Thursday, June 22, 2017

Jesus is the Door









I (Jesus) am the door:


by me if any man enter in,


he shall be saved,


and shall go in and out,


and find pasture.


                 John 10:9



Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Summer begins Today


Today, besides being the first day of summer, is also the longest day of the year.

Well, no, the day is not ‘longer’ because of more hours and minutes.  It is still a 24 hour day.

But, this is the day of the year with the longest time of daylight. 

After today, until the winter solstice in December, the time of daylight will get shorter and shorter and shorter and ...

Then at the Winter Solstice, the shortest daylight day of the year, the days begin to get longer again until we reach next year’s “first day of summer”. 

And on and on the cycle goes day after day, year after year.

Hmmm. Sounds like some kind of ‘design’ here. 

Anyway, today, June 21, is the Summer Solstice, the First day of summer, and the day of the year with most daylight, hence the longest day of the year.

Just thought you would want to know. 

So get outside and enjoy the day with the most sunlight until this time next year.





Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Noah's Ark is in Kentucky


Yesterday we read an article by a PhD Geologist

in which we got the impression that the Original Noah's Ark will likely not be found and why.

But, there is an Ark that we can all now see without risking our lives by climbing high mountains in the snow and ice in a far far away land.

It's located in Kentucky

and is a real life sized ark based on the dimensions and descriptions given in the Bible.

If you want to see Noah's Ark, then this should definitely be on your bucket list of things to do.

For information about this ark, its location, and more

HERE'S THE LINK to Noah's Ark is in Kentucky




 

Monday, June 19, 2017

Is Noah's Ark on Mount Ararat?

Noah's Ark

Where is it?

Folks have looked for it for centuries

but so far it has not been found.

The article to which we are linking today is very interesting in that it was written by a PhD Geologist.

He explains in great detail whether the Ark might or might not be found and why.

HERE'S THE LINK to Is Noah's Ark on Mount Ararat





 

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Today is Father's Day

Bill Federer tells about the First Father's day.

This is a very interesting article.

Check it out.

HERE'S THE LINK to THE FIRST FATHER'S DAY





 

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Timely Scripture

Last Month we celebrated Mother's Day

And tomorrow we will celebrate Father's Day

So our scripture today is most timely and appropriate.




Honor thy father and thy mother:

that thy days may be long upon the land

which the LORD thy God giveth thee.


                     Exodus 20:12





Friday, June 16, 2017

The Untold story behind DNA similarity

"Not so fast, Henry Higgins, not so fast"

To what am I referring you ask?

Well it seems that we have been repeatedly been told that the DNA of Humans and Chimps is very similar.

Thus, we are told, this 'proves' that evolution occurred.

But the article to which we are linking today is a "Not so fast, Henry Higgins, not so fast" article

in that it provides a lot of interesting and important information that has been left out of the story.

HERE'S THE LINK to The Untold story behind DNA similarity





 

Thursday, June 15, 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 KJV


This scripture, though brief, contains a very profound concept.

For details HERE'S THE LINK to Life in the Blood



Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Today is Flag Day


Pictured here is the famous Painting depicting the story of Betsy Ross presenting the first American flag to General George Washington by Edward Percy Moran.

There are many versions of this event -- some of which agree and others that say that she did not make the first flag.

Therefore, seemingly it is not a 'cast in stone' conclusion that she made the first flag.

But whether she did or not --

The Brief article to which we are linking today tells one version of how it came to be that Betsy Ross made the first American Flag.

HERE'S THE LINK to Betsy Ross and the American Flag.




 

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

The History of Envelopes


Everyone today is very familiar with envelopes and use them constantly.

Indeed sometimes the color of the envelope is significant as are the red ones pictured here.

Why Red? you ask.

Well, In many countries, especially in the East -- Red envelopes are used to present gifts of money.

These red envelopes were New Year's envelopes being sold in Taipei, Taiwan, at the market and were intended for that use.

But thousands of years ago envelopes were totally different from what we have and use today.

The article to which we are linking today gives a brief history

but it has one error -- not that it is an end of the world error -- but when you notice it you will likely wonder.

What is the error?

Well the sentence "Fast forward a couple of HUNDRED years to the 1800s …
should actually read
"Fast forward a couple THOUSAND years to the 1800's …

Other than that

I think you will find this to be a very interesting article.

HERE'S THE LINK to the History of Envelopes





Monday, June 12, 2017

Talking Trees


The link to which we are going today is simply amazing.

As I read it I was stunned at what it reports.

