Saturday, September 23, 2017

Today's Scripture

The LORD is good,

a stronghold in the day of trouble;

and He knoweth them that trust in Him.

                 Nahum 1: 7  KJV







Friday, September 22, 2017

Autumn begins today


Today is the first day of Autumn / Fall

And this means days are getting shorter, nights are getting longer, and, best of all, leaves are beginning to change colors.

And if you live in places where there are deciduous trees, the leaves are changing colors.

Indeed, this is why many folks consider Autumn to be a favorite time of the year -- because of the beautiful fall colors displayed in the leaves.

But, what exactly is the ‘reason’ for these colors.

In other words, “Why do Leaves change color in the fall?”

Well, there is an interesting article on the internet which explains why and also has an experiment that you, or home-schoolers, or other students can do. 

HERE’S THE LINK to why do Leaves change colors in the Fall




 

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Rosh Hashanah Begins Today


What is Rosh Hashanah?

It is First Day of the Jewish New Year and is also known as "The Feast of Trumpets"

This Holiday covers two days since the exact time it begins is based on when the first sliver of the New Moon is sighted.

Even though it is shown on the calendar to begin this year at Sundown today and extend through sundown tomorrow, IF the New Moon is not seen today, then the day will be observed tomorrow beginning at sundown and extending through the next day.

So we are leaving this DIT up for 2 days since one is not exactly sure when it will be observed.

In fact, this is the ONLY Jewish Holiday that 'no one knows for sure when it will begin'.   Hmmmm.  Does this ring a bell in your thought process?

Also, leaving this DIT up for two days will give you time to hear the Shofar sounds and read the wonderful summary article explaining about this very important time of Celebration for Jews and Christians.

Christians? Why is a Jewish Holiday important to Christians?

Well, when you read the article you will find out.

So, with that said, HERE'S THE LINK to Rosh Hashannah The Feast of Trumpets.

And to hear the actual Shofar sounds of Rosh Hashanna HERE'S THE LINK.





Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Fearfully and Wonderfully made

There is a passage in scripture In Psalms 139  from which this quote is taken.

The passage states

13      For You (GOD) formed my inward parts;
      You covered me in my mother’s womb.
14      I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
      Marvelous are Your works,
      And that my soul knows very well.
15      My frame was not hidden from You,
      When I was made in secret,
      And skillfully wrought in the lowest parts of the earth.
16      Your eyes saw my substance, being yet unformed.
      And in Your book they all were written,
      The days fashioned for me,
      When as yet there were none of them.
17      How precious also are Your thoughts to me, O God!
      How great is the sum of them!
18      If I should count them, they would be more in number than the sand;
                             New King James Version

A brief video to which we are linking today expands on this thought.

HERE'S THE LINK to Fearfully and Wonderfully Made






Monday, September 18, 2017

"The Station" by Robert J. Hastings

Recently while visiting in a Doctor's Office, we saw a very interesting plaque on the wall.

What was it?

Well, it is not a picture but rather a very short but profound article written by Robert J. Hastings, titled "The Station".

Mr Hastings also has a radio program titled "Tiny Town Tales" on BBN (Bible Broadcasting Network).  If you ever have a chance to hear it, be sure to listen.

Tiny Town Tales is a short short program in which he tells stories about a tiny town somewhere in the USA.  If you have ever lived in a tiny town, you will surely relate and enjoy.

But I digress --

Mr. Hastings is now in heaven (though the Tiny Town Tales program lives on since it was recorded)

And the words he wrote on the plaque also live on.

Since the words on the picture of the plaque shown here are likely too small for you to read, we found a website that has posted the words.

I think you will find this most encouraging and self-explanatory

HERE'S THE LINK to The Station by Robert J. Hastings





Sunday, September 17, 2017

Handel's Messiah - Since by man came death

Yesterday we read the scripture passage and explanation that is depicted in today's music selection

It is the well known anthem from Handel's Messiah -- since by man came death

It was because of the sin (disobedience to God's command) of Adam and Eve that brought death and all the evil into the world

but, good news

there is a solution and a cure to this

and the cure is depicted in this anthem

HERE'S THE LINK to Handel-Messiah-Since by man came death






 

Saturday, September 16, 2017

By man came death


“For since by man came death, 

by man came also the resurrection of the dead. 

