Thursday, March 23, 2017

The Earthrise Photo


You have probably seen and admired this famous Earthrise photo of the earth rising above the moon.

It  was take on December 24, 1968 and has been featured on the cover of many magazines.

But do you know the story of how this photo came to be?

The link today provided by NASA tells the story.

HERE'S THE LINK to the origin of the  Earth Rise Photo






Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Scripture Verse


Therefore if thou bring thy gift to the altar,

and there rememberest that thy brother has ought against thee;

leave there thy gift before the altar,

and go they way;

first be reconciled to they brother

and then come and offer thy gift.

             Matthew 5:23-24 KJV



Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Emergency Phone Numbers

For those of you who don't know -- the picture today is of a phone.  Really. No Kidding.

Apparently a lot of young folks have no idea of the concept of a Rotary Telephone.  Sigh.

Anyway -- with that said

A friend found today's information and passed it on to his Sunday School class and to us.

We don't know who wrote it but apparently it is a public domain type of document which you can pass it on to others.

What is it??

Well, it is a list of 'phone numbers' (Scriptures) which will give help, assistance, advice, encouragement, instruction, comfort, etc. in various situations.

This list has 27 different situations with 'Emergency Phone Numbers' to help with the solution.

You will want to print this list out, put it in your Bible or in a notebook, and use them when the need arises.

So, with that by way of introduction

HERE'S THE LIST of 27 Emergency Phone Numbers








Monday, March 20, 2017

Spring Begins Today

Yayyyyy. At long last Spring officially begins today !!!

It may not look like it in your area but it does where we live.

The Jonquils are growing, birds are singing, trees are budding, and though chilly it is definitely no longer winter here.

Hope it is the same where you are.

No click through today.  Instead just go outside and enjoy the arrival of spring.



Sunday, March 19, 2017

Hymn - Nearer my God to thee












Sing along with the a capella singers.

Here are the Lyrics:

1.Nearer, my God, to thee, nearer to thee! 
E'en though it be a cross that raiseth me, 
still all my song shall be, 
nearer, my God, to thee; 
nearer, my God, to thee, nearer to thee! 

2.Though like the wanderer, the sun gone down, 
darkness be over me, my rest a stone; 
yet in my dreams I'd be 
nearer, my God, to thee; 
nearer, my God, to thee, nearer to thee! 

3.There let the way appear, steps unto heaven; 
all that thou sendest me, in mercy given; 
angels to beckon me 
nearer, my God, to thee; 
nearer, my God, to thee, nearer to thee! 

4.Then, with my waking thoughts bright with thy praise, 
out of my stony griefs Bethel I'll raise; 
so by my woes to be 
nearer, my God, to thee; 
nearer, my God, to thee, nearer to thee! 

5.Or if, on joyful wing cleaving the sky, 
sun, moon, and stars forgot, upward I fly, 
still all my song shall be, 
nearer, my God, to thee; 
nearer, my God, to thee, nearer to thee!










Saturday, March 18, 2017

Jesus Saves



And it shall come to pass,

that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord (Jesus)

Shall be saved.

       Acts 2:21








Friday, March 17, 2017

6 steps to secure your smartphone or tablet


Yesterday we considered whether or not your smartphone might have been hacked.

And for most of you, there was a big "whew" as you decided it probably had not.

But, what about the future?

Is there something you can and should do to secure your smartphone or tablet from hacking?

Well, yes there is.

And the link today will give you 6 suggestions of things to do.




Thursday, March 16, 2017

How to tell if your smart phone has been hacked



If you have been paying attention to the news recently you are aware that there is a lot of talk about hacking into such things as email, TV sets, Smart Phones, and more.

You might be wondering if you are vulnerable to hacking.

The link today will help you know if your smart phone has been hacked.

When you get to the link, alas an advertisement will fill the page--

but look in the top right hand corner and click on "skip to tips" and voila you'll be 'in'

So with that as a 'how to' 




Wednesday, March 15, 2017

How to have Access to God


Yesterday we observed that God is a Triune God.

Today we want to find out how to come to / Access God the Father.

Many people propose many ways to come to / Access God.

But, there is only one way !!!

 "For there is one God, 
and one mediator between God and men, 
the man Christ Jesus" 
                      (I Timothy 2:5).

The link today will explain why there is only one way to Access God.




Tuesday, March 14, 2017

What about God being Trinity?


Doubtless you have heard the arguments about the God of the Bible being a Trinity (Triune) God.

