Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Arctic Reindeer can see Ultraviolet light?


Who would have thought.

Tests have shown that reindeer that live in the Arctic regions can actually see the UV (Ultraviolet) wavelengths of light.

Apparently this helps them to find food and notice and or escape enemies in low light situations.

Sounds to me like a wonderful survival mechanism provided by the Creator.

However, those with the evolutionary glasses would say this 'just happened.'


By the way, I wonder if those 'evolutionary glasses' folks can also see UV wavelengths with those glasses.  I doubt it.

Anyway, to read more about this amazing ability of Arctic reindeer and possibly of other arctic animals also, HERE'S THE LINK

And if you would like to refresh your memory (or learn for the first time) about Ultraviolet Light and the electromagnetic spectrum, HERE'S A LINK

Monday, May 30, 2011

It's Memorial Day. Is your flag flying?

“Old Folks” understand the meaning and the why of Memorial Day but, alas, I fear that most “young folks” today think it is just another 3 day holiday and a time for fun.

But is it? Should we look at it as just another occasion for cookouts, the opening of swimming pools, the beginning of summer vacations, and goofing off?

I remember my Parents and Grandparents putting flowers and flags on graves (of military and family) and referring to this special day as “Decoration Day”, its original name. The name was changed to Memorial Day after World War I, but they still referred to it as Decoration Day.

So, what exactly IS Decoration Day / Memorial day and why do we observe it?

The opening paragraph in Wikipedia says:

“Memorial Day is a United States federal holiday observed on the last Monday of May. Formerly known as Decoration Day, it commemorates U.S. men and women who died while in the military service. First enacted to honor Union soldiers of the American Civil War (it is celebrated near the day of reunification after the civil war), it was expanded after World War I to include American casualties of any war or military action.”

An email today from a DIT reader included this link to a moving 2 minute  47 second video tribute about this holiday.  It is awesome. HERE'S THE LINK

To learn more about this very significant Holiday and there is much more to know CLICK HERE.

To hear a short media file of taps CLICK HERE.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Tuly the Turtle has an unusual way of 'getting around'

A few days ago we read about a dog who had returned home with two broken legs after the tornado in Joplin Missouri. He was treated and we saw his casts.

Seems now another animal had a leg problem, but not because of a tornado.

It, too, has been treated in an effective but very innovative manner.

You will not believe this. 

It is a good thing there is a picture to show what was done to put the turtle back into action.

Bottom line, Tuly the turtle now has a most unusual mode of locomotion.

Check it out. HERE'S THE LINK

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Tornado vs. 18 Wheeler

This week has been a wild one for tornadoes with many seen on TV and countless others reported.

The destruction by these tornadoes has been tremendous and beyond belief.

I have been glued to the TV (Weather Channel, etc) watching the heartbreaking events.

Doubtless many of you have been similarly engaged.

If so, you may have seen this video of a tornado which demolished an 18 wheeler  near Shawnee, Oklahoma

If not, you will be amazed at the destructive power of a tornado as revealed in this 1 minute 9 second video (after, of course, a 15 second commercial, so hang in there until the 'real' video begins).  HERE'S THE LINK

Friday, May 27, 2011

Dog survives tornado and returns home

The stories of survival in the midst of all the tragedy and suffering caused by the outbreak of tornados have been remarkable and uplifting.

A friend sent this link to the amazing story of a dog who survived the tornado in Birmingham and returned to his home to await the return of his family.

When they returned, there he was, with two broken legs, waiting.


What a story.

After a short commercial, a 1 minute 56 second video gives you the details. HERE'S THE LINK.

And, for another telling of the story and to view a 56 second video about his survival (again after a commercial), HERE'S THE LINK

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Time Lapse Video of a Robin's Nest

Someone has done an amazing time lapse video of a Robin's nest.

4 weeks are condensed into 3 minutes 33 seconds.

And It is a wow !!!

So much a 'wow' that no comments are needed.


Wednesday, May 25, 2011

4 ways to make the iPhone battery last longer

Recently several of us went on a wonderful vacation -- more about that later.

While traveling, one of our group constantly reported on the status of her cell phone.

Seems it kept running down realllllly fast.

Another traveler with the same phone model had no such problem.

Both of them had an iPhone 3GS.

Hmmm. Mysterious.

So what to do?

The DIT for today is mainly for her but perhaps you or someone you know has a similar problem.

If so, then this article is for you and be sure to read some of the comments at the end of the article for a few more suggestions.  HERE'S THE LINK 

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Tornado in Joplin Missouri

For various reasons perhaps you were unable to be 'glued' to the TV on Sunday evening and on Monday to see the images of the horrendous Tornado in Joplin Missouri.