Yes, Trees and plants do communicate and even more than that they …

Well I don't want to spoil the thrill of discovery for you

So without further ado

HERE'S THE LINK to Talking trees.




Sunday, June 11, 2017

Amazing Grace

 This is an amazing version of Amazing Grace.

It has had over 38 million views on YouTube.

HERE'S THE LINK to Amazing Grace






Saturday, June 10, 2017

Only 17% of Christians have Biblical Worldview

Yes, you read that correctly.

Only 17% of Christians have a Biblical Worldview

This is the conclusion of a survey taken by the famous and well-respected Barna Research Group.

You will want to read their conclusions.

HERE'S THE LINK to Worldviews influence today's Christians






Friday, June 9, 2017

Hummingbirds

It's that time of the year --

and the Hummingbirds are back.

Recently while visiting friends I noticed a hummingbird feeder in their back yard --

and joy and happiness, several Hummingbirds were taking advantage of the nectar being provided to them.

Hummingbirds are amazing and fascinating to watch.

The brief article to which we are linking today has some very interesting information about hummingbirds.

HERE'S THE LINK to Hummingbirds





Thursday, June 8, 2017

Procrastination

One can never be sure he or she has a tomorrow.

Therefore Procrastination can be a horrible thing.

Why?

Today's brief Devotional thought explains.

HERE'S THE LINK to The Urgency of Salvation




 

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Supercell Storms


The picture of the clouds posted here was taken by a friend of DIT.

As you can see, the weather at that time was beautiful --

But, alas

It is that time of the year when many parts of the USA experience storms

including severe thunderstorms and tornadoes.

The video to which we are linking today is fascinating

in that it is a collection of short time-lapse videos of various amazing weather events.

The Photographer is Chad Cowan who as a weather chaser travelled over 100,00 miles photographing these storms.

These are amazing.

HERE'S THE LINK to Supercell Storms











Tuesday, June 6, 2017

What is this?


The picture posted here was taken by Jacob Abhishek in April of 2009 and was posted on Wikipedia on its' Wiki site.

What is it? you ask.

Well, it is a very well known and well liked food item.

We saw some of these when they looked just like this while on a trip to South and Central America (big hint as to the identity of this mystery food).

But when we eat this 'thing' it looks very different.

So with those thoughts by way of a hint,


Make your best guess and then

to find out what it is

HERE'S THE LINK to what is this?




 

Monday, June 5, 2017

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


 

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Worship Music: Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring









Today's worship music is a well known favorite which is (or was) often sung by the Church Choir (back in the days when Churches still had serious Choirs -- but I digress).

So for those of you who sang in or listened to Choirs with awesome worship music --

You will appreciate "Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring" by J. S. Bach

HERE'S THE LINK to Jesu, Joy of man's desiring






 

Saturday, June 3, 2017

When Lake Michigan is Clear

When Lake Michigan is clear sunken ships are visible from the air.

An article published in 2015 was one such time.

Indeed on April 27, 2015, you could fly over lake Michigan and see sunken ships.

Amazing.

To read about this and see some awesome images

HERE'S THE LINK to Sunken Ships visible in Lake Michigan




Friday, June 2, 2017

Isaiah 53:6









All we like sheep have gone astray;


We have turned, every one, to his own way;


And the Lord (God the Father)


has laid on Him (Jesus Christ)


the iniquity (sins) of us all.


            Isaiah 53:6




Thursday, June 1, 2017

Would Jesus Christ be an Evolutionist

Evolution is now the new paradigm.

It is taught in schools and colleges.

It is present in movies, books, articles in magazines and papers, in Scientific Journals, and more.

Is the theory of evolution true? 

Or is it just another concept devised by man to try to explain the existence of all things.

So

The question often asked now is

Would Jesus Christ be an Evolutionist. 

The Article to which we are linking today answers that question.


HERE'S THE LINK to Would Jesus Christ be an Evolutionist












Wednesday, May 31, 2017

A Heads up about the coming Eclipse

On August 21/2017 there is going to be a wonderful and rather rare event.

What is it?

There is going to be a Total Eclipse of the Sun by the moon.

The picture posted here by "Great American Eclipse" depicts its path.

As you can see, the eclipse will pass over the heart of the US --

so many many folks will be able to experience this event.

We are posting this today so you can start to make plans -- because there will be many activities and events in which you will likely want to participate.

We will be posting more information as the Day approaches so stay tuned.

But for today you need to know the path of where the eclipse will be best observed.

So with that said

HERE'S THE LINK to Great American Eclipse will make the sun disappear







Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Man saves Abandoned Baby Deer








This is a heart warming video.

