Tuesday, April 30, 2013

7 Things to NOT keep in your wallet or purse

Seems like every time one turns around they see ads on TV or articles warning folks about the danger of identity theft.

This very helpful article has really good information about what to NOT keep in your wallet or purse and why.

'nuff said.


Monday, April 29, 2013

Who's your Daddy?

This story came to us by email sent to us by a DIT-er.

It is one of those emails that goes round the internet, so when it arrived, I was, of course, skeptical.

But, guess what, there is truth to this story.

According to Wikipedia it is …."a story entitled "Who's Your Daddy?", which circulated via email. The story, though considerably embellished, was based on incidents Hooper recalled in his autobiography."

So what is this email story you ask?

And to read 'the rest of the story' as reported in Wikipedia, HERE'S THE LINK


Sunday, April 28, 2013

Sunday Hymn: All the way my Savior leads me

It is Sunday and time for worship music before you head off to Church or, if you are reading this later in the day, after returning.

Or perhaps you are a shut in and this is 'it'.

Regardless, the Hymn today is a favorite of many many folks.

So what is the Hymn today? you ask.

Well, is a Fannie Crosby Hymn, "All the way my Savior leads me."

According to Wikipedia, the story behind the writing of this hymn is:

"This hymn came to Fanny as a result of a prayer. Struggling financially, she desperately needed some money. As her usual custom, Fanny began to pray. A few minutes later, a gentleman offered her five dollars, the exact amount she needed. Later recalling the incident, she said, "I have no way of accounting for this except to believe that God put it into the heart of this good man to bring the money." The poem she wrote afterward became "All The Way My Savior Leads Me - Aldrin Lapitan"

So, with that by way of background, perhaps you will want to sing along to the piano rendition of this Hymn.

The words (Text) are on the page to which we will be linking.  But you can can see the music with the words if you click on (Piano).  And, to see the music plus Guitar chords, click on (Guitar) 


Saturday, April 27, 2013

New York Construction workers in the 1920s and 30s

How are you with heights?

Why do we ask this?

Well, it seems a bunch of pictures have been posted on the net.

They show construction workers building skyscrapers.

You will notice there are no visible ropes or other protective devices. They don't have hard hats! They are just 'out there' working.  Obviously this is 'pre-OSHA'  era. 


These pictures are scary.  


Friday, April 26, 2013

3 years of the Sun in 3 minutes

No, this is not a fancy way to get a fast suntan.

Rather it is a NASA / SDO collection of images that let's us look at the sun and not go blind.

Not only that, we can see many solar flares, two partial eclipses of the sun by the moon (at 00:30 and 2 minutes 28 seconds), the transit of Venus (at 1 minutes 51 seconds) and sunspots.

As the accompanying article states: "the video may seem repetitive to some viewers, but if you can stick it out till the end, you are treated to a four-wavelength view, which shows how different the sun appears depending on what wavelengths you are measuring."

So with that by way of introduction, HERE'S THE LINK


Thursday, April 25, 2013

Mars --- Would you do this?

Do what?

Well, it seems that there is a project underway to sign up folks to move to and live on Mars !!

No kidding!

This will be a one way trip. 

You move there and stay there. There is no return flight.

Who would do this?

Is this serious?

By the way.  Just between you, me, and the gatepost -- they might need to do some more work before sending folks to Mars.  By that I mean, when trying to click on the video that accompanies the article -- nothing happened.  Hmmmmm.

Anyway, for details and information on how to sign up -- check out this article telling about the project -- and here's hoping the video part works for you  : )  


Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Urgent Recall notice

While surfing the net recently, we saw this posted on a blog but apparently the blog received it via an email.

So we really do not know who wrote it.

It is written in a somewhat 'funny' fashion but it is really deadly serious, based on truth, and is something that you really do need to seriously read and consider.

You have probably also seen it via email.

But, just in case you haven't yet seen this very important recall notice, 

you do need to.

So, without further ado, HERE'S THE LINK


Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation

We don't 'know who these folks are --

But they sure produce beautiful wildlife scenes.

The one to which we will be linking today was sent to us by a DIT-er.

What is it this time?

Well, according to the info sent by the DIT-er 

it ... "won Grand Prize - Best of Show at International Wildlife Film Festival in Missoula Montana ! The majority was shot on location in Yellowstone National Park, Grand Teton National Park and The National Elk Refuge in Jackson Hole, Wyoming ."

Pull up your chair and watch this beautiful 3 minutes 45 seconds video.


