Monday, April 24, 2017

Zip ties and Shoelaces


Today's DIT might prove helpful sometime in the future.

What?  How?

Well watch this brief video and take notes.

HERE'S THE LINK to Zip Ties and Shoelaces


 

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Hymn: Cast thy Burden upon the Lord

Here's another well known hymn and a favorite of many.

It is not only beautiful but it is encouraging and inspirational.

Do you have problems, worries, fears, anxieties,  …

then do as this hymn suggests

and cast those burdens on the Lord and He will help and sustain you.

HERE'S THE LINK to Cast thy Burden upon the Lord




 

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Selah


If you have read the Bible at all you have doubtless come across the Hebrew word 'SELAH' which is often seen in the Psalms as well as in other locations in the Old Testament.

For example, here's a text that uses SELAH:

Many there be which say of my soul, There is no help for him in God. Selah.
                   Psalm 3: 2

But the question is -- ?why is this Hebrew word inserted in its Hebrew form when all the rest of the Hebrew words are changed into English or some other language depending on what Bible you are reading?

In other words -- what does SELAH mean?

For the answer to what does SELAH mean CLICK HERE










Thursday, April 20, 2017

Revolutionary War Museum opens in Philadelphia

Yesterday we learned about the 'Shot heard around the world' that began the Revolutionary War in America.

But, did you know that there is a new museum that tells 'the rest of the story'.

This would be a wonderful site to put on your bucket list of things to do.

For details about this new Revolutionary War Museum HERE'S THE LINK

And HERE'S THE LINK to the homepage of the RevolutionaryWar Museum with more details about tickets, times, etc.



Wednesday, April 19, 2017

The Shot Heard around the World

Today the folks in the USA celebrate a very important event.

What is it? you ask.

Well This picture of of the Minute Man Statue is a hint.

It is located at the North Bridge in Concord, Massachusetts -- the location where the Shot Heard around the World occurred.

So what was so important about that shot? you ask --

Well it is important because

On April 19, 1775, the Revolutionary War (that ultimately ended with the formation of the United States of America) began with the 'shot heard around the world'.

Wow!   Now that was an important shot !!!

For some information about this very important event

HERE'S THE LINK to the Shot Heard around the world.

And for additional information CHECK OUT THIS LINK






Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Taxes are due today



Oh, No -- it's happened again.

What?

Tax day has rolled around.

So this is a heads up to those of you in the USA or even if you are not in the USA but pay taxes in the USA.

If you have not sent them in, get a move on because this is the day !!

No click through today since you need to get back to work on your taxes.

See 'ya tomorrow.



Monday, April 17, 2017

Isaiah 53


Last week, culminating yesterday on Sunday, the world recalled and celebrated the death, burial, and resurrection of The Son of God, Jesus Christ.

There is a chapter in the Old Testament Book of Isaiah which predicted and prophesied that Jesus' sacrificial death would occur.

This prediction was given in approximately 712 BC. Wow!

So what did this Chapter predict? And do you see its fulfillment in the death of Jesus Christ.

HERE'S THE LINK to Isaiah 53



Saturday, April 15, 2017

Are you washed in the Blood?

This is Passover week

And we have been contemplating how the events of the Exodus of the Jews from Egypt and the annual Seder Supper observance of that event actually provide pictures /  types / and prophetic fulfillments of the Lord God Jesus Christ.

Again, if you did not watch the video to which we linked on Monday of this week, watch it now because it explains in detail what we are saying.

In the Exodus -- the blood of a slain lamb provided protection from the death of the firstborn of the houses of those who put the blood on the doorposts.

This pictured the protection provided by the blood of the Lamb of God, Jesus Christ, who provides protection from an eternity in hell if a person (you, me, anyone) accepts His substitute sacrifice for their sins.

This Hymn clearly explains what the Blood of the Lamb of God (Jesus) does.

HERE'S THE LINK to Are you washed in the blood.







Friday, April 14, 2017

Today is Good Friday


Today the world historically considers this to be the day that Christ died.

Some argue that Friday was not the day -- rather that He died on a Wednesday.

This Link proposes that Christ died on a Wednesday

This is a debate that has gone on for centuries and continues to this day.

We post it now just so you will know that the concept is "out there".

But whether Christ died on a Wednesday, or a Thursday, or a Friday is not the main point.

The main thing is that Christ Died and the reason for His death was to provide us a way of salvation and escape from eternity in Hell which would be the price we will have to pay for our sins if they remain unforgiven and not paid for.

But Christ's sinless life and blood sacrifice by his death on the cross provides the substitutionary atonement (payment) for individuals from their sins (if they accept this gift of Christ's death for theirs).

The night of the Passover Exodus in which the Jews put the blood of a lamb on the doorposts of their houses -- and thus avoided the death of the firstborn -- was a picture of the future death / blood sacrifice of The Lord God Jesus Christ, the Lamb of God, to pay the penalty for the sins of mankind.