The tornado outbreak happened Sunday evening May 21, 2011.

It was devastating and involved not only Joplin, Missouri, but Minneapolis, Minnesota, and many other towns and locations over a wide swath of the nation.

One minute folks were happy, well, and going about their normal lives.

Minutes later over a hundred were dead, many were wounded, and many were missing.

Their homes, cars, businesses -- were splintered, smashed, G O N E !

If you have not seen some of the images, you should.

As you view these images ask yourself, "If a tornado hit my house 1 minute from now, and I died, will I go to Heaven or Hell?"

Now, with that warning to be spiritually prepared for an unexpected event such as this, to view the images, HERE'S THE LINK

Monday, May 23, 2011

What is your Worldview?

Frequently here on DIT we refer to a person's Worldview.

And we mention that the Worldview of a person directly and significantly affects his or her entire outlook on life.

There is NO escaping having a Worldview.

Everyone has one whether they know it or not.

Even those who think they are totally 'objective' and have no 'bias' at all are just deceiving themselves.

For way down deep, everyone has a Worldview and it does influence their thoughts, decisions, actions, and more.

So, what exactly IS a Worldview? you ask.

Good question.

And to help answer that question, John MacArthur, PhD has written an excellent article about Worldviews.  HERE'S THE LINK

Sunday, May 22, 2011

The original 'unknown' god of China

A few years ago while attending a conference, I had the privilege of seeing Dr. Ethel Nelson.

Now retired, she served for many years as a Medical Pathologist in Thailand.

While in Thailand she became interested in the study of the Chinese language.

To make a long story short, she has discovered many amazing insights into the Chinese language and its correlation with the Book of Genesis.

She has co-authored three books, all of which are excellent, and which I highly recommend that you read.

The Book shown here is one of the three.

The DIT link today is to an article based on that book, "God's Promise to the Chinese" which she co-authored with Richard Broadberry and Ginger Tong Chock.

You will surely find this article interesting and hopefully it will inspire you to read this and her other books.  HERE'S THE LINK

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Today is Armed Forces Day -- Is your flag flying?

What is Armed Forces day?

Well, according to Wikipedia:

"In the United States, Armed Forces Day is celebrated on the third Saturday in May. It falls near the end of Armed Forces Week, which begins on the second Saturday of May and ends on the third Sunday of May.

"The day was created in 1949 to honor Americans serving in the five U.S. military branches – the Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, and Coast Guard – following the consolidation of the military services in the Department of Defense.

"It was intended to replace the separate Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard Days, but the separate days are still observed, especially within the respective services.

"The first Armed Forces Day was celebrated by parades, open houses, receptions and air shows.

"In 1962, President Kennedy established Armed Forces Day as an official holiday.

"The United States' longest running city-sponsored Armed Forces Day Parade is held in Bremerton, Washington. In 2009, Bremerton celebrated the 61st Armed Forces Day Parade.

"Because of their unique training schedules, National Guard and Reserve units may celebrate Armed Forces Day/Week over any period in May. "

And now you know the 'rest of the story'.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Living in Caves -- Troglodytism

Troglodytism?  What a word !

But that is the fancy 'smancy' name for folks who live in caves.

According to those wearing the old earth evolutionary view glasses, our early ancestors lived in caves.

They assume that early man was not smart enough to build houses.

But did you know that there are folks today, yes, today, who live in caves because they want to?

For example in Malta there are many who live in caves even today.

And, yes in years past we find evidence that ancient man often lived in caves.

But, why?

Did they have to live in caves? Or was this just a practical thing to do? Or What?

Well, this article answers those questions and has very interesting information about past and present cave dwellers. HERE'S THE LINK

Thursday, May 19, 2011

What is money really?

Awhile back a friend sent an email with this profound definition of Money.

Apparently there was some kind of a contest in England back in the early part of the 20th Century. 

I am not sure to whom this can be attributed but it is definitely worth pondering.

Here is the background and the quote:

"A young man who sent the following definition of the word “money” to a London paper won the prize. It may be well for us to memorize it.

 “Money is an article which may be used as a universal passport to everywhere except heaven, and as a universal provider of everything except happiness.”


Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Young Earth Creation

Can it be defended? 


Checkout this article which summarizes and defends the Young Earth Creationist viewpoint.    


Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Rubies and Sapphires

Dr. Andrew Snelling, a Geologist and Editor of The Answers Journal has written a very interesting article about Rubies and Sapphires.

