Monday, September 24, 2018

Today is Sukkot - The Jewish Feast of Tabernacles

There is a series of Jewish Holidays that are observed annually.

Several are in the Spring, a few in the summer, and the rest in the Fall.

Today a very important Fall Feast / Holiday begins at Sundown.

Interestingly and significantly, though all the Major Jewish Holidays are important to the Jews they are also important to Christians.

Why?

Because the Jewish Holidays / Feasts have prophetic meanings and are Types / Pictures of important events in History.

The Feast / Holiday beginning today at sundown is Sukkot, also known as the Feast of Tabernacles.

This Feast actually spans a week.

So what happens?  And why does it take a week?

Well, one of the things that happens is that the Jews build booths / tabernacles and live in them during the week.

The picture today showing some of these booths is from Wikipedia and was taken by Yoninah.

The article to which we are linking will give more details about the booths and will answer questions about what happens and why.

HERE'S THE LINK TO the Fesitval of Sukkot



 

Sunday, September 23, 2018

Sunday Hymn: Guide me Oh Thou Great Jehovah

Today's Hymn is another well known favorite.

The words are provided.

But when you see the 'unusual' words at the end, be aware that they are singing in Welsh.

Anyway, Hum or sing along.

HERE'S THE LINK TO Guide me, Oh Thou Great Jehovah




Saturday, September 22, 2018

Today is the First Day of Autumn


Wow, how time flies.  Fall is already here and it seems like the year has just begun.

So what is so important about Autumn? you ask.

Well, it means that today is the day that Summer officially ends and Fall begins.

The 'fancy' name for this event is "The Fall Autumnal Equinox."

So what is the Fall Autumnal Equinox and why is it important?

Well, for one thing, it is that special day at the end of summer and the beginning of fall when the sun at the equator rises in the due East and sets in the due West.

This means that both the day and the night are about 12 hours long.

The reason why they are not exactly 12 hours each is explained in the article below.

But, more significantly, to those of us in the Northern Hemisphere, the days will now start getting shorter and shorter as each day passes and the nights will get longer and longer and longer ....

Until we come to the Winter Solstice when the shortest day of the year occurs.

But that is then and this is now.

And today is the Fall Autumnal Equinox.

No Click through today -- Just go out and enjoy the first day of Fall / Autumn




Friday, September 21, 2018

Love, Faith, Joy

 
“Whom having not seen, ye love;
in whom, though now ye see Him not,
yet believing, ye rejoice 

with joy unspeakable and full of glory:
                          Receiving the end of your faith,
                          even the salvation of your souls” 

 
                                     (I Peter 1:8,9  kjv)

To more fully understand the implications and teaching of these verses

HERE'S THE LINK to Love, Faith, Joy








Thursday, September 20, 2018

What will happen to you if you eat 3 eggs a day


Some people avoid eggs like a plague and refuse to eat them.

And through the past few decades eggs have varied from being good for you to being horrible for you.

So what is correct?

Today's link will give you some very interesting information to ponder

and will likely change your total outlook concerning eggs.

HERE'S THE LINK TO What will happen to you if you start eating 3 eggs a day



 

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Today is Yom Kippur

What is Yom Kippur and why is it important?

Well, It is the Jewish Day of Atonement and is the end of a period of 10 days of Awe (Repentance) that began  with Rosh Hashanah.

Yom Kippur is the Holiest day of the Jewish year !!!

So why should a person care about this period of 10 days culminating with Yom Kippur?

The link to which we will go today answers that question and more.

However, Yom Kippur is not just an important day for Jews.

In fact it is essential for Christians, non-Christians, and Jews to understand what Yom Kippur means and symbolizes.

So with that in mind

HERE'S THE LINK TO Yom Kippur and why it is important




 

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

The Most Dangerous Journey to School in the world


You surely have heard your parents or some older person describe how difficult it was to go to school when they were kids.

They usually describe the trip as "uphill in the snow both ways"

Well, even though they were kidding

The link today is not kidding.

The journey these kiddos have to take is beyond awful.  Check it out.

HERE'S THE LINK TO The most dangerous journey to school in the world



 

Monday, September 17, 2018

How Scammers are using Familiar Phone Numbers to steal information


Today's link will give some very helpful information about Scammers and Smart Phones.

It is a 2 ½ minute broadcast segment from an NBC Nightly news program. 

Alas there will probably be a short ad before the video begins but endure the add because the information in the video is worth the short wait.

Anyway, the scam is called called spoofing --and you need to be aware.

