Tuesday, November 21, 2017

The Oort Cloud

Oort Cloud?  What is that you ask.

Or perhaps you have already heard about the Oort cloud

and you are happily smiling and saying -- "well, it's a source of comets that is wayyyyyy far away --

so far away that no one has ever actually seen it even with powerful telescopes

but we know it's out there somewhere."

We do?

Do we really?

Today's article, written by a PhD with his degree in astronomy

will give us some interesting information abut the famous Oort Cloud.

HERE'S THE LINK to Oort Cloud -- No Evidence Required.






 

Monday, November 20, 2017

An evening Prayer - Acapella Hymn with Lyrics

Yesterday we didn't have a Sunday Hymn so today let's have an Evening Prayer Hymn.

This is a rather well known hymn so sing along or read and pray this prayer as you read and / or sing.

The words are provided.

HERE'S THE LINK to If I have wounded anyone today …




 

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Does your Pastor teach from the Book of Genesis?

Many pastors no longer teach or preach from the Book of Genesis.

And many especially avoid the first 11 Chapters of Genesis.

Why?

And does this have any ramifications?

Today's link explains.

HERE'S the link to What if my pastor avoids Genesis










Saturday, November 18, 2017

How Kevin James did it

Yesterday we saw the Illusionist Kevin James saw a man in half and then put him back together again.

How did he do it?

Today's link has the answer.

HERE'S THE LINK to Magic Secrets Revealed: Kevin James Saws man in Half





Friday, November 17, 2017

Illusionist Kevin James saws man in half

How does he do this?

There are illusionists and then there are illusionists

You will be amazed at this performance.

HERE'S THE LINK to Illusion Magic Act by Kevin James




Thursday, November 16, 2017

Last Chance to see the Movie: Genesis Paradise Lost

Yes, I know we mentioned this last week

But this really is an important movie.

And tonight is the last time it is scheduled to be shown.

So if at all possible, find a Theatre near you where it is being shown and go see it. 

You will be glad you did.

HERE'S THE LINk to Genesis Paradise Lost





Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Genesis doesn't fit with Deep Time

Hopefully you were able to see the new movie on Monday -- Genesis Paradise Lost.

If you didn't, you have one more chance this Thursday.

But why do I want to see it ? you ask

Isn't Genesis just a bunch of stories and not really true history? you say.

And isn't deep time (i.e. evolution and billions and billions and billions of years) what we are supposed to believe? 

Well, that is why you need to see the movie

and that is why the article to which we are linking today will help you understand why deep time and billions of years and evolutionary thought is  ---

well, check out this link and then go see the movie if you haven't already.

And then contemplate what you have read and seen.

HERE'S THE LINK to Genesis doesn't fit with Deep Time








Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Autumn is Here

Some parts of the world are now awash with beautiful fall colors as the leaves of the trees turn bright red, orange, yellow, and other hues and shades of fall colors.

Perhaps you live in such an area and can look outside and see these colors.

Or maybe you are in an area where you can't.

Either way, the link today will show us the fall colors in New England, USA with music by Vivaldi.

Enjoy.

HERE'S THE LINK to Autumn in New England




 

Monday, November 13, 2017

5 Electrical Fire Risks

This brief article may save your life or that of a loved one.

What is it?

Well, as noted in today's title, it reminds us of 5 Electrical Fire Risks.

You might be aware of some of these

but even if you are, this is still a good reminder,

especially since winter will soon be here and everyone will be doing more 'electrical' things in their house, apartment, garage, whatever.

So with that by way of introduction

HERE'S THE LINK to 5 Electrical Fire Risks you may not be aware of





Sunday, November 12, 2017

Sunday Hymn: Lord I coming home






I've wandered far away from God,
Now I'm coming home;
The paths of sin too long I've trod,
Lord, I'm coming home.

          Refrain
Coming home, coming home,
Nevermore to roam,
Open wide Thine arms of love,
Lord, I'm coming home.

