Thursday, October 31, 2013

Halloween or Reformation day?

October 31 is usually known and celebrated as Halloween.

But, there is another and more important reason why this day should be remembered.

We found a very interesting article that explains why October 31 should be remembered as Reformation Day.

HERE'S THE LINK to Halloween or Reformation Day


Wednesday, October 30, 2013


Everyone gets email -- unless they have just returned from Mars or a Rip Van Winkle sleep and haven't yet signed up.

But many folks are overdoing email to the degree that it has become very time consuming.

Amen to that, you say.

So, can anything be done to simplify this important, fast, and useful way of communicating?

Well, a tweet on Twitter (oh, oh -- that could also be a topic for another day) had a link to a suggestion about what to do about Email.

You will definitely want to check this out.
HERE'S THE LINK to 10 Rules to Reverse the Email Spiral


Tuesday, October 29, 2013

An Apple a day Keeps the Doctor away

This well known saying may be more than just a saying.

In fact, there really is a lot of truth to it.

What kind of 'truth'?

Well, according to a recent article on Yahoo, "apples have remarkable health benefits, fighting everything from dental problems to diabetes, heart disease, at least 8 types of cancer, and possibly even Alzheimer’s."

Want to know more and the details?

Thought you did.

So HERE'S THE LINK to superfruit, the apple really does keep doctor away.


Monday, October 28, 2013

We are not in Kansas any more, Toto

As most of you are well aware, the Baseball World Series is in full swing (pun intended).

The St. Louis Cardinals are playing the Boston Red Socks.

Recently, while visiting a friend of DIT, he got an email from a friend who is a serious Red Socks fan.

It was so hilarious that he read it to those in the room with him -- and they also erupted with laughter.

What was it that was so funny?,  you ask.

                  Well, here is what was in the email:

"I want to go back in time and talk to my 12 y/o self.

I'm tell him that one day 20 years into the future

I'll go on my iPad, access my gmail account, open an email from the Red Sox, and download PDF tickets for the World Series.

My 12 y/o self will look confused, ponder all this information,

and finally reply  

"No chance the Red Sox are in the World Series !!!" … ...


Sunday, October 27, 2013

Sunday Song -- Jesus Loves Me

Yesterday we reported on the passing of Ben Haden into eternity.

It was noted in one of the articles about his home going that one of his favorite songs was "Jesus Loves Me".

So our Sunday Hymn today is that song.

It is likely that this song is one of your favorites also, so feel free to sing along with the children.

HERE'S THE LINK to the song "Jesus Loves Me"


Saturday, October 26, 2013

Ben Haden dies at age 88

 Many of you are likely very familiar with Ben Haden.

The mother of the editor of many of the DIT's certainly was.

She watched him on TV for years from her home in Memphis and later in Arkansas.

Now in heaven she was surely among the large crowd that welcomed him to his final eternal home on Thursday Oct 14, 2013.

To learn more about his life we found a few links (all of which you should read).

First is an article on Channel 3 TV in Chattanooga.  HERE'S THE LINK 

Another Article was posted on the Channel 12 TV site. It also has a short must watch video (after a short commercial).  HERE'S THE LINK to Television Pastor Ben Haden dies at 88

Next, an article in the Chattanooga Newspaper, The Times Free Press gives additional details.  HERE'S THE LINK to "longtime First Presbyterian Pastor Ben Haden dies" 

And last, but not least, Ben Haden had a website upon which are posted many of his talks / sermons.  Be sure to check it out. 

HERE'S THE LINK to Ben Haden's Changed Lives website


Friday, October 25, 2013

The Last Cab Ride

Some of you may have seen this before.

We have at DIT and when a friend sent this in an email, we knew it was a tear jerker and hesitatingly opened it.

Yes, it is still a tear jerker but get out your Kleenex and read it.


Well, in addition to being poignant, it has a lesson for all of us regarding our relationships with others.

HERE'S THE LINK to the last cab ride


Thursday, October 24, 2013


A friend of DIT sent us a link about an IMAX film about Jerusalem.

Of course they didn't post the IMAX film on the internet

but, a 7 minute preview has been posted.

We thought you would be interested in seeing these amazing pictures of Jerusalem and of several other locations and sites in Israel.

