Friday, June 22, 2018

ARRL Field Day

It's that time of the year when Hams (Amateur Radio Operators) get on the air.

What?

Yes, every year during the 3rd Weekend (Sat and Sunday) in June, the big event occurs.

This year it is June 23-24.

So What is Field day? and why should I care? 

You are probably asking those questions and more if you are not  a Ham.

Today's link will explain --

And even though you are probably not a Ham, if you check out a Field Day site near you and watch the radio operations in person --

in fact, if you go to a Field day near you, you can get on the air yourself because most locations will have a GOTA (Get on the Air Station).

Try it out.  You might just get hooked on this fun hobby.

So with that by way of introduction

HERE'S THE LINK to What is Amateur Radio Field Day




 

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Today is the first day of Summer

Ah, summer finally begins !

The time for vacations and fun is here at last.

Today, besides being the first day of summer,

it 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, and 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.

Thought you would want to know. 

No Click through today.  Just go out and enjoy the L O N G day !




Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Famous Radio Rooms and Call Signs

The Month of June is very special for Ham Radio Operators.

Why?

Well for one thing, the last weekend of June is the Annual Field Day Event --

we will explain about that in a couple of days.

But for today -- let's look way back into history and see what the early Radio Equipment looked like.

And you will also discover that through the years since the beginning of Radio there have been many very famous Hams (Amateur Radio Operators).

HERE'S THE LINK to Famous Radio Rooms

and HERE'S THE LINK to the names of many Famous Hams




Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Death Before Sin - why millions of years matters



 Yesterday we thought about the age of the earth

and wondered if it is really millions or billions of years old.

Today let's consider WHY the age of the earth is important.


HERE'S THE LINK to Death before sin - why millions of years matters





 

Monday, June 18, 2018

How old is the Earth

Yes, Yes, you constantly hear really old dates for the formation of the earth.

And have you noticed that every decade or so the age of the earth gets millions or billions of years older. 

Either there is something wrong with the dating or we are all personally aging faster and faster.

So how old IS the earth?

And what should we believe?

The link today has some very interesting things to consider.  Check it out.

HERE'S THE LINK to How old is the earth







Sunday, June 17, 2018

Today is Father's Day

Another special day has rolled around.

In May, we celebrated Mother's Day and folks wore roses (red or white) to celebrate that day and their mothers.

And, of course, the mothers also got gifts -- lots of gifts such as chocolate, jewelry, etc.

Also, of course, most families took their mothers out to eat for the big day.

But for Father's day -- hmmmm. No roses.   What to do?

So folks buy ties, tools, and other such things for their fathers.

And instead of taking the fathers out to eat, they hand him a platter of raw  hamburgers, hotdogs, and steaks and send him outside in the heat to cook them on the grill.

There might be something wrong with this picture.   : )

Anyway, today IS Father's day.

And those of you who are out of town and far far away from your father and unable to be present for the goodies he will be grilling -- well, you should at least call him on the phone.

Or you could send him a text message.

Or an email.

Or whatever.

But do get in touch with your dad today and let him know how much you appreciate him.

For those who no longer have dads -- spend sometime today reflecting on your dad and appreciating what he did for you.

Speaking of reflection and appreciation, we have posted this before but it is worth repeating.

What is it? you ask.

Well, it is an article that was in the Register Guard Newspaper of Eugene, Oregon in 2009 -- an article written by a Sports Writer for that paper.  It was a tribute and a Happy Father's Day reflection about his dad.

It was great in 2009 and it is definitely worth repeating today

HERE'S THE LINK to the Happy Father's Day Article





Saturday, June 16, 2018

Can we trust the Manuscripts of the Bible



Today's link is to a very interesting 2 ½ minute video that compares the manuscripts of the Bible to other ancient manuscripts.

Actually there are 2 short videos on the page to which we are linking so check them both out.

Comparisons are made to Tacitus, Plato, Herodotus, Caesar, and the New Testament.