I've wasted many precious years,
Now I'm coming home;
I now repent with bitter tears,
Lord, I'm coming home.

Refrain

I'm tired of sin and straying, Lord,
Now I'm coming home;
I'll trust Thy love, believe Thy Word,
Lord, I'm coming home.

Refrain

I need His cleansing blood, I know,
Now I'm coming home;
O wash me whiter than the snow,
Lord, I'm coming home.

Refrain

HERE'S THE LINK to Lord I'm coming home




 

Saturday, November 11, 2017

It all adds up

How well do you do math?

Well, for some math is very difficult.

For others, not so much.

But some math (such as adding and subtracting)  is easier than other types (such as geometry, trigonometry, etc).

Today let's look at some of the 'easy' math (or it used to be easy before changes were made recently in how it is now being taught -- but that is another topic for another time. )

Today let's just look at simple addition.

Addition?  What do you mean.

Well, today's link will explain.

HERE'S THE LINK to it all adds up



 

Friday, November 10, 2017

New Movie: Genesis Paradise Lost

There is a new movie that will be at Theaters for only 2 days

So Make plans NOW to see the New movie: Genesis Paradise Lost

Originally it was scheduled for only Monday November 13

But an extra showing on Thursday November 16 has been added.

This is a must see movie --  so make plans now.

To see the trailer and find out where it is showing

HERE'S THE LINK to Genesis Paradise Lost





 

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Credit Card Skimmers

Almost every day now you see an article in your local news paper or on your local TV telling of another credit card skimmer problem.

These are popping up more and more frequently---

at gas station pumps, in stores, at fast food places, etc etc etc.

So what to do?

How can you tell when you are about to used a skimmer.

Well, today's link has some verrrrrry helpful information.

You definitely want to check this out

HERE'S THE LINK to 8 secrets to help you detect credit card fraud skimmers




 

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

The Iowa Wave

A Children's hospital overlooks the Kinnick Stadium.

What is the Kinnick Stadium? you ask

Well it is the Football stadium where the Iowa football team plays.

And the Fans at the stadium have begun a new tradition that will bring joy to your heart (pun intended) and tears to your eyes.

What is it?

Well, today's link will explain.  Do not miss this article !!!  And get out your kleenex.

HERE'S THE LINK to The Iowa Wave through a Child's eyes





Tuesday, November 7, 2017

One more thing about DST Daylight Savings time

Well, I assume you have begun to adjust to DST but you are likely mumbling about WHY this has to happen

and

Yes, yes, I know we have talked about it a lot --

but I just found another very short but succinct link that really explains the ins and outs of WHY we have DST.

So with that by way of introduction

HERE'S THE LINK to Here's why we fall back to Daylight Standard Time



Monday, November 6, 2017

Daylight Saving Time ended yesterday.

Yes, yesterday was the day that Daylight Savings Time ended and hopefully you set your clocks and were on 'schedule' for Sunday.

But, if perchance you happily slept and slept and slept and missed Church --

Our Hymn today is "O The Deep, Deep Love of Jesus". If you have time, after this Hymn is over, others follow, so keep listening if you can.

So, with that by way of explanation

HERE'S THE LINK to O the Deep Deep Love of Jesus





Sunday, November 5, 2017

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Set your clocks before you go to bed tonight

This is a big heads up and reminder that

               It is “Fall Back time.”

Yes, tonight, this Saturday night (well, technically in the wee hours of Sunday morning), Daylight Savings Time ends.

So, be sure to change allllll your clocks and timers and everything that ‘blinks when the power goes out’ BACK one hour before you go to bed tonight (Saturday night).

If you don’t do this, you'll be an hour early to church!  And, if you are a Baptist, I guess that means you will be the early bird making the coffee and putting out the donuts.   : )

Anyway, this will be a 25 hour day, so, joy and happiness, you get another hour of sleep tonight !!!!