HERE'S THE LINK TO How Scammers are Spoffing using Familiar Phone Numbers to steal information.



Sunday, September 16, 2018

Hymn: And can it be that I should Gain

Today's Hymn is another well known favorite,

Written by Charles Wesley.

Join the congregation as they sing.

The words are provided.

HERE'S THE LINK TO And can it be that I should Gain




 

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Dear Kitten

 If you are a cat lover you will love this video

but, guess what, even dog lovers will like it.

And even those that are not "into" pets at all will appreciate it.

So with that by way of introduction

HERE'S THE LINK TO Dear Kitten






Thursday, September 13, 2018

Red Heifer born in Israel

In the last few decades the search for a Red Heifer has been underway.

The article to which we are linking today will mention several of those searches.

But a true red heifer had not been found

until ????

perhaps one has now been born.

What?  Explain!   Well

A Red Heifer has been born in Israel. 

Is this the one?   And, if so,  why is it important?

Today's link is to an article that briefly states the facts and some of the previous candidates are mentioned.

You do not need to click on the "see more" link as it just adds about two more words.

But do click on the little video that shows the Red Heifer and its mother.

And now with that said 

HERE'S THE LINK to the article about a Red Heifer Candidate Born in Israel.




Wednesday, September 12, 2018

10 Interesting facts about Lookout Mountain

Today's link has some really interesting information about a location that you should put on your bucket list to visit.

Why?

Well, check out today's video link and you will understand

and you will likely put Chattanooga TN and Lookout Mountain on your bucket list.
HERE'S THE LINK to 10 interesting facts about Lookout Mountain



 

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

! John 1: 9 Explained

"If we confess our sins, 

he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, 


and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness." 


                                             1 John 1:9   kjv

What does it mean to CONFESS your sins?

Today's link explains.
 
HERE'S THE LINK TO What does it mean to "confess our sins" and why is this important and necessary.





Monday, September 10, 2018

Sunday, September 9, 2018

Today is Grandparent's Day

Grandparents day has been observed in the US on the First Sunday after Labor Day since 1978.

According to Wikipedia there is even a special flower for Grandparents.

What is it?  Well, it is the flower pictured here and it is appropriately named "Forget Me Nots."

Today's DIT is to 'honor' those of you who are grandparents and to bring a smile to those that aren't.

Either way, the email which I recently received, and which has probably gone around the internet a zillion times already, was new to me.

I have no idea who wrote this but they certainly know their 'facts'.

So, without further ado, check out this information about a very special 'Answering Machine' that Grandparents have or wish they have

plus some very interesting facts about grandparents as related by their grandchildren.

HERE'S THE LINK TO Grandparents answering machine





 

Saturday, September 8, 2018

Hymn: All Hail the Power of Jesus' Name

Don't be confused.  Today is not Sunday -- but Tomorrow is.

But tomorrow (Sunday) is a very special day

So we are posting the Sunday Hymn today.

Confusing?  I hope not.

Anyway, with that by way of explanation,

HERE'S THE LINK TO All Hail the Power of Jesus' Name






 

Friday, September 7, 2018

The Most Powerful tornado on Earth

Pictured here is the National Weather Service Building in Norman, Oklahoma (near Oklahoma City).

Why is this being featured in today's DIT? you ask.

Well, Oklahoma is definitely in Tornado Alley and has many Tornadoes

And one has been designated as the Most Powerful tornado on Earth.

Today's click through tells of this powerful, awesome, and devastating tornado.

HERE'S THE LINK TO The most powerful tornado recorded on earth.




 

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Whale Variations support creation

Today's link is to a very interesting article about whales.

Old Earther's (Evolutionists) would posit that whales evolved

but the article to which we are linking has some interesting information that points toward creation rather than evolution.

Interesting.

HERE'S THE LINK TO Whale variations support creation






Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Man is about to return dog to a shelter -- when …



A man had adopted a shelter dog but it wasn't working out so he was getting ready to return it to the Shelter when he remembered a letter that had been given him when he adopted the dog

and

Well, Today's click through is a tear jerker.

So get your kleenex and

HERE'S THE LINK To Man is about to return a shelter dog when …






 

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Confession vs. Repentance -- The Difference







 

If we confess our sins, 


he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, 


and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness." 


                  I John 1: 9  KJV      

Today's link will explain the difference.

HERE'S THE LINK TO Confession vs. Repentance




 

Monday, September 3, 2018

15 Things you didn't know the purpose of

Yes, Yes, I know that the title is poorly written.

