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)





Monday, August 6, 2018

World's funniest Engineering Failures


Have you sometimes wondered when you see a road project or a funny problem in a building or some other project that seems weird ?

and you thought -- "what were they thinking ???"

Well the link today realllllly is an example that thought.

Check out these construction projects.

They are real -- and you will surely ask yourself

What were they thinking????

HERE'S THE LINK to the World's funniest Engineering Failures.






Sunday, August 5, 2018

Hymn: Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring

This Hymn: Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring

by J. S. Bach

is a favorite of many

and it will likely become one of yours also

after you hear this wonderful version.

You might want to listen to this more than once

but preferably with your eyes closed

because although there are pictures and lyrics,

some of the pictures were distracting (at least to me).

Anyway, with that by way of introduction

HERE'S THE LINK to Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring





 

Saturday, August 4, 2018

Squid, Octopus Genomes alter themselves, blocking evolution


Yesterday we saw a video telling about very intelligent animals

and one of those animals was an Octopus

and wow is the octopus smart.

But, today's link will point out a serious problem with evolution

as it relates to the Octopus and some other animals

which are able to change their DNA.

Why is this important? you ask.

Well the type of alterations they make --

make it impossible for them to have been a result of evolution.

Hmmmm. Very interesting.

Want to know more? I though you did  

so

HERE'S THE LINK to squid-octopus-genomes-alter-themselves








Friday, August 3, 2018

Top 10 Intelligent Animals

This video is really interesting.

Why?  you ask

Well it shows some of the intelligent things that animals do.

Just ignore the long ages comment about ants. 

How does anyone know that they existed thousands or millions of years before humans? 

That totally contradicts the Bible.

And if they were around before humans,
then who told us that 'little factoid'?

So avoid such old earth comments

but other than that, and a few other old earth comments,

this is a really interesting and educational short video

and you will definitely enjoy seeing what these smart animals can do.

Looks like a Creator endowed them with a lot of wonderful abilities.

HERE'S THE LINK to Top 10 Intelligent Animals



 

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Why Did Christ Die?

"For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, 

how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; 


And that He was buried, 


and that He rose again the third day according to the scriptures”
        
                        1 Corinthians 15:3,4

This question seems pretty straightforward

for those of you who understand the teaching of the Bible.

And you are likely thinking "Christ died for our sins …."

And that is true

but there is more.

Today's link will explain and it is a 'must read'

So with that by way of introduction

HERE"S THE LINK to Why did Christ die?


 

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

How Dogs see the World


Today's link is to a really interesting video about the vision of Dogs.

You have probably heard that dogs see in black and white

but according to research -- that is not true.

They do see some colors.

But which colors? you ask.

Well, along with a lot of amazing facts

(although the narrator pronounces some words in a somewhat unusual way)

so you might chuckle of some of his words,

you will surely find this a very informative video.

So with that by way of introduction

HERE'S THE LINK to How do Dogs see the world




 

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Remember the Day of Rest

Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy.
Six days shalt thou labor, and do all thy work:
But the seventh day is the sabbath of the LORD thy God:
in it thou shalt not do any work,
thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter,
thy manservant, nor thy maidservant,
nor thy cattle,
nor thy stranger that is within thy gates.


                                                       Exodus 20:8–10 KJV

This is a well known passage from the 10 Commandments.

But what does this mean exactly?

Today's link will explain.

HERE'S THE LINK to Remember the Day of Rest



 

Monday, July 30, 2018

8 Shopping Types

Today's link is to a funny video about shopping in a Grocery Store.

Apparently there are 8 different shopping types.

Which are you???

To see the choices

HERE'S THE LINK to 8 Shopping types



 

Sunday, July 29, 2018

Friday, July 27, 2018

The Southern Alexia

Everyone has heard of Alexia --

unless you have been in a Deep Rip Van Winkle sleep.

And most people find it interesting and helpful

IF they speak in a way that Alexia can understand.

But some folks, for example, those who speak with a southern accent

may find that Alexia just doesn't understand and gives an unusual response.