For as in Adam all die, 

even so in Christ shall all be made alive” 

                       (I Corinthians 15:21,22).

What does this verse mean? 

Today's link will explain a very important and fundamental concept that this verse is describing.

This is definitely a must read.

HERE'S THE LINK to By man came death








Friday, September 15, 2017

Do you remember these

Today's link is to a short musical trip down memory lane.

If you get senior citizens discounts when you go to restaurants and other places you will love today's link.

For the rest of you who don't remember these things -- know that your parents and or grandparents do.  So here is a great way to learn some history.

So what is it? you ask

It's a trip down memory lane as sung by the Statler Brothers -- with accompanying snapshots of scenes, places, events, things, and more. 

This will bring back myriads of memories for many.

HERE'S THE LINK to do you remember these







Thursday, September 14, 2017

Manuscript Evidence

You have likely heard or even said yourself that the Bible can't be trusted because there is just not enough Manuscript Evidence to prove that it is accurate and has not been changed during the thousands of years it has been in existence.

But is this true?

Is there no, or almost no, Manuscript Evidence to prove that the Bible is accurate and has not been altered.

The short video today gives a memorable -- let us say unforgettable -- evaluation of the amount of evidence that exists, in this case for the New Testament, when compared with the manuscripts of other famous works such as that of Plato, Caesar, etc.

So with that by way of introduction be sure to watch this 2 minute video.  It is brief but you will never forget it.

HERE'S THE LINK to Manuscript Evidence








Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Animal Watering Hole

As you recall, several DIT'ers recently went to see the Life Size Noah's Ark in Kentucky.

This reminded me of a hilarious Commercial done by Traveller's insurance.

The plot, whether the insurance company knew it or not, is actually a rather true scenario of what animal life was like BEFORE the sin of Adam and Eve which changed everything.

Before their sin (disobedience to God's command) everything was perfect -- indeed God said repeatedly in Genesis Chapter 1, as He created, that everything was good and then at the end of the 6 days of Creation we read:

"And God saw everything that He had made, and behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day."   Genesis 1:31

Before their Sin, there was no death, no cancer, no murder, no accidents, no tornados or hurricanes or floods, or any of a myriad of disasters and problems that exist today and which have existed since their sin.

So with that as a way of background, the link today is to a video that hilariously depicts what life on earth might have been like before the results of Adam and Eve's sin entered the world

HERE'S THE LINK to Animal Watering Hole















Tuesday, September 12, 2017

If I can convince you

Yesterday we linked to a photo of an interesting image.

That was so much fun that let's do it again.

So what is it this time? you ask

Well, as you know, recently several of us went to see the Life size Noah's Ark in Kentucky.  It is awesome. 

There are many exhibits in the Ark along with all the other amazing things.

Today we are linking to a photo that one of us took of of a portion of a very though provoking exhibit.

So with that by way of introduction

HERE'S THE LINK to If I can convince you







Monday, September 11, 2017

Two Tools everyone needs


Recently someone sent us a very interesting picture in an email

or perhaps it was on Facebook.

I really don't recall but

it is funny while actually being somewhat true.

HERE'S THE LINK to The only 2 tools you need in life








Sunday, September 10, 2017

Today is Grandparents Day

Yes, another important day of which we need to take notice.

So, for those of you with Grandparents

And for those of you who ARE Grandparents

This is an important day.

So, celebrate!

If you need background information on Grandparents day, how it started and why, and what to do --then today's link is for you

HERE'S THE LINK to National Grandparents Day




Saturday, September 9, 2017

Hymn: When the Trumpet of the Lord Shall sound

We are doing the Sunday Hymn today because tomorrow is another special event that deserves its own attention.

This hymn speaks of the coming Rapture of the Church from the earth.

No one knows when that will happen.

It could be today, tomorrow, or hundreds of years from now

but when it does happen, this hymn describes the event.

Will you be ready?  If not, reread yesterday's DIT.