As he says in the introduction to the article:

"Diamonds may get all the attention, but rubies and sapphires are the first choice of kings and the affluent because of their extreme rarity. Only special conditions, initiated by the Flood, could have produced these rare beauties."

You will find this article very interesting. HERE'S THE LINK

Monday, May 16, 2011

Is Genesis 1-11 a Derivation from Ancient Myths?

Frequently I hear folks say that Genesis 1-11 is not true history, that it came 'after the fact', and is a variation of 'histories' and 'stories' of other cultures that existed at or prior to the time of the writing of those Genesis chapters.

But, is that true?

Did Genesis build upon the stories of other cultures?

Or, was it the other way around and the other cultures built upon or were memories of the Genesis account that had been altered through the years as the other cultures told and retold their stories.

This is an important question and one which has a big place in the formation of a person's worldview.

There is an article that will provide important insight into the question. HERE'S THE LINK

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Man sings puppies to sleep

Over 6 million folks have viewed this video on You Tube.

So perhaps you have already seen it.

But, if not, this is a real hoot.

A man actually sings his puppies to sleep.

I tried this with my dog but it didn't work.  Oh, well.

Anyway to see this 1 minute 40 second video HERE'S THE LINK

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Fibonacci numbers

What are Fibonacci numbers? you ask.

And I don't blame you for asking that.

If a person is not a math major and only does the math required to live, then this is the question most folks would ask.

So you are asking it  -- and

Well, the short form of what Fibonacci Numbers are is that they are a sequence of numbers that are so amazing that they could not have happened by chance and, therefore, 

-- well, as the author of this video correctly says, they are "The Fingerprint of God."

To which I would add, It is another reminder from God to "Forget Me not"  (which I have been told is the name of the flowers pictured today.)

To watch a short but amazing 3 minute 42 second video that explains and shows the Fibonacci Numbers, HERE'S THE LINK

Friday, May 13, 2011

Maple Syrup a Superfood???

For years we have been told the dangers and hazards of eating such yummy things as sugar, maple syrup, etc.

And a few days back we posted a series of DITs about the dangers of various starters, appetizers, hamburgers, and even main courses at restaurants.

So you likely were getting the idea that nothing that 'tasted good' was safe to eat.

But, guess what -- recently there was an article on the net that says that Maple Syrup is a superfood!!!

WOW.  Who knew?  Could this be true?

Can we really put maple syrup on our pancakes and waffles and not have to feel guilty?

Well, read the article and decide for yourself.  HERE'S THE LINK

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Really High Resolution Moon pictures

WOW is an understatement for the site to which we are linking you today.

What is it?

Well, it is a site with the most amazing High resolution pictures of the moon available to us to date.

And not only are the pictures amazing but they are also Interactive.

You can move around and look at various locations, zoom in and out, and

Well, you just need to check this out.  HERE'S THE LINK

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Why do the Atheists Rage?

Many of you have visited the AIG Museum in Northern Kentucky, just across the river from Ohio.

Those of you who haven't visited the Museum need to put it on your 'must do asap' list.

But, did you know that many Atheists are having a 'blue conniption fit' (my words) over the Museum and the planned Noah's Ark exhibit that is scheduled to be up and running in a couple of years?

Yes, tis true.  The Atheists are raging.

But Why?

Well, this article will give you some insight into what is going on.  HERE'S THE LINK.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Escape from Hell

Awhile back, we had several DIT links to experiences of those who had gone to heaven and came back to tell us about it.

But, have any gone to hell and returned?

Well, there is a book that tells of such an experience.

Titled "23 Minutes in Hell", Bill Wiese, who had been a Christian for 28 years, tells of his his experience.

BUT, lest you get the idea that you can go to hell and escape, you need to know that Wiese's experience was apparently given to him so he could share the experience as a warning to to the Lost / Unsaved.

Hell, he reports is real!

It is beyond awful!

You do NOT want to go there, even for 23 minutes.

And if you do die and go there, there is NO escape.

This is why he wrote the book -- to warn everyone so they will NOT go to Hell.

How can one NOT go to hell? you ask.

Well, If you accept Jesus' gift of salvation: ie. you have confessed and renounced your sins and have accepted the Lord God Jesus Christ as your savior, redeemer, and Lord  -- then you will escape hell.

That is the ONLY way to escape Hell.

Warning: There are only 2 options at death.  Heaven or Hell.  That is all.

There is NO reincarnation, no 'nothingness', NO second chance, NO 'do over', NO 'I am better than my neighbor', NO '...you fill in the blank', ---

NO other options!

It is either heaven or hell that one will experience at death.