The results are amazing.

You do NOT want to miss this !

HERE'S THE LINK to Ancient Manuscripts compared




 

Friday, June 15, 2018

Proverbs 3: 5-6

Trust in the Lord with all your heart,


And lean not on your own understanding;


In all your ways acknowledge Him,


And He shall direct your paths.



                                                 Proverbs 3:5-6  NKJV




Thursday, June 14, 2018

Today is Flag Day

Flag Day in the United States commemorates the adoption of the U.S. flag by the Second Continental Congress on June 14, 1777.

The interesting history of how Flag Day ultimately came to be observed annually is given in a short article on Wikipedia.

HERE'S THE LINK to Flag Day in the USA






 

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Working by Faith


There is a passage in the New Testament that has probably made you scratch your head.

What is it?

Well, in Matthew 20 there is an account about a man hiring workers. 

Some he hired first thing in the day, others later, and still others just before the work day ended.

But, when it came time to pay the workers, everyone got the same pay!

Obviously this caused those who worked all day much dismay.

But, what is the reason for this seeming discrepancy in pay?

The short article to which we are linking correctly begins with the comment: "This parable has long caused perplexity …" which is perhaps the understatement of the year (or century or whatever).

But this article also explains the reason for the same pay for all the workers.

I think you will find this most interesting. 

HERE'S THE LINK to why they got the same pay



 

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

1954 Civics Test for the 8th grade

Can you pass this test?

Wow.

What a test.

This link begins with the actual test in written form -- which is not easy to read --

but keep scrolling down and you will finally come to a typed form with answers.

Again, WOW.

So with that by way of introduction

HERE'S THE LINK to 1954 Civics test for the 8th Grade




 

Monday, June 11, 2018

Radiometric Dating and the Age of the Earth

“Doesn’t radiometric dating prove that the earth is millions of years old?” "Not in the least. Actually most dating techniques point to a very young earth, and only a few radiometric-dating methods suggest an old earth."

The article to which we are linking begins with those sentences.

For a fuller explanation

HERE'S THE LINK to Radiometric Dating and the Age of the earth

Saturday, June 9, 2018

How to fix the scroll wheel on your Logitech mouse

Ok  Ok

I guess you are still wondering how to fix the scroll wheel on your Logitech mouse when it no longer scrolls.

So Today's DIT will tell you what I did --

Figuring it was probably broken and banging on it couldn't make it worse because it was likely going to have to be replaced anyway --

First I turned it upside down down and began to strongly roll the scroll wheel on a clean piece of paper --- and I noticed some dust and dirt began to appear on the wheel and the paper.

Hmmmmmm   I wondered !!!

Could this be due to dust in the mechanism??

So with that in mind and still with the mouse upside down --

I banged it on the desk a bunch of times --

and a little teeny tiny dust bunny fell out !!!   Aha !!!

Repeating this many more times -- I ended up with 5 or 6 little dust bunnies falling out !!

Then I turned the mouse back to its normal position

and guess what --

The Scroll Wheel WORKS again.

Joy and Happiness

"And now you know the rest of the story"










Friday, June 8, 2018

Six days - Why? and Really?



Today we are linking to a very short article -- and I do mean short

but it is also very profound

HERE'S THE LINK to Six days - Why?

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Wilhelm Kempff plays Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata mvt. 1

I was going to post a "how to make the scroll wheel on your Logitech mouse work when it stopped scrolling" 

because mine had quit scrolling ---

and I fixed it -- it is now good as new!

And, no, it was not fixed with a battery change or a reset of the computer or any other such process --

It was something amazingly simple --

but I decided that might not appeal to you because your mouse is probably working properly --

So instead

how about we listen to some awesome piano music !

So with that by way of introduction

HERE'S THE LINK to Wilhelm Kempff plays Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata mvt. 1





Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Echolocation

Wow.

We found an awesome video that is amazing.

What is it you ask?