HERE'S THE LINK to When the Trumpet of the Lord shall sound




 

Friday, September 8, 2017

The Urgency of Salvation


When one observes the current fearful happenings in the world -- it causes one to stop and think.

Think about your situation --

Think about world events and what they might produce in your life --

Think about what would happen if you died --

Where would you go?

Today's link warns us of the danger of procrastination in your decision making -- especially when it pertains to life and death.

HERE'S THE LINK to The Urgency of Salvation




 

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Hawk takes shelter in Houston

Yesterday we learned about the hazard of floating clumps of Fire Ants in the floodwaters in Texas.

That was pretty scary.

Perhaps a Hawk was worried about the ants -- or the many other hazards from the flooding.

Indeed he was apparently so worried that he took refuge!

Refuge?  What do you mean?

Well, This is amazing.  Check out this brief video of a scared Hawk

HERE'S THE LINK to Hawk takes shelter in a taxi during Hurricane Harvey





 

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Floating clumps of Fire Ants

Everyone has surely been watching the serious flooding problems in Texas.

In addition to the destructive mess produced by the flooding -- there are also hazards produced by alligators, snakes, and Fire Ants.

The picture here shows multiple fire ant bites on a leg 3 days after contact with a colony of fire ants.  Wow.  I bet that hurts.

An interesting article tells about how to deal with the very dangerous clumps of Fire Ants

HERE'S THE LINK to Here's how to deal with those clumps of floating Fire Ants in Houston




 

Monday, September 4, 2017

The Dangers of Downed Power Lines


This is an absolutely MUST WATCH video.

It is so important we are leaving it up for 2 days because it is essential that you watch this and share the link and information with others.

What is this about and

Why such urgency? you ask

Well it has to do with downed power lines and is definitely a must watch

HERE'S THE LINK to the dangers of downed power lines




Sunday, September 3, 2017

Hymn: I need Thee every Hour

Today's Hymn is another well known favorite.

Sing along with the choir.

The words are provided.

HERE'S THE LINK to I need Thee every Hour




 

Saturday, September 2, 2017

To visit Noah's Ark in person

For the past two days we have read about Noah's Ark --

We have discovered that , yes, it was possible for Noah and his 3 sons to build it by themselves.

And yesterday we viewed a link that went into a lot of detail about the Ark, the animals, and more.

Likely you would like to visit the Ark and see for yourself what the life sized Noah's Ark looks like -- to walk through it -- to see animals -- and more.

Well, as we mentioned, several DIT-ers are going to do that soon.

And you should also.

It will take a full day to see the Ark.

And while you are in Kentucky, include the Creation Museum in your visit.  It is located a few miles away.  Hint: give yourself 2 days to see the Museum.

So you will likely want to plan a 3 or 4 day vacation trip.

For details about the location, prices, nearby Motels, and more, we found a link that will provide the information you are seeking.

HERE'S THE LINK to The Ark Encounter



Friday, September 1, 2017

Noah's Ark is in Kentucky !!!


Yesterday the DIT considered whether or not Noah and his 3 sons could have actually built the famous 'Noah's Ark' of History.

And, the conclusion was 'yes they could have' with years to spare.

But, did you know you can see a full size replica of Noah's Ark built to the exact dimensions described in the Bible !

Yes, you can. 

And several DIT'ers are going to visit it soon.  Some have even seen it while it was in the process of being built.  

But to see it in its completed form should be exciting.

To learn more about this amazing replica of the Ark

HERE'S THE LINK to Noah's Ark in Kentucky



 

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Could Noah and his 3 sons build the ark?

Could Noah and his sons build the ark?

Or was it "An 'impossible' Task"?

This is the concept and title of the article to which we will be linking today.

You have probably wondered about this.

Could they really have built the ark by themselves?

After all, the ark was 450 feet long, 75 feet wide, and 45 feet high.

That's pretty big.

Sooooooo

Could they do this? Or did they have to have help?

This short article has some interesting information and insights. 

HERE'S THE LINK to could Noah and his sons build the ark





Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Scariest Bridges in the World

15 Really scary bridges are featured in this video.

And, after the video ends, the next thing up is
"10 roads you never want to drive on."

Hmmmm.

