Friday, January 31, 2014

Mark your calendars for Feb 4

Why mark your calendars? you ask

Answer: Because there is a big important debate coming up.


Yes.  And this is a heads up so you can mark your calendars and make plans to attend.

Attend?  How?  Where?  What does it cost?

The debate will be Tuesday, Feb 4 at 7 pm EST.

It will take place in Kentucky at the AIG Museum

but you can watch it for FREE on your computer or you can hook your computer to a big screen TV if you want to watch it with a group, also for FREE.

So what is this debate about and why should you watch it?

The topic of the debate will be

"Is creation a viable model of origins in today's modern scientific era?"

The debaters will be Bill Nye "the Science Guy" and Ken Ham, President of Answers in Genesis.

To learn more about this important must see event and to sign up to view it online for free HERE'S THE LINK


Thursday, January 30, 2014

How old are you?

 Hmmm. This seems to be a stupid question because

you know how old your are -- in years

unless you are forgetting on purpose.


do you know how many days, weeks, and months old you are?

Do you know how many leap years you have experienced?

Do you know on what day you were born?

Hmmmm.  Interesting things to know.

This link, sent to us by a friend of DIT, has the answer.

HERE'S THE LINK to how old are you and on what day were you born


Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Putting Noah's Ark in perspective

Recently there has been news about a round Noah's ark.

Yes, you read that correctly -- round.

Seems a clay tablet, thought to be about 4000 years old, describes such an object.

However, the Biblical Noah's Ark was NOT round

and its precise measurements and dimensions are given in the Bible.

The round ark that is currently being touted, by those who don't want to accept the Biblical account, is interesting but is another legend that is a spin off from the true Biblical Ark.

So, while we are thinking about Arks…..

Have you thought about the dimensions of Noah's Ark as described in the Bible?

They provide a great picture of its size but sometimes size doesn't 'compute' in our minds unless we have something with which to to compare it.

A friend of DIT sent us this interesting link that puts the size of Noah's ark into a perspective that is easy to understand because it provides several helpful  comparisons.

You will really appreciate this article.
HERE'S THE LINK to putting the ark into perspective


Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Want to fly with bird?

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a bird and to fly in the sky.

Yes, admit it --you have and

Hasn't everyone at one time or another.

Well, guess what --


Thanks to a friend who sent us this link, now we can see the world from the perspective of a bird and from the perspective of those of parasail.

This is really great.

HERE'S THE LINK to Parahawking fly with a bird


Monday, January 27, 2014

Colonel James Irwin: Creationist Astronaut

Recently we mentioned that folks were wanting to move to Mars

So far they have not done this though they are taking applications and raising funds.

In the meantime, let's think about those who have gone to and returned from space.

As you know, there have been many.

One of the many was Colonel James Irwin.

He was the Lunar Module Pilot for the Apollo 15 mission.

We recently read a very interesting story about his life and experiences, especially as related to his adventures as an Astronaut.

Thinking you would also want to read it we found a link to it on the internet.

So, with that by way of introduction

HERE'S THE LINK to Colonel James Irwin: Creationist Astronaut


Sunday, January 26, 2014

Softly and Tenderly Jesus is calling

It is Sunday and time for our Anthem of the week.

If you have been raised in an older generation, today's anthem is one you know by heart though it is rarely sung anymore.

For those of you who don't know this anthem

It was a much sung invitation hymn.

Invitation?  What do you mean?

Well, in many Churches after the sermon is concluded, an "invitation hymn" is often sung.

While that hymn is being sung, folks are  challenged to understand that

they are sinners and need forgiveness for their sins or they will not be able to enter heaven at the end of their life.

To receive this forgiveness, they are invited to turn to Jesus who died on the Cross to pay their death penalty --

3 days later Jesus rose visibly and physically from the dead -- thereby proving that He is God and, therefore, is able to forgive those who ask Him to forgive them.

While folks contemplated these thoughts, this hymn was frequently sung.

If you have not yet confessed your sins to God and asked the Lord God Jesus Christ to forgive you,

then while you listen to today's invitation hymn,

this would be a wonderful time to ask for and accept God's free gift of forgiveness and salvation.