Anyone who believes in and accepts Jesus' gift of His life for theirs (yours, mine) will live eternally with Him in heaven and will escape the penalty of eternal punishment for their sins in hell.

That is what Good Friday (or Wednesday or Thursday) really means.

The question for you then is:

Have you accepted Jesus' gift of His life/death for yours?

For God so loved the world
That He gave His only beloved son
(Jesus, the Lamb of God)
That whosoever believes in Him
Shall not perish
but have everlasting life.

              John 3:16 KJV




Thursday, April 13, 2017

God's Hidden Symbol


We have been thinking about Passover this week

and how Jesus was and is prefigured in the Seder Supper and events relating to the Exodus of the Jewish nation from Egypt during the Passover event.

As you well know, Jesus, as the Lamb of God, died on the cross to provide salvation for those who accept His gift of substitutionary atonement.

But did you know that Jesus is not only pictured in the Passover Exodus and the Seder supper (among other things), something really significant about Him and His death is also pictured in our bodies!

Yes.  No Kidding.

HERE'S THE LINK to God's Hidden Symbol of Laminin








Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

The Lord's Supper (The Last Supper)


...And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and blessed it, and brake it,

and gave it to the disciples, and said, Take, eat; this is my body.

And he took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying,

Drink ye all of it;

For this is my blood of the new testament,

which is shed for many for the remission of sins.

But I say unto you, I will not drink henceforth of this fruit of the vine,

until that day when I drink it new with you in my Father's kingdom. ...

           Matthew 26:26-29 KJV

 

These were the words of the Lord God Jesus Christ at the time of the Last supper before He was crucified. If you watched the video yesterday about the Seder Supper of Passover, you understand the meaning of these words.  If you did not watch it yet -- I urge you to watch the video asap because it will clarify and clearly explain the somewhat confusing concepts of Jesus' body and blood (bread and wine)



Monday, April 10, 2017

Passover (Pesach) begins today

Passover this year is from April 10 through 17. 

It begins with the Seder Supper.

So What exactly is Passover?

Well, Passover celebrates the departure (exodus) of the Jewish Nation from Egypt after about 400 years of living in Egypt, most of that time in slavery.

If you are rusty on those events, check out the Biblical account in Exodus 12. HERE'S THE LINK

The Passover Super observed at the time of the Exodus of the Jews from Egypt is now observed annually as a memorial of that miraculous Exodus.

It reveals not only reminders of that past event --

but it also reveals significant types / prophetic pictures pointing to future events.

There are many things eaten and done during the Seder Supper, each with significant symbolism.

Today we are linking to a very interesting and informative video by David Brickner, the Director for the Jews for Jesus Ministry. It was presented at a Church worship service and explains what the various elements of the Seder supper commemorate --

but more importantly -- it explains what the various elements and activities reveal as prophetic pictures.

Whether you are a Christian or a Jew --this is definitely a must watch video.  So carve out some time (about 26 minutes) and prepare to learn a lot.

HERE'S THE LINK to Christ in the Passover.






 

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Hymn: To God Be the Glory

Last Sunday we listened to this famous Hymn in the simple piano version with no fancy choir or orchestra.

But, would you like to hear this WITH a humongous choir and an outstanding orchestra?

Thought you would.

So HERE'S THE LINK to To God be the Glory




Saturday, April 8, 2017

Puppy Mudder Course

Last weekend most folks were 'into' the big Basketball finals.

So this weekend those of you who were glued to your TV sets and radios are likely yearning for more sports action.

So, to satisfy your quest for sporting adventures, we have found a wonderful new sport that is coming soon.

It is the Puppy Mudder Course and we found a link to the preview.

It's a hoot !

HERE'S THE LINK to the Puppy Mudder Course




Friday, April 7, 2017

Scripture of the Day


We have learned a lot about the Commandments of God this week.

Therefore today's Scripture of the Day has extra meaning.

Here it is:

" If ye (you) love Me (God Jesus),

Keep My commandments."


                John 14:15 KJV




Thursday, April 6, 2017

Math Professor's April Fool's Day Prank

This is hilarious.

A Math Professor really has his class in stitches with this wonderful April Fool's day prank.

Check this out.

It is a hoot.

HERE'S THE LINK to Math Professor April Fool's Prank



 

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

The 10 Commandments

Yesterday we discovered that there is a huge depiction of the 10 Commandments in Murphy, N.C.

But what exactly do the 10 Commandments say? 

Have you read them recently?

Our link today will take you to a brief Bible Study of the 10 Commandments.

HERE'S THE LINK to The 10 Commandments


 

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

World's Largest 10 Commandments

A friend of DIT who loves to travel told us of this most unusual site.

Seems there is a place in North Carolina that has one of -- if not the -- largest depiction of the 10 Commandments.

