Sunday, January 31, 2016

Sunday Hymn: When Peace Like a River

As you sing or listen to this Hymn, you will see the words superimposed over the picture of the composer, Horatio G. Spafford.

As is noted on the webpage accompanying the music -- there is a reason for the writing of this Hymn.  It is:

"Horatio G. Spafford was known as a sincere, devout Christian. He was the father of four daughters, an active member of the Presbyterian church, and a loyal friend and supporter of D. L. Moody and other evangelical leaders of his day. 

In November 1873, Spafford decided to take his entire family to Europe for a vacation, intending also to assist Moody in his evangelistic work once he arrived there. However, Spafford was unexpectedly detained in Chicago due to urgent business concerns, but decided to send his family aboard the S.S. Ville du Harve as scheduled. Midway through the trans-Atlantic voyage, S.S. Ville du Harve was struck by the English vessel Loch Earn and eventually foundered. Spafford's four daughters—Anna, eleven; Maggie, nine; Bessie, seven; and Tanetta, two—were among the 226 who perished in the aftermath. Mrs. Spafford, one of the few who were spared, sent her husband the heartbreaking telegram: "Saved alone."

Spafford immediately sailed for England to join his grief-stricken wife. As his ship passed the approximate location where his daughters had drowned, his deep sorrow mingled with his unwavering faith in God's goodness caused him to compose this hymn."

When you die, it can also be "well with your soul" IF you believe in The Lord God Jesus Christ and have accepted His gift of eternal life provided for you by His death which paid the penalty for all your sins. 

For God so loved the world (and you and me) that He gave His only begotten Son (Jesus Christ) -- that whosoever believes in Him (Jesus) shall not perish (and go to Hell) but shall have eternal life (in Heaven).

Saturday, January 30, 2016


Did you or someone you know get a Hoverboard for Christmas?

If so, you need to read this article.


Because it has a lot of great tips about how to ride them, charge them, and more.

But, just between you, me, and the gatepost -- this article is for you -- not me

because I have NO intention of ever getting or using a Hoverboard.

Why?  Well, remember we had no DITs for almost all of 2015 because of a broken wrist and hand.  That is enough injury for me.

So I'll be Leaving Hoverboard riding to others.

With that said --

Friday, January 29, 2016

How to Make Tea

Now this is interesting!

What? Why? you ask

Well, there are probably a zillion big tea drinkers out there --

I would like to be one but have been befuddled for years about the making of tea.

Fearing that I would do it incorrectly, I almost never make tea -- though I love to drink it.

But at last the 'right way' has been declared (or so this article says)

Check this out.

Thursday, January 28, 2016

J Harlen Bretz

Who is J Harlen Bretz ? you ask.

Well, that was a question a group of us asked several years ago when we were on an Answers In Genesis Field Trip out west (in Washington, Oregon, and other places).

While on that trip, in eastern Washington State, in a region known as the Scablands, our instructor told us about J Harlen Bretz (pictured here)  and how his discoveries and conclusions were initially ignored and ostracized for years and years.

But, finally, many many years after the fact, Scientists began to realize that he was correct after all.

Correct?  About What?

Well, his observations and conclusions were instrumental in understanding how the Scablands were formed.

A friend of DIT reminded me of J Harlen Bretz when she recently sent us this link to a website that tells about him and his discoveries.

You will learn a lot by reading this -- just as those of us on the tour did by seeing these things in 'real life'.

So, without further ado

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

The Millennials and the Church

As you know, names are being given to various age groups, the most recent of which is known as "The Millennials".  

The Millennials, also called "the twentysomethings" are those born between 1982 and 2000.

They are in many ways VERY unlike the categories before them.

This very important article discusses what they believe and the ramifications that their beliefs will have and are having on the culture.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

What happens to your Chic-fil-A cup when you discard it

A friend of DIT who finds us lots of interesting things found this.

What is it?

Well, those of you who are fortunate enough to have visited Chic-fil-A restaurants have surely had some kind of wonderful beverage in their big foam cups.

When you leave, you toss the empty cup into the recycle bin.

What happens next?

This brief video will amaze you.