Some folks argue that this means the God of the Bible is 3 different Gods.

Others correctly say that God is One God with 3 aspects (Father, Son-Jesus, and the Holy Spirit.)

Many places in the Bible speak to this truth including this passage in the Book of Ephesians:


There is one body and one SPIRIT,
even as you are called in one hope of your calling:
One LORD, one faith, one baptism, 
One God and FATHER of all,
who is above all, and through all, and in you all .
                  Ephesians4:4-6

A short devotional based on that verse in Ephesians explains.




Monday, March 13, 2017

Jessie Owens Memorial Park



Who was Jessie Owens? you ask.

Well, he was an outstanding Black athlete who, to the amazement of the world, broke many world records and won 4 gold medals in the 1936 Olympics in Berlin, Germany.

He was born in a tiny tiny town in Alabama -- which is the location of the Museum in his honor.

Recently several of us visited the Museum in Oakville, Alabama.  It was an awesome experience. 

You should definitely put it on your bucket list of things to see and do.




Sunday, March 12, 2017

Hymn: A Mighty Fortress is our God


Today's Hymn is another well known favorite --A Mighty Fortress is our God.

The words are on the screen so sing along with the choir.

HERE'S THE LINK to A Mighty Fortress is our God

 

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Heads up: Daylight Savings begins tomorrow (Sunday)

Set your clocks before you go to bed tonight.

Why?

Because Daylight Savings Begins on Sunday.

So, it is time to SPRING FORWARD.

This means when you go to bed tonight, you will get less sleep.

Why?

Because at 2 AM on Sunday, while you are hopefully sleeping, clocks will spring forward and

When you wake up on Sunday, it will be later than you think, if you don't plan ahead.

So today's DIT is to remind you to set your clocks before you go to bed tonight.


Friday, March 10, 2017

Why 66 ?


Today's link is to a video from AIG (Answers In Genesis).

It is 55 minutes long but well worth the time to view and is part of a 4 DVD set.

Why would you want to watch it? you ask.

Well this first video in the series goes into great depth on the topic of
"How do we Know the Bible is True?".

I think you will find this very instructive, informative, and interesting

and best of all it is FREE.

HERE'S THE LINK to Why 66 - How do we know the Bible is True.


Thursday, March 9, 2017

Noah's Ark has a new Exhibit

As you probably know by now, a Life Size Replica of Noah's Ark has been built and is now ready for visiting.

It is located in Northern Kentucky -- and would be an excellent place for you to put on your 'bucket list' of things to see and do.

It is open all year so you can go now, or this summer during vacation time, or whenever.

New exhibits are being added from time to time and one has just been added recently.

It is the "Why the Bible is True Exhibit." 

Alas, I learned about this too late to let you get in on the 'live streaming' of the opening event but the brief article to which we are linking has pictures and tells you about the exhibit.

So with that by way of introduction

HERE'S THE LINK that tells you about the Ark and the new Exhibit.





Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Why believe in the Inerrancy of Scripture?

There is an increasing number of folks -- including Christians -- who say that the Biblical Scriptures are not correct, not true, not inerrant.

The article to which we are linking today addresses that question.

HERE'S THE LINK to Why should we believe in the inerrancy of the Scriptures.


Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Do you need Wisdom?








If any of you lack wisdom,

let him ask of God,

that giveth to all men liberally,

and upbraideth not:

and it shall be given him.

                James 1: 5 KJV


Monday, March 6, 2017

On This day in History

Several things happened on this day in History including

"in 1899 Asprin was registerd as a trademark"

"In 1869 The first periodic table of Chemical elements was presented"

"In 1475 Michelangelo (Italian painter and sculptor) was born"

"In 1982 Ayn Rand (Russian/American author, philosopher died"

"In 1842 Constanze Mozart (the German wife of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart) died"

And there were other events, of course, but these are some that were listed on the
Checkiday.com Website.

Thought you would be interested

 





Sunday, March 5, 2017

Hymn: Power in the Blood


The words of this familiar Hymn will be on the screen with Piano playing the hymn so you can sing along.

HERE'S THE LINK to THERE IS POWER IN THE BLOOD



 

Saturday, March 4, 2017

This was Inauguration Day until 1937


The current President of the United States, was sworn in on Jan 20, 2017.

But did you know that Jan 20 was not always the date for the Inaugural ceremonies?

The very first Inaugural Ceremony was of George Washington and it was held on April 30, 1789 at the Federal Hall in New York City.

