Friday, May 31, 2013

Huge dragon flies due to high oxygen levels

This most interesting article was the result of research by folks wearing the Old Earth Evolutionary glasses.

The Scientists doing this research equated their findings with what they thought happened 300 million years ago, aka the Paleozoic era.

Seems that during that 'era' there were realllllly big dragonflies.

The Scientists said they were big because of much higher Oxygen levels 300 million years ago.

And, yes, it is true, higher oxygen levels can result in much larger trees, plants,  animals, insects, birds, and other critters.

But, put on your Young Earth Glasses and consider that the reallllly big dragonflies
did not live 300 million years ago.

Consider that they lived in the time between Creation and the Biblical Flood of Noah.

Many many animals and plants were realllly big during that era, which, of course, those wearing the Old Earth Evolutionary Glasses say never happened.

But what if that era did happen (the time between Creation and the Flood)

Then, those reallllly big dragon flies could have grown big then instead of 300 million years ago.

By the way, how do scientists decide how many millions of years ago something happened when there is only recorded history for about the last 5000 or 6000 years?  Just a thought.

Anyway, put on the Young Earth Glasses as you read this article and see if the findings are really confirming the veracity of the Bible and the conditions that existed on earth before the Flood.


Thursday, May 30, 2013

Amazing pictures of a Volcano in Chile

Breaking news is reporting that the Copahue volcano in Chili is threatening to erupt and a Red Alert has been issued.

Because of this, many folks are being evacuated from the area.

So, what does a serious volcanic eruption look like?

Well, we found some pictures of another volcanic eruption in Chile that occurred in June of 2011.

I am not sure if it is the same one that is threatening the folks now but it is in Chile and the pictures are dramatic.


Wednesday, May 29, 2013

The Impossible Gene

Oh, Oh, another problem for the evolutionists.

What is it this time? you ask.

Well, as pointed out in the article to which we will be linking today: 

"Biologists have recently discovered a gene that suggests that God may not be above playing a practical joke on those who reject what His Word says."

Yep. Tis true.

Seems that some studies with the famous 'fruit flies' reveal an interesting finding that gives evolutionists another big problem.

But, rather than just tell you and ruin the surprise, HERE'S THE LINK


Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Memphis in May BBQ Contest

May is almost over but before it ends, you need to know about the famous fabulous Memphis in May World Championship
 Bar B Q contest.

What is that?

Well, folks who know about Memphis, Tennessee, USA (and there are several DIT readers that do), 

know that Memphis is famous for its Bar B Q.

Talk about yummy.

And every May, there is a huge contest down on the Riverfront. 

The winner gets a large cash price, but, more importantly, the fame of making the BEST BBQ in the whole world !!!

This short video will have you wanting Bar B Q , and has many hints about what to do to make your next cook out more delicious.


Monday, May 27, 2013

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.

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

To hear a short media file of taps

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Triple Conjunctions of Planets Tonight

What is a Triple Conjunction?

It is when 3 planets line up so they can be seen at the same time.

This is a rare thing.

But, lucky us, tonight beginning about 30 minutes after sunset, we will be able to see Venus, Jupiter, and Mercury !


And you won't even need binoculars or big telescopes, 
though, of course, that would help.

To read more about this rather rare experience, HERE'S THE LINK

And to see a short video produced by NASA plus more important information about where to look, when, etc., HERE'S THE LINK


Saturday, May 25, 2013

Flying Over America

It is Saturday and, for many, a long holiday weekend -- 

so it is time for some fun and adventure.

Would you like to take a fast, free, and scenic flight across the USA?

Thought you would.

And so did a friend of DIT who sent us this link.

What is it exactly?

Well, it is a 5 minutes 44 seconds video in which you are viewing many of the best loved places in the USA from New York to California.

The Scenic sights are seen close up and personal. HERE'S THE LINK


Friday, May 24, 2013

'Crazy Ants'

No, we are not talking about that 'crazy aunt' that folks keep in the attic. 

Rather there is a new kind of ant that has invaded the USA.

It is NOT being welcomed by people.

And it is definitely not welcomed by Fire Ants.

You have probably seen Fire Ant mounds and know that they are true pests and cause much trouble.

But, guess what, 

as bad as the Fire Ants are, they pale in comparison to what the 'Crazy Ants' are and do.


Then check out this information about the dreaded 'Crazy Ants'.  HERE'S THE LINK


Thursday, May 23, 2013

Woman finds dog in Tornado Rubble

You have heard about the devastating Tornado in Moore Oklahoma.

And, while, yes, there is devastation almost beyond belief, there have also been some 'good news' stories.

One really wonderful piece of good news is that the numbers of those who died during the tornado has been revised down!

Previously 51 deaths were reported, of which perhaps 24 were children.

Now the total number is said to be about 24 of which 9 were children.

While this is still verrrrrry sad, it is good news compared to the other numbers.

And here is another piece of good news.

Perhaps you have already heard about this and have seen the video.  

Even a friend of DIT sent us a link to it so it is going around and rightly so.

What is it?

Well, it is a touching story of a lady who lost her entire house and everything in it  --

and she thought she also had lost her pet dog.

But, wait.  Look what happens while she was being interviewed on TV about her loss.

Get out your kleenex and HERE'S THE LINK.


Wednesday, May 22, 2013

The Geologic Column

 Usually when you see pictures of the many layers of the Grand Canyon you are told that they were laid down over millions and millions of years.

But, have you considered that they are actually evidence of the worldwide Flood of Noah?

