Tuesday, January 31, 2012

How to tie your shoes

 Yesterday we discovered how to tie a scarf 25 different ways.

And probably some of you, especially the guys, said "who cares?"

Well, if that was your response, then, as promised, today this DIT is for you.

But not to worry, gals, for you will also enjoy this DIT -- especially if you wear tennis shoes or other similar apparel in which you have to tie a bow knot.

If you only wear silp-ons, thongies, or other lace-less footwear, well, this will not be  instructionally edifying --

But it is interesting.

So, whether you wear shoes with laces or not, check out this 2 min 58 sec video. It is a hoot. HERE'S THE LINK

Monday, January 30, 2012

25 ways to tie a scarf


What can one say about this DIT but that it is really different.

But it is also very helpful and practical.

Many ladies have scarves but other than knowing one or two ways of putting them on, that is about 'it'.

Yet, one always suspected that there were many more ways. 

As indeed today's DIT shows us.

Remember that SS class we mention from time to time? Yes?

Well, there are some 'scarf wearers' in that class that will get a charge out of today's DIT.  So, if they aren't checking DIT's daily, someone in that class needs to tell them to check this out.

And, some of you (and you know who you are) have been in or led a certain well known International Bible Study that has leaders who often wear scarves -- Well, they will especially love today's DIT.

Plus, those of you who go on cruises or fancy parties or dress up meetings and need to find an easy and fast way to change your 'look' at the various elegant dress up occasions, well, this is for you.

A friend (who was in one of those Bible Study groups we mentioned) sent us this link …. and, other than the short commercial at the beginning (which you can click to quit), this is really interesting, informative, and helpful. Thanks, friend, for sending this.

Warning, you guys will probably want to skip this but come back tomorrow when we will have a link to how to tie your shoes.

But, for now, this is an amazing 5 minute video on how to tie a scarf. HERE'S THE LINK

Sunday, January 29, 2012

What's in a single verse?

As you read the Bible, you might think that in order to do a Bible study, you need to study an entire book or a specific topic.

And, yes, those are good ways to study the Bible.

But is that the only thing you can do?

Can a single verse in the Bible merit much time and effort in Bible Study?

Well, believe it or not, you can often find many insightful truths in just one seemingly insignificant verse.

For example, take this verse:

"To Titus, mine own son after the common faith: Grace, mercy, and peace, from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ our Saviour."  Titus 1:4

This is just part of the introduction by the author, Paul, to the N.T. Book of Titus.

Can a person really study this verse and find important things?

Well, Yes!

There is an amazing amount of truth and information in this single simple verse.

Check out the insights that are in this verse.  HERE'S THE LINK

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Postal Rates have gone up AGAIN

Did you know that it now costs more to mail postcards, letters, etc?

Yes, alas, it is true.

This sad news was in a recent email we received from ARRL. 

Specifically it said (quoting directly from that email):

"It Now Costs More to Send a Letter or Postcard through the US Mail.

On Sunday, January 22, postage rates rose for first class letters, postcards and packages within the US. 

The cost to mail a first class letter is now 45 cents, an increase of 1 cent. According to the USPS, this is the first increase since May 2009.

The cost of mailing a postcard has risen to 32 cents, an increase of 3 cents. This is the second increase for postcard postage in less than a year; in April 2011, the USPS boosted the postcard stamp price from 28 cents to 29 cents.

You will also pay more to send letters to Canada, Mexico and other international destinations."

Thought you would want to know.

This was certainly news to me. I knew it was coming sometime this year but didn't know it had already happened.  Sigh.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Amazing Logos with messages

Here we go again.  Another DIT based on an email sent to us by a friend.

It is a good thing folks send such things and most of the time they probably have no idea that it will end up as DIT's.

They just got them in their email and are doing the 'forwarding thing'.

And, as you well know, most 'forwarded things' are not very good.

But occasionally you get a gem.

And this is one of those times.

So what is it this time? you ask.

Well, it is Logos.


Yes. Logos. Those symbols or brands of various companies by which we readily recognize the company.  For example the FedEx logo pictured here today. 

Many times the logos are just 'nice' and cute or whatever.

But, there are some that are so well thought out, that if you study them, you will see special messages, insights, pictures, whatever within them.

The ones in the DIT today are just that.

I think you will be intrigued by what you see and this will likely inspire you to look more closely at Logos in the future to see if you can see anything 'special'.

So, with that said, check out these very interesting Logos.  HERE'S THE LINK

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Lifespan Calculator

 Hmmm. Another interesting site found by a friend of DIT.

As the friend said in his email:

"This is a calculator that estimates your life expectancy. 

It was developed by Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company. 