Today's link gives a hilarious example of what happens when folks speak 'southern' so a Southern Alexia had to be manufactured just for them.

HERE'S THE LINK to A Southern Alexia




Thursday, July 26, 2018

Machu Picchu and the Stairs of Death

Yes Yes I know we saw this picture yesterday when we had an overview of Machu Picchu.

and Yesterday we viewed a short video of Machu Picchu --

and you surely noticed the very tall and foreboding mountain in the distance.

Well, for some strange reason, many many energetic folks feel the need to climb that mountain.

Indeed I know a person who climbed it.

And remember "what goes up -- must also come down" -- which in this case looks even scarier than going up !!!

So for him and all the others who have accomplished this very scary, dangerous, and physically challenging feat, today's video will be a reminder.

For the rest of us who are too old, feeble, afraid, out of shape, or for whatever other reason you can conjure up --

Check out this video.

HERE'S THE LINK to Machu Picchu Stairs of Death



 

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu is an amazing ancient ancient location in Peru.

Thought by many to have been built entirely by the Incas -- some of the work is  really much older --

and no one really knows who originally placed the different looking stones -- or when --

although, yes, it appears the Incas did build upon the foundation rocks but at a later date.

But one can easily discern the difference in building expertise.

High in the Andes, Machu Picchu is a sight to behold.

But, rather than expending all that energy to actually view it in person

and it does take a lot of energy --

today's DIT will give you a vicarious experience of its beauty

and you will not need an oxygen tank or trekking poles --

HERE'S THE LINK to Machu Picchu



 

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

The FIFA World Cup Trophy

Well, the big FIFA World Cup event has ended --

and doubtless many of you all over the world were glued to your Television sets watching it all unfold.

And you saw the World Cup Trophy being presented to the victorious team --

BUT did you know that the team does not get to take the Trophy home with them?

No, they don't !

They get to hold it and admire it and ooh and ahh over it and and pass it around --

But then they have to return it to the FIFA folks who keep it until the next World Championship --

while the Team gets a trophy to take home that looks a lot like the 'real thing'

but it isn't the real thing!

Astounding !

Today's link will explain WHY.

So with that by way of introduction --

HERE'S THE LINK to the FIFA World Cup Trophy







Monday, July 23, 2018

Our Father


 A friend of DIT (Daily Interesting Things) sent us today's link.

Prepare to be blessed.

HERE'S THE LINK to Our Father







Sunday, July 22, 2018

Sunday Hymn

Today's Hymn is another well known favorite.

Written by Charles Wesley

it is "O for a thousand tongues to sing".

The words are provided so sing along.

HERE'S THE LINK to O for a thousand tongues to sing.




Saturday, July 21, 2018

40 New Uses for Aluminum Foil


Do you have a box of Aluminum foil in your kitchen?

Likely the answer is yes --

but also likely is the fact that you use it for just a few things, such as lining a cake pan or something similar.

But joy and happiness -- today's link today is going to provide some great new ideas for using Aluminum foil.

Check this out -- you will be amazed

HERE'S THE LINK to 40 New Uses for Aluminum Foil




Friday, July 20, 2018

North America Time lapse video

 It's that time of the year.

What time? you ask.

Well, vacation time !

But if perchance for some reason or another you are not able to take a vacation

or you don't have the time to take a vacation --

Today's link will give you a vicarious vacation experience.

So, pull up a chair and watch this short but interesting video of many places in North America.

HERE'S THE LINK to North America 4K Timelapse





Thursday, July 19, 2018

Creation Days

How long is a Day?

Why 24 hours of course, you say.

But -- not so fast --

Not everyone believes that --  there are arguments about the length of a Day especially when it comes to the DAYs described in the First Chapter of Genesis.

Today's link will be very interesting to you in considering this question.

HERE'S THE LINK to Creation Days




 

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

The Lost Coin


Today's link is a short devotional that explains a Parable in the Bible that you have probably read or heard.

It is about the lady who lost a coin

and diligently seriously hunted for it.

So, why all the searching for a coin? you ask.

Today's link will explain.