It should be "15 Things of which you don't know the purpose."

But that is how it was written on the youtube link where it is found.

Apparently English is not being taught in schools anymore.

Sigh.

But the 15 things ARE interesting and you will likely learn something new

so

HERE'S THE LINK to (gasp) 15 things you don't know the purpose of



 

Sunday, September 2, 2018

Hymn: Guide me, Oh Thou Great Jehovah

Stained Glass Windows, A real organ, and a real choir / congregational singing.

Wow.

Sing or hum along.

The words are provided.

HERE'S THE LINK TO Guide me, Oh Thou Great Jehovah




 

Saturday, September 1, 2018

10 Interesting Facts About The Appalachian Mountains

The Appalachian Mountains consist of a long chain of mountains in the Eastern USA.

They extend from Maine into Georgia and Alabama.

With this much territory being involved, you can be sure there are a lot of scenic sites.

Today's video link will give you a great overview and a lot of information about them.

HERE'S THE LINK to 10 interesting facts about the Appalachian Mountains



 

Friday, August 31, 2018

Was Elvis Saved??

This is a question that many folks have asked

especially since he was had so many problems with drugs.

Today's link provides some information that you might want to consider.

HERE'S THE LINK to Was Elvis saved??



 

Thursday, August 30, 2018

When God Repents

"There are a number of Scriptures that speak of God Repenting."

And there are arguments about this word --

Some critics say this is a contradiction -- that God can not repent.

Hmmmm

Today's link will explain and show that this is NOT a contradiction after all.

HERE'S THE LINK TO When God Repents




 

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Gospel Quartet


It is not Christmas but I happened across this Gospel Quartet performing at a Church during the Christmas season.

It is a hoot

HERE'S THE LINK to Gospel Quartet




Monday, August 27, 2018

How to stop Robocallers


You are probably getting really annoyed with robocalls.

And these are not just happening on landlines

Now Cell phones are getting Robocalls.

Sigh and Grrr.

So what to do?

Today's click through has some helpful hints about how to stop Robocallers.

HERE'S THE LINK To How to Stop Robocallers





Sunday, August 26, 2018

Hymn: Amazing Grace

Almost 7 million people have viewed today's link on YouTube

Many say it is the most Beautiful version of this well known hymn.

And the acccompaning video pictures are beautiful.

You will probably agree.

Listen or sing along.

HERE'S THE LINK to the Most Beautiful 'Amazing Grace' 



 

Saturday, August 25, 2018

Bees are actually really, really smart


Yes, it is true

Bees are actually really, really smart.

So smart, in fact, that one would think they had a designer / creator.

Check out this link and see what you think,

HERE'S THE LINK to Bees are actually really really smart




 

Friday, August 24, 2018

This dairy cow wouldn't stop crying

Today's link is to a touching video about a dairy cow.

A dairy cow?  

Yes.

It seems that there was a dairy cow that wouldn't stop crying.

To find out why

HERE'S THE LINK to This dairy cow wouldn't stop crying so her owner …




Thursday, August 23, 2018

Why does February have only 28 days?

You know the poem -- you learned it as a child

"30 days hath September

April, June, and November.

All the rest have 31 excepting February alone

Which has 28 days" (except when it has 29)


Hmmmmm.  Interesting and a clever way to remember how many days are in a month.

But WHY DOES FEBRUARY only have 28 Days?

Today's click through will explain. And the explanation is a Hoot !!!

HERE'S THE LINK to Why does February have 28 days



 

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Why don't countries have purple Flags

This is an interesting question.

We are all familiar with flags of countries with colors of red, blue, white, black, yellow, etc

but have you ever seen a flag with a dominant color of purple?

No?

Why not?

Today's link has the explanation and it is very interesting.

HERE'S THE LINK TO Why don't countries have purple flags







 

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Psalm 100

"Make a Joyful noise unto the LORD, all ye lands.

Serve the LORD with gladness:

Come before His presence with singing.

Know ye that the LORD He is God:

It is He that made us, and not we ourselves;

we are His people, and the sheep of His pasture.

Enter into His gates with thanksgiving,

and into His courts with Praise:

Be thankful unto Him, and bless His name.

For the LORD is good;

His mercy is everlasting;

and His truth endureth to all generations."

                Psalm 100   KJV



Monday, August 20, 2018

Did an Asteroid Impact kill the dinosaurs

The supposed 'fact' that an Asteroid hit the earth millions and millions of years ago and killed all the dinosaurs is taught daily in Public and most Private Schools.