Monday, January 25, 2016

Andre Rieu - Scotland The Brave - Amazing Grace

Yes, indeed.  This is a Wow Wow Wow.  

A friend of DIT found this beautiful, wonderful, touching, tear-jerking musical video.

Thanks friend.

Ok, everybody, turn on your sound and click on the link.

You will love this!

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Hymn: Love Divine all love excelling

It is Sunday and time for our Hymn.

Today it is that old old favorite, "Love Divine all Love Excelling"

Written by Charles Wesley -- it was first published in 1747.

Sing or hum along or just listen --

Saturday, January 23, 2016

The Bema Judgment

The Bema is the Judgment seat of Christ.  

It is NOT the Great White Throne Judgment which is for the unsaved / non-believers  / those who have not accepted the free gift of salvation provided by the Lord God Jesus Christ 

The Bema IS the Judgment of Believers / Christians.  

If you are a Believer / Christian / have accepted Jesus' gift of salvation --you WILL be at this Judgment as is indicated in 2 Corinthians 5:10

 "10For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad."

A friend sent me an audio CD of this talk which is now available on You Tube as a video.

The Presenter is Pete Briscoe, the son of Stuart and Jill Briscoe.  It is based on the book by Pastor Tim Stevenson.

The letter accompanying the CD said that "it is powerful" and she is so right.

Both the Audio and Video versions are 1 hour 7 minutes in length.  You probably think that is a long time BUT take the time and watch this (or, better still, close your eyes and listen)


It is life changing! 

Friday, January 22, 2016


You may have already heard about this since the news came out a few weeks ago (before we resumed posting DITs) --

But just in case you missed it (or you just got back from Mars), there is a new device that is going to change the way everyone does things with their electronic devices.

What is it? you ask.

Well, there is a new cable that is going to replace the ubiquitous USB cables.

It is called the USB C

To learn more about the USB C cable,   HERE'S THE LINK

Thursday, January 21, 2016

The Cambrian and the Trilobites

Were the Trilobites, which are found in the Cambrian layer of fossilized animals, really the first animals?  This has been 'taught' for years.

But Interestingly there have recently been found many fossilized life forms in Precambrian layers, especially in the Ediacaran layer. 

Some folks think these fossils in the Ediacaran layer are aliens. Others think they are evidence of evolution. Still others think they are other creations of God.

The article to which we are linking today, (written by Dr. Neal Doran of Bryan College in Dayton, Tennessee), will explain.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Bald Eagle Nesting Webcam

Today on DIT we are going to visit an awesome web cam of a Bald Eagle nesting with two eggs.

Seems that the Eagle parents have returned to a location they have visited previously and cameras were set up in anticipation of their return.

Were? and How can I see this?  you ask

The Eagles are nesting at Berry College in Rome, Georgia.

Currently the mother Eagle is sitting in the nest with two still unhatched eggs.

You will want to put the link into your favorites and check back from time to time


soon the eggs will hatch and you will be able to watch the baby eaglets grow and develop.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

5 Things you think about Bacon that are untrue

Whew.  This article is probably going to be a big relief for all you bacon lovers out there.

Bacon is definitely a food that is delicious but has had a bad rap for decades.

But is the 'bad rap' merited?

If you have been shunning bacon because you think it is too greasy, or harmful to your heart health, or for whatever other reason, then

Check out this article and you might change your thoughts.

Monday, January 18, 2016

A 5-Minute Video Overview of the Whole Bible For Kids

Recently while surfing Facebook, I found this link that had been 'liked' by a friend of DIT who lives in Hawaii.

What is it?

Well it is a fast paced, very interesting Video which walks you through the Bible in 5 minutes.

It shows how the entire Bible points to Jesus.

The video is designed for kids but it is really suitable for all ages.

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Handel - Messiah- For Unto us a Child is born

It is Sunday and time for some worship music.

Since we have recently observed Christmas, and the momentous earth changing event which occurred approximately 2000 years ago, 

today let's listen to "For unto us a Child is born" from Handel's Messiah.