It is located in Murphy N.C.

The individual letters are made of concrete and are 5 feet tall and 4 feet wide.  WOW.

This is definitely a place that you should put on your 'bucket list' of things to see.

For more information

HERE'S THE LINK to NC Fields of Wood -- World's Largest Ten Commandments


Monday, April 3, 2017

Texting while Driving

You probably heard of the terrible accident in Texas last week.

A pickup truck collided with a Church van.

13 People in the van were killed.

The driver of the pickup and one person in the van survived.

Reports are now indicating that the cause of the accident was because the driver of the pickup truck was texting.

We have been told repeatedly to NOT text and drive.  Indeed in some states it is a crime to text and drive.

However most people think they can text and drive with no problem.  Is this accurate?

Well actually, NO.

The link today is to a short video showing a driver driving while texting.  Notice how many times there is almost an accident until ---

HERE'S THE LINK to the It can wait Driving Simulation


And if perchance you are on an iPad or smart phone and that link didn't work, CLICK HERE


 

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Hymn: To God be the Glory

Today's Hymn is the well known favorite written by Fanny Crosby

No choir -- no big orchestra --

Just a Piano and the words.

So Sing, hum, listen, or read along.

HERE'S THE LINK to To God be the Glory



Saturday, April 1, 2017

The Final Four play today !!!

And it now comes down to this.

After weeks and weeks of exciting and often intense College Basketball games, all the teams have been eliminated except four.

And today is the day that the Final Four will be whittled down to Two.

If you have just returned from Mars and don't know who the final 4 are and when they will be playing

Then today's DIT is for you.

Game 1  will be 1. Gonzaga  v. 7. South Carolina at 6:09pm EST

Game 2  will be 1. North Carolina  v.  3. Oregon at 8:49pm EST


Both Games are on CBS.

No click though today.  Let's watch the games.



Friday, March 31, 2017

Did Jesus ever claim to be the Son of God?

You have probably either wondered about this or you have been told that Jesus was just a really good man but never claimed to be the Son of God.

The brief article to which we are linking today gives the answer

HERE'S THE LINK to Jesus and the charge of blasphemy




Thursday, March 30, 2017

Do you wonder what your state's name means?

 Many folks who visit this DIT website live in other countries

but many also live in the United States.

Those who live in the USA will find today's link especially interesting.

Why?

Because it gives the explanation for the "etymological meaning of all 50 states and their cities"

Check it out

HERE'S THE LINK to the Origin of the names of the states in the USA



Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Flood Stories







Did you know that the Bible is not the only place where the story of a universal flood is related.

The brief video to which we are linking today tells of some of the many other sources.

Check it out

HERE'S THE LINK to Flood stories





 

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Memory Explained

Are you getting older and wondering about your memory seeming to be slowing?

A friend sent this explanation in an email.

               "MEMORY EXPLAINED

"Brains of older people are slow because they know so much.

People do not decline mentally with age,
it just takes them longer to recall facts because
they have more information in their brains …

"Much like a computer struggles as the hard drive gets full,
so, too, do humans take longer to access information when their brains are full.

"Researchers say this slowing down process is
because the human brain works slower in old age,
…because we have stored more information over time.

"The brains of older people do not get weak.
On the contrary, they simply know more.

"Also, older people often go to another room to get something
and when they get there, they stand there wondering what they came for.

It is NOT a memory problem,
it is nature's way of making older people do more exercise.

"SO THERE.

"Now when I reach for a word or a name,
I won't excuse myself by saying
"I'm having a senior moment".

"Instead, I'll say, "MY DISK IS FULL!"

"I have more friends I should send this to,
but right now I can't remember their names . . . "











Monday, March 27, 2017

What did Jesus do?












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  KJV



Sunday, March 26, 2017

Hymn: There is Power in the Blood

Yes, there is power in the Blood -- the Blood of Jesus.

Jesus died -- and shed His Blood -- to be the atoning sacrifice for the sins of mankind.


"For God so loved the world 
that He gave His only begotten Son (Jesus)
that whosoever believes in Him might be saved"


The way to be free from your sins is to accept Jesus' substitutionary sacrifice of His death to redeem you (and me) from eternal death in Hell and to give us eternal life in heaven.

Today's Hymn speaks of that.

Sing, hum, or read along -- the words are provided.

HERE'S THE LINK to There is Power in the Blood



 

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Tomorrow? Are you sure?









"Boast not thyself of tomorrow;

For thou knowest not what a day may bring forth"

                Proverbs 27: 1    KJV





Friday, March 24, 2017

Weirdest Bridges in the World



Well there are bridges and then there are BRIDGES.

A friend sent us a link to 50 of the weirdest Bridges in the world.

And, wow, some of them are realllllly weird.

Would you like to see them?

Thought so

So HERE'S THE LINK to the Weirdest Bridges in the World


 

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