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


Wednesday, August 2, 2017

The Trinity

Have you wondered and wondered -- sometimes till your head hurt -- about The Trinity.

The Trinity:  God the Father, Jesus the Son, and The Holy Spirit.

They are separate and yet equal.

How can this be?

You have probably heard several explanations.

The one to which we are linking today is very profound and thought provoking.

This 1 minute 49 second video has very interesting insights. 

So, without further ado,

HERE'S THE LINK to That's a fact - Three in One


Tuesday, August 1, 2017

A thought for the day

This was a tweet we received from a friend of DIT

We don't know if the friend wrote it or if he just posted it from another source but it is definitely worth pondering.

Here it is:


is the one sin 

that can nail the door of Hell shut behind you 

for eternity"