Monday, April 22, 2013

What caused the extinction of the Dinosaurs?

Most folks today have been repeatedly told that the Dinosaurs were killed as a result of a meteorite impacting the earth millions of years ago

Others teach that they died as a result of Volcanoes.

Others propose additional theories; indeed, believe it or not, as of 1963 more than 46 theories have been suggested.  WOW

The article to which we are linking today was in The Technical Journal, is peer reviewed, and has 295 footnotes. Don't panic, you don't have to read the footnotes.  : )

It will tell you more than you ever imagined or even thought possible.

And, lest you grow weary reading it and think about quitting, don't quit before you scroll to the end where there is a good summary of the article.

Anyway, this an easy to read article which addresses the pros and cons of various theories.

Bottom Line:  if you really want to know why the Dinosaurs died out and how, this is a must read.  HERE'S THE LINK


Sunday, April 21, 2013

Sunday Hymn -- "I'd rather have Jesus"

George Beverly Shea, "America's beloved Gospel Singer" and Soloist for the Billy Graham Crusades for decades, passed away a few days ago.

He was 104 years old.

We mentioned his passing in the DIT on Thursday April 18, 2013.  If you didn't see that DIT, you will want to check it out as it has links to information about his music,  life, and achievements.

But back to the topic at hand -- which is our Sunday Hymn 

You surely recall his deep Baritone voice singing Hymns such as "How Great Thou Art", "Old Rugged Cross", "It is no Secret", and many many more.

The Hymn to which we are linking today, "I'd rather have Jesus", was sung by him at many Billy Graham Crusades including one in Florida in 1983. 

You will be interested to know that although he didn't write the words to this song,  he did write the music for it.

Some readers of DIT may recall a person named "Poppa Bear".  This was his favorite hymn.  Perhaps it is yours also.

To hear the 2 minute 32 second video of "I'd rather have Jesus", HERE'S THE LINK.


Saturday, April 20, 2013

How is Baby Christopher?

Many friends of DIT have asked this question.

So, we checked with the family.

Seems that Christopher is no longer a baby.

He is about 3 years old now, give or take a few months.

He is doing well after the surgeries related to his new heart, his lengthy time of dialysis, and the kidney transplant from his dad.

If you don't know the history of these operations and the reasons, type Christopher into the search box above and you should find several links which will give you the details.

The family again expresses thanks to all who prayed during his many surgeries and lengthy hospitalizations and for the family of the unknown donor of the heart.

His older sister recently made a 3 minute 18 second video showing how he is doing.

You will be amazed, happy, and thrilled to see Christopher in action.


Friday, April 19, 2013

Rampant Violence -- What's the Problem?

Almost daily we hear of various violent acts being perpetrated by or upon others.

This is becoming very common, sad to say, in Schools, Colleges, and Universities.

The most recent example of violence is that of the Boston Marathon bombing.

Although the Marathon Bombing is not a 'School' Bombing, the bottom line underlying principle as to the cause has the same origin.

So, Why?  Why is there more and more violence?

Various ideas and thoughts are bandied about.

But almost never do you hear the main underlying reason.

However, we found a link that gives a very important bottom line explanation.

This explanation was given specifically concerning 'School Violence' but, the root principle is the same for all violence.

You will want to hear this brief, succinct, and to the point 1 minute audio explanation, HERE'S THE LINK


Thursday, April 18, 2013

George Beverly Shea has died

 Soloist for the Billy Graham Crusades, George Beverly Shea was 104.

Known as "America's beloved Gospel singer", he is perhaps best known for his rendition of "How Great Thou Art".

In addition to singing for the Billy Graham Crusades, he was also a well know singer on his own, with more than 70 albums.

The link to which you will be taken today gives a brief history of his life (but you will notice that the writer called him a 'she' -- hmmm, I guess either the name Beverly was confusing or the writer's spellcheck didn't recognized that 'she' should have been 'he' or 'Shea'.)

By the way, according to Wikipedia, "It was on "Club Time"(a radio program that he hosted from 1944-1952) that Beverly Shea became George Beverly Shea at the insistence of the advertising agency; it seems they felt most listeners were confused by a man named 'Beverly.'"

Anyway, a giant of the Christian Soloists has gone to heaven and is now singing in the heavenly choir.

Yes, he will be missed here but fortunately we still have recordings of his God-honoring voice.

To read more and to view short videos of him singing "How Great Thou Art" and "The Wonder of it All", HERE'S THE LINK.