HERE'S THE LINK to The Lost Coin -The Length of His (God's) Love








Tuesday, July 17, 2018

11 Ways to Wash Clothes in vinegar

Today's Link has some very practical information for everyone!

Everyone?  Yes ! 

Because everyone wants and needs clean clothes.

Usually that means soap and water

but -- what about vinegar?

Vinegar?

Yes.

Today's link will explain and you will be amazed.

HERE'S THE LINK to 11 Ways to wash clothes in vinegar


 

Monday, July 16, 2018

Stone Mountain, Georgia (USA)


Stone Mountain Georgia is not far from Atlanta

and is a wonderful place to visit when on a vacation or just passing through.

Why is it interesting? you ask.

Well, in addition to the many activities and things to do -- including riding the train, watching the nightly Laser Light show, and many more things --

-- including climbing the mountain if you are energetic (or take the cable car to the top if you are not) --

It has a geological story that is very interesting.

Today's link will explain.

So with that by way of introduction

HERE'S THE LINK to geology of Stone Mountain Ga (USA)



Sunday, July 15, 2018

Sunday Hymn

Today's Hymn is sung by the Gaither group with Soloist the Late Vestal Goodman.

It is the well known and beloved "There is a fountain filled with blood"

Sing along or just listen.

HERE'S THE LINK to There is a fountain filled with blood





Saturday, July 14, 2018

Spiral Galaxies












Our question for consideration today is

What do spiral galaxies tell us about the universe?

Today's link to a very short 28 second video considers that question.

HERE'S THE LINK to What do spiral galaxies tell us about the universe




 

Friday, July 13, 2018

The straight gate is the way to Heaven




  

Because strait is the gate,

and narrow is the way,

which leadeth unto life,

and few there be that find it.

                    Matthew 7:14  KJV

Be sure that you are one of those who find it!




Thursday, July 12, 2018

What did Jesus do?


"And as Moses lifted up the  serpent in the wilderness,

even so must the Son of man (Jesus) be lifted up:

That whosoever believeth in Him

should not perish, but have eternal life."


                                                      John 3: 14-15  KJV

Jesus died on the Cross as a substitute for us to pay the penalty for our sins. 

Have you confessed your sins and accepted and thanked Him for His death in place of yours?




Wednesday, July 11, 2018

How should we treat others?

And

as ye would that men should do to you,

do ye also to them likewise.

                      Luke 6:31  KJV




Tuesday, July 10, 2018

The Word was God











Yesterday we read the Verse in John 1:14 that told us that
 The Word was God.

Today let's listen to a hymn which is based on that verse and also on John 1:1-3

In the beginning was the Word,

and the Word was with God,

and the Word was God.

The same was in the beginning with God.

All things were made by Him;

and without Him was not any thing made that was made.

HERE'S THE LINK to The Word was God







Monday, July 9, 2018

Jesus is the Word of God








And the Word was made flesh,

and dwelt among us,

(and we beheld His glory,

the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,)

full of grace and truth.

                            John 1: 14  KJV




Saturday, July 7, 2018

Do you have a hoary head?

What is a hoary head? you ask

Well the definition of 'hoary-headed' is "having the gray or white hair of advanced age" 

And the origin of this term began in 1590-1600.

Hmmmmm -- imagine that -- that is shortly before the King James Bible (KJV) was printed in 1611.

Why is that significant?  Well, because the word 'hoary' is used in the KJV version of Proverbs 16:31 and it made a lot of sense to the readers then --

but now hoary is not a commonly used term and you might read that verse and wonder what it means.  

So you go to a dictionary and discover that

Hoary - headed meant Gray hair in today's vernacular.

So the question now is

Do you have grey hair?

Perhaps just a few grey hairs that you are pulling out from time to time?

Or do you have a head that is actually really totally grey?

And are you worried about this?

And are you wanting to color your hair to 'hide' the grey?

Well, guess what.  A Grey (hoary) head is a good thing!

A Good thing?  what do you mean? you ask.

Well let's see what God thinks about Grey Hair in Proverbs 16:31 (in various popular Translations).