Today we are posting a link to an article (actually it is Chapter 6 in the Book: Evolution Exposed).

This article gives important information about the layers in the Grand Canyon as well as the same or similar layers seen in many other areas of the world.

These layers are part of what as known as "The Geologic Column".

What is the "Geologic Column"? 

Well, as explained in the article,  the Geologic Column is a "graphic representation of the layers of rock that make up the earth's crust."

After reading this, you will likely look with renewed understanding when you see the layers in the Grand Canyon, other canyons, and in the ever the ubiquitous road cuts all over the world.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

What happens when children die?

As you know, there have been several serious tornadoes lately including the one on Monday May 20, 2013 which destroyed innumerable homes, businesses, and several schools.

One Elementary School was destroyed with many children and teachers killed.  At the time of this posting the exact number is not yet known but it is being said to be at least 20 children and possibly more. 

So, you are likely asking, What happens when infants and young children  die?

And What happens when adults die?

Is there is a difference?


And it has to do with the "age of accountability."

Since the ages of the children, currently being reported on the news, are elementary school age, these children are now in Heaven with Jesus and oodles of other children and adults.

Is there any scripture to back this up? you ask.

Yes, and the answer is in 3 parts.  

Part 1 gives the big picture. HERE'S THE LINK 

Part 2 gives Scriptures from the Old Testament on the subject. HERE'S THE LINK  

Part 3 gives Scriptures from the New Testament and the conclusion. HERE'S THE LINK 

But, what about the adults who died?  Do they automatically go to heaven?


because for adults, i.e. those who have reached the "age of accountability," more is involved. 

So, for the answer to the question, what happens when Adults die, HERE'S THE LINK 


Monday, May 20, 2013

Internet Problems

Alas, we have tried repeatedly tonight to get on line to post the DIT for Monday.

But, every time we hit or get ready to hit the Publish button, the Broadband goes out again and the post disappears into 'cyberspace' or wherever those things go.

We have called the company.

And have been told it will be fixed in 24 to 48 hours !


So, this is being posted (hopefully) during one of the brief periods of time when we get about 5 seconds of access.


So, now that you know, please return tomorrow or whenever the broadband is working again.

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Today is Pentecost Sunday

What is Pentecost Sunday?

It is a special Jewish and now also Christian holiday that occurs 50 days (penta = 50) after Passover.

How and why are these two holidays related?

The Old Testament tells about Passover, observed annually, which commemorates the Exodus of the Israelites from Egypt after about 400 years of living in Egypt, most of that time in slavery. To read about this, HERE'S THE LINK

In the New Testament we learn that it was also on Passover that The Lord God Jesus Christ was crucified, as fulfilment of the picture of the sacrificial lamb of Passover and the other Jewish days and holidays, to pay the sin death penalty for mankind.

50 Days after the Exodus described in the Old Testament and the Death of Jesus described in the New Testament Pentecost occurrs.

In The Old Testament on Pentecost, The 10 Commandments were given by God on Mount Sinai to Moses and the Israelites / Jews.

But something very special and related to Christians also occurred on the Pentecost that happened 50 days after the Crucifixion of Jesus Christ.

Because of that special happening, this day is no longer celebrated only because of the giving of the 10 Commandments.

It is now also celebrated because that day is now considered to be the day that the birth of the Christian Church occurred.

The amazing event on that particular and special Pentecost is described in Chapter 2 of the New Testament Book of Acts.

To read that passage, HERE' S THE LINK

Finally, having read those two very important passages, here are additional details which explain more about what happened on Passover and why this is such an important Holiday on both the Jewish and Christian Calendars.  HERE'S THE LINK


Saturday, May 18, 2013

An Appeal to Churches to Use Bibles

Have you been to a church lately where Bibles are hard to find?

Sad to say, you probably have.

Indeed, a friend of DIT reported recently that the Hymnals have been removed from the pews of his Church.  

The removal of the Pew Bibles is probably next.

Instead, words of the songs and scriptures are projected on overhead screens.

Overhead projection removes the other verses of the songs (hymns are now almost non-existent) and only 7-11 songs are sung.

What are 7-11 songs?

They consist of 7 words repeated 11 times or some variation on the number but the concept is the same. Sigh

Projecting selected and often only partial Scripture verses results in important context being removed.

Then when you look around at the audience, you notice that very few or no Bibles belonging to the congregation are visible.

Sadly this is not rare but has become the norm for most Churches in America today.

An article by Jim Eliff considers this as he tells why this has happened and the ramifications.

You will find this most enlightening.  

Indeed we are posting this on Saturday so you can print out the article and discuss it in your Bible Study Group or Sunday School class on Sunday.


Friday, May 17, 2013

99 Life Hacks to make your life easier

A friend of DIT found this realllllly helpful link.

What is it?

Well it has a zillion (not really, only 99) very clever and helpful 'hacks' of which you will surely find several to be useful and helpful.

Get out pen and paper as you will want to write down some of the ideas for future use.

And now that you are ready, pen and paper in hand, without further ado, HERE'S THE LINK


Thursday, May 16, 2013

When was the toothbrush invented?

We've looked at Space Stations and Higgs Bosons and many other topics on DIT.

But have you ever wondered about the origin of the Toothbrush?

Probably not.

But you should.  


Well, it has an interesting history.

For example, a friend of DIT, who is a Dentist, told us that way way way back "chew sticks" were used.

What is a "chew stick"?

Well that and other interesting facts including when the modern day Toothbrush hit the scene are covered in this very short but interesting article.