But, alas, if you have a job where you are on call or on duty when the time changes, well, sad about that as you have to work longer.  Sigh.

Also, this is a good time change the batteries in your smoke detectors.




Friday, November 3, 2017

Luther's 95 Theses

We've been looking this week at the fact that this is the 500th anniversary of when Luther posted his 95 Theses on the door of the Church in Germany.

But, you ask -- what exactly were these Theses.

Today's link gives all 95 of them.

HERE'S THE LINK to Luther's 95 Theses





Thursday, November 2, 2017

2017 is the 500th Anniversary of The Reformation

On Oct 31, 1517, 500 years ago, Martin Luther nailed his 95 Theses to the door of the Wittenberg Church in Germany and History was changed!

This week we have been looking at some of the things that changed because of this epic event.

Today's link begins by explaining the Relevance of the Reformation then and how there is a need for a continuance of the Reformation even today because a new set of" theses" have developed which need to be considered.

HERE'S THE LINK to The Relevance of the Reformation






 

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Who was Ulrich Zwingli?

Yesterday was Reformation Day -- the Day immortalized when Martin Luther posted his 95 Theses on the door of the Wittenberg Church in Germany.

But Luther was not the only one who was involved in what is now referred to as the Reformation.

After Luther posted his 95 Theses, others agreed with him and began to participate in what is now referred to as The Reformation -- the beginning of the Protestant Church.

Several of these others included Jan Hus, John Wycliffe, John Calvin, William Tyndale, Oliver Cromwell, John Knox, and Ulrich Zwingli.

Ulrich Zwingili?   Who is he you ask.

Well, today's link will answer that question and provide additional information about Zwingli and many of the other Reformers.

HERE'S THE LINK to Forgotten Reformer Ulrich Zwingli





 

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Today is Reformation Day

Exactly 500 years ago today, Martin Luther posted his 95 Theses on the door of the Wittenberg Church in Germany.

And, wow, the events that happened after that "sparked a reformation throughout Europe" and ultimately the entire world.

The article to which we are linking explains.

HERE'S THE LINK to The Reformation of the 16th Century





Monday, October 30, 2017

Tomorrow is Halloween? or Reformation day?

October 31 is usually known and celebrated as Halloween.

But, there is another and more important reason why this day should be remembered.

Which (pun intended although the spelling is different) do you think of when you see this date on the calendar?  Halloween? or the Reformation?

Probably you think of Halloween --

But are you aware that it was on Oct 31, 1517, when Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses on the door of the Wittenberg Church and began what is now known as the Protestant Reformation?

Likely your children, grandchildren, neighbors, or whomever are ‘celebrating’ the Halloween aspect of this date by either ‘trick or treating’ or having some kind of Church event which is semi-incorporating an observance of the witches halloween, either calling it a ‘fall festival’ or some other ‘innocent’ sounding name.

Indeed, many folks today decorate their yards and houses with goblins, ghosts,  pumpkins, etc. But, should they or you even celebrate Halloween at all? 

There are many excellent articles and resources that explain why observance of Halloween is NOT a good thing.  You can find some of them HERE, HERE, HERE, and HERE.

So, rather than celebrating Halloween, how about thinking about the Reformation and the positive results that came from it. 

Your Church might even want to have a “Reformation Party” or event with videos, talks, whatever, telling about what happened and why. 

One of the reasons our Churches are in the mess they are in today is because folks do NOT know about the Reformation, what it accomplished, why it is important, and what will result if we abandon what it accomplished.

So, forget Halloween and begin to think instead about the Reformation when you see Oct 31 roll around on your calendar.






Sunday, October 29, 2017

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Igor the Bulldog

Alas and Alack Igor the Bulldog must stay behind in Norway while the family goes on vacation !

Igor, being one of the family as all dogs are, can not go with them.

So the family, being concerned decide to do something amazing.

