Wednesday, July 31, 2013


Alas, the post that was scheduled for today wasn't posted correctly.

And this was not discovered until about 7:15 pm today.

Another 'senior moment' at work on the part of the 'poster'.

It was not Google's fault.


But, just in case you were wondering about the DIT for today (Weds) 

... now you know.


Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Dinosaurs and Humans

You have been told repeatedly that Dinosaurs lived and died millions of years ago.

And you have been told that Humans came on the scene only recently so in no way could they have seen or known about dinosaurs.

But is that correct?

This very short (1 minute 30 seconds) video has some interesting facts for you to consider before you accept the premise that dinosaurs did not co-exist with humans.


Monday, July 29, 2013


Ok. So Multitasking is 'in' these days.

Young folks especially seem to be able to do more than one thing at a time.

But the DIT that we will be viewing today takes multitasking to a whole new level.

Wow !!

What is it?

Well, it is titled "Brass Band Multitasker" and was sent to us by a friend of DIT.

This 3 minute 3 second video is beyond astounding.  


Sunday, July 28, 2013

Sunday Hymn

It is Sunday and time for our online musical worship.

The Hymn we will be hearing and / or singing today is titled

"Power in the Blood."

Sing along with the piano (the words are posted on the screen for you)

In this 2 minutes 11 seconds video.


Saturday, July 27, 2013

Tiny Chihuahua gets a wheelchair

This is another link that was forwarded to us by a friend.

And, wow, what a link.

What a story.

What is it?

Well, seems that a tiny chihuahua was born without shoulders.

So, getting around, though possible, is not easy.

But then, she got a wheelchair.

And, WOW, can she move.

For 1 minute 48 seconds of true cuteness.  HERE'S THE LINK


Friday, July 26, 2013

Apollo 11 Saturn V Launch

While we are on the topic of Rocket Launches ---

You will recall that yesterday the DIT was of a launch to Mars --

Today, we are going to view a Launch of the Apollo 11 Saturn V rocket which took place in 1969.

This video is different in that it focuses only on the Launch Pad.

Have you ever wondered what really happens there?

When we see launches on TV or in videos, movies, etc., only a few seconds of the launch take place at the site of the Launch Pad and then zip the rocket is off.

Well, today, thanks to a friend of DIT who found this video,

we can see an amazing slow motion view of what really happens on the Launch pad.

The very few (actually 30) seconds are slowed down into an 8 Minutes 42 seconds video while a Narrator tells us what is happening.

This is pretty amazing.


Thursday, July 25, 2013

How to Get to Mars

You may have seen the end of this event live on TV awhile back.

It was a 'big deal', very tense, and exciting.

What is the event? you ask.

It is when NASA and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory successfully landed one of the now several Mars Rovers.

The 6 minutes 33 seconds video to which we are linking today summarizes the event beginning with the blast off.

A friend of DIT sent this to us.  HERE'S THE LINK


Wednesday, July 24, 2013

"Is Young-Earth Creationism a Bad choice?"

Everyone today is constantly told (in movies, on TV, in schools, in many Churches, and almost everywhere else including advertisements) that ONLY Evolution (including Theistic Evolution) can be considered as the cause of everything.

But, is that correct?

Is Evolution correct?

Or is Creationism Correct?

Both can not be correct.

Today's DIT is a rather long but very important article which addresses this issue.

Do not give up and stop reading because of its length -- 

because this article discusses the question in the complete, thorough, and logical manner which is not allowed in TV soundbites, in schools, or elsewhere.

I think you will find it most instructive and helpful.  

So pull up a chair, put on your thinking cap, and check this out.


Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Thieves are not stupid

An interesting email was sent to us recently.

What is it?
Well, seems that there are things that thieves are now doing that should give you pause.
The things they are doing are clever, ingenious, sneaky, and ---

Monday, July 22, 2013

Creation Vacations

We are in the middle of summer vacation season.

Well, maybe not exactly in the middle as it seems that many schools are starting now or very soon.

But, just in case you still have time for a vacation, a very unusual site on the internet shows where folks can find interesting and informative Creation locations to visit.

Check these out and perhaps you can visit a nearby (or far away) site.

So, to discover some of the many Creation Museums and other vacation sites HERE'S THE LINK


Sunday, July 21, 2013

Sunday Hymn -- Rock of Ages

Written in 1763 by the Reverend Augustus Toplady, it has been a favorite of many for almost 250 years.

The picture here is of the actual Rock that helped inspire this hymn.

According to Wikipedia, "Traditionally, it is held that Toplady drew his inspiration from an incident in the gorge of Burrington Combe in the Mendip Hills in England. 

"Toplady, a preacher in the nearby village of Blagdon, was travelling along the gorge when he was caught in a storm. Finding shelter in a gap in the gorge, he was struck by the title and scribbled down the initial lyrics on a playing card.

"The fissure that is believed to have sheltered Toplady is now marked as the "Rock of Ages", both on the rock itself and on some maps, and is also reflected in the name of a nearby tea shop."
And now that you know the story behind this Hymn, let's sing along with the Choir in this 2 minute 56 second video.  HERE'S THE LINK

For additional information about this Hymn, Click Here.

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Milky Way in South Dakota

Today's DIT is another great time lapse video by Randy Halverson.

The link was found by a friend of DIT who knows that we love videos of the sky.

Folks who live in cities with lights that obscure details of the sky ---

or who live in locations where trees and / or mountains block views of the sky ---

miss the awesome views of the Milky Way, constellations, planets, and the many other beautiful sky scenes.