Well, rather than spoil the joy of your discovery --

this 2 minute video explains

HERE'S THE LINK to Echolocation



 

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Rock Layers -- evidence of millions of years?

All over the world Rock layers are visible --

Sometimes they are seen in highway road cuts --

or on cliffs at the the edges of the oceans, rivers, and lakes --

and in a multitude of other locations.

We are constantly told that these rock layers formed over millions and millions of years.

But is that correct?

Is it possible there is another origin?

How about a Global flood?

Today's link has some very interesting information as to the origin of rock layers.

HERE'S THE LINK to Rock Layers - Evidence of millions of years or a Global Flood



 

Monday, June 4, 2018

Dinosaurs and Echoes of the Jurassic

Are Dinosaurs mentioned in the Bible by the specific name of "Dinosaur"?

No?

Why not?

Today's link will explain

that Dinosaurs ARE in the Bible

BUT they are called by other names and why.

HERE'S THE LINK to Dinosaurs and Echoes of the Jurassic





 

Sunday, June 3, 2018

Saturday, June 2, 2018

Dusty the Cat Burglar

Today's DIT (Daily Interesting Thing)

is unusual but amazing.

What is it you ask?

Well, there is a serious cat burglar

but it is not what you think.

Check this out.

HERE'S THE LINK to Dusty the cat burglar




 

Friday, June 1, 2018

Today is the First day of June

Today is the First day of June --

what is so great about that?  you ask.

Well probably not much

(unless it is your birthday or some other highly important day on your calendar)

but it reminds me of a poem or a reminder or memory phrase --

that is very helpful in remembering how many days are in each month.

Perhaps we should have posted this on September 1

But that is then and this is now.

So what is this poem / reminder / memory phrase? you ask

Today's link will explain.

HERE'S THE LINK to How to remember how many days are in each month





 

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Coal Beds and Noah's Flood

Pictured here is a lump of Anthracite Coal.

"How does the flood scenario affect evolutionary dating methods? "

This the opening thought in the article to which we are linking today.

The article is short but very profound.

So with that by way of introduction --

HERE'S THE LINK to Coal Beds and Noah's flood





Wednesday, May 30, 2018

John 5:24

Jesus said:


Truly Truly I say unto you,


he who hears My word


and believes in Him (God the Father) Who sent Me


has everlasting life


and shall not come into condemnation,


but has passed from death unto life.


                John 5:24





Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Tomb of the Unknown Soldier


Yesterday was Memorial Day -- a time when the graves of the Military are remembered by the placing of flags and decorations.

But days pass and soon the flags are removed until next year

and the flowers wilt

and life goes on by those who observed Memorial Day.

But not everyone forgets the fallen who gave their lives so that we might be free and able to continue living our lives.
       
As you know, in Washington DC, there is a very famous tomb.

It is the Tomb of the Unknown soldier and it is guarded 24 / 7 rain or shine, good weather or severe.

Who is the Unknown Soldier in that tomb?

Well, actually, there are more than one.

The first was an unknown Soldier from the First World War.

But others have been placed there from other wars since that time.

For more information about this tomb,

HERE'S THE LINK to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier





 

Monday, May 28, 2018

Today is Memorial day, is your flag flying?

“Old Folks” understand the meaning and the why of Memorial Day but, alas, I fear that most “young folks” today think it is just another 3 day holiday and a time for fun.

But is it? Should we look at it as just another occasion for cookouts, the opening of swimming pools, the beginning of summer vacations, and goofing off?

I remember my Parents and Grandparents putting flowers and flags on graves (of military and family) and referring to this special day as “Decoration Day”, its original name.

The name was changed to Memorial Day after World War I, but  many old folks still referred to it as Decoration Day.

So, what exactly IS Decoration Day / Memorial Day and why do we observe it?