This is a true story so

Look at what they prepare for him

HERE'S THE LINK to Igor the Bulldog must stay behind




 

Friday, October 27, 2017

Ordering a Vanilla Milkshake

We've had a couple of 'heavy' days with the videos of the terrible fires in California.

So today let's have a happy laughing experience.

What?

Well, Jeanne Robertson, a comedian, tells us of her experience in trying to order a Vanilla Milkshake.

This is a hoot.

HERE'S THE LINK to We don't sell Vanilla Milkshakes




 

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Santa Rosa Drone Video

Yesterday we viewed some images of the horrible destruction caused by the Santa Rosa California fires.

Today we are linking to a drone video showing even more of the widespread destruction these fires produced.

This is sooooo unbelievable and sad.

HERE'S THE LINK to Santa Rosa Drone Video




 

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Santa Rosa Mail Delivery

The Fires in California have been soooooo devastating.

Today's link shows some of that awful devastation

but it also shows a Postal ServiceTruck delivering mail to the mailboxes that remain standing even though the houses and everything else is destroyed.

So sad

HERE'S THE LINK to Santa Rosa Mail Delivery









Monday, October 23, 2017

Butterfly Colors

While observing Butterflies, have you wondered about their brilliant colors?

Well, Jonathan Sarfati has written a very interesting article that explains about "Butterfly brilliance".

He says it is due to "dual diffraction gratings which produce two colour signals."

What??? (And, yes, I know, colour is not spelled like that in the US but Dr. Sarfati lives in Australia.)

Anyway, to read his article and learn about 'dual diffraction gratings', which is obviously something that only God (and not evolution) would do

HERE'S THE LINK to butterfly colors, butterfly brilliance, and dual diffraction gratings








Saturday, October 21, 2017

More about the Christian Metamorphosis

Today's link leads to a short summary and comparison of the transformation of a caterpillar to a butterfly

and the transformation of an unsaved person to a transformed Christian.

HERE'S THE LINK to Metamorphosis Transformation



 

Friday, October 20, 2017

Metamorphosis

The Butterfly, during it's life cycle, undergoes an astoundingly change --

from a worm like structure, to encasing itself in a cocoon, and finally to emerge as a beautiful Butterfly.

WOW.

But, did you know that this 'change' of metamorphosis can also be compared to the life of a Christian?

For details and explanation

HERE'S THE LINK to Christian Life Metamorphosis Transformation




 

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Marvels of the Monarch

We've seen videos of the Monarch Butterflies.

We've read about their uncanny abilities to fly thousands of miles.

Today let's learn even more -- including the life cycle of the Butterfly

HERE'S THE LINK to Marvels of the Monarch




 

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

The Migration of the Monarch Butterfly

We've seen the videos of Monarch Butterflies migrating to Mexico (and they also Migrate to other locations such as Australia.)

But HOW do they do this?

Today we are linking to an article that explains.

Again, you will be amazed

HERE'S THE LINK to the Magnificent Migrating Monarch









Tuesday, October 17, 2017

The Monarch Migration in more detail

Yesterday we viewed a short video that told about the Migration of Monarch Butterflies to Mexico and other far away warm places so they can escape the cold and snow and ice of their Northern Habitats.

But today's video goes into more detail.  It details what happens  when they arrive at their winter vacation location.

Again you will be amazed.

HERE'S THE LINK to Monarch Migration


Monday, October 16, 2017

The Butterfly forest

Winter will soon be here and the butterflies know it.

So what do they do?

Well, amazingly they go for a trip -- Monarch Butterflies fly hundreds or thousands of miles from the USA and Canada and other Northern Climes to Mexico where they stay for the winter.

Other Monarchs fly to Australia and elsewhere.

Imagine that !!!! Flying thousands and thousands of miles with those tiny thin wispy looking wings.  Wow. Amazing.

There are several videos on the internet that show this.