HERE'S THE LINK to Softly and Tenderly Jesus is calling


Saturday, January 25, 2014

What did T-Rex really eat

T-Rex is 'short' for the famous dinosaur Tyrannosaurus Rex.

Kids love him and flock to museums to see his skeletons.

They also have toys of him and read books and watch movies in which he is a star and a 'hero'.

Most of the books, movies, articles, videos, toys, etc depict T-Rex as being a big bad mean dinosaur that ate other animals, dinosaurs, people, and anything he wanted to eat.

But, is this true?

Was T-Rex only a meat eater?


What did T-Rex really eat?

The brief article to which we are linking today has some very interesting information on that subject.
HERE'S THE LINK to Tyrannosaurus rex: Scavenger or Predator?


Friday, January 24, 2014

How would you like to live on Mars?

Recently there has been a lot of talk about the planet mars.

It began with thoughts about taking a trip to view mars as a vacation experience.

Movies, books, and TV programs have promoted such things.

But, recently an even more adventurous proposition has been suggested.

It seems that there are many folks who actually want to move to Mars and live there permanently.

No kidding.

A serious group is proposing this, raising funds for the project, and taking applications.

And, believe it or not, they already have thousands of people who have applied for this knowing full well that this will be, at least for them, a one way trip.

In other words, they will go to mars and set up places to live and work

but with the current technology of today, they know they will not be able to return.


People really want to do this !!!! ??? !!!

Seemingly so.

But what is Mars really like? 

Is this really a good place to which to pack up and move?

A recent article in the November 2013 Acts and Facts Magazine, written by a PhD Astrophysicist, sheds important light on the subject of Mars and what it is like.

After you read it you might not want to join the crowd wanting to move to Mars.

HERE'S THE LINK to "The Solar System: Mars"


Thursday, January 23, 2014

Generation Y = The Millennials

Yesterday we saw the list of the names of the Generations of the 1900's

It was quite a list.

Today we want to take a look at the article that provided those names and what they represent.

But, actually the article provides far more than just the names and definitions.

It actually has very significant insights about several of the generations that you will want to know.

What kinds of insights?

Well, rather than spoil the surprise,

HERE'S THE LINK to Reaching the Millennials: a crucial connection


Wednesday, January 22, 2014

The Generations have names

You have probably noticed that each generation recently has had a distinct and specific name.

This is a somewhat new phenomenon.

Even in the late 1800's each generation was still just thought of as a new generation, as had been the situation since the beginning of time.

But seemingly in the 1900's times changed and

now even folks that date back to the early 1900s have been given names.


So, in case you were wondering what the 'names' are and the generation they represent

we found an article that gave that information.

Today let's just look at the generational names.

Tomorrow we will read what the article has to say about them and why one generation on the list is more important than you might think.

So, with that by way of introduction

HERE'S THE LINK to the list of the generations in the USA today


Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Another interesting Harris Poll

There are polls and then there are polls.

But the Harris Poll is one that commands the attention of Poll observers.

And the Harris Poll to which we are linking to day is very important and definitely commands attention.


Because it has uncovered the fact that

              "Belief in God declines
               Belief in Darwin's theory of evolution rises"


This definitely helps explain what is happening in the USA and around the world

And is a must read.

You will want to share this information with your SS Class, Bible Study Class, and other groups.

HERE'S THE LINK to the Harris poll re 'American's Belief in God, Miracles and Heaven declines


Monday, January 20, 2014

Hubble Extreme Deep Field


Extreme Deep field?

What does all this mean?

Well, you probably are familiar with the Hubble Telescope (pictured here). 

It is a NASA telescope located in space since 1990

and the pictures it has made over the years have been astounding and amazing.

Back in 2003 and 2004 it was given a new task.

What was that task?

Well, the Hubble telescope was pointed to a small area in the sky where there seemed to be absolutely nothing

and was made to keep pointing at the 'nothing' (a dark area in the sky) for several days.

At the end of this time, to everyone's amazement, there were literally thousands of galaxies in the 'extreme deep field'.

