Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Where are the Daily Interesting Things???

Glad you asked because it shows that you have been a frequent visitor.
But alas this picture will give you the clue and explanation.

Yes it is true.
The writer and poster of the DITs fell on Thursday Jan 8, 2015
and broke the wrist -- as you see here 
and is now in a temporary cast until the pain and swelling goes down enough for the next step in treatment.
In the meantime -- due to the pain and inability to type except for a slow one finger hunt and peck --
there is and will be a hiatus for the time being.
Who knows how long the hiatus will last, but as you know -- these things don't heal fast.
Not a fun way to begin the new year.   : (
Please know that we are sorry to not be able to post the DIT's but will resume as soon as we can even if they are really short.
Thanks for your understanding.


Thursday, January 8, 2015

Flying is one thing but landings are tricky

 Model planes have come a lonnnnng way.

True Story:

Years ago my two brothers (not Wilbur and Orville) decided to build and fly a small model plane.

They worked and worked and finally had a beautiful little gas powered model airplane.

Excitedly they took it outside, fired up the little gasoline engine, and launched it.

Up up and away it went --

over the trees in the next yard and out of sight.

It was never seen again.

So much for their model airplane experience.

But times have changed.  My how they have changed.

Now model planes are almost life size and are launched at real airports.

A Ham friend of ours is apparently into this model airplane adventure.  Hopefully he will see this video.

So with that by way of introduction, check out the Model Airplanes of the 21st century.


Wednesday, January 7, 2015


As the New Year progresses many folks are still 'into' doing their various 'resolutions', likely one of those resolutions is to get rid of 'stuff' and 'neat things up.'

For many, this will be a simple and enjoyable task.

For others -- it is a much more monumental task -- especially for folks with lots and lots of stuff.

So much 'stuff' that there is a name for it.

What is the name? you ask.

It is  Disposophobia!  

-- Also known by the more common name "hoarding".

Do you have it? Do you know anyone with it?

The Collyer brothers had it (though when I heard about them years ago, I thought their name was spelled Collier. Sigh. Oh well.) Anyway, they had it. Big time.

So, what is ‘Disposophobia’?  Let’s divide up the word and find out what it means:

Dispose  = get rid of by throwing away or giving or selling something to someone else  
+ Phobia = an extreme or irrational fear of or aversion to something

So, bottom line, this means ‘the fear of getting rid of something,  so you just keep it.’

And, yes, Disposophobia was a new term to me. But, I think I know several folks who have it.

Hmmm. Isn’t that what folks always say when they have the ‘problem’ and not the ‘others’ for whom they are ‘seeking help’? Oh, well, whatever.


Tuesday, January 6, 2015

When Radiologists take a Selfie

A Radiologist friend sent this to us.

What is it?

Well, if you are medically oriented you will 'understand' immediately.

And, not to worry, non-medical folks will also catch the humor.

Either way -- fast or slow -- this is a hoot.


without further ado


Monday, January 5, 2015

A Saving Faith

It is a new year and many are likely 'doing daily devotionals' as part of their New Year's Resolutions.

The picture posted today is the famous painting by William Holman Hunt titled "Light of the World".

It is Christ standing at the door and knocking.

The picture illustrates Revelation 3:20: "Behold, I stand at the door and knock; If any man hear My voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with Me".  

According to Wikipedia, Hunt said: "…The door in the painting has no handle, and can therefore be opened only from the inside, representing 'the obstinately shut mind' "

The DIT for today is a Daily Devotional written by Dr. Charles Stanley of In Touch Ministries.

It builds on that theme of an individual needing to open the door to their heart and mind and let Christ enter.

This very brief devotional is definitely something to consider and ponder. 

HERE'S THE LINK to a Saving Faith


Sunday, January 4, 2015

Sunday Anthem: Sanctus by Mozart

Long long ago when the editor of DIT was much younger and dinosaurs roamed the earth  : )

anthems such as this were sung in our church.

We haven't heard it in the last years (or decades) so it may be new to you.

But, whether this is new to you or an old favorite, you will appreciate this Anthem of Worship.

It is from ‪Mozart: Requiem in D minor, K. 626 - IV. Sanctus (Choir of New College, Oxford)‬

HERE'S THE LINK to Sanctus by Mozart


Saturday, January 3, 2015

Spurgeon's Morning and Evening

As the New Year Begins many are contemplating New Year Resolutions --

One of those Resolutions likely includes something like "to Get closer to God and do daily meditations"

The click through today will help you do that.

What is it? you ask.

Well, there is a classic book of Daily Devotions / Meditations that will be of great assistance in your resolution.

It is titled "Morning and Evening"

and was written by Charles Haddon Spurgeon, pictured here.

He was a British Preacher who lived from 1934 to 1892.  You can read about his life in Wikipedia

But back to the thought of Daily Devotions and New Year's Resolutions:

As we mentioned --One of his most helpful books was a book of devotions titled Morning and Evening.

You can put it on your phone if you have one of those fancy phones that has apps

Or you can go to a website that provides the daily devotions. That is today's click through.

Either way, this is a wonderful way to add to your daily devotional time.

HERE'S THE LINK to Spurgeon's Morning and Evening


Friday, January 2, 2015

Yoga: Is it for the Christian?

It is the New Year and doubtless many have made and are beginning to act upon their New Year's Resolutions.

One of those resolutions may have included something like "excercise more"

and with that thought in mind began Yoga classes.

But is Yoga 'only' exercise?

Is Yoga a good thing?

Should a Christian 'do' Yoga?

With those thoughts in mind, before you begin or continue Yoga, you need to check out this article --

HERE'S THE LINK to Yoga is it for the Christian?


Thursday, January 1, 2015

Another Year Begins

It is another New Year --

Which means it is time to once again make and begin New Year’s Resolutions.

Likely one of your resolutions is ‘to read and study the Bible more this year’.

If so, then you will love this DIT (Daily Interesting Thing).


Because awhile back we received an email from Bible Study Tools dot Com telling of study tools they have available for free.

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

These tools will be a great help in reading and studying the Bible this year.

To read the email we received about Bible Study Tools -- HERE'S THE LINK