Thursday, January 31, 2013

How many believe in Evolution?

This week we've thought about the Big Bang and have seen some amazingly cute little critters, the Sugar Gliders.

The Big Bang was theorized to lead one to Evolution as the cause of everything.

The Cute little critters show the amazing Creativity of the Creator God.

So, what to believe?

A very short video considers these two alternative possibilities -- i.e. Evolution vs. Creation by God.

It begins with "You would think after 200 years, the thory of evolution would have convinced more people.  How many people today actually believe the theory of evolution?"

For the answer -- HERE'S THE LINK


Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Sugar Glider / Sugar Bear


Yes, the picture here is of a Sugar Glider, sometimes called a Sugar Bear, and was taken by Anke Meyring who posted it on Wikipedia.

Why are you mentioning this? you ask.

Well, this past weekend a group of us went to a RV expo -- yes yes I know a Sugar glider is not a RV (Recreation Vehicle) --

But, there was a side exhibit there of Sugar Gliders for sale. 

As you can see they look a lot like a squirrel but, in reality, they are Marsupials (you know like kangaroos, possums, and other animals who live in the mother's pouch for awhile after birth.)

These Sugar Gliders, being in the marsupial family, also love pouches and pockets.

The guy exhibiting these cute little critters was wearing cargo pants and his pet Sugar Glider often and readily crawled into and snuggled up in the cargo pocket.

According to the exhibitor guy, these make very loyal pets and do not run away once they have bonded with you.  

They also are said to live about 12 to 15 years and can fly like a flying squirrel, though we didn't see that demonstration.

Anyway, this was a new creature to us and probably to you also.

So we thought you would be interested in seeing another of God's Amazing and really cute Creations.

To learn more about these most unusual and cute cute cute animals, HERE'S THE LINK.

And to view a 3 minute 3 second video showing them 'in action', HERE'S THE LINK

But, we are NOT recommending these to you as a pet as there are other videos out there on YouTube (SUCH AS THIS 2 minute 22 second VIDEO)  that tell some of the 'not so nice' features.  

We just wanted you to know they exist and are cute. 

But, all things considered, imho, you are better off sticking with a dog or a cat.  Just a thought.     : )


Tuesday, January 29, 2013

"The Ever-Changing Big Bang Story"

Folks today are told that everything began with a "Big Bang".

You know the theory -- first there was nothing and then that nothing exploded and eventually formed everything -- stars, planets, earth, rocks, people, etc.

But, it is not as simple as that might sound (pun intended).

What do you mean?

Well, it seems that there are now several Big Bang theories / models.

Several?  I thought there was only the one you just outlined.

Well, originally, of course, there was that original big bang theory.

But, alas and alack, it had to be modified because it didn't line up with observed facts.

Then that variation had to be modified again for same reason.

And on and on this changing story went.

So, what is the latest 'take' on the Big Bang?

Glad you asked because 

This very short article gives the latest thoughts now being proposed by the evolutionists and why it is important to understand the dangers of compromise with these various ever changing views.  HERE'S THE LINK


Monday, January 28, 2013

Diane Rose is an Encourager

Diane Rose? Who is she?

And why is she is an encourager?

And why oh why is the picture today of a quilt?

Well, watch this short video and you will find out the inspirational answer to all these questions and more.  


Sunday, January 27, 2013

Almost forgotten Hymns

Several DIT'ers have lamented that the 'old' songs and hymns aren't sung much  (if any) in Church or on the radio these days.

Two of these are "His Eye is On the Sparrow" and "Great is Thy Faithfulness".

You may have heard of these hymns and hopefully you have heard the rendition of "His Eye is on the Sparrow" by Ethel Waters.

Not only have these these wonderful songs fallen off the 'song list' in our Churches today but probably most folks don't even know the background as to 'why' they were written in the first place.

To learn why these two wonderful Hymns were written.  HERE'S THE LINK.

To hear Ethel Waters sing "His eye is on the Sparrow" at a 1965 Billy Graham Crusade, HERE'S THE LINK

And to hear "Great is Thy Faithfulness" in a 2 minute 21 second video, HERE'S THE LINK  


Saturday, January 26, 2013

From Conception to Birth

You have probably heard of the TED lectures.

