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





Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Yes, You need to clean your dishwasher

 What?  Are we supposed to clean our dishwasher?

Why?  Isn't it clean?

How about all that soap and hot water and etc.

Doesn't that keep it clean?

Well, apparently not

and according to the link to which we are going today Dishwashers need to be cleaned.

HERE'S THE LINK that tells you how to clean your dishwasher






Tuesday, June 26, 2018

It all adds up

What all adds up? you ask.

Well, as you know the 'current theory' of earth origins is that everything is millions and billions of years old.

This, of course, is not the history recorded in the Bible.

So which concept of origins is correct?

Man's ideas?

or God's recorded (in the Bible) history?

Today's link will explain and will show how "it all adds up"

HERE'S THE LINK to it all adds up




 

Monday, June 25, 2018

Romans 10:9-10

"That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus,

and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead,

thou shalt be saved.

For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness;

and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation"

                                Romans 10:9-10 KJV


or if you want to change the 161l English words of the KJV to today's words -- it reads


That if you will confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus,

and believe in your heart that God hasraised Him from the dead,

you will be saved.

For with the heart man believes unto righteousness;

and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation

                                    Romans 10: 9-10

Either way (old English or currently familiar words) this is essential to deciding where you will spend eternity -- in heaven vs. in hell.




Saturday, June 23, 2018

Amateur Radio Field Day is this weekend

It all began in the late 1800s / early 1900s with Morse Code sent by apparatus such as is pictured here.

But wow have things changed.  Now Hams (Amateur Radio Operators) transmit using HF, VHF, UHF, Microwave, moonbounce, OSCAR satellites, many forms of Digital transmission, software defined radios and on and on and on.

Indeed there have been so many changes and advancements in Amateur radio that it will make your head spin.

It is totally amazing what Ham Radio Operators can do.

Beginning today at 2 pm EST Saturday and Ending at 2 PM EST on Sunday --

yes 24 hours -- including, of course, all night long--

you can find thousands (yes thousands) of Amateur Radio Operators (Hams) at multiple locations throughout the USA and even around the world communicating by these various modes and more.

Today's link will help you find a location near you.

Find a location and check it out. 

It will be a fun weekend of activity

and since it is a come as you are -- day or night -- you will find a lot of interesting transmissions going on. 

You don't have to stay all 24 hours but do drop in and learn about this exciting hobby.  

HERE'S THE LINK to Field Day Sites Locator










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