There are only 13 questions.
Yet, they can predict how long you're likely to live."  

Interested?  Curious?  Then  HERE'S THE LINK

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Top Ten Predictions for 2012

A friend of DIT sent us today's DIT.

We don't know who wrote this but, apparently it has gone around the net several times.

Perhaps, therefore, you have already seen this.

If not, or even if you have, this is a good 'thought for the day' type of DIT.

So, without further ado, consider this:

"With all the problems the World is facing, it can be unsettling to the mind, here are ten predictions that are true!
1. The Bible will still have all the answers.
2. Prayer will still be the most powerful thing on Earth..
3. The Holy Spirit will still move.
4. God will still honor the praises of His people.
5. There will still be God-anointed preaching.
6. There will still be singing of praise to God.
7. God will still pour out blessings upon His people.
8. There will still be room at the Cross.
9. Jesus will still love you.

10. Jesus will still save the lost when they come to Him.

Isn't it great To Remember Who Is Really In Control, and that "The Word of the Lord endures forever." ( 1 Peter 1:25 )

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Amazing sea creatures in Antarctic deep-sea vents

Wow and we thought life was tough.

How about being a sea creature in the Antarctic. 

Not only is the water cold (close to 32 degrees F)  but the deep-sea vents are pouring out water that is very hot (about 721 degrees F).

What to do?

Can anything really live in such conditions?

Well, yes.

Seems that the Creator God has created some very sturdy and hardy creatures.

Of course the article reports about them with an evolutionary perspective..

But, think about it.

Could this have happened by evolution?


Check out these amazing creations  HERE'S THE LINK

Monday, January 23, 2012

Records and Tax Returns

Yes, it is only January -- but Tax time will be here soon.

And already we are getting emails and noticing articles about record keeping, tax return information, and etc.

So, with that in mind, we thought you would be interested in this very interesting article from Turbo Tax.   HERE'S THE LINK

Sunday, January 22, 2012

3D Printer Technology going mainstream?

"We are not in Kansas anymore, Toto," and this is not your Gutenberg press.


Well, today we have found another 'who would have thought' type of article.

Yes, we have mentioned 3D technology on DIT previously. But that was with a big expensive machine.

It did work, however, and, as expected, was a harbinger of things to come.

And, now, DIT friends, 'things to come' seems to be here.


Yes, recently at the famous Las Vegas annual Consumer Electronics Show, a 3D printer for home use was introduced!

A 3D printer?  

For Home use?

Wow.  Tell me more.

Ok, will do.  HERE'S THE LINK

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Christopher Bear Scoots

Some of you inquired about yesterday's 'No DIT' problem.  Thanks for the concern.

And they logically surmised that it might be another setback with Baby Christopher, the little boy who had a heart transplant 2 years ago when about 2 months old and a renal transplant just a few months ago.

We have followed his medical adventures on this site.  You can find previous posts by entering his name in the search box in the upper left corner of this page.

But, fortunately that was not the problem. Baby Christopher is fine!

It was a totally different topic which has now been resolved.


And, speaking of Baby Christopher, though he can't yet walk, having been confined to a bed for almost his entire life, until recently --

He can now stand and has taken up scooting to get around.  Walking is surely not far off in the future.

But, as for now, he scoots.

His dad recently posted a very short, 35 second, video of this scooting on YouTube. 

His scooting is really cute and creative but it is his expression at the end of the scoot that is priceless.

He is being praised at the end by his parents and siblings --

but he just has a look that seems to say "so, what is so wonderful about what I did?  My brother took my toys and moved them.  I am just getting back to them so I can play."

What a hoot.

So, to see Christopher scoot, HERE'S THE LINK

Friday, January 20, 2012

No DIT today

 Why no DIT today?

Because just had some serious out of the blue news that has put all thoughts of DIT and almost everything out out of my mind.


Thursday, January 19, 2012

Amazing Snow Art Sculptures

Well, we are in the dead of winter which means, for many folks, that it is time to stay inside, drink hot chocolate, and look out the window at the snow, ice, leafless trees, and dreary days.

But for the Snow Sculpture folks it is time to emerge and do their amazing things.

Each year their works of art are more and more amazing.

They are indeed works of art.

And, no, these are not your familiar cute snowman with a carrot for a nose.

They are much more intricate and advanced than that.

Too bad they must melt away as the year progresses.

But, at least there is a window of time when they can be viewed, admired, and photographed.

Recently a friend of DIT sent an email with many such sculptures.

Figuring you would also want to see them, I surfed around and found a site on the web that posted a bunch of remarkable snow art pictures.  HERE'S THE LINK

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Ancient Civilizations -- what did they know?