George Washington's second inauguration was on March 4, 1793.

Pictured here is a Postcard depicting the Second Inauguration of President Theodore Roosevelt which was held on March 4, 1905, in Washington D.C.

In fact, From 1793 until 1933 all the inaugurations were held on March 4 (or on March 5 if the 4th fell on a Sunday). 

Why?  Mainly because the weather made transportation difficult until the spring (or so I have heard).

But, due to the passage of the 20th amendment to the US Constitution, the March 4 date was changed to January 20 (or the 21st if the 20th is on a Sunday.)

Apparently transportation problems due to weather had improved sufficiently to do away with the March 4 date.

So, beginning in 1937 and continuing to the present, Presidents were and are inaugurated on January 20 (or on the 21st if the 20th is on a Sunday)

Interesting and thought you would want to know.






Friday, March 3, 2017

The Grace of God


For the grace of God that bringeth salvation

hath appeared to all men.

            Titus 2: 11



Thursday, March 2, 2017

Why He Died


For God (The Father) so loved the world

that He Gave His only begotten son (Jesus)

That whosoever (you, me, anyone) believeth in Him

should not perish

but have everlasting life (in Heaven).

                           John 3: 16 KJV


Wednesday, March 1, 2017

What He Did


And being found in fashion as a man,

He (Jesus) humbled himself,

and became obedient unto death,

even the death of the cross.

                                              Philippians 2: 8


Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Origin of the Races


Yesterday we read a brief article about the origin of the races.

Today let's watch a very brief video (1 minute 25 seconds)

that gives some details about the various pigmentations of the races.

I think you will find this interesting.

HERE'S THE LINK to ORIGIN OF THE RACES


Monday, February 27, 2017

Origin of the Races

Much is discussed these days about the various Ethnic Races.

But what is the Origin of the various races.

This brief article explains.

HERE'S THE LINK to the ORIGIN OF THE RACES



 

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Hymn: Are you washed in the Blood


Today's Hymn is a well-known Christian hymn written by Elisha A. Hoffman in 1878.

It is sung by the Antrim Mennonite Choir, from their album 'Amazing Grace.'   

HERE'S THE LINK to ARE YOU WASHED IN THE BLOOD



Saturday, February 25, 2017

Procrastination can be deadly

The Urgency of Salvation is discussed in this very brief devotional.

You would do well to check this out before it is too late.

HERE'S THE LINK to THE URGENCY OF SALVATION



 

Friday, February 24, 2017

Purpose of the Scriptures?


For whatsoever things were written aforetime

were written for our learning;

that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures

might have hope.

                                                      Romans 15:4 KJV



Monday, February 20, 2017

Is Genesis History?

This is the title of a movie that will be released on Thursday February 23 / 2017.

But The thing is that this will ONLY be for ONE DAY (Thursday Feb 23 / 2017)

It is going to be in a 'zillion'  theaters on that one day

and then 'poof' your opportunity is over.

Perhaps there will be a DVD but who knows.

Anyway, we are leaving this post up until the day of the showing

to give you an opportunity to check it out and to see where it is being shown in your area.

So with that by way of explanation, HERE'S THE LINK TO IS GENESIS HISTORY ?  with all the details including a brief promo video trailer, the listing of the theaters where it will be shown, and more.



Sunday, February 19, 2017

Hymn: Nothing but the Blood


Our Hymn today builds upon our devotional thought of yesterday.

What can wash away my sin?
Nothing but the blood of Jesus.
What can make me whole again?
Nothing but the blood of Jesus.

O precious is the flow
That makes me white as snow
No other fount I know
Nothing but the blood of Jesus.

For my pardon this I seek
Nothing but the blood of Jesus
For my cleansing this my plea
Nothing but the blood of Jesus.

This is all my hope and peace
Nothing but the blood of Jesus
This is all my righteousness
Nothing but the blood of Jesus.

O precious is the flow
that makes me white as snow
No other fount I know
Nothing but the blood of Jesus.

Those are the words, Now HERE'S THE LINK








Saturday, February 18, 2017

Life in the Blood


"For the life of the flesh is in the blood: and I have given it to you upon the altar to make an atonement for your souls; for it is the blood that maketh an atonement for the soul."
                                           Leviticus 17:11

This is a very profound verse.