If you watch one or both of these videos, you can consider that you have taken an awesome adventure without leaving the safety of your computer, iPad, or cell phone.

Safety.  That's the word.

So, sit back, relax (?) and enjoy -- and as the narrator says at the end of the second video -- "perhaps it is best to just stay home." --

A conclusion with which I heartily agree.

So with that by introduction

HERE'S THE LINK to Scariest Bridges in the world









Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Evidence from the Physical Sciences



The brief video to which we are linking today is titled

"Evidence from the Physical Sciences that the earth is young"
I think you will find this verrrrry interesting.

HERE'S THE LINK to Evidence from the Physical Sciences that the earth is young.



 

Monday, August 28, 2017

When and how did the Grand Canyon Form


As you are aware, there are several 'answers' to this question -- based on different world views.

These answers range from taking millions of years to carve the canyon to a more rapid formation due to water run off  in a more recent time span.

Perhaps the best explanation is the one presented here --

Dr. Andrew Snelling (PhD in Geology) explains in a 4 minute 17 second video.

This video is part of a DVD series.  You may want to get the series, but in the meantime

HERE'S THE LINK to When and how did the Grand Canyon form







Sunday, August 27, 2017

Sunday Anthem

Today we will hear one of everyone's all time Favorites --

It has 2.8+ million views on YouTube.  Wow.

It is Vivaldi's Gloria

HERE'S THE LINK to Gloria by Vivaldi






Saturday, August 26, 2017

What is the Tully Monster


"In 1955, an amateur fossil hunter found a bizarre fossil in Illinois.  To this day, the exact nature of this monster remains a mystery."

This is how an article from the Answers Magazine began. 

To read the rest of the article and see pictures of this very unusual critter

HERE'S THE LINK to How to solve a monster mystery




 

Friday, August 25, 2017

Mouthwash

We know that a Dentist visits this DIT site from time to time and we are sure that he and almost everyone else will be amazed at today's DIT

What is it you ask?

Well, it seems that concerning mouthwash
"we are not in Kansas any more, Toto"

why?

Well, because there are other uses for mouthwash than just mouthwash. Hmmm. Other uses? Yes.

So with that by way of introduction

HERE'S THE LINK to Here are 10 other nifty uses for mouthwash




 

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Lexophilia

What is Lexophilia and what is a Lexophile, you ask

Well, according to the website Definitions.net


“Lexophile is a word used to describe those who have a love for words, especially those set in a new framework."
             (for example) 

“You can tune a piano, but you can’t tuna fish”, or 
“To write with a broken pencil is pointless.”

Obviously, then Lexophilia is 'loving Lexophile type statements.'

A friend of DIT found a group of Lexophilia sayings and sent them to us --- Sooooo

For more really good Lexophile sayings HERE'S THE LINK




 

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Texas is Closed

Did you know that the State of Texas was closed recently?

Well, it was

And there is video to prove it.

Amazing.

HERE'S THE LINK to Texas is closed




 

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Mystery Shark of the Arctic

Last week we discovered that there is a mega Grand Canyon under the Greenland ice sheet

And we saw pictures of many of the beautiful wildlife critters in Greenland.

Today, we want to consider a shark that lives in the Greenland area (likely in its Grand Canyon) and elsewhere in the Arctic.

This shark is most unusual. 

How unusual?

Well
HERE'S THE LINK to the mystery shark of the arctic




Monday, August 21, 2017

The Total Lunar Eclipse is today !!!

We have talked about it a lot --

And now the time has finally arrived.

Be sure to check it out if you are in the path of Totality or nearby.

But be sure to wear safe glasses.

If you don't have safe glasses, do NOT look directly at the event while it is happening.

Instead use an alternate method such as the pinhole in the paper that we discussed previously in the Monday, July 3, 2017 DIT.

Or make a pinhole in a box -- as we have also discussed previously.

Or watch it on the NASA TV channel or the NASA website.

Whichever way you view the eclipse

The Click through today will, among other things, show the path where the totality occurs and the approximate times, etc. to be viewing.

HERE'S THE LINK to total solar eclipse 2017




Saturday, August 19, 2017

Eyeglasses for Viewing the Eclipse

As you know, the Eclipse that will cross the United States on Monday October 21is going to be a humongous event.