But is this true?  Did this really happen.

And how does anyone know how many millions or billions of years ago various things happened when no one was there recording the history for us?

Today's link has some interesting information for us to consider as we ponder these things.

But one word of warning (ok more than one word ) -- when you click on the link below, you might think you have come to a blank page -- but you really haven't -- it is just that for some reason the introcuctory picture might not come up -- so just scroll down a tad and you will find the article.

And now with that by way of introduction --



HERE'S THE LINK to Did an Asteroid impact kill the dinosaurs.


 

Saturday, August 18, 2018

If you open a watermelon and see this, throw it out


The link today is very interesting and helpful.

It is about watermelons

Apparently there are some things to know before you eat that watermelon.

So with that by way of introduction

HERE'S THE LINK TO If you open a watermelon and see this, Throw it out



 

Friday, August 17, 2018

Best Way to store an extension cord

Recently while visiting a friend's house

I saw an extension cord which had been wound up for storing

but it was not the usual 'look' of the way most folks wind and store power cords.

Wondering how to do this I found this link.

Check it out.  It is unusual and interesting.

Whether it is the 'best way' is probably arguable but it is interesting.

HERE'S THE LINK to Best way to store an extension cord


 

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Who were the Cro-Magnon people


I've been watching some videos recently that are teaching that the Cro-Magnon people were not real humans but were precursors to us.

Is that correct?

The link today has information that will help us understand
who the Cro-Magnon people were.

The link has a short video and a short article.  Be sure to check out both.

And now, with that by way of introduction and explanation --

HERE"S THE LINK TO Who were the Cro-Magnon people



Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Baby Hummingbirds life cycle


Today's Daily Interesting thing (DIT) is a must see !

Why?  What is it?  you ask

Well, it is a totally awesome video about Baby Hummingbirds --

from birth till they are ready to live on their own.

This is amazing.

You will love it.

And if you have kids or grandkids, they will love it, too.

HERE'S THE LINK to Baby Hummingbirds Life Cycle from start to finish


 

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Hymn: Safe in the Arms of Jesus

Today's Hymn -- Safe in the Arms of Jesus -- is a favorite of many.

It was mentioned in yesterday's DIT about the life of Fannie Crosby.

HERE'S THE LINK to Safe in the Arms of Jesus.



 

Saturday, August 11, 2018

Fannie Crosby

Fannie Crosby was a famous Hymn Writer.

In fact she wrote so many that she often used a pseudonym for her name so the hymnal wouldn't be 'wall to wall' hymns by her.

You have probably noticed that we often use Hymns by Fannie Crosby during our Sunday Hymn Music selections (as we will tomorrow, for example).

The picture here shows her wearing dark glasses.  Why?

Because she was blind from shortly after birth.

To read a short summary about her remarkable life

HERE'S THE LINK to Fannie Crosby



 

Friday, August 10, 2018

The Sin of the Devil

Do you know what the sin of the devil was?

Today's link will tell you and explain why it was / is so serious.

Why the tense of 'is' ? you ask

Well, that will be explained also.

So with that by way of introduction

HERE'S THE LINK to the sin of the devil


 

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Secret Facts about the Presidential Limo

No this is obviously not the Presidential Limosine --

It is seriously different from this little mini.

But today's link has very interesting information about the real Presidential Limo that you will likely find truly amazing.

It is about 12 minutes long --

But, wow -- interesting

HERE'S THE LINK to Unbelievable secret facts about the Presidential Limo












Wednesday, August 8, 2018

How Bacteria Help our Bodies to survive

This may sound strange -- because

You are aware that many bacteria are harmful and cause various forms of illness

so you are likely wondering how and why bacteria help us.

Today's link to a very brief article will explain

and provides more evidence of a Master Designer (God) instead of random chance changes proposed by the evolutionary theory.

HERE'S THE LINK to How Bacteria Help our Bodies to survive.




 

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Growing Old Gracefully



The Month of August is Senior Citizen month --

and recently I heard a sermon that provided 6 Guidelines to Growing older Gracefully.

Though intended for Senior Citizens, it is applicable to everyone.


What are the 6 Guidelines to Growing older Gracefully? you ask.

Well they are

1. Be sure you are saved / redeemed by the substitutionary Sacrifice of Jesus to pay for your sins.

2. Radiate a Positive attitude

3. Maintain a sense of humor

4. Keep up contacts with other people

5. Take care of your physical health

6.  Always have a thankful attitude.  (Thank God in your joys and in your disappointments)