Saturday, March 31, 2012

How to make and remember ultra secure passwords

You no doubt have been told over and over again to make very secure passwords.

And, of course, everyone really wants to have secure passwords for all their logins.

But having a secure password is usually much easier said than done.

Well, actually making a secure password is not too hard

BUT remembering it is the tough thing.

Which is probably why most folks don't have secure passwords.

So, what to do?

Well, good news, a recent article on Yahoo has the 'secret'.

There is also a video that accompanies the article.

Of course, as is so often the case, the reallllly informative video is preceded by an advertisement.

But endure the advertisement, because, in this case, seeing is better than reading the article. 

Of course, you should do both -- i.e. read the article and view the brief video.


-- Because the information (in both the video and the article) is verrrrrrry informative, interesting, important, and helpful.

So, without further ado, HERE'S THE LINK

Friday, March 30, 2012

Cirrus Clouds

Yesterday the DIT told of very unusual Tsunami-clouds.

But, those are not the only unusual clouds one can see.

There are, as you know, many types of clouds, Cirrus, Cumulus, etc. etc. etc.

Some of the most unusual and beautiful clouds are in the Cirrus category.

We have a neighbor who is really 'into' clouds and even takes pictures of the more unusual ones.

Ditto, we have a relative who is or was 'into' clouds.

Alas, we don't think either of those folks are 'followers' of DIT, but, if they were, they would love the article about Cirrus clouds being posted today.   HERE'S THE LINK

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Tsunami-Shaped clouds

Wow!  The folks in Alabama surely wondered about these clouds.

What clouds?

Well, as the headline of today's DIT states, they saw giant Tsunami-shaped clouds.

Very odd looking.

To see these weird clouds and find out what causes them, HERE'S THE LINK

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

The I'm a Believer pin

The mother of a friend of DIT recently had a terrific idea.

What was it?

Well, she realized that many folks would like to share their faith but sometimes are hesitant or not sure how to start the discussion.

Then the idea hit her --

If she, or anyone, would be wearing a pin on their clothing that would spark curiosity about it, this could be the open door --

And so the I'm a Believer pin was conceived.

Her son helped her with the design of the pin and with the making of the web page which tells more about this beautiful pin and how you can get one for yourself, should you so choose, and I hope you will.

In fact, we so want you to see this DIT that we are going to leave it up for more than one day.

So, for further information about this beautiful conversation-starter pin HERE'S THE LINK


Monday, March 26, 2012

7 Kitchen tricks

Today we are back to the 'Heloise' approach. 

Do you remember Heloise? 

Well, maybe you don't but she was always coming up with amazing ways to do things in the kitchen, around the house, etc.

Today's DIT is not from Heloise but it is of that genre.

I think you will find the hints of how do do things realllly interesting and helpful.


Sunday, March 25, 2012

Why shouldn't Christians accept millions of years?

You have no doubt noticed that many DIT entries are related to the young earth vs old earth controversy.

By this we mean:

Young Earth refers to the literal Biblical teaching of Creation by God a few thousand years ago.

Old Earth refers to the Evolutionary theory of big bang, billions of years, and other variations on the 'theme' including several Christian Compromise ideas such as Day Age Theory, Gap Theory, and Theistic evolution.

But, why is this important?

What difference does it make?

Well, a very good article explains.  HERE'S THE LINK

Saturday, March 24, 2012

More about Yoga

There are many books, articles, videos, and websites which discuss Yoga.

One of those videos is the one pictured here today. 

It is titled: Yoga Uncoiled from East to West, by Caryl Matrisciana. 

If you ever get a chance to view it, do so.

In the meantime, for those of you who may not yet be 'convinced' that Yoga should not be in the Christian's exercise routine, you might want to check out some of the information provided by the webpage to which we are linking today.



Friday, March 23, 2012

Should a Christian practice Yoga?

Awhile back a huge controversy arose over the subject of 'should Christians do Yoga.'

It began innocently enough when Dr. Mohler, President of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, wrote an article titled, "The Subtle Body -- Should Christians Practice Yoga?'

A firestorm of controversy arose and quite a lot of words and ink flowed as people on both sides took their stands.

As noted in a previous DIT, it was pointed out that Yoga and Christianity do not mix.

The article today will add additional insights concerning why they don't mix but will also detail the huge controversy that raged.



Thursday, March 22, 2012

Christian Yoga?

We are still early in the new year and that means that many folks are probably still doing their diets, exercising at the health club, and otherwise keeping their New Years Resolutions.

And, some have probably already abandoned such efforts.

Among the 'exercises' that many people, even Christians, have taken up either as a New Year's Resolution or just because they want to is Yoga.

I have had discussions with several Christians about Yoga and they all try to say that it is 'just another form of exercise.'

But is it?

This article will help answer that question.   HERE'S THE LINK


Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Adam and Pastors

If you have visited the AIG (Answers in Genesis) website, museum, or conferences --

Or if you have read some of the many books that AIG has produced --

Then you are aware of the wonderful artwork and cartoons that their resident artist, Don Lietha, has done.

This cartoon is just one of his many excellent and thought provoking drawings.