The opening paragraph in Wikipedia says:

“Memorial Day is a United States federal holiday observed on the last Monday of May. Formerly known as Decoration Day, it commemorates U.S. men and women who died while in the military service. First enacted to honor Union soldiers of the American Civil War (it is celebrated near the day of reunification after the civil war), it was expanded after World War I to include American casualties of any war or military action.”
And now with that by way of explanation, today's link is to a moving 2 minute video tribute about this holiday.

HERE'S THE LINK to Thank You by Ronald Reagan




 

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Hymn: God be with you till we meet again

This hymn is often sung at the close of a Worship Service

and also at funerals.

Sing or hum along -- the words are provided.

HERE'S THE LINK to God be with you till we meet again.








Saturday, May 26, 2018

Dear Diary: The Sad Cats

Some DIT friends sent a text recently telling us about this video.

It is a hoot.

Cat lovers will really appreciate this.

So without further ado

HERE'S THE LINK to Dear Diary the sad cats




 

Friday, May 25, 2018

The Flood Catastrophe that Changed the world

The Grand Canyon in the USA is one of the Current Wonders of the World.

But how and why did it form?

Evolutionists say that the Colorado River formed it by slowly eating away at the land for millions and millions of years.

Is this true?

Young Earth Creationists have another theory.

Can it tell us anything about Noah's Flood?

You will find today's link very helpful and informative in considering this matter.

HERE'S THE Link to The Flood Catastrophe that changed the world




 

Thursday, May 24, 2018

We can know that we know Jesus

We have posted this before

but it is soooo important that we are posting it again.

How can a person know that they know Jesus  ?

and why is this important ?

HERE'S THE LINK to we can know that we know Him




 

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Dangerous new tick !!!

This is the Haemophysalis longicornis (also called the Bush tick in Australia) and this picture of it was posted on Wikipedia by "Commonsource".

This is a dangerous new tick in the USA.

For important information about this tick


HERE'S THE Link to Haemophysalis longicornis (also called the Bush tick in Australia)




 

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

The Chicken or the Egg?

Which came first -- the Chicken or the egg?

This question has been asked a zillion times.

So what is the answer?

Does anyone know?

Today's link has the answer.

HERE'S THE LINK to which came first the chicken or the egg.



 

Monday, May 21, 2018

Proverbs 22:6

Train up a child

in the way they should go,

and

when they grow old,

they will not depart from it.


Proverbs 22:6



Saturday, May 19, 2018

24 Housekeeping Hacks from Grandma

It is Saturday so you might be doing some housecleaning.

Or you might just be goofing off.

Whichever -- when you get interested in doing some cleaning, fixing, washing, etc. -- today's link has some very interesting suggestions.

Also, there is a video near the top of the page.  It has a lot of good ideas so you might want to check it out also.

And now, with that by way of introduction

HERE'S THE LINK to 24 Houskeeping  hacks from grandma



 

Friday, May 18, 2018

Death is not Good

The short article to which we are linking today is a verrrrrry important article.

If you carefully read it and consider what it is saying, it can be life changing in your World View.

So, without further ado,

HERE'S THE LINK to Death is not good







 

Thursday, May 17, 2018

8 spears found in German Coal mine

Hmmmmm.   Now this is interesting.

Why? you ask

Well it seems that "Researchers discovered eight well-manufactured throwing spears in an Ice Age coal deposit near Schöningen, Germany. They are calling these the oldest human tools. What can forensic science reveal about the people who made them?"       

The article to which we are linking today will explain.

HERE'S THE LINK to 8 spears found in German Coal mine






 

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Megafloods in the English channel

And speaking of the ice age (as we did in yesterday's DIT) --

there is even more evidence for a recent ice age --

because some very interesting residual underwater findings have been found that suggest a recent flood and a recent ice age.

What?  Explain.

Well, it seems that those famous Cliffs of Dover and the underwater findings adjacent to them in the English Channel reveal some very interesting evidence --

It seems that are underwater findings in the English Channel that resulted in erosive changes which are very similar to findings consistent with the mechanism of formation and appearance of the Grand Canyon, Niagara Falls, and and many other similar deep erosions in multiple places on the earth.