Yesterday we noticed that the site of Gobekli Tepe unearthed (pun intended) the fact that the folks that lived 'long long ago' were much smarter than the 'old earth evolutionary glasses' folks think.

We noticed that the structures at Gobleki Tepe could not have been made by folks who had just recently been apes and now were 'hunter-gatherers'.

But is this the only evidence about the advanced knowledge of our ancestors?

Textbooks and our culture (movies, magazines, TV programs, etc etc etc) today teach that ancient man evolved -- and present a 'tree' of evolutionary ancestors including monkeys and apes.

Do the known historical accounts of ancient Civilizations confirm that man evolved from apes, didn't know much, and couldn't build structures such as Gobekli Tepe?

Or did those Ancient Civilizations have inventions and technology that often parallels and even surpasses what man of the 20th and 21st Centuries can do?

This article presents several insights which throws a lot of cold water on those evolutionary views.  HERE'S THE LINK

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Gobekli Tepe and Religion


How are Gobekli Tepe and religion related, you ask.

Well, it seems that those wearing the 'old earth evolutionary glasses' tell us that that 'religion'  developed and God was invented because the hunter-gatherers were bickering and etc and needed some guidelines.

But, sites such as Gobekli Tepe, which we have previously referenced on DIT, are putting that supposed origin of religion and God to rest.


Well, it seems that Gobekli Tepe and other ancient sites are just too advanced in their architecture and development to have been made by hunter-gatherers who supposedly had just recently left their ape state of evolution.

Hmmm. Seems some new thinking needs to take place in the minds of the 'old eaarthers' while those wearing the "Bible is true" glasses will just smile and say, "not surprised at all."

Indeed, even the location of Gobekli Tepe on the map suggests Biblical confirmation of one the most likely early inhabited areas after the landing of Noah's ark. 

Hmmmm. Interesting.

Anyway, for more details and insights about this, HERE'S THE LINK

Monday, January 16, 2012

And while we are on the topic of Old Maps

The Piri Reis map that we read about yesterday is not the only 'old map' out there.

Indeed, there are a lot of old maps.

One of those is the Ptolemy World Map which is reported to have been made in the 2nd century.

A reconstruction of that map made in the 15th Century is the DIT picture of the day.  It came, of course, from good old Wikipedia.

Hmmm. Seems a lot of reconstructions of maps were made in the 15th Century, aka the 1400s.


Probably because of all the exploration that was taking place in that era.

Anyway, The Ptolemy map and many many other old maps or their reconstructions are still in existence.

To see and read brief summaries about some of them, HERE'S THE LINK

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Old Old Maps tell us about Antarctica

Yesterday we discovered that there is land and a lot of it under the ice in Antarctica.

And, to many folks, this is rather a surprise.

But, it is not really a surprise.


Yes, this is really nothing new.  Land has been known to be under the ice in Antarctica for centuries.

There are maps which show the continent of Antarctica before it was ice covered.

Perhaps the most famous of these is the Piri Reis Map of 1513 which was reportedly made from maps much older than 1513.

The Piri Reis map, according to Wikipedia, ...

"…shows part of the western coasts of Europe and North Africa with reasonable accuracy, and the coast of Brazil is also easily recognizable. Various Atlantic islands including the Azores and Canary Islands are depicted, …  The map is noteworthy for its apparent south-eastward extension of the American continent to depict a southern landmass that some controversially claim is evidence for early awareness of the existence of Antarctica. … "

And, when those old dusty maps such as the Piri Reis map, are compared with what is now being discovered by the use of satellites and other methods of surveying, the correlation is amazing.

Hmmm.  How did those map makers know what was there before the ice fell on it? how did they know?

Could there have been folks who were exploring and mapping the world in the years and centuries after the Tower of Babel dispersion and before the ice covered Antarctica? 

Were those early early maps passed down and passed down and … until we ended up with such maps as the Piri Reis map and others?

Hmmmm.  Interesting.  Perhaps the Bible is true after all (and, of course, it is.)

Anyway, I assume you are now wanting to learn more about the Piri Reis map that seems to have revealed centuries and centuries ago what was / is now under the ice in Antarctica. 


Saturday, January 14, 2012

Antarctica -- What's under the ice?

Frogs and Frozen Frogs have been the topics for the past couple of days.

But it is very unlikely that there are many (if any) frogs, even of the frozen kind, on Antarctica.

Why? Because even though they would do well while frozen, there doesn't seem to be much, if any, of a thaw cycle in Antarctica.

I guess that is why the 'frozen frogs' tend to hang out (or hop around -- har de har) in the Arctic and far northern regions of the world.