HERE'S THE LINK to Jerusalem The Movie


Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Happy Birthday World !

Did you know that today, October 23, is the World's Birthday?  

And, no, the world is not celebrating a big bang ‘birth’ that supposedly occurred billions and billions of years ago. 

The earth is actually much much younger than that.

So, how old is the world really?

How about 6,015 years?

That is what  Bishop James Ussher has calculated in his book, Annals of the World.

Who was Bishop Ussher and how and why did he calculate the age of the world?

Well, to discover the answer to those questions and more, HERE'S THE LINK to Ussher and the date of creation


Tuesday, October 22, 2013

The secrets of old age

While we are on the topic of 'old age' and memories (see yesterday's DIT if you don't know to what we are referring) ---

we found a poignant video of wise, helpful, and often profound insights that apply to all folks young and old.

What is it?

Well, it is titled "Starry Starry night" and is an interesting 6 minute video with soft music and colorful artistic backgrounds

HERE'S THE LINK TO Starry Starry night the secrets of old age


Monday, October 21, 2013

Childhood Memories

A friend of DIT actually sent this as an email but searching around we found the source site on the internet.

What is this?

Well, it seems that someone who apparently graduated from High School in 1960 has created a website.

And what is so interesting about that? you ask. 

Well, for readers of DIT who relate to that general time frame, this will bring back oodles of memories.

And for the rest of you, and especially young folks, you will be amazed at how different things were in those days.

This is a site that folks both young and old will enjoy.

HERE'S THE LINK to childhood memories


Sunday, October 20, 2013

Hymn: I come to the Garden Alone

This is an all time favorite of many folks.

You may want to sing along to the piano as the words are posted on the screen.

3 Minutes and 44 seconds of beautiful music.

HERE'S THE LINK to "I come to the garden alone"


Saturday, October 19, 2013


 Recently several of us viewed the movie "Facing the Giants".

But this DIT is not about that movie -- though it is a 'must see'

Rather, this DIT is about tears.

Tears?  Why?

Well, during that movie tears were shed by the viewers.

Which brings us to the topic of 'tears'.

A friend of DIT recently sent an article about tears.

Seems that not all tears are the same.

Hmmm.  Not the same?  What do you mean?

Well, to find out, HERE'S THE LINK to Tears, Why do people cry?


Friday, October 18, 2013

Color for Life

Recently we visited folks who homeschool their kiddos.

One of the kiddos (a 6th grader) handed me a short paper he had just written as an assignment.

The assignment was to take a short paragraph on the topic of cephalopods.

Then, he was to add "dress-ups" to make the paragraph more exciting. 
The "dress ups" were: 

                    -ly adverb,   
                    a strong verb,  
                    who/ which clause,    
                    a because clause, 
                    a quality adjective,   
                    and words 
                    which were (where, when, while, as, since, if, although).

He wrote a very interesting and informative paragraph about cephalopods.

What was his article and what are cephalopods? you ask.

Well, to answer those questions --

HERE'S THE LINK to the paragraph about Cephalopods


Thursday, October 17, 2013

Give your life to God while there's still time

Recently we got an email from a friend of DIT.

So what is so unusual about that? you ask.

Well, the 'unusual' part is that this email contained a link to a 1 minute 42 seconds video that --

well, check it out

HERE'S THE LINK to a one minute sermon


Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Fox Golf

All you golfers out there will love today's DIT.

And those of you who aren't golfers need to check this out also.


Well, it seems that there is a fox that

are you ready for this????

There is a fox that steals golf balls.

Yes, you read that correctly.

For more details check out this 1 minute 52 seconds video.

It  is a hoot.

HERE'S THE LINK to fox steals golf balls


Tuesday, October 15, 2013

The Oldest Tree in the World

You may have heard of this tree. It is a bristlecone pine, located in California, and

is also known as "The Methuselah Tree"


Because Methuselah was the oldest person in the Bible, living to be 969 years old when he died.

But, guess what.


The Methuselah Tree is much much older than its namesake.

The Methuselah Tree is 4,844 years old according to some calculations

Why is this such an interesting number / age.

Think about it.

According to the Bible, the Flood of Noah occurred in about 2347 BC (Usher's Numbers) which would make that event having occurred about -- are you ready for this --- about 4350 years ago.


