection.

For the rest of us -- it is going to be a first

and when you see how scary some of the views are, you will likely be glad you are doing this on a computer or smart phone or whatever instead of in 'real life'.

I know I was.  SO

HERE'S THE LINK To Grand Canyon Mule Ride




 

Thursday, May 9, 2019

World Geography Quiz

How good are you at Geography?

Today's very brief quiz is a fun way of finding out.

Don't be scared off by the word quiz -- this is really simple, short, and easy.

HERE'S THE LINK TO World Geography quiz.




 

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

The miracle of turning the water into wine


You surely have heard of this miracle and wondered how and why Jesus turned water into wine.

Indeed this was His first miracle and caused many of His disciples to believe that He was really God.


“This beginning of miracles did Jesus in Cana of Galilee,
and manifested forth his glory;
and his disciples believed on him.”

                John 2:11 kjv   

Have you wondered about this miracle?

Today's click through will explain some of the details and why this is such an important miracle.

This is really interesting.

HERE'S THE LINK TO The Miracle at Cana



 

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

The strange funeral of William the Conqueror

The tombstone pictured here is not that of W the C but the thought of death is portrayed.

Anyway,  Today's click through tells an amazing story -- one which you have probably not heard before.

It was definitely new to me but is very interesting.

HERE'S THE LINK TO The strange funeral of William the Conqueror, 1087



 

Monday, May 6, 2019

The Present

Today's click through is to a short video with quite a message.

The story has to do with the present that a mother gives to her son.

Why is this unusual you ask?

Well, watch to the end and you will find out.  I wanted to quit several times before reaching the end but continuing was really worth it.

So with that by way of explanation

HERE'S THE LINK TO The Present




Saturday, May 4, 2019

Music without Sacred Music would be incomplete

You have noticed that almost every Sunday the DIT is a hymn or some form of  Worship Music --

and often we feature music by Johann Sebastian Bach.

J.S. Bach was born in 1685 and composed hundreds of pieces of music, much, if not most, of which was of Religious nature.

Indeed he even said:

"The aim and final end of all music should be none other than the glory of God and the refreshment of the soul.

If heed is not paid to this, it is not true music but a diabolical bawling and twanging."


To read about J.S. Bach, his life, his compositions, and more

HERE'S THE LINK to Music without Sacred Music would be incomplete




 

Friday, May 3, 2019

How can we have 6 billion people from 8 survivors on Noah's ark


That is indeed a good question and likely one you have considered.

How can 8 survivors on Noah's Ark about 4000 years ago have resulted in about 6 or 7 billion folks today.

Today's brief video will explain.

HERE'S THE LINK TO How can we have 6 billion people from 8 survivors on Noah's ark





Thursday, May 2, 2019

Dear Kitten



This really cute video was produced by a cat food company.

Whether you are a cat lover or not, you will love this video.

HERE'S THE LINK TO Dear Kitten







Wednesday, May 1, 2019

The Beginning of Creation


This picture is of Adam and Eve as depicted in the AIG Creation Museum in Northern Kentucky.

The Bible speaks about them and their creation:

But from the Beginning of the creation God made them male and female      Mark 10:6 kjv

This short and succinct passage from the Bible is significant in itself

but a brief explanation of this verse is even more significant.

Check it out.

HERE'S THE LINK TO The Beginning of the Creation




Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Scammers in action

What is a scammer? And why should I worry? you ask.

Today's link will explain How Scammers are using familiar Phone Numbers to steal information
                                   
It's called spoofing and you need to know about this.

HERE'S THE LINK TO Spoofing and Scammers in action



 

Monday, April 29, 2019

Typewriter - Brandenburg Symphony


You doubtless have heard and enjoyed hearing the musical piece, the Typewriter.

But today you will be able to hear and SEE it in all its glory and humor.

So with that by way of introduction (and remember there will probably be one of those ads that you have to endure or delete before the piece begins)

HERE'S THE LINK TO the Typewriter as performed by the Brandenburger Symphoniker




 

Saturday, April 27, 2019

4 Types of Toxic cookware to avoid



Yesterday we learned about some strange rules about eating.

And since folks usually have to cook something before eating

Today let's look at information about cookware that we should avoid and some that we should use.