But, what does go on in Antarctica?

What is under all that ice?

Or is it just ice?

Well, you probably know the answer to those questions in that, yes, there is something under the ice and, no, it is is not just ice.

So, what exactly is under the ice?

Recent studies have been undertaken which are now revealing information about the terrain under the ice.

Check this out I think you will find it most interesting.  HERE'S THE LINK

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Frozen Frogs

 Yesterday we read about what is reported to be the world's smallest frog.

And as you read that article, perhaps your mind went back to another 'frog' article posted on DIT way back in 2009.

If so, kudos to you for you remembered correctly.

There was an article about Frozen Frogs !

Frozen ?

Yes! These frogs actually freeze, their heart stops beating and they stay that way throughout the winter.

Then, when spring arrives, they thaw out and return to the normal active life of a frog !


Do you think this happens by chance? I don't.

To read that article for the first time or to refresh your memory, HERE'S THE LINK

The World's Smallest Frog?

Today, let's look at what is purported to be the world's smallest frog.

It is 'big' news (even if it is a tiny frog -- har har) and the news is all over the internet.

It is not the frog pictured here.  It is a much smaller frog than that.

And, it is not small because it is a baby frog.

Rather, it is just realllllly reallllly tiny.

Those with evolutionary world view glasses will definitely try to make this out to be some kind of missing link. 

But, actually, this is another creation by The Creator God that not only shows His creativity but probably also His sense of humor.


Wednesday, January 11, 2012


In case you are wondering, for some reason the picture upload function is not working tonight.

Sigh and Alas.

So, now that your 'wonder' has been answered, back to the topic at hand which is --

A friend of DIT sent us today's link.

What is it?

It is a short but amazing video of flowers as they open from buds to perfection.

The Creator God certainly created awesome beauty in everything, especially in flowers.

You will love this 2 Minutes 28 Second beautiful time lapse video. 

It is titled, "Life of Flowers." HERE'S THE LINK

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Who would have thought?

A short article on the net tells about many things that can be washed in the Dishwasher.

And they are not the usual things you think of when loading the dishwasher. 

Verrrrrry interesting.

Who would have thought?

Check this out.  HERE'S THE LINK

Monday, January 9, 2012

Amazon Stonehenge

You are surely familiar with THE most famous Stonehenge in the world, the one in England.

Possibly you have visited it.

But, even if not, you have surely seen a zillion pictures of it.

However, the Stonehenge in England is only one of many Stonehenges which  are located literally all around the world.

A henge was recently brought to my attention which, at first glance, might seem to be in an unusual location but actually may not be unusual at all IF one ignores the dates placed upon it (which make it of rather recent origin.)

However, if you put on your 'The Bible is True World View Glasses', the stonehenge which we will be showing you today might be (as are probably most, if not all, of the others around the world) related to the post-Babel Dispersion events.

In South America, the Amazon Stonehenge has been discovered near the Amazon River in Brazil. Hmmm. Interesting.


And for more information about this interesting Stonehenge, HERE'S A LINK

Saturday, January 7, 2012

What about the "3 Wise Men"?

Stop the Presses !!!

The DIT today is a blockbuster and you will probably want to share it with your Sunday School or Bible Study Classes, friends, relatives, and even perfect strangers.

Hence the "Stop the Presses" alert.

Yes, Christmas is over but alas, I didn't happen upon this program until today and probably this particular program will not be online very long since the Prophecy in the News folks don't leave their programs 'up' very long and soon replace them with something else.

So, all that to say, you need to WATCH this 28 minuted video now.

What is it?

Well, it seems that (quoting from the website):
"Those mysterious “wise men” 
were quite different from the traditional Christmas account. 
Traveling 1,200 miles from ancient Persia, 
they came to celebrate the birth of Christ—
not as a baby in the manger, but 18 months after He was born! 
Were there 3 “wise men”—or 100? 
Travel back in time with Gary and Bob and take a look at 
the real Christmas story."

You will be amazed at the Historical information presented in this video that is a must watch.

In fact, this is so much a 'must watch' that we are leaving this post up for more than 1 day to give you time to find it and view it before it goes offline.

And, just in case the program has already been replaced (and I think it already has), look for the Jan 1, 2012 program titled "The Real Christmas Story"HERE'S THE LINK

Friday, January 6, 2012

The Shroud of Turin

You have surely heard of the Shroud of Turin.

The picture today, from Wikipedia, shows on the Left how the Shroud looks if you just stand and view it, while on the Right is the image that was first seen in 1898 when photographer, Secondo Pia, developed the negative of a photograph he had made of the Shroud.

Understandably, the image seen on the photographic negative caused quite a stir at that time, and which continues today.