Obviously, after the flood everything having been totally wiped out, had to start over from scratch -- plants, trees, etc.

So the oldest living tree, the Methuselah Tree, falls right in that age range of growth beginning again after the flood.


This tree's location is kept secret so folks won't find it and cut it down.

But, there are pictures.  Want to see them?

Figured you would -- so

HERE'S THE LINK to the Bristlecone Pine Methuselah Tree the oldest living tree in the world


Monday, October 14, 2013

Fingerprints and the iPhone

Doubtless you have seen or heard about the new iPhone 5 and its new operating system.

And you have likely heard that it has fingerprint identification built in.


Well, apparently the iPhone can use your fingerprint for ID instead of the common password technology which has been used for years.



Want to know more about this?

Thought you did.

We found a very important article which you will want to read whether you own an iPhone or not, because this new technology is the tip of the iceberg and will soon be in much more than the iPhone.

HERE'S THE LINK to iPhone 5 and iOS7 and fingerprints


Sunday, October 13, 2013

Christ we do all Adore Thee

Short but profound.

Our anthem today is likely familiar to many of you as a 'call to worship'.

Sing or hum along with the Choir as they sing the 1 minute 27 second Anthem: "Christ we do all adore Thee"

HERE'S THE LINK to "Christ we do all adore Thee"


Saturday, October 12, 2013

Today does not exist


Yes, According to an entry in the iPhone App"On This Day" this day does not exist !

Does not exist ? ! ?



The entry in the App states:  

"Because of the implementation of the Gregorian calendar, this day does not exist in this year (1582) in Italy, Poland, Portugal and Spain."

Hmmmm. Interesting.

But, read that sentence again carefully.

It is the year 1582 in which that day did not exist.

But today does exist today 

soooooo since today exists,you have to get up and go to work or do whatever it is that you have scheduled for today, which for most folks is to watch football or baseball games or other sports events.

Therefore, there is no click through today -- just go do what you have to do --

And ponder the thought that in 1582 today, Oct 12, did not exist.


Friday, October 11, 2013

What are "Kinds" in Genesis

In the first chapter of Genesis, we learn that God created plants and animals "according to their kinds"


What are "Kinds"?  you ask.

Current terminology in schools today speak of genus, species, etc. but the term '"kind" is not mentioned.

So, what exactly is a "kind" and how does it relate to the terminology used today?

This very interesting and instructive article from "the New Answers Book 3" explains  .

HERE'S THE LINK to "what are 'kinds' in Genesis


Thursday, October 10, 2013

Birds of Paradise

 "God's awesome Creation" was the title given to us when a friend of DIT sent the link.


If you love birds, and who doesn't, you will love this 5 minute 38 second video.


Of course, the old earth evolutionary glasses were worn by the creators of this video.

Yet, they admit they have no explanation for how or why these amazing birds evolved the characteristics they display.

Hmmmm.  How about they didn't evolve -- but were created this way !

Check out these beautiful amazing birds and see what makes more sense. 

Evolved? or Created?

HERE'S THE LINK to Amazing Birds of Paradise in New Guinea


Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Book: Killing Jesus

Recently a person who had noticed that his friend had been reading the book,  "Killing Jesus" by O'Reilly, asked him what he thought about the book.

The reader of the book said he had not yet finished it but thought it was great.

Then additional questioning began among several in the room.

The general line of thought by the questioners was that O'Reilly did not state in the book that Jesus was God.

The reader said he had no problem with that.

No problem?

If Jesus was not God and if Jesus had not died to pay the sin penalty for mankind, then why did Jesus have to be killed?

It seems that O'Reilly has totally missed the point of the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus.

If you are considering reading this book, perhaps you should first read the following  three book reviews.

First, HERE'S THE LINK to a book review of Killing Jesus which explains why evangelicals should be aware of its deficiencies.

Next, If would would like to check out more reasons why you should not waste your time reading this book, HERE IS ANOTHER "Killing Jesus" REVIEW

And last, but definitely not least, for another important and instructive review of the book "Killing Jesus" HERE'S ANOTHER LINK


Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Draconid Meteor Shower

Peaking on Monday and Tuesday nights this year.

The Draconid Meteors are not as well known as some of the other meteor showers such as the Perseids.

But the best thing about the Draconid Meteors is that you can see them in the evening rather than at dawn.