As you can see it speaks volumes about what the Pastors of many churches today believe.

Toooooo many Pastors today do not believe the Bible is accurate and have jumped onto the Evolutionary Bandwagon.

Could this be one of the reasons that folks are leaving the Churches or never even attending in the first place?

If the Bible is not true from cover to cover, then what can you believe and how will you know what is not true?


Yes, Dan Lietha has done it again with this very insightful cartoon.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Today is the First day of Spring

Spring at last.

Yes, spring officially begins today.

Flowers are blooming. Trees are budding. Grass is Growing.

The sky is blue and the birds are back.

Yesterday the moon was in Perigee.  Did you see it?  It was beautiful here.

No click though link today.  Instead just go outside and enjoy the arrival of Spring!

Monday, March 19, 2012

The Elephant in the Room

The Church in the 21st Century, and beginning in the 20th Century, has undergone major changes.

But, this has often been so slow and subtle, in a drip drip drip manner, that the changes have been under the radar for most folks.

Now, however, in the 21st Century, if you have eyes to see and ears to hear, the changes are becoming obvious.

If you have been wondering why things don't seem 'right', this article will help you understand one aspect of what has been happening.   HERE'S THE LINK

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Is Genesis 1-11 a Derivation from Ancient Myths?

Frequently I hear folks say that Genesis 1-11 is not true history but 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

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Amazing pictures of a Chilean Volcano

Last year a Volcano erupted in Chile.

So what? you say.  Volcanoes erupt somewhere all the time.

Well, yes. 

Perhaps not all the time -- but frequently.

But you probably have not seen such awesome pictures as were made during this eruption. 

And, it is much more spectacular than this clip art version of a volcano.


Friday, March 16, 2012

Dog balances basketball while running


This brief 28 second video will win your heart.

I wish my dog could do this. She won't even retrieve.



Thursday, March 15, 2012

Who is the Angel of the Lord?

Doubtless you have heard about and read Bible passages referring to the Angel of the Lord.

But who is this angel?

Is this an 'ordinary' angel?

Or is this something else?

Some folks think the Angel of the Lord is an 'ordinary angel' while others say that He is a Theophany.

What is a Theophany? you ask.

Well, that question and more are answered in this interesting article.


Wednesday, March 14, 2012

25 Clever Ideas to make Life Easier

Are you looking for easier, innovative, clever, and inexpensive ways to do things?

Who isn't?

WD-40, as you know, has a zillion uses.

And, yes, not unsurprisingly, it is used in one of the "25 Clever Ideas to make Life Easier".

Indeed, this article has several ideas that you will likely want to try.


Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Did Augustine believe in Evolution?

Many 'old earthers' use arguments that say that Augustine, who lived from AD 354 to 430, was a proponent of Evolution.

Others say 'No, this is not true."

So, what did Augustine really believe and teach about Creation?

An interesting and very informative article on the AIG website will help clarify this discrepancy.


Monday, March 12, 2012

Getting Fuel from Bacteria


Yes. 'Tis true.  It looks like scientists are finding more and more interesting and innovative ways to make fuel.

And now they are starting to get it from bacteria.

Who would have thought?

Well, Marty McFly in the movie, Back to the Future, would not be surprised as you will see in the article you will be reading today.

So, with that said by way of introduction, you will be most interested in what is happening in the world of fuel technology.

Looks like we are "not in Kansas anymore, Toto."


Sunday, March 11, 2012

Daylight Savings BEGINS today

Yes, it is that time of the year again.

You know -- the old "Fall Back -- Spring Forward" thing.

This time we are "springing forward" and, thus, alas, loosing an hour.


So, when exactly should a person reset all the clocks?

To answer that question and read a short article suggesting 'when', why, and what else to do, and more about Daylight Savings time, HERE'S THE LINK

Saturday, March 10, 2012

New shipping routes over the north pole

This is not really new news. The article was posted on the internet in the summer of 2010.

So, why bring this up now? you ask

Well, the article itself is not the important thing here so 2012 vs. 2010 is not the key thing.

What is important is the correlation that is apparent.

What correlation?

Well, the article to which we will link you -- tells how the ice over the Arctic had melted enough in 2010 so that seagoing vessels could go from Russian and other ports directly to ports in China without stopping.

So what is so amazing about this?

Well, of course this is good news for shippers in that they do not have to go so far to get their 'stuff' from here to there.

But, what is really significant is that this route reveals how people could and probably did travel to various places around the world after the Tower of Babel dispersion.

You see, for a few hundred years after the flood, the Arctic Ocean was not ice covered and icebound.

Rather, it was open water and could be readily sailed.

Thus, the routes from Europe to the Orient could be sailed over the 'top' of the world instead of 'round robin hood's barn' of crossing large land masses such as Russia and the N. American Continent in addition to crossing the Pacific and Atlantic oceans.

So, for several hundred years after the flood (of Noah) and the tower of Babel dispersion until the arctic froze over during the ice age, a similar situation likely existed as is beginning to occur again today -- i.e. ships could sail over the Arctic Ocean with no ice problems.