If you are a fan of cute critters -- and even if you aren't

you will love this video.

HERE'S THE LINK to man saves Abandoned Baby Deer




Monday, May 29, 2017

Today is Memorial Day

The Historically challenged Young Whippersnappers among us may wonder

What is Memorial Day ?

and how is it different from Veteran's Day ?

Well, for one thing, according to Wikipedia :

"Memorial Day is not to be confused with Veteran's Day" -- which is observed annually on November 11.

"Memorial Day is a day of remembering the men and women who died while serving,

while Veterans Day celebrates the service of all U.S. military veterans."

To learn more about MEMORIAL DAY -- HERE'S THE LINK



 

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Saturday, May 27, 2017

The Best Life Hacks Ever Revealed

That is the title of the Life Hacks provided by the Daily Mail Online

A friend of DIT found this and sent it to us --

And indeed there are many 'hacks' here that you will surely find useful.

So without further ado

HERE'S THE LINK to The Best Life Hacks Ever Revealed.




 

Friday, May 26, 2017

Amazon Echo Silver

The link today is a spoof video

But it is a hoot.

Unless you have been living in a cave, you are surely aware of the Amazon Alexa that is supposedly a great help
but the spoof takes it a step further in helpfulness (or not)

This Alexa is designed for the Senior Citizen -- hence the name Amazon Echo Silver.

Check it out.  It's truly a hoot.

HERE'S THE LINK to Amazon Echo Silver










Thursday, May 25, 2017

The Circus is no more

Known as The Greatest Show on Earth, The Circus began in 1891.

This week the last performance ended.

The animals have found new 'homes'

The workers and performers are looking for new jobs.

And -- Alas, a very important era is over.

The link today gives some very interesting details about the beginning of the Circus

but it also details some surprising 'spin offs' from it.

I think you will find this verrrrrry interesting.

HERE'S THE LINK to The Greatest Show on Earth





Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Amazing Natural Wonders

Everyone is familiar with the Grand Canyon (pictured here)

But

The link today is to several more amazing places to visit --

places to put on your 'bucket list'.

Some of these places have already been visited by a few DIT'ers and others but most have not.

So get out your "bucket list" and check off that you have been there -- or to add to your bucket list for future trips.


HERE'S THE LINK to Natural wonders which you probably have never heard of







Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Matthew 6: 19-21









Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth,


where moth and rust doth corrupt,


and where thieves break through and steal:


But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven,


where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt,


and where thieves do not break through nor steal:


For where your treasure is,


there will your heart be also.


             Matthew 6:19-21  KJV








Monday, May 22, 2017

The Jesus Film App

Have you heard of "The Jesus Film"

It is one of several films that have been produced by the Jesus Film Project

and is available in a 'zillion' languages.

You can view it and their many other films for FREE on your smart phone, computer, iPad, or other Tablet device.

How?

Well, you can download the FREE Jesus Film App from your favorite App store

Or you can go to their website

You really do need to watch this film

So check it out ASAP and share it with others.

HERE'S THE LINK to The Jesus Film








Saturday, May 20, 2017

How to Wash your Jeans


It is Saturday

which means that for some of you it is time to do your laundry since you don't have to work.

And you probably think you know how to do your laundry -- after all you are an adult!

But, do you reallllllly know how to wash your Jeans?

Jeans?

Yes. 

Seems there s a right way and a wrong way.

The article to which we are linking tells of the 'right way'..

Who knew?

HERE'S THE LINK to How to wash your Jeans.








Friday, May 19, 2017

Wendy The Talking Dog


This video is a hoot.

It was a feature on the TV program "Britain's Got Talent"

You will likely be amazed.


HERE'S THE LINK to Wendy The Talking Dog





 

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Is it OK for Christians to practice Yoga

Many Christians have begun to practice Yoga. 

Indeed many Churches are now having Yoga classes.

But is this a good thing?

The link to which we are linking today will explain.

But interestingly, at least on the webpage when we logged on to read this link, we found an advertisement on the side for a Free 5-day Meditation course -- apparently using Omharmonics.

We don't know how that ad got there as we are sure that the website would not approve of such a course.  Perhaps it was put there because the company with which they have registered their site put it there.

Whatever the reason -- We clicked on a link that will hopefully make it go away but if it is still there when you log in -- ignore that advertisement.

and just read the article about Christians and Yoga.

So with that said

HERE'S THE LINK to is it ok for Christians to practice Yoga






Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Same Evidence -- Opposite Conclusions


Have you ever wondered why some folks look at fossils and say that they prove long ages --

While others look at the same fossils and say they prove a recent creation?