The Hubble had revealed what is in the (so far) "farthest ever view of the Universe".

WOW -- God's creation is even more amazing than previously imagined !!!

To see pictures of what the Hubble saw,

HERE'S THE LINK to Hubble views of the extreme deep field in the farthest ever view of the universe


Sunday, January 19, 2014

God so Loved the World

This Hymn, by Stainer, is a familiar Choir Anthem.

It is based on the Scripture verses John 3:16-17, so you will immediately recognize the words.

           God so loved the world
           that He gave His only begotten Son
           that whosoever believieth in Him
           shall not perish but have everlasting life.

            For God sent not His Son into the world to condemn the world
            But that the world through Him might be saved.

Doubtless many of you old timer Choir folks have sung this.

If so you will find yourself humming or singing along.

The rest of you (who are old enough to remember when Choirs did serious anthems) will also fondly recall this special Anthem. 

And if you are too young to have ever heard this wonderful anthem, listen up as you are going to love this.

So with that by way of introduction and explanation,

HERE'S THE LINK to God so loved the world by Stainer


Saturday, January 18, 2014

How to clean your electronics

A friend sent us this link.

What is it?

Well, it has some very helpful suggestions for how to clean your various electronics

such as your computer, iPad, Smart Phone (-- even 'clever' phones if you don't have a 'smart phone), and other similar gear.

So why would you want to clean your electronics?

Hmmmm.  Have you heard of (gasp) G E R M S ???? and gunk???


So, HERE'S THE LINK to How to clean your tech gear


Friday, January 17, 2014


A friend of DIT recently sent us a link to a video about Skidboot.


Yes, he is probably the world's smartest dog.

We posted this on a DIT back in 2009

But, that was a long long time ago and hopefully we have folks now visiting the DIT site who were not visiting wayyyyy back then.

So, whether you have seen this before

or if this is a first time viewing,

you will be amazed at Skidboot and what he can do.

HERE'S THE LINK to Skidboot, the world's smartest dog.


Thursday, January 16, 2014

Where are you from ???

Recently a group of us were sitting around chatting

and a couple of folks said they had recently taken an online test that was a hoot.

How a hoot? you ask.

Well, it seems that this test will tell you where you are from.

It has to do with things you say and the way you say them.

It is the result of a Harvard linguistic study.

Being very skeptical about its validity the rest of us in the room broke down, went online, and took the test.

And guess what -- it was correct.

It even pegged me to the town where I live.

Who would have thought.

So, if you would like to try this out also

HERE'S THE LINK to the dialect quiz -- does the way you speak tell where you are from


Wednesday, January 15, 2014

What is the Unpardonable Sin?

This is a question that has been asked by almost everyone on the planet at one time or another.

There are, of course, various conjectures about the answer.

Tucked in the the contents of the video to which we are linking today is THE answer.

But, actually, the entire video is a "must see"


Well, when you watch it you will understand.

What is it?

It is the weekly TV program by Hal Lindsey that was aired on Jan 3 / 2014.

So, with that by way of introduction

HERE'S THE LINK to the Love of God and the Unpardonable Sin by Hal Lindsey


Tuesday, January 14, 2014

6 things to do when it is Cold outside

Yesterday we mentioned how cold it was in the 'sunny south' 

and we looked at Niagara falls when it freezes over.

Today, let's continue to think about cold things

(while bundled up or sitting in front of a cozy fire).

The link today is a short video about things you can do only when it is realllllly reallllly cold outside

But, just between you, me, and the gatepost, I think viewing the video is enough excitement for me.



Monday, January 13, 2014


Yes, it has been realllly cold -- even down here in the usual warm-ish south.

And we have had some really really cold temps here at the DIT place

how cold?

Soooo cold (down to the 3s and 4s F) that we had to keep water running for several days and nights to keep the pipes from freezing.

It was so cold that we were reminded of the famous old saying "When Niagara Falls freezes over" --

well, maybe that isn't the exact 'saying'


guess what

Niagara Falls DID freeze over.

to see the proof in pictures


Sunday, January 12, 2014

Hymn: My Hope is in the Lord

 Yesterday we read a brief article which mentioned the hymn: My Hope is in the Lord.