This 3 minute 13 seconds video is especially for you so you can see what you have been missing.

South Dakota is flat flat flat so the views of the sky are truly awesome.


Friday, July 19, 2013

How much runway do you need?

This is definitely an 'interesting thing'.

You have probably seen airports with lonnnnng runways.

But, how much runway does a plane really need?

Granted, the plane taking off and landing in today's DIT is not a huge jumbo jet.

But, still, this plane shows us that the amount of runway needed is less than you might have thought.

To view the takeoff and landing in a 59 second video, HERE'S THE LINK 


Thursday, July 18, 2013

Is Evolution possible?

Is Evolution possible?  

Is Evolution really a 'fact'?

Or is evolution impossible?

The picture today says it all.

And the article with a short but wonderful video to which we are linking today explains why it is impossible. 


Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Are you a mosquito magnet?

Are you one of those folks who think that every mosquito in the world is looking for them?

Mosquitoes seem to be attracted to certain folks so you may not be imagining this at all.

You might really be a  'mosquito magnet' .

A friend of DIT found this very interesting article that explains why some folks are more likely to be attacked by mosquitoes than others.

To find out what attracts mosquitoes to you and why they seem to leave others alone -- HERE'S THE LINK


Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Time Lapse Photography at Yosemite

The video we will view today took almost 2 years to make.

Why so long ? you ask.

Well, 7000 time lapse photos were taken during various seasons and times and then edited into this beautiful video.

If you have ever been to Yosemite, you will have fond memories when you see this.

If you have never been, then this will be a wonderful vicarious trip.

To view this award winning 4 minute 44 second video, HERE'S THE LINK


Monday, July 15, 2013

Throwing a Strike

Today's DIT is a video produced by ICR.

What is it?

Well, according to their description:

 "Great pitchers make throwing a ball look easy,but there's a lot more to it that you might think.  How does God's design allow us to throw even one pitch for a strike?"

Sound interesting?


So, without further ado, to view this very interesting and informative 
1 minute 34 seconds video, HERE'S THE LINK


Saturday, July 13, 2013

150th Anniversary of the Battle of Chattanooga/Lookout Mountain

The Chattanooga Amateur Radio Ham Club in conjunction with the National Park Service will be doing a Special Event on Saturday and Sunday, July 13-14, 2013.

So, what exactly does this mean? you ask.

Well, this year is the 150th Anniversary of several battles during the Civil War including the Battle for Chattanooga,  also called "the Battle above the clouds".

Even though the actual battles (there were 3) were in October and November of 1863, the Club and the National Park Service chose this earlier time to memorialize the 150th Anniversary of the event.

The dates of the event are Saturday and Sunday July 13-14, 2013 from 0900Z-1700Z -- which is  9 am EST Saturday morning through 5 pm EST Sunday evening.

The Club will be operating from atop Lookout Mountain, at elevation of 1,850 feet, pictured here as it was in 1863. This is a view from the North Bank of the Tennessee River with the Union Army pontoon bridge on the left and Lookout Mountain in the distance as the tall mountain on the other side of the river.

All Ham Radio Operators, shortwave enthusiasts, or just 'normal' folks, will definitely want to participate either by radio or by dropping in at Point Park on top of Lookout Mountain.

There will be beautiful QSL cards for all contacts.

The Special Event Call sign will be N4C.

Hams, turn on your radios and make contacts on phone, CW and DSTAR.

Non-Hams can listen on their short wave radios.

Frequencies +- 20 khz for HF will be 3.977; 7.275; 14.260; 50.115; 
144.220; + DSTAR on 443.150+, 145.290-, and 145.67 simplex.   
Two stations will be operating on HF (SSB & CW), one station on 6 meters (50.115 Mhz) and 2 meters (144.220) and one station for DSTAR contacts.

To read about these battles, HERE'S THE LINK


Friday, July 12, 2013

The American Morse Code

Saturday and Sunday July 13 - 14, 2013, The Chattanooga Amateur Radio Club will be having an important special event for Hams (Amateur Radio Operators).

The DIT tomorrow (Saturday) will provide more information.

But, in the meantime, one of the activities that will be part of the Special Event will be the sounds of Morse Code.

An "old timer" of the Club knows about the American Morse Code, also known as the Rail Road Code, and wrote an article about it which was posted on the Club Web Site.

To make it easier for you to read, we did a cut and paste.

It is a really interesting historical account of a sound that is long gone but still in the memory of some.

To read the brief article and hear the sound, HERE'S THE LINK


Thursday, July 11, 2013

What is a Christian?

There is a lot of confusion about ‘What is a Christian’.

Some just use the name, ‘Christian’, without understanding what a real Christian is.

Their life styles do not suggest that they are a Christian because often the person lives, acts, thinks, talks, etc. just like a non-Christian.

So what is a Christian really?

Well, a good and succinct answer to that question came in a snail mail letter that we received awhile back from Samaritan's Purse.

Going to their website I was unable to find it posted online so perhaps it is only in printed form.

Not knowing who wrote it, though it might have been Franklin Graham, the  President of Samaritan’s Purse, still, it is definitely a must read.  

So, without further ado to read this answer for yourself, HERE'S THE LINK


Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Magnificent Tree Tunnels

It is vacation time and many folks are hitting the road to visit friends or go to various scenic places.

To help get you in the mood for travel, the link today consists of photographs of 14 amazing tunnels.

Obviously one can't visit them all by car due to the distant locations of some and the fact that some are for railroads only.

But, they are realllllly worth admiring.