Proverbs 16:31  KJV
            The Hoary (grey) head is a crown of glory,
             if it be found in the way of Righteousness.

Proverbs 16:31 NIV
            Grey hair is a crown of splendor:
             it is attained by a righteous life

Proverbs 16:31  NAS
            A grey head is a crown of glory;
            it is found in the way of righteousness

Proverbs 16:31 Amplified Bible
            The Hoary head is a crown of beauty and glory,
            if it is found in the way of righteousness --
            of spiritual and moral rectitude in every area and relation.



Friday, July 6, 2018

Why Didn't God make the world perfect?


This is part 2 of that series we mentioned a few days ago.

This time - in a very brief explanation - Bryan Osborn answers the question of

Why Didn't God make the world Perfect HERE'S THE LINK.




Thursday, July 5, 2018

Cambrian Explosion Problem solved

 On Tuesday (July 3) we saw a wonderful brief video that gave important information about the Cambrian Explosion.

If you missed that video, be sure to scroll back to the Tuesday link and check it out.

Today let's look at additional explanation about the Cambrian Explosion and its significance.

Why? 

Because

"Cambrian Rock layers contain nearly all the basic animal forms -- with no trace of transitional fossils in lower Precambrian rocks."

HERE'S THE LINK to  Cambrian explosion problem solved







Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Today is the 4th of July

July 4 is a very important day in the History of the United States of America.

Also known as Independence Day, it is observed with fireworks, cookouts, concerts, parades, and many many more festivities.

But, why is this day so important?

Years ago we didn’t have to ask that question.

But in recent years many facts about this day have become hazy, foggy, and even non-existent.

Bottom line answer as to why this day is important as described on Wikipedia is:

“During the American Revolution, the legal separation of the American colonies from Great Britain occurred on July 2, 1776, when the Second Continental Congress voted to approve a resolution of independence that had been proposed in June by Richard Henry Lee of Virginia."

"After voting for independence, Congress turned its attention to the Declaration of Independence, a statement explaining this decision, which had been prepared by a Committee of Five, with Thomas Jefferson as its principal author. Congress debated and revised the Declaration, finally approving it on July 4.”


So, The Declaration of Independence was signed, the Revolutionary war ensued and many lives and fortunes were lost, but ultimately the signers and patriots prevailed and the United States of America was established.

Have you ever read it?

Today, as we celebrate the 4th of July, it would be good if we all took a few minutes and read what it was that they signed.  It explains why the United States of America ‘came to be.'

HERE'S THE LINK to the Declaration of Independence


 

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

The Cambrian Explosion

Today's link is to a very short but very profound video.

This 1 minute 30 second video will explain The Cambrian Explosion and the implications regarding Darwin's theory of Evolution.

You will definitely want to check this out and perhaps send the link to your friends.

HERE'S THE LINK to The Cambrian Explosion






 

Monday, July 2, 2018

Why do Bible Believers believe Creation

The link today is to part 1 of several parts in a series.

Each part is reallllly short and a fast and easy read.

So with that by way of introduction

to find out

Why Bible Believers believe in creation HERE'S THE LINK


 

Sunday, July 1, 2018

Saturday, June 30, 2018

Another Amazing Flashmob


From time to time Flash Mobs assemble and perform various musical renditions.

The Flash Mob today performs the 1812 overture in the city of Valencia.

Enjoy

HERE'S THE LINK to 1812 Overture








Friday, June 29, 2018

10 Interesting Facts about the Presidential Limo


No isn't like the sports car on the Left

or the almost military truck on the Right

but

Today's Link is to a 5 minute video that provides some very interesting information about the Limo which transports the Presidents.

Early in the video it tells you to subscribe BUT you don't need to do that -- the video will continue on whether you do or don't.

And now -- with that by way of introduction

HERE'S THE LINK to 10 facts about the Presidential Limo





 

Thursday, June 28, 2018

The 7th Day

And God blessed the seventh day,

and sanctified it:

because that in it He had rested from all His work

which God created and made


                                                 Genesis 2: 3  KJV