This is probably an unfamiliar hymn to most of us.  And, indeed there are very few versions of this hymn on the internet.

The words of the first verse were given in the article but there are more verses:

My hope is in the Lord
Who gave Him-self for me
And paid the price
Of all my sin at Cal-va-ry.
For me He died;
For me He lives,
And everlasting life
And light He free-ly gives.
No merit of my own
His anger to suppress
My only hope is found
In Jesus’ righteousness
For me He died;
For me He lives,
And everlasting life
And light He free-ly gives.
And now for me He stands
Before the Father’s throne
He shows His wounded hands
And names me as His own.
For me He died;
For me He lives,
And everlasting life
And light He free-ly gives.
His grace has planned it all
‘Tis mine but to believe
And recognize His work of love
And Christ receive.
For me He died;
For me He lives,
And everlasting life
And light He free-ly gives.
As we said, there are very few versions of this hymn on the internet. But we found links to two that, though very different in their presentation, are worth hearing.

The first version is your standard hymn as sung by a choir. 

The second version is contemporary -- realllllly lively and bouncy -- it even has drums (which friends of DIT who know the views of the webmaster will wonder why it is being posted. But, when you hear it, I think you will agree it is worth hearing.)


Saturday, January 11, 2014

My Hope is in the Lord

It is still early in the new year but perhaps you are already feeling 'down'.

And the cold winter weather we have experienced recently probably has not helped your attitude.

You may have already broken several or all of your New Year's Resolutions.

So, what to do?

Well, for one thing, you should check your relationship with the Lord.


Because The Lord God Jesus Christ can and will provide hope.


To find out, check out this very brief article


Friday, January 10, 2014

Is Public School an option?

Yesterday we read of woes of the teachers in Public schools. 

The article to which we are linking today builds upon that concept.

Published in September 2013 at the beginning of the school year, it was written by Dr. Mohler, president of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. 

Now that the second half of the school year is beginning or soon to begin for many, we at DIT thought this article should be read by everyone whether you have children in school or not.

And if you have children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, or friends in the Government School system (pre-kindergarten through high school) you especially need to be aware of what those kiddos are being taught and not being taught - doing and not doing.

Tragically, the Public schools today are totally changed from when most of us  attended.

We are "not in Kansas anymore, Toto".

How? you ask.

Well, this eye opener and must read article will explain.


Thursday, January 9, 2014

I would love to teach but ...

A friend of DIT found this article and posted it on Facebook.

Her comment at the time of posting was that she understood what the teacher was saying because she had experienced many of the same problems.

Indeed, because of such problems she had seriously considered no longer teaching


fortunately she found another teaching position in a Christian school where these problems were much less intense so is still teaching.

Sadly, what this article describes is not uncommon and is almost universal.

If you are a parent, grandparent, relative, or friend of school age children, this is a definite must read article.


Wednesday, January 8, 2014

A Jewish Physician began attending church

A friend of DIT sent us this link.

What is it?

Well, it is the story of what happened to a Jewish Oncologist, Dr. Jack Sternberg, when he attended Church.

Yes, there is more to the story than why he went -- but that is the title of the story.

And, as is often the case when a video ends, another begins.  If you have time, be sure to listen to the one that follows and the one after that and the one after that … well, you get the idea.  They are all amazing.

But first you have to get started -- sooooo

HERE'S THE LINK to Dr. Sternberg's story on shout out Jewish Journeys of Faith 


Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Teach your kids to sit still in Church

The link today is information I wish the folks who sat in front of us a few weeks ago had read.

What is it?  And what was the problem?  you ask.

Well, it seems that when we went to the Christmas Eve Church service, the row in front of us had 3 very active and noisy kiddos.

Their ages were probably in the range of 3 to 5 years old.

They climbed around on their parents, stood and jumped in the pew and then on parents laps, looked around at the audience, wiggled in every conceivable way, and made lots of noise.

The parents seemed to not notice or care.

But, just between you, me, and the gatepost, they totally ruined the service for me and several others in the area.

So, what to do?