But, beware, because

IF you look at it without glasses or even with the wrong glasses, you will be soooooo sorry and will likely experience severe and serious eye damage or permanent blindness.

In fact, we heard recently that people who purchased Eclipse Glasses on the Amazon website have received email notices from Amazon saying those glasses are not safe -- to not use them --  and their money is being refunded !!! Wow.

The link today will give you the information you need to know to purchase and use eyeglasses that are SAFE.

HERE'S THE LINK to Eclipse glasses: Everything you need to know




 

Friday, August 18, 2017

Whosoever Will









Yesterday we read a verse that said

"… the Gift of God is eternal life …"


Today we want to look at a brief explanation of that Gift and how you can get it.

HERE'S THE LINK to Whosoever Will










 

Thursday, August 17, 2017

The wages of sin









For the wages of sin is death;


but the gift of God


is eternal life


through Jesus Christ our Lord.


        Romans 6:23 kjv





Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Animals of Greenland

Yesterday we learned that there is a mega canyon under the Ice of Greenland.

Today let's look at some of the wildlife of Greenland

HERE'S THE LINK to arctic wildlife in Greenland






Tuesday, August 15, 2017

A Grand Canyon under Greenland ice sheet


This is amazing.

Thanks to satellite imaging and other technical 'things', a huge canyon, which is even bigger than the Grand Canyon in the USA, has been discovered under the ice sheet of Greenland.

HERE'S THE LINK to the mega canyon under Greenland icesheet






Monday, August 14, 2017

New YL Net


What is a YL you ask?  And what is a Net?

Well, those of you who are Amateur Radio Operators (Hams) probably know.

A YL is a "Young Lady" in CW (Morse Code) parlance (though this Net does NOT use Morse Code -- they just talk normally -- so not to worry about Morse Code. )

Also "Young Lady" includes females of all ages from very young, to young, old, older, and oldest.  Once a Licensed Ham a female is a Young Lady forever !

A Net is comprised of a group of Ham people who get together on the Radio for various reasons --

Sometimes the Net is weather related --  Or it might be for Emergency activities --Other times it is a group in a Ham Club who are chatting -- a net can be for any of a number of reasons --

In this instance -- the net is for Licensed YLs of all ages and all levels of Ham experience from Novice to Extra and everything in between.

If you are in the Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA area, you can hop onto this net using the 442.650 repeater which is located on Signal Mountain in Chattanooga.

It has a + 5000 offset and a tone of 100.

But, if you are far far away and can't 'hit' that repeater -- you can also access it using the EchoLink Node #9058  or the AllStar Node 46077.

This YL Net meets every Monday night at 8 PM  EST

If you are a Licensed Lady Amateur Radio Operator, regardless of where you are located -- please check into the Net and meet other YLs. 

And if /when you check in because you discovered this YL Net through this DIT, please let them know. Thanks.      73 and 33




Sunday, August 13, 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, August 12, 2017

Brightest ever Perseid Meteor Shower tonight

Every August for several nights the famous Perseid Meteor Shower occurs.

The nights this year when there should be high rates of 'shooting stars' will be from about August 11 through 13.

But the most intense rate will be tonight, Saturday August 12.

Indeed it has been advertised as probably the brightest Perseid meteor shower ever. Wow.

So if it is not raining or cloudy in your area, get out and take a look.

The website to which we are linking today will give you more details

So with that by way of introduction
HERE'S THE LINK to the Top 10 Perseid Meteor Shower Facts

Also be sure to click through to the perseid meteor shower guide.  It tells you where to look, how long for your eyes to adapt to the dark and more. So

If you miss the click through link while reading the first link, HERE'S THE LINK to the perseid meteor shower guide.








 

Friday, August 11, 2017

27 ways to make your groceries last as long as possible



We found an interesting link that should interest many DITers -- especially those that eat    : )

Hmmmm.  I guess that means this is for everyone.

So with that by way of introduction

HERE'S THE LINK to 27 ways to make your groceries last as long as possible







Thursday, August 10, 2017

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Total Solar Eclipse 2017: When, Where, and How to see it (Safely)

Yes, Yes, another article about the upcoming Total Solar Eclipse.