HERE'S THE VIDEO LINK TO 4 Types of Toxic cookware to avoid and 4 safe alternatives


AND HERE'S THE PRINTED Version with more details and pictures









Thursday, April 25, 2019

The Great Wall of China

And while we are on the subject of things to see in China

everyone immediately thinks of The Great Wall.

Today's click through will give you a vicarious experience of visiting this place.

HERE'S THE LINK TO The Great wall of China




 

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Terracotta Army, Xian, China

Some friends of DIT are soon going on a trip to China.

Hopefully the Terracotta Army in Xian will be one of the places on their bucket list.

It definitely is on mine but I'm not going.

The life size statues are amazing.

So, for those of you who are not going (and for those who are), check out today's link.

HERE'S THE LINK to Terracotta Army, Xian, China




Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Bury Tea Bags in your garden and this will happen

Spring is here and it is time to think about starting your garden.

Today's click through has an interesting thing that may make your gardening experience more exciting.

What is it? you ask.

Check out this link to find out

HERE'S THE LINK TO Bury tea bags in your garden and this will happen




Monday, April 22, 2019

Lyrid Meteor shower


This is a heads up (pun intended) to let you know that the Lyrid Meteor shower event is happening now.

What is it? you ask.

Well, today's click through will explain and tell you where to look.

HERE'S THE LINK TO Lyrid meteor shower 2019 peaking now



Sunday, April 21, 2019

Today is Resurrection Sunday (Easter)

Almost 2000 years ago, The Lord God Jesus Christ died on the cross to pay the required death penalty for my (and everyone’s) sins. 

Three days and nights passed while he was in the grave.

But then, HE  AROSE  from the dead !!!

He was Resurrected to new life!!! 

And because He arose, we, too, can live with Him forever
        IF
we confess and turn from our sins
        and
accept the free gift of His substitute death as payment for our sins.


Jesus explained this amazing transaction to Nicodemus in these words:

                   John 3:14-18...
And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness,
even so must the Son of man be lifted up:
That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life.
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son,
that whosoever believeth in him should not perish,
but have everlasting life.
For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world;
but that the world through him might be saved.
He that believeth on him is not condemned:
but he that believeth not is condemned already,
because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. ...



What should be our response to this?

Well, Robert Shaw, the Chamber Singers, and the Atlanta Symphony orchestra express my response in this 3 minutes 28 seconds video. 

HERES THE LINK TO The Hallelujah Chorus




 

Saturday, April 20, 2019

Darwin Sunday vs Resurrection Sunday

In a few hours we will be celebrating Resurrection Sunday -- which commemorates the resurrection of the Lord God Jesus Christ from the dead !

But did you know that some churches also celebrate a Darwin Sunday?

Yes.

And today's click through provides interesting information about both.

HERE'S THE LINK TO Darwin Sunday vs. Resurrection Sunday.




 

Friday, April 19, 2019

Today is Good Friday

You may have wondered why this special day is called 'Good Friday' when it recalls the events concerning the crucifixion and death of the Lord God Jesus Christ.

Good question.

The click though today will explain.

HERE'S THE LINK TO Why it was a 'Good' Friday







 

Thursday, April 18, 2019

9 Archaeological finds that confirm the New Testament

Here are more archaeological finds that will be worth consideration to the skeptic and encouraging to the believers in the Bible, God, and Jesus Christ.

Some of these were mentioned in yesterday's video.

Others are different.

Check these out.

HERE'S THE LINK TO 9 Archaeological finds that confirm the New Testament








Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Archaeological finds proving the Bible is True

During this Holy Week many folks are pondering the question of if the Bible is true as they hear about the birth, life, death, and resurrection of Jesus.

Today's click through provides important facts proving  that the Bible is True

HERE'S THE LINK to Archaeological finds proving the Bible is true.




 

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Jesus is sinless

“The LORD hath created a new thing in the earth, 
A woman shall compass a man.” 
              Jeremiah 31:22

We are in the midst of "Holy Week" which celebrates the final week of the Lord God Jesus' life which culminated in His death and resurrection.

"The entire gospel authority rests on the fact of the sinless life of the Lord Jesus—beginning with His conception."

The link today will explain more about how and why Jesus was able to be the required sinless sacrifice to pay the death penalty for the sins of all mankind.

HERE'S THE LINK TO Messages from the Messiah's Life: the Virgin Birth



 

Monday, April 15, 2019

Deer visits rescuer

The click through today is to an interesting and touching short video about a deer who visits the lady that rescued her

The deer repeatedly comes back for a short visit and to say thanks.