For a short but powerful explanation of why it is so important and profound, HERE'S THE LINK



 

Friday, February 17, 2017

Tomorrow


"Boast not thyself of tomorrow;
for thou knowest not
what a day may bring forth."

Proverbs 27:1




Thursday, February 16, 2017

Trust in the Lord




Why trust in the Lord, you ask? 

 Because

"The LORD is good,
a stronghold in the day of trouble;
and He knoweth them that trust in Him"   



           Nahum 1:7 KJV






Wednesday, February 15, 2017

How to come to/ Access God



"For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus"   I Timothy 2:5

For brief but important devotional comments on this verse

HERE'S THE LINK




Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Today is Valentine's Day

Today is Valentine’s day !

In America, many folks celebrate this day with Cards, Flowers (Roses, Bouquets, etc.), Chocolates, Jewelry, and even proposals of Marriage.

But, believe it or not, this is not just an American Holiday.

In Finland, for example, it is known as “Friend’s Day”

and in Guatemala it is known as “Day of Love and Friendship.”

And doubtless many other countries also celebrate this day.

But regardless of where you are -- Happy Valentines day.



Monday, February 13, 2017

Scripture of the Day: John1:3

"All things were made by Him
and
without Him was not anything made that was made"

John 1:3 KJV



Sunday, February 12, 2017

Hymn Holy Holy Holy

Our Hymn today is that well known call to worship.

(Alas it is preceded by an ad but you can click it off in about 4 seconds.)

Then you are free to listen, worship, and Sing along with the choir.

HERE'S THE LINK


Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Katie has crossed over the Rainbow Bridge



This morning Katie the Toy Poodle crossed over the Rainbow Bridge.

Born in 2001, she was 15 years old (which is 105 in dog years).

Beloved by many DIT'ers, and especially by me, She will be be sorely missed as you can well imagine.

She had a long, full, and adventurous life but in this past year old age finally began to take its toll.  

She was having difficulties hearing, was almost blind, had trouble walking and, well, she was just getting tired and life wasn't fun anymore.

So, sadly, it was time for her to take the journey over the Rainbow Bridge.

The two pictures below depict the event.  






Goodbye Katie. You will be missed and will always be in my / our hearts and memories.

April 1, 2001 - Dec. 20, 2016






Monday, October 17, 2016

Why shouldn't people accept millions of years?

You have no doubt noticed that many DIT entries are related to the young earth vs old earth controversy.

By this we mean:

Young Earth refers to the literal Biblical teaching of Creation by God a few thousand years ago.

Old Earth refers to the Evolutionary theory of big bang, billions of years, and other variations on the 'theme' including several Christian Compromise ideas such as Day Age Theory, Gap Theory, and Theistic evolution.

But, why is this important?

What difference does it make?

Well, a very good article explains. 

HERE'S THE LINK to why shouldn't we aceept millions of years



Sunday, October 16, 2016

Hymn: When I survey the Wondrous Cross

Earlier this week Yom Kippur was celebrated.

As you will recall, Yom Kippur, the Jewish Feast Day of Atonement, was observed annually in the Old Testament Times by the sacrifice of a Lamb.

The sacrifice was for the purpose of atoning for the sins of the people.

But, an annual lamb sacrifice was unable to provide complete and total forever sacrifice -- rather it was a picture of the coming one time for all perfect sacrifice

and that was the sacrifice of the Lord God Jesus Christ, who came to earth to become the perfect sinless Lamb of God.

He died on Calvary, as the Lamb of God, that had been pictured for centuries and centuries in the annual observance of Yom Kippur.

The final perfect atoning sacrifice was made when the Lord God Jesus Christ died on the cross at Calvary --

Why did He die?

He died to pay the death penalty of all mankind forever --

Today's Hymn tells what this accomplished, why, and how we should individually respond.

HERE'S THE LINK to When I survey the Wondrous Cross



Saturday, October 15, 2016

Weird Bridges


There are bridges and then there are bridges --

Another DITer found a link to some of the most unusual bridges you can ever imagine.

Since the link takes us to a zillion photos of weird bridges,

let's go there without further ado.

HERE'S THE LINK to Weird Bridges



Friday, October 14, 2016

Iceland is Beautiful



Yesterday we discovered that letters can get to their destination in Iceland using a map for an address.

Recently several DITers visited Iceland.

And they agreed that the country, though large, did not have an abundance of people -- so that a letter with a map would probably work.

They also noted that Iceland is a beautiful place -- as indicated in the picture above of one of the many waterfalls in Iceland (this photo was taken by one of the DITers.)