Well, this is one of them and was found and sent to us by a friend of DIT.

What is it?

It is a brief but awesome video lecture about the development of the baby in the womb from conception to birth.

Alexander Tsiaras, a Mathematician and professor at Yale, is developing algorithms and code for NASA so they can do virtual surgery in space.

While working on this project he became amazed and astounded at the complexity and intracity of the human body and is sharing some of what he learned in this video.

This is not a boring medical lecture.

Rather it is a short, just under 10 minutes, but riveting video in which he explains with amazing graphics some of what he has learned.

I think you will find this more than fascinating.  

This is definitely a must watch video. 


Friday, January 25, 2013

Thursday, January 24, 2013

The Los Lunas Rock

A rock has been found in New Mexico USA with a strange inscription on it.

What does the inscription say?

And who wrote it?  When? 

The answers will likely astound you and make you scratch your head in wonderment.

As usual, there are always folks who will argue about and debunk the conclusions.

But, this is something about which you need to know.

This most unusual 80 ton rock, known as the Decalogue Stone, is discussed in a very short 2 minute video sent to us by a friend of DIT.

And, if you would like to read and or printout a transcript of the above video HERE'S THE LINK


Wednesday, January 23, 2013

A zillion Helpful Hints

A friend of DIT sent an email with a few of these hints.  Her email was so interesting that we went on a search on the web to see where they might have originated.

We didn't find the short version she had sent.  But there was a much longer version from which they had come.

Alas and alack, there are a couple in this long version that we wish we could remove but can't figure out how to do that.  

So, as usual, when viewing such things, be aware that the "world" inserts its ideas and words.  Sigh.

Anyway, the rest of the hints were sooooooo interesting and many are extremely useful, that we thought you would want to see them.

So, without further ado, get out your pencil and paper (remember those archaic things?) to take notes and HERE'S THE LINK


Tuesday, January 22, 2013

"Young Islands, Canyons, and Dinosaurs"

As most folks know, the Earth is said to be verrrrrrry old.  The actual age keeps changing.  Those in school in the 1950s were told that the earth was a few million years old.  

Now in just 60 or so years, we are told it is 4.7 Billion years old.  Sigh. My how time flies.

Of course these ages keep changing in order to 'explain' the discoveries of more and more detailed evidences of design, the complexity of individual cells, and the complexity of nature.  

This extra time, from millions to billions and billions of years, is needed to provide more time for evolution to 'do' its 'evoluting'.

However, alas and alack for the evolutionists, more and more evidence keeps piling up from observing recent geological events and archaeological finds that muddies the issue and is poking holes in the "evolutionary" theory.

Here are a few examples: 

Rapid formation of islands (Young Islands such as at Surtsey in the North Atlantic) has been observed.

Canyons have been observed to form in a day instead of the previously supposed millions of years. (Mt. St. Helens).

And, even more astounding has been the discovery of legends of Dragons (Dinosaurs) in cultures all around the world often with accompanying Dinosaur Art.

Dinosaur Art has been found in multiple sites including "the Mississippi Caddo Indians of the 13th century, AD … in Cambodia … in 1186; on burial stones from Ica, Peru, … in Anasazi wall art on the inside of the Kachina Bridge at the Natural Bridges National Monument in Utah", and in many other places around the world.

Dinosaurs in recent times?  

The earth might really be younger than we are told?

This is pretty amazing.

Right.  And to read more about this in a very short article on the Koinonia House Website, HERE'S THE LINK


Monday, January 21, 2013

Sugar Plum Fairy on the Glass Armonica

A friend of DIT who enjoyed the recent posting of the sound and music of the Glass Harp found this link to a Glass Armonica.  

It sounds similar to the Glass Harp but, as you can see in the picture, it definitely has a very different 'look'.

So what is an Armonica? 

The Glass Armonica is a musical instrument which was Invented by Benjamin Franklin. It has a beautiful and distinctive sound.

To hear it in action, our friend sent a link to a video which is about 2 minutes 30 seconds in length.  HERE'S THE LINK

You can read about this interesting musical instrument at Wikipedia.  HERE'S THE LINK

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Evolutionary Math

Recently (Nov 8 / 2012) we posted a DIT about the beauty of math.