The Shroud is kept in the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, located in Turin, Italy, hence the name 'Shroud of Turin'.

It is reported to be the burial Shroud of Christ but debates have raged over its authenticity.

Due to radioactive dating tests in 1988, many folks believe it is a middle ages forgery. 

But, the material used for the tests included some of the material that had been used to patch the Shroud during the middle ages, after it was damaged in a fire.

So, the actual undamaged portion of the cloth has not been radioactively dated but only that which was damaged in the fire and parts of the patches which were used in the repair. 

Thus, the radioactive dating tests are not really conclusive.

And now the debate continues in an article recently posted on the web in which several scientists have said that "the Shroud of Turin is Not a fake."

There is also a brief 38 second video which accompanies the article. Be sure to watch it.

For those who are skeptics and do not believe in Christ, this is another opportunity for them to debunk the Shroud.

For others, this is another possible confirmation of its authenticity.

You probably have thoughts about the Shroud so you will want to read this article and view the 38 second video.  HERE'S THE LINK

And if that article piqued your interest and you want to read another 'version' of this same set of findings by the same Scientists, though without the 38 second video, HERE'S THE LINK.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Wedding ring found on carrot


Yes, there is an interesting article 'out there on the net' telling of a wedding ring that had been lost for 16 years but ---

-- has been found on a carrot growing in her garden!


Yes, it is quite a story. But, before I 'spoil' it for you as to how this happened, you should just read it for yourself.  HERE'S THE LINK


Wednesday, January 4, 2012

What about Judging?

Yesterday, we discovered that the Bible can be trusted.

So, today, since we know the Bible IS trustworthy, let's look at what the Bible says about the often maligned and misunderstood topic of judging.

You have probably been told to "judge not lest you be judged" means that you just can't make any judgments on anything.

But, is this what the Bible is reallllly teaching?

Well, check out this article which explains that there are 5 greek words for Judging and what the ramifications of those words mean concerning Judging.

You will find this most instructive and helpful.  HERE'S THE LINK

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Can we trust the Bible?

You have doubtless heard many many folks make accusations against the Bible.

For example, they say that there are many errors in the Bible.

They also say that parts of the Bible were written after various historical events so the 'prophecies' weren't fulfilled but just written after the fact.

And you probably can think of other accusations against the truthfulness of the Bible.

But are these attacks accurate?

Is the Bible not trustworthy?

Or can the Bible be trusted?

An article on a website in Great Britain has a really good response to many of these attacks, questions, and more.  HERE'S THE LINK

Monday, January 2, 2012

Another Barna survey

We have entered another year and many of you have doubtless made your "New Year's Resolutions" and have included such things on your list as "Read the Bible more".

But, as you are also likely well aware, just simply reading the Bible does not always translate into a changed life.

This is especially true when it comes to young Christians.

For some reason, new Believers, do not seem to realize that the Bible is filled not only with history and information on 'how to be saved' but it is mainly intended to help them grow into the Godly lifestyle that God desires for them.

Why do I say this?

Well, there is a recent Barna survey which is eye opening in this regard.

What does it say? Welllllll

8 out of 10 young Christians can't apply their faith to everyday life, according to a recent Barna survey.

And there is even more distressing information revealed in this survey.

For example, the list of the most influential Christians may amaze you as will the current views about who is saved, the number who tithe,  and why people are leaving the Church.

But those are just a few of the many things uncovered in the survey.

To read the entire very interesting, informative, and 'must read' article with even more 'revelations', HERE'S THE LINK

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Another New Year begins -- 2012

The Ball drops in Times Square of New York.

The Peach drops in Atlanta, Ga.

Fireworks light up the sky in many cities and communities around the world.

Families and friends light fire crackers and small firework displays in their yards.

Some people observe the passing of the old year and the beginning of the new year in prayer, reading the Bible, attending group worship services, working, or perhaps sleeping.

But, whether you were awake or asleep, reveling or worshipping, the Old year has passed and a New one has begun.

Last year was unusual in that there were a lot of ONES on the first day.  1 / 1 / 11

This year is the famous (or infamous) 2012 year with all the hype in movies, TV programs, books, and etc about the Mayan prophecies related to 2012.

Of course, no one knows what will happen in 2012.  It is yet to unfold.

But 2012 is now here and there have been many celebrations around the world.

Last year there was an article on the Dailymail.co.uk website with many beautiful pictures of the celebration.

I suspect that the celebrations will be similar this year as 2012 was ushered in.

So, since 'fireworks are fireworks' and 'celebrations are celebrations', the DIT today is a redux of those pictures.  HERE'S THE LINK