Then another DITer found a link to a site that has a bunch of beautiful photos of Iceland.

Would you like to see them?   Thought you would -- so

HERE'S THE LINK to Photos of Iceland




Thursday, October 13, 2016

A letter with only a map for an address

Yes, no kidding.

A friend of DIT found today's very interesting link.

What is it?

Well, it seems that a letter was sent to a person in Iceland but without the usual street and town address.

It just had a picture of a map!

And it arrived.

Yes, Iceland is a big country but it doesn't have a zillion folks.  So believe it or not, the letter arrived.

Would you like to see the envelope and the map?

Thought you would.

So HERE'S THE LINK to a letter with only a map for an address


 

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Today is Yom Kippur

Yom Kippur, also known as the Day of Atonement, is the most solemn and most Holy day on the Jewish calendar.

Interestingly it is another Jewish holiday that ends with one long blast on the Shofar.

In the Old Testament Yom Kipper was observed annually by the sacrifice of a perfect Lamb whose blood atoned for the sins committed by the people of the Jewish nation in the preceding year.

But the death sacrifice of a perfect Lamb each Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement) was not sufficient to fulfill the the death penalty for all sins for all people for all time.

It was only a picture of the coming future complete and final payment for sins.

It pictured the future sacrifice of a once and only perfect sacrifice to pay the death penalty for anyone -- Jew and non-Jew -- who would accept that free gift of the substitute death.

In the first Century, The Lord God Jesus Christ came to earth as the Lamb of God,  the perfect and final sacrifice.

Jesus' sinless life made him the perfect Lamb.

Jesus' sacrificial death as the Lamb of God provided the final and perfect atonement.

Jesus' resurrection 3 days later proved He was God, the Lamb of God, and the accepted atoning sacrifice.

Jesus' sacrifice was payment for all sins of all mankind and provides salvation for anyone who believes and accepts His atoning sacrifice.

Anyone can accept the free gift of salvation made available by Jesus, the perfect Lamb of God.

And it is essential that everyone personally and individually accept this free gift

Why?

Because --

There is no other way unto salvation except through Jesus Christ.

Our link today is to the Hymn, At Calvary, which tells how Christ's death atones for my and your sins.

HERE'S THE LINK to At Calvary



Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Important Apple iOS 10 information

If you have recently updated your iPhone or Ipad to iOS 10

you have probably encountered a few problems, as usually happens when something 'new' is tried.

But, did you know that there are a few somewhat hidden problems that you may not have recognized but may be suspecting --

such as -- does your battery seem to be running down faster than before?

If so -- then today's DIT is for you.

Seems that Kim Komando has posted a link that tells of these problems and how to fix them.

If you are using iOS 10 you need to know about this.

HERE'S THE LINK to if you updated to iOS 10



Monday, October 10, 2016

Today is Columbus Day





 For the 'historically challenged' this day is only another holiday, another time to get off work or get out of school.

Indeed, not much is taught about Christopher Columbus anymore.

You probably know that he is credited with the discovery in 1492 of the hemisphere in which America is located.

You probably also have heard the quote "in 1492 Columbus sailed the ocean blue"

You might even remember that his 3 ships were the Nina, the Pinta, and the Santa Maria (pictured here)

But that is probably about all most people know.

So, today, we are providing a link that will help fill in some of the gaps of Columbus day and Christopher Columbus.

HERE'S THE LINK to Columbus Day



Sunday, October 9, 2016

Today's Hymn: Gloria in Excelsis Deo

Today's Hymn / Anthem is

By Vivaldi and Sung by the King's College Choir.

Awesome.

You will likely want to listen or sing along more than once.

HERE'S THE LINK to Gloria in Excelsis Deo



Saturday, October 8, 2016

Amazon Fulfillment Warehouse

You have probably ordered something from Amazon.

And it probably arrived reallllly fast.

But, have you ever wondered what the inside of an Amazon Warehouse looks like and how your order was filled so rapidly?

Well, today I drove by the outside of an Amazon Warehouse.

It was huge -- and went on and on and on.

And I wondered, hmmmmm, what goes on inside an Amazon warehouse. 

A friend works in one but her description doesn't do it justice -- though she says she walks many miles every day --

The brief video to which we are linking today will give you a better picture of what goes on in an Amazon Fulfillment Center and why she walks so many miles every day.

HERE'S THE LINK to what happens inside an Amazon Warehouse