And, no, the deer pictured here is not the one that came back but I thought the cartoon was cute.



Anyway -- Check this out.

HERE'S THE LINK TO Deer visits rescuer to say thanks to the woman who saved her.



 

Sunday, April 14, 2019

Today is Palm Sunday

This picture of Christ entering Jerusalem on Palm Sunday was posted on Wikipedia by the Brooklyn Museum and is in the Public Domain in its country of origin and in the USA.

Today begins the Week in which the final events in the earthly life of Jesus Christ occurred.

These events began with Jesus' entry into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday,

followed a few days later with His death on the cross

and 3 days after that by His resurrection back to life on what is now celebrated as Resurrection Sunday (Easter).

His Death paid the death penalty for everyone (because everyone is a sinner -- and the penalty for sin is death).

His resurrection proved that Jesus is indeed God and His substitution death for sinners was valid.

Every person who accepts the Lord God Jesus' Christ's gift of salvation through His substitutionary death will escape eternity in hell and will spend eternity living in heaven.

The link today is the famous telling of an illustrative story told by Paul Harvey -- which in a simple but profound way illustrates what Jesus' death provides for those who accept His gift of freedom from the  death that they would otherwise experience.

HERE'S THE LINK TO Paul Harvey  "An Easter Story"



Saturday, April 13, 2019

How to kill termites and get rid of them forever


It is that time of the year -- Spring

when all kinds of bugs and critters emerge and begin their activities.

And among the really awful ones are Termites.

So today's click through has some helpful advice on how to get rid of them.

HERE'S THE LINK TO how to kill termites and get rid of them forever





Thursday, April 11, 2019

Skellig Michael - a World Heritage Site

A friend of DIT suggested we check out this location for a DIT

so we did.

And interestingly it was the location of a very early Christian Monastery during the era of the now famous St. Patrick.

It is a twin peaked craig located off the west coast of Ireland and became really famous after being used as one of the settings in the Star Wars Films.

To learn more about this interesting place

HERE'S THE LINK TO Skellig Island the Star wars Island




 

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Nothing is too hard for God









“Ah Lord GOD!
behold,
thou hast made the heaven and the earth
by thy great power and stretched out arm,
and there is nothing too hard for thee” 

            Jeremiah 32:17  kjv



The concept that nothing is too hard for God is explained in the short devotional to which we are linking today.

HERE'S THE LINK TO Nothing is too hard or too small for God











Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Kitbull - Pixar SparkShorts

Today's link is to another brief Pixar film.

It is cute.

So, pull up a chair, and enjoy.

It's only about 8 minutes long so no time for popcorn.  Just watch and have fun.

HERE'S THE LINK TO Kitbull - Pixar SparkShorts






 

Monday, April 8, 2019

An airplane ran out of fuel at 41,000 feet

Though the airplane pictured here is a cartoon and not the real one in today's DIT,

you will be interested to find out what happens when an airplane runs out of fuel.

This is a true story.

Check it out.

HERE'S THE LINK TO An airplane ran out of fuel at 41,000 feet.  Here's what happened next



Saturday, April 6, 2019

Greenland - Land of Ice

Greenland.  With a name like that you would expect to see a lot of green things.

Not so fast.

Greenland is actually a land with lots and lots of ice.

Iceland on the other hand has lots and lots of green.

Seemingly there is something wrong with these names.

But let's check out Greenland in today's link.

It is a place that doesn't have many visitors so you can now visit it vicariously.

HERE'S THE LINK TO Greenland Land of ice





 

Friday, April 5, 2019

The 20 most heavily guarded places on earth

Today's click through will take us to places that we can only think about but not enter.

What are they ?

And why are they so heavily guarded?

Today's link will explain.

HERE'S THE LINK TO The 20 most heavily guarded and secure places on earth





 

Thursday, April 4, 2019

God's Ways are The Best

"And the word of the Lord came unto [Elijah], 

saying, Arise, get thee to Zarephath, which belongeth to Zidon,
and dwell there: 


behold, I have commanded a widow woman there to sustain thee"


            I Kings 17:8-9   kjv

This somewhat strange command is explained in the brief devotional thought to which we are linking today.

Though it was spoken to Elijah, the concept applies to all of us today --

which is -- God's ways ARE Best and we should heed them.

HERE'S THE LINK TO God's ways are the best