Alas, Monday night might have been the best of the nights to view these but, hey, since they are in the evening, check them out today (Tues).  Who knows.

The link today will explain about them and how to best view them (and other meteor showers).

Unfortunately there is an advertisement before the brief explanatory video begins, but bear with it as it will be worth the wait.

So, with that by way of introduction, 


Monday, October 7, 2013

Rainbow Eucalyptus Trees

Known as the most colorful tree on earth, the Rainbow Eucalyptus tree is truly amazing.

We first heard about this tree from friends of DIT who live in Hawaii and mentioned on Facebook that they had seen this tree and posted pictures.

Of course, seeing postings on FB is hard for many folks to do

so we searched the net and found a page with awesome pictures of these trees.

And, no, the trees are not colored with pencils or crayons, they really look like this. God put this in their makeup when He created them.


Sunday, October 6, 2013

Hymn: Take the Name of Jesus with you

Today's Hymn is a favorite of many, especially the 'old timers' 

Why is it a favorite of 'old timers' and not of 'young timers'? you ask.

Well, mainly because Hymns are not sung in Churches any more so 'young timers' are not even aware that they exist, much less know them and love them.


As noted in the write up just below the video -- 

The Hymn, Take the Name of Jesus with you, "was written by Mrs. Lydia Baxter on her sick bed just four years before her death in 1874 at the age of 65." …

You will want to hum or sing along to this 2 minute 3 second video.


Saturday, October 5, 2013

Kilroy was here

Recently a poodle who is a DIT fan was seen looking over its barricade.

Reminding the viewer of 'Kilroy' this picture was taken.

Have you heard the phrase, "Kilroy was here"?  

Do you know who 'Kilroy' is / was?

Well, if you are an 'old timer' or a history buff you do.

But, if not, you really need to know about Kilroy.

And even many old timers don't know the whole story about Kilroy and how he and the expression came to be.

But after you check out this brief article, you will.


Friday, October 4, 2013

Soldier in Belarus found a squirrel

This is a heartwarming true story found by a friend of DIT.

What is it this time?

Well, seems that a squirrel …

Wait…. rather than spoil the story…..


Thursday, October 3, 2013


Pictured here is Christ's descent from the cross by Ruben

Why this picture?

Because it has to do with Propitiation.

Propitiation ??? 

But, you ask, "What does Propitiation mean?"

The computer dictionary defines this word as:

"propitiation |prəˌpi sh ēˈā sh ən|      
the action of propitiating or appeasing a god, spirit, or person
he lifted his hands in propitiation.
atonement, esp. that of Jesus Christ.
ORIGIN late Middle English : from late Latin propitiatio(n-)
from the verb propitiare (see propitiate )."

For an even better understanding of this BIG word, we found a short short article that will explain.

But, Why do you want to know about Propitiation ? 

Because this is one of (or actually the) most important concept/s you will ever  encounter in your life.  

It is a word you must understand.


Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Messiah's Mansion

Recently we saw a big billboard advertising the Messiah's Mansion.

Then a friend of DIT called and said there was an article in his newspaper telling about it and suggested that we check it out.

So, we found the website.

And guess what, this is a full scale model of the Old Testament wilderness temple built by Moses and the Israelites.

It apparently goes around the USA and Canada annually.

Alas, only two cities remain for the 2013 season.  They are:

Chattanooga TN   Sept 28- Oct 6  
Appomattox, VA   Oct 12-20

If you live in or near either of those Cities, you should try to visit Messiah's Mansion.

But even if you can't see the Tabernacle in person, there are pictures and a video on the website.  

And you might want to bookmark the website and check back next year to see if it will be in an area near you.


Tuesday, October 1, 2013

The Similitude of God



First of all, you ask, "what is Similitude?"

Well, the Computer dictionary definition of Similitude is:

  " similitude |siˈmiləˌt(y)oōd|   noun
the quality or state of being similar to something. ...
a comparison between two things.
... a person or thing resembling someone or something else.
ORIGIN late Middle English : from Old French, from Latin similitudo, from similis ‘like.’  "

So, bottom line -- 'similitude' is something being like or resembling something.

Your next question, probably is: "so what does it mean when it says 'similitude of God'?

This short article answers that question and gives important information that everyone needs to know.