But, this IS a big deal.

And In the region where it will be seen this year, it has not occurred for 100 years.

As you might suspect, the DIT website location is very close to the total eclipse so we are very excited about this event.

With that said, we are linking today to an excellent site that tells a lot about this eclipse.

HERE'S THE LINK to Total Solar Eclipse 2017: When, Where, and How to see it (Safely)



 

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Where will you be Aug 21 for the Total Solar Eclipse?

Dr. Danny Faulkner, PhD in Astronomy, has written a very interesting article about viewing the Eclipse.

I think you will find this most helpful and informative.

Yes, we have posted many articles and links and will continue to do so concerning this amazing and rare event --

But even with all the 'hype' and articles so far

the article to which we are linking today is indeed a 'must read'!

So HERE'S THE LINK to Where will you be for the August 21 Solar Eclipse



 

Monday, August 7, 2017

Eyeglasses for Viewing the Eclipse

As you know, the Eclipse that will cross the United States on Monday October 21is going to be a humongous event.

But, beware, because

IF you look at it without glasses or even with the wrong glasses, you will be soooooo sorry and will likely experience severe and serious eye damage or permanent blindness.

And, no, the eyeglasses this dog is wearing will not work!  Nor will yours that look like that.  And definitely do not use binoculars or a telescope.

The link today will give you the information you need to know to purchase and use eyeglasses that are SAFE.

HERE'S THE LINK to Eclipse glasses: Everything you need to know




 

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Hymn: Softly and Tenderly Jesus is calling

This well known and beloved Hymn used to be sung frequently in Churches as a 'Hymn of Invitation'.

And the invitation still goes out today.

What is that invitation?

Is is to come to salvation in Jesus -
-

which then allows that person to 'come home' and live forever in Heaven with God The Father, Jesus the Son, the Holy Spirit and everyone who has accepted God's free gift of salvation.

"For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosover believes in Him (Jesus) shall not perish but have everlasting life."

Jesus said: "I am the way, the truth, and the life.  No one comes to the Father except through Me."

Sing along with this 4 minute 31 second hymn. The words will be on the screen.

Confess your sins, Trust in Jesus to forgive your sins and accept His free gift of salvation. Give Him your life. Let Him be your God and Lord.

If you do, then when you die you will "come home" to live with Him in His Kingdom forever.

HERE'S THE LINK to Softly and Tenderly Jesus is calling











Saturday, August 5, 2017

Why isn't the word Dinosaur in the Bible?

Many have asked this question.

Perhaps you have also wondered about this.

And, yes, it is true -- the word "Dinosaur" is NOT in the Bible.

Alas since dinosaurs are not mentioned in the Bible, many people think this is ‘proof’ of an ‘old earth’ of millions and millions of years.

But is that an accurate conclusion?

Actually, there is a simple reason why the term ‘dinosaur’ is not in the Bible.

So what is this simple reason? you ask.

Ok, here it is ---

Dinosaurs are not mentioned in the Bible because the name ‘Dinosaur’ was not coined until 1841.

Richard Owen was the one who originated this name.

Prior to that time they were probably called “dragons.”

To read more about this,

HERE'S THE LINK to Why isn't the word Dinosaur in the Bible








Friday, August 4, 2017

HD tour of Machu Picchu

We are linking today to a very interesting 4 min 31 sec video of some folks climbing into and taking pictures of Machu Picchu.

The elevation at this location is high and

you will notice the people are huffing and puffing because of the altitude as they hike in with their equipment.

So enjoy their efforts as you breath 'normally'

It's a pretty amazing place.

HERE'S THE LINK to an HD tour of Machu Picchu




Thursday, August 3, 2017

Why Did Jesus weep?

John 11:35 is known as the shortest verse in the Bible.

What does it say?

It says "Jesus wept."

But this is not the only place where the Bible records Jesus weeping, crying, or lamenting certain situations.

So the question is -- WHY did Jesus weep -- in the instance of the shortest verse in the Bible as well as on numerous other occasions.

For an answer to this question

HERE'S THE LINK to why did Jesus weep