I'm sure you have.

Hint: This is related to one's Worldview.

The very brief article to which we are linking today explains.

I think you will find it very interesting.

HERE'S THE LINK to Same Evidence - Different Conclusions




 

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Exodus 20: 7




Today's Scripture is one of the 10 Commandments.



You shall not misuse the name 

of the LORD your God,


for the LORD will not hold anyone guiltless


who misuses His name.


                     Exodus 20:7  NIV





Monday, May 15, 2017

5 Great Magic tricks finally revealed

Last week (on Monday) we saw an amazing magic rope trick.

It is NOT one that is being revealed in today's link.

But the 5 that are --

well you have probably seen some or most of them and wondered

how they "did it"

If so -- you will enjoy today's link which was found and sent to us by a friend of DIT.

So with that by way of introduction

HERE'S THE LINK to 5 Great Magic Tricks Finally Revealed








Sunday, May 14, 2017

Today is Mother's Day



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.

There is no click through today.  

Instead Celebrate or Reflect.






Saturday, May 13, 2017

NASA's Largest Picture Ever Taken

 Pictured on the left is a NASA photo of our Milky Way.

As you know NASA takes lots of pictures and videos.

The video to which we are linking today is truly amazing.

It shows over 100 million stars and details of one Galaxy (The Andromeda Galaxy)

As you look at the video, you might recall the simple phrase in the Bible regarding the creation of the stars, an event that occurred during the 4th day of creation.

And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years:

And let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth: and it was so.

And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night:

            He made the stars also.

And God set them in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth,

And to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness: and God saw that it was good.

And the evening and the morning were the fourth day. 

 
                                           Genesis 1:14 - 19 KJV

Just a one liner -- "He made the stars also"

But as you look at today's link, you will doubtless consider that this simple phrase was an amazing under statement.

HERE'S THE LINK to NASA's Largest Picture ever taken







Friday, May 12, 2017

World's Oldest Computer

This really old computer is known as the Antikythera Mechanism.

It was found in a ship that had sunk in the first century BC in the Aegean Sea.

It has very complicated gears including what appear to be differential gears and is thought to have been used to calculate astronomical positions and etc.

Thus its use on a ship to determine where the ship was would make sense.

We had read about this previously in the book "The Puzzle of Ancient Man" by Donald E. Chittick.  The Antikythera Mechanism was described in Chapter One as an OOPA (out of place artifacts).

OOPA, according to Chittick, "are not an anomaly.  Instead they attest to a high and technologically advanced civilization in the ancient past."

A friend of DIT found today's link to an article in the Washington Post that tells about this amazing find.

HERE'S THE LINK to the the Antikythera Mechanism







Thursday, May 11, 2017

Dog Goldberg Machine

















This is another advertisement by a Dog Food company.

It was found and sent to us by a friend of DIT

and it is a hoot.

Check this out

HERE'S THE LINK to Dog Goldberg Machine



Wednesday, May 10, 2017

South America shows the Flood Progression

Many people don't believe the Flood described in Genesis happened at all.

Others believe there was a Flood but that it was not world wide but only local.

Indeed the picture today from AIG shows what would have happened if a flood covered some mountains but wasn't worldwide.  Sigh

Still others, including those of us at DIT, believe the Bible was correct when it said there was a worldwide flood.

The article to which we are linking today is from ICR

and it provides additional evidence that the flood was indeed worldwide -- just as the Bible said.

HERE'S THE LINK to South America shows the Flood Progression



 

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Proverbs 14:12








There is a way

that

seems right  to a man,

but

in the end

it leads to death


             Proverbs 14:12 NIV



Sunday, May 7, 2017

Hymn: Take the world but give me Jesus

This hymn, written by Fannie Crosby, may not be as familiar to you as some of her other Hymns. 

Indeed it is new to me.


But the message and music is truly worshipful.

HERE'S THE LINK to Take the world but give me Jesus




 

Saturday, May 6, 2017

How a frog gets its meal




Well, this is probably not something you think about very much

but there are some frogs in our back yard in their special frog pond --

and I do wonder from time to time about how and what they eat.

While contemplating this 'weighty question'   : )

-- I found an article on the net  with the answer.

So, if you also wonder how a frog gets its meal

then today's click through is for you.

So with that by way of introduction

HERE'S THE LINK to Super -Sticky Spit: How a frog gets a meal







Friday, May 5, 2017

Scripture of the Day








Be not wise in thine own eyes;


fear the LORD,


and depart from evil.


               Proverbs 3:7 kjv