To read more about his experience and about a second book that he has written on the subject of Hell ("23 Questions about Hell"), HERE'S THE LINK

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Today is Mother's Day

In Honor and Memory of our Mothers:

Today is Mother’s day so we are posting these roses and some links to various poems, thoughts, and insights about Mothers.

Those of you wearing Red Roses today are hopefully celebrating with your mother. The rest of us (the White Rose folks) are likely reflecting on past times.

So, with that in mind, here are your Mother’s day roses and links.

For those of you with Red Roses, CLICK HERE

For those of you with White Roses, CLICK HERE

For everyone (Red Rose and White Rose) CLICK HERE

Saturday, May 7, 2011

The Incredible Edible Egg

For the past several days we have been pointing out the ?horrors of some foods.

But all is not dire.

There are some wonderful foods 'out there'.

One is the Incredible Edible Egg.

Yes, I know that the egg has from time to time also been on the 'do not eat' list.

But, I never took that very seriously and kept eating eggs.

The link today, however, is not about the nutritional value of the egg.

Rather it has to do with the evangelistic value of the egg.

What is it this time? you ask.

Well, Kirk Cameron has written a great article about the incredible egg.

But instead of the famous phrase “The incredible edible egg”, he calls it the "The Incredible Evangelistic Egg."

Why? Because it is not just an egg, it is a “Space Capsule.”

Now that should have your attention. It got mine.

Read this brief article. You will never look at an egg in the same way again. HERE’S THE LINK

Friday, May 6, 2011

The 10 worst starters in america

You might be getting the idea that it is all gloom and doom in the 'eating' field based on several recent DIT entries.

But do not despair.  There is hope.

You can still go to a restaurant and survive.

And the picture today is NOT of a bad thing. It is a good thing.

This picture was used because the article today gives you some suggestions of what to eat INSTEAD of the 'gloom and doom' stuff.

Specifically suggestions about 'starters'.   

There are, as you would suspect, 'starters' you should ignore.

But, in their place, there are suggestions of 'starters' that will not wreck havoc on your health.


Thursday, May 5, 2011

The 15 worst burgers

The DIT article today is going to make many folks really sad.

For who does not love a big fat juicy Hamburger!

Yum Yum.

But, alas, as you might suspect, all is not well in Hamburger land.

Some of those tasty treats are loaded with calories, fat grams, and who knows what else.

And you and your kids and grandkids are chowing them down.

But, before your next trip to the fast food place or a cook out in your back yard , you might want to check out this article and plan accordingly.   HERE'S THE LINK

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

The 20 worst restaurant foods

Yesterday we discovered that some of the 'free' foods that Restaurants provide as appetizers or as part of a meal are not very healthy.

So, today, on that same 'beware' line, once you survive the 'free appetizers" there is still another hazard.

What is it this time?

Well, bottom line, it is the Main Course.

Seems that there is an article that has reported what they consider to be the 20 worst Restaurant foods.

Eating out is getting pretty scary if all these things are true.

And some folks are taking all the fun out of eating.  Sigh.

Anyway, if you are 'into' health, you will want to check out this article and see what you think.  HERE'S THE LINK

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Free restaurant food you might want to avoid

An article on the Yahoo Health site had some amazing and scary information.

As you know, many restaurants provide "free" foods for you to eat either with your meal or while awaiting it.

And folks love to chow down on these appetizers.

But, should they?  Should you?

Some of the 'freebies' are probably ok.

But the Yahoo article lists several that are not a good idea for you to 'chow down' on such as the breadsticks pictured above.  HERE'S THE LINK

Monday, May 2, 2011

Where is the Tower of Babel?

The picture here is the well known 1563 painting of the Tower of Babel by Pieter Bruegel the Elder.

Today, no one knows for sure what the Tower of Babel really looked liked. 

This is just one of several artists renditions.

But that is only half the problem.

Not only are we not sure what it looked like but apparently its precise location is not nailed down either.

Doubtless you have heard most of the suggestions and have pondered them.

Well, there is now another possible location for you to ponder.


Sunday, May 1, 2011

What about Reincarnation?

Reincarnation is another 'belief' that has been around for millennia and isn't going away any time soon.

Indeed, it is undergoing a resurgence today in the numbers of its adherents.

As pointed out in the article to which we will link you today,

"reincarnation… is incompatible with Christian doctrine and the Christian worldview.

"The biblical view of history is linear, not cyclical."

Dr. Mohler, Jr., pictured here, is President of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.

On his blog, he addresses the erroneous teaching of Reincarnation.

I think you will find his insights enlightening and edifying. HERE'S THE LINK