During that time folks could hop aboard boats and travel across the North Pole region (and probably across the South Pole region also if the truth were known although the ice at the south pole is actually covering land and is not a frozen sea as is the arctic) thereby cutting mega miles and much time off travel around the globe.


Interesting.  And another evidence that the Bible events really happened. Imagine that!

Anyway, to read about what is going on in the Arctic now, while you think about what likely happened during the years after the Flood and after the Tower of Babel dispersion when there was no ice at all, HERE'S THE LINK

Friday, March 9, 2012

Can we Trust the Bible? Is it really True?

As you are well aware, many folks say that the Bible can not be trusted?

They say it is full of errors.

How do you reply to such charges?

Can the Bible be trusted?

Is it really true?

And what difference does it make?  Hint: your World View is based on your answer to these questions.

This was recently discussed by Pat Franklin in a very insightful article on the net. HERE'S THE LINK

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Today is the Jewish holiday of Purim

Purim is not one of the holidays that is commanded to be observed in the Torah.

But, it is an important holiday for the Jews.

It celebrates the events portrayed in the Biblical book of Esther.

Specifically, as indicated on the Jews For Jesus Website:

“The Jewish holiday of Purim commemorates Esther's and Mordecai's defeat of Haman's plot to annihilate the Jews of ancient Persia. Purim derives its name from the fact that Haman cast lots (purim) to determine the most propitious date for implementing his planned genocide. The holiday is celebrated on the 14th day of Adar in the Jewish calendar.”

For more information, as detailed in Wikipedia, HERE’S THE LINK.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Evolution Ex Nihilo

"Evolutionists have frequently criticized creationism as unscientific because of its basic commitment to the doctrine of creation ex nihilo—that is, “creation out of nothing.”

The idea that God simply called the universe into existence by His own power, without using any preexisting materials, is rejected out of hand by evolutionists, since this would involve supernatural action, which is unscientific by definition (that is, by their definition).

Yet evolutionary cosmogonists maintain that the universe evolved itself out of nothing!"

These thoughts by Henry Morris Ph.D. were in a recent article posted on the ICR website.

To read the rest of this excellent article, HERE'S THE LINK

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Is Evolution possible?

Is Evolution possible? 

Is Evolution really a 'fact'?

Or is evolution impossible?

The picture today says it all.

But to learn more about why it is impossible, HERE'S THE LINK

Monday, March 5, 2012

Vocal Dyslexia

You have heard of dyslexia. You might even be dyslexic.

I have heard some educators say that studies have shown that many folks who learned to read by the "look say" method instead of the Phonics method have dyslexia.

Hmmm. Interesting if true.

But the DIT today is about a new type of dyslexia.  Vocal Dyslexia !

Dennis Blair will tell you all about it.

This is a hoot.  HERE'S THE LINK

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Complex cells could not evolve from bacteria

Hmmm.  This should give the evolutionists pause.

But, as usual, it doesn't.  They think they have a workaround, but they don't.

Wonder what this is all about?

Well, it seems that a study published in the journal, Nature, has "found that the total energy required to process eukaryotic DNA is far more than any bacterial system can produce. They therefore maintained that "mitochondria are prerequisite to [eukaryote] complexity."

But, rather than follow this to the logical conclusion that such a finding speaks against evolution, the scientists, have an 'idea' that they think might explain a way around the problem.

What is their 'idea' and does it really hold water?

Well, this brief article explains the possible 'work around' and why it really doesn't work. HERE'S THE LINK.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Another Dan Lietha Cartoon

You remember Dan Lietha, the resident artist / cartoonist at AIG.

He has done it again.

This is another in his After Eden series of Cartoons and in one panel he packs an awesome message.

Friday, March 2, 2012

So what did Marriage used to mean?

We mentioned yesterday that marriage today in the US is very different than in the past.

Specifically, though folks are living together, marriage rates are the lowest ever.

And, for many of those who do get married, they seemingly do not understand or care that it is supposed to be a lifetime ('until death do you part') situation.

In fact, some folks are even leaving that phrase out of their marriage vows.

And, do folks understand what a "Covenant Relationship" really means?  Probably not.

Is marriage really an "until death do you part" covenant relationship established by God?  Or is it a "till we get tired of each other or until I can find a reason to not love you any more, or … (fill in the blank) relationship?


So, if you are wondering what God's plan and ideal for Marriage (before churches, pastors, and the world decided to change things), the article to which we are linking today will fill you in on the details.

One caveat, however, about the article. It seems to suggest that if you remarry, you lose your salvation. We at DIT don't think that is Biblical. Perhaps they just didn't word their sentence correctly.

But, other than that, this article is loaded with information and Scriptures that everyone needs to read. HERE'S THE LINK

Thursday, March 1, 2012

US Marriage Rates the Lowest Ever

 Marriage.  It is not what it used to be.

Things have really changed in America regarding relationships and marriage.

Marriage is no longer considered a 'till death do you part' thing.

No, alas, things are very different today.

And perhaps this is one of the several reasons that morality and ethics are so different today than just 50 or so years ago in America.

You will definitely want to read this eye opening article, HERE'S THE LINK

And if you want to print this article to share with your Sunday School Class, Bible Study group, or whatever, HERE'S THE LINK