Well, an interesting article posted on Facebook recently has one solution.

It has very good and wise advice about how to prepare and train your kids to sit quietly in a Church service.

I can see many of you grey headed folks nodding in agreement because when you grew up there were no nurseries and you sat quietly with your parents in Church Services.

In our family, when we were really small, we had coloring books and crayons,

As we grew older, we read books from the Church Library.

When still older, we took notes on the sermon.

The kids in front of us on that fateful Christmas eve were in the 'color in the color book' age.

But did they have any coloring books or soft quiet toys or did they just curl up and fall asleep?     Noooooo. 

Instead, they moved, jumped, talked, climbed, etc, etc, etc.

So, how do you teach your kiddos to behave in church?

HERE'S THE LINK to teach kids to sit still


Monday, January 6, 2014

The College Football Championship Game is tonight

Of course, if you are a football fan this is not news.

You have had this date on your calendar for months and have been eagerly looking forward to this game.

You already know that the two teams that made it to the top are

                          Florida State and Auburn

And, you have been following information about these teams on TV and Radio  sports shows as well as checking Twitter comments and reading newspaper and magazine articles about this big event.

And speaking of newspaper articles

Several friends of DIT have sent us some very interesting articles pertaining to this game.

Two of these articles are sooooo interesting that we want to share them with you.

The first article tells of what some are now calling "The Greatest Play in College Football History"

You will be amazed when you read the details of how this all came about.

HERE'S THE LINK to College Football's Most Amazing Play

The second article is about Auburn's Coach, who crafted that amazing play, and how he ended up at Auburn.
HERE'S THE LINK to The Book of Malzahn


Sunday, January 5, 2014

Sunday Hymn - What a Friend we have in Jesus

 It is Sunday and time for our Hymn of the Week.

Today it is sung by a quartet

But the words are also present

So sing along with them.

HERE'S THE LINK to What a Friend we have in Jesus


Saturday, January 4, 2014

A very unusual clock

 It is still early in the New Year

And the memory of the Ball or Peach or whatever was dropped in your part of the world is probably still fresh in your memory.

So, with that thought in mind --

the thought of times and clocks --

a friend found this link about a most unusual clock with a lot of amazing features.

In fact, it is sooooo unusual, we thought you would want to see it also.

So, HERE'S THE LINK to worldclock


Friday, January 3, 2014

Your New Year's Diet Resolutions

It is early in the New Year and most folks are still ‘into’ their New Year’s Resolutions.

And, likely, another of those resolutions is to loose weight.

If so, you have probably been pursuing diet foods and watching what you eat.

But even the things often considered ‘safe’ in a diet might not be all that healthy after all.

Indeed, this article might make you think twice about some of the things you have been considering as part of your ‘new diet’. It sure gave me pause.

HERE'S THE LINK to truth about your weight gain


Thursday, January 2, 2014

Your Resolutions for 2014

Some people make New Year resolutions;

Others do not.

But IF you are going to make resolutions for 2014, it is likely that one of them will be to read and study the Bible more.

IF so, then the DIT today is for you.


Well, of course, there are many ways to fulfill that resolution

but if you are as 'into' computers as most folks are these days

then you will appreciate this wonderful website that will help you.

It provides Bible Reading Plans, many on-line versions of the Bible, dictionaries, concordances, and more.

HERE IS THE LINK to Bible Study tools


Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Another Year Begins

Well, it is that time of the year again --The time when the old year ends and a new year begins.

And, as this is being uploaded to the web, the famous Times Square New Year’s Eve ball has just dropped. And 2014 has begun !

Some people ignore the event and just sleep through it.


Many folks saw the new year “in” while in prayer.

Others celebrate the coming of the new year in crazed and drunken parties.

Still others will be at home alone or with family or friends or at calmer parties but stop to watch via TV the Ball Drop in Times Square.

And, each year that ball gets larger, more ornate, and more expensive.

As you probably know, the Ball is made of (gasp) Waterford Crystal !

And speaking of the The Ball drop in New York City.

Everyone loves it.

But how did this tradition get started?

To find out HERE'S THE LINK to the history behind american new years eve celebrations