What? Explain.

OK, check out this explanatory link.

HERE'S THE LINK to Megafloods in the English Channel





 

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

The Global flood explains the Ice Age

Many, if not most, secular scientists (those who believe the theory of evolution) tell us that there were 5 or more ice ages that occurred over millions of years --

Whereas most of the Scientists who adhere to the young earth concept of creation believe that there was only one ice age -- which occurred shortly after Noah's flood.

So who is correct?  And which theory has the most confirmatory evidence?

Today's link includes a short explanatory video.

HERE'S THE LINK to The Global flood explains the ice age



 

Monday, May 14, 2018

When to Pray


People are told many things about prayer

but sometimes they / we get confused about how to pray and who can pray.

Today's brief devotional thought provides good information about this.

HERE'S THE LINK to When to pray





Sunday, May 13, 2018

Today is Mother's Day

 In Honor and Memory of our Mothers:

Today is Mother’s day so we are posting these roses and 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 12, 2018

Friday, May 11, 2018

10 more Uses for vinegar

Yes, we know that Vinegar is used in cooking and making salad dressings and other tasty things --

but that is not all that people use vinegar for.

Nope. Not at all.

Even though many folks spend big bucks to purchase various cleaning materials, today's link will help you and them save big bucks.

How?

By using inexpensive Vinegar instead of expensive cleaning products to clean many things.

Today's link will tell of 10 of such handy substitutions --

HERE'S THE LINK to 10 more uses for Vinegar




 

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Service Dogs

The picture here is of a pet dog with no real 'title' per se.

But there are various categories of dogs who do have titles !

They include service dogs, therapy dogs, emotional support dogs, and working dogs.

The very interesting article to which we are linking today explains the differences in what they do.

The article begins with a video that is part explanation and part advertisement for pet foods so you can either watch it or not.

But whether you watch the video or not, keep scrolling down to see the very interesting pictures and explanations of the duties of each category of service dogs.

HERE'S the link to what's the difference in therapy dog, emotional support dog, and more.






Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Results of Religious Compromise

Yesterday we discovered that it is easily possible for the current population of the earth to correlate with the progeny of the 8 Survivors of the Flood.

And we also discovered that the evolutionary time span of people on the earth for hundreds of thousands or millions of years does NOT correlate with the current population of the earth.

This is one example of many of why the evolutionary ideas do not work.

But many Christians, for various reasons, have chosen to believe and teach the evolutionary theory instead of believing the Biblical explanation of Instantaneous Creation in 6 Days.

Does believing in evolution instead of Creation by God make any difference in the lives of Christians?  Is this compromise a good idea?

Today's link will explain.

HERE IS THE LINK to why belief in instantaneous Creation is important




 

Monday, May 7, 2018

Population Question

Recently a group of DIT'ers went to see the Life Size Noah's Ark Replica in Northern Kentucky.

And wow is it awesome --

if you haven't yet seen it

you need to put this on your Summer Vacation list.

And when you go -- or even if you can't yet go --

A question which will likely cross your mind is --

Since the Flood occurred about 4000 years ago

and there were only 8 survivors on Noah's Ark

how can we have 7 + billion people on earth today from 8 only survivors on noah's ark?

Today's link will answer that question.

HERE'S THE LINK to Today's population from 8 people?





Sunday, May 6, 2018

Sunday Anthem

Today we will hear one of everyone's all time Favorites -- It has 2.8+ million views on YouTube.  Wow.

It is Vivaldi's Gloria

HERE'S THE LINK to Gloria by Vivaldi



 

Saturday, May 5, 2018

Bible Quiz

From time to time, as you know, we quote Scriptures

or make references to various Bible passages.

And most of the time these are very serious.

But the link today is to some Bible Questions that are not serious.

Instead they are "one liners" that are supposed to be funny.

So with that said,

HERE'S THE LINK to a funny Bible Quiz