If you haven't seen that, check it out.

As we mentioned at the time, the precision seen in Math is amazing and to think that it just evolved that way is really, imho, beyond comprehension.

How could that precision just evolve over time?

So, the bottom line question is:

Did numbers evolve? Or are numbers the product of a human mind?  Or are numbers the product of the mind of God?

Jason Lisle, Ph.D., an Astrophysicist, can certainly expound on those questions with insight that he has acquired through years of mathematical study.

His short article titled "Evolutionary Math?" is profound but easy for a 'layman' to understand.  HERE'S THE LINK


Saturday, January 19, 2013

Life on the International Space Station

You have doubtless seen pictures, such as this one, of the International Space Station.

And, looking at those pictures, one might imagine it to be a nice big roomy place.

You might think that everything is neat, with no clutter, and 'minimalist' like the homes of my 'minimalist' friends.

You know, those friends who never have anything out of place.

Well, not so fast.

The inside of the space station doesn't look anything like I had imagined.

I knew there would surely be 'clutter' and not a lot of space (pun intended) but didn't realize the extent of it all.  

Even I, one who is definitely not a 'minimalist', was stunned.

The 'clutter', of course, isn't 'clutter' to those who live there and is necessary.

But, minimalists definitely would not be 'happy' at the International Space Station.

Nor would a person with claustrophobia.

A friend of DIT sent us this link.  

And seeing that it is a 25 minute video, I thought, "who would have or take the time to view this."

Which is why this is being posted on a Saturday.  Football season is over.  Not too many folks are watching basketball yet since March Madness has not begun.  And, it is winter so you don't have to cut the grass or work in the yard.

So, today, Saturday, is a great time to check out 'your taxes at work' in the International Space Station.  You will be glad you did.

This is amazing and is nothing like I had imagined.   HERE'S THE LINK


Friday, January 18, 2013

Morning and Evening

You have surely heard of Charles Haddon Spurgeon, the Baptist Preacher who was born in England in 1834.

Known as "The Prince of Preachers", he wrote many many books, commentaries, hymns, poems, and more.

But the reason we are mentioning him here today is because of his book, "Morning and Evening".

It is an excellent Daily Devotional book with, you guessed it, devotionals for both Morning and Evening readings.

It is available in book stores, on the internet (such as we will be using in today's link) and even as an App for your iPhone.

You really should avail yourself of this awesome Devotional book.

Recently while reading the evening Devotional for Jan 16, I felt that you would want to read it also.  And, after you read that, click near the top of the page to read the morning one also.  Both were wonderful as usual.

Please read both. You will be glad you did.

So, without further ado, to read the Evening devotional for Jan 16, HERE'S THE LINK


Thursday, January 17, 2013

From 3 Years ago to Today

It was on Jan 17, 2010 that Baby Christopher received his new heart.

The picture you see here was made one week after the transplant.  

Many of you prayed for him at that time and in the intervening days, months, and years.

It is a long story and if you have not heard about this or would like to refresh yourself on the details, 

you might want to check out the DITs for the following dates:

Now for the realllllly good news.

Just a few minutes ago Baby Christopher's dad tweeted a picture of Baby Christopher as he is today.

What a miracle God has wrought.

Thanks again to the unknown family who provided the heart in their time of grief and sorrow. 

Thanks to all the Medical personnel at all the hospitals.

And thanks to all of you who prayed for and followed the 'saga' of Baby Christopher.

If you would like to see how your prayers have been answered and see the  picture of him that was made today,  HERE'S THE LINK 


Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Wonderful Wyoming Wildlife Video

 If you love the wilderness, you will love today's DIT.

Why? What is it?

Well, it is a 3 minute 45 second video made by Scott McKinley Productions for an ad campaign for the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation. 

The elk and other animals you will see in this stunning video are serious and not the funny elk pictured here but we thought it was cute.  Oh Well.

According to the info that came in the email telling about this video, It was filmed on location at Yellowstone National Park, Grand Teton National Park, and The National Elk Refuge in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

Wow. Those are beautiful areas.

The video is beautiful also.  

So, without further ado, HERE'S THE LINK.