The one we have selected for today is about 1 ½ minutes long and shows the Monarchs arriving in Mexico.

Prepare to be amazed.

HERE'S THE LINK to Monarchs by the Millions: Welcome to Butterfly Forest




Sunday, October 15, 2017

Video Hymn: Our Father Who art in Heaven




 

Yes, Yes, I know -- this was posted for Thursday of this week

But it is so worshipful and awesome that we wanted to post it again

So

HERE'S THE LINK to Our Father Who art in Heaven




Saturday, October 14, 2017

Boise State's tee- fetching dog

Since this is Saturday and all over the country folks are probably watching football games --

we thought you would be interested in this very interesting and unusual tradition.

What is it? you ask

Well, it seems that Boise State (that college with the blue football field)

has a dog that fetches the tees used for kick offs !!!!

What a hoot.

Check it out ---

but -- alas the first video might not work as it directs you to a facebook page.  If that happens -- scroll down to the second video (which is better anyway) and it will show you the dog in action.

And now with that by way of introduction and warning

HERE'S THE LINK to Boise State's tee-fetching dog





 

Friday, October 13, 2017

How small can life be?

The link today is to a very short article that answers this question

"How small can life be?"

You will be amazed. 

HERE'S THE LINK to How small can life be?




 

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Our Father

 Today's video was found by and sent to us by a friend of DIT

Her comment was -and it is so true -

"This is guaranteed to bless your day"

So with that by way of introduction

HERE'S THE LINK to Our Father







 

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Redwoods National Forest

Yesterday was rather intense

So today let's take a calmer trip in nature.

This time we are going to Redwoods National Forest in California.  

It is noted for its realllly tall trees and scenic beauty.

HERE'S THE LINK to Redwoods National Forest





Tuesday, October 10, 2017

The World's Most Dangerous Motorcycle Ride

We know some folks who ride motorcycles

but they probably have not tried this.

It is a ride on a very scary road on the Himalayan Trail --

as you can see, one misstep and it's over and a lonnnnnng way down.

In fact -- who in their right mind would do this?????

"Not I" -- that's for sure

But if you want to check this out from the safety of your couch or recliner then

HERE'S THE LINK to the World's Most Dangerous Ride





 

Monday, October 9, 2017

Today is Columbus Day

What is Columbus Day?  

Well you probably know --

but the 'historically challenged' students of today probably do not.

So today, to give you a refresher about history and to the 'historically challenged' who have no clue,  we are linking to an explanation of Columbus Day and why it is important.

HERE'S THE LINK to Columbus Day






Sunday, October 8, 2017

Hymn: When I survey the Wondrous Cross

Recently, Sept 29, Yom Kippur was celebrated.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Why did He die?

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

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

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




 

Saturday, October 7, 2017

The Golden Rule


You are probably very familiar with the "Golden Rule"

The Scripture upon which it is based is Matthew 7:12

“Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, 
do ye even so to them: 
for this is the law and the prophets”

But what does this mean?  Is this a way to obtain Salvation?  Or what?

To find out

HERE'S THE LINK to The Golden Rule





Friday, October 6, 2017

Legends of the Flood


The article to which we are linking today begins with these words:

Critics claim the Bible’s account borrows from earlier myths. But it’s the other way around.

For details and explanation

HERE'S THE LINK to Legends of the Flood




 

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Great Awakening and Founding of colleges



Wow How things have changed!

Changed? What do you mean? you ask.


Well, you surely have seen or heard about recent events in Colleges and Universities in America -- re. what they are teaching (or not teaching) and the ideas they are espousing.

But this is not how the Colleges and Universites began when they were first founded.

Since History is becoming a missing element of knowledge today, today's Link will fill in the details and explain. 

You will likely be amazed at what the original plan for Universities and Colleges was and how this has all changed.

HERE'S THE LINK to the Great Awakening and the Founding of colleges.









Wednesday, October 4, 2017