And, of course, good ole Wikipedia has considerable additional interesting and insightful information which you will definitely want to know.   HERE'S THE LINK


Wednesday, April 17, 2013

A Football game gives Hope

We received this email from a friend of DIT.

It tells of "an unusual high school football game played in Grapevine, Texas between Grapevine Faith Academy and the Gainesville State School. Faith is a Christian school and Gainesville State School is located within a maximum security correction facility. 

"Gainesville State School has 14 players. They play every game on the road. Their record was 0-8. They've only scored twice. They are teenagers who have been convicted of crimes ranging from drugs to assault to robbery. Most had families who had disowned them. They wore outdated, used shoulder pads and helmets. 

Faith Academy was 7-2. They had 70 players, 11 coaches, and the latest equipment. 

"Chris Hogan, the head coach at Faith Academy, knew the Gainesville team would have no fans and it would be no contest, so he thought, "What if half of our fans and half of our cheerleaders, for one night only, cheered for the other team?" He sent out an email to the faithful asking them to do just that. ...

The idea took root. On the night of the game, imagine the surprise of those 14 players when they took the field and there was a banner the cheerleaders had made for them to crash through. The visitors' stands were full. The cheerleaders were leading cheers for them. The fans were calling them by their names. ...

Faith won the game, and after the game the teams gathered at the 50-yard line to pray. That's when Isaiah, the teenage convict-quarterback surprised everybody and asked if he could pray

He prayed, "Lord, I don't know what just happened so I don't know how or who to say thank you to, but I never knew there were so many people in the world who cared about us." 

On the way back to the bus, under guard, each one of the players was handed a burger, fries, a coke, candy, a Bible, and an encouraging letter from the players from Faith Academy ... "

This is a true story.  To see the 5 minutes 29 seconds video which confirms it, HERE'S THE LINK


Tuesday, April 16, 2013


Unless you have been living under a rock, you are likely alarmed at the changes in Relationships in today's society.

It is not only adults who are having 'problems', the youth are as well.

When you look at the current situation, it surely causes dismay.

Well, good news, all is not hopeless.


Yes, there are still some folks who understand that Relationships are intended to have a high standard.

A recent article in the April-May-June  2013 issue of MauMag Magazine had a most interesting article on page 47 which will amaze and cheer you.

We tried to provide a direct link to the article but, alas, you would have to download the entire issue as a PDF file and then go to page 47.

Thinking you probably would not want to do that but still knowing you would want to read the article, we are providing a link to a text version.

So, without further ado, prepare to be amazed and happy that not all kids have adapted to the low and unBiblical standards of relationships.  HERE'S THE LINK 


Monday, April 15, 2013

USA Income Taxes are due today !

For many folks April 15 is a dreaded day because they haven't finished filling out their tax forms.

Surely most of you have already calculated and filed your taxes.

But, on second though, maybe not.

So, instead of providing a link to click today, you can go back to working on your taxes and we will continue this 'merriment' tomorrow.

Happy calculating!


Sunday, April 14, 2013

Sunday Hymn -- At Calvary

It is Sunday and time for some online musical worship.

The Hymn today is titled 
"At Calvary -- Years I spent in Vanity and Pride"

A church I attended years ago (when dinosaurs roamed the earth) was named Calvary.

So it is no surprise that this Hymn was sung often and with much enthusiasm --

And became one of my favorites.

So, let's sing it with the Hymn Club Choir in this 3 minutes 14 seconds video.


Saturday, April 13, 2013

The Old Barn

A friend found this and sent it to us.

And he and some of the readers of DIT, including the webmaster, can definitely identify with  the message.

What is it?

Well, you can probably guess by the title where this DIT is going.

So, without further ado, get your kleenex and check out this 3 minutes 55 seconds video.


Friday, April 12, 2013

Will that Boat Float?

You have surely seen the many cartoon like pictures of Noah's boat.

It usually looks like a little boat with animals poking their heads out of windows and standing on the deck.

But that is not the type of boat that Noah used.

Pictured here is a more reasonable and likely boat that Noah was in.

In fact, AIG (Answers In Genesis) is building such a boat.  More about that later.

The point today is

Could the boat that Noah built float?

There are many flood legends around the world but the boats in those legends were not really seaworthy.

Some looked like the cartoon boats.

Others were cubes or other strange shapes.

But the boat that Noah built -- well 

Will THAT boat float?

To find out, HERE'S THE LINK