Here are the words:

"For unto us a Child is born
unto us a Son is given
and the government shall be upon His shoulder;
And His name shall be called,
the mighty God,
the Everlasting Father,
the Prince of Peace."

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Have you heard of the 'Dones" ?

Many folks are leaving the church these days --

You may have heard them referenced as the "de-churched", the "nones", or by other names including the 'Dones'.

But, the thing is, many leaving.


There are several reasons.

And this brief article references some of them -- you may or may not agree with the premise -- but this seems to be something of which you need to be aware.


Friday, January 15, 2016

New Sugar guidelines and 'eating out'

Recently the Gov has come out with a new set of daily Sugar intake allowances.

The suggested daily amounts probably could be easily measured and handled if you ate all your meals at home.

But what about the folks who 'eat out' a lot?

Is there any way one can know how much sugar is in various Restaurant foods?

Well, for many foods, there is.

The article to which we are linking today will likely be surprising as to how much sugar is in seemingly non-sugary items.

If you 'eat out' even occasionally, this article is a MUST read.

Thursday, January 14, 2016

The 4 Biggest tech trends at CES

Every year the CES exhibit reveals the soon to be released and futuristic technology.

And each year the offerings get more and more amazing.

Since most of us were unable to attend the most recent CES extravanzga,
this brief video, featuring David Pogue of Yahoo Tech,  will wow you and make you smile.

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Baby Christopher is not a baby any more. He is 6 years old !!!

Many of you go wayyyyy back as DIT readers.  If so, you remember the many DITs about Baby Christopher.

But some of you may be new to this website and are asking  "Who is Baby Christopher?"

Well, he was the little tyke born with a severe Congenital Heart Defect -- so severe, in fact, that when he was 2 months old he had to receive a Heart Transplant.

Then after being on Dialysis for 2 years, he had a Kidney transplant.

An unknown family provided the heart -- for which Christopher and all of his family and friends are most grateful.

The kidney was provided by his dad -- the person in the video for the article you read yesterday about the Football Championship game.

The picture you see posted here today is Christopher at age 6.  What a miracle this is.

God is Good!!!!

If you are not familiar with Christopher's story or want to refresh your memory, you can read some of the details as recorded in previous DIT's in the link below

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Congratulations to The College Football Champion -- Alabama

Wow!  Another exciting football season has ended.

The Championship game has been played.

And the Winner is  Alabama 


You probably saw the very exciting game --  with the final score of 45 to 40.

But, guess what? -- what?

The winners didn't have long to celebrate, nor the losers to weep before the projections of the Top 25 teams for 2016 were out !  Isn't this a little fast????

Anyway, you will be interested in reading the list.  Perhaps your team is on it.

The article listing the 2016 Top 25 was written by one USA Today Sports Writer and the brief video which accompanies it is by another USA Today Sports Writer, who, interestingly, is the father of Baby Christopher.

Who is Baby Christopher? you ask.

Well, stay tuned.  Tomorrow you will find out.

But, In the meantime

Alas, there is a commercial before the video, but endure it -- it is worth it.

Monday, January 11, 2016

College Football Championship Tonight

Tonight is the long awaited night.

At 8:30 pm EST, #1 Clemson plays #2 Alabama and millions of folks will be watching on TV.

Those watching will likely see (assuming, alas, that there is an injury) an unusual tent -- the one in this photograph taken by Kevin Jairaj, of USA TODAY Sports.

So what is this unusual structure? you ask.

Well, today's click through will explain.

HERE'S THE LINK to The Story behind the Alabama Tent

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Hymn: Holy, Holy, Holy

It is Sunday.

And usually on Sunday we post a link to a favorite Hymn.

The Hymn today is especially for the 'older' folks who remember Hymns when there were people singing in harmony, an organ and or a piano and no drums drowning out the sound.

Today's Hymn meets those criteria.

But whether you are an 'older' folk, a 'younger' person, or a Millennial, you will love this Hymn.

So, without further ado 

Saturday, January 9, 2016

9 Signs your cat actually loves you

Those who know the DIT editor know that cats are not the #1 pet in the house.

But we have many friends who are Cat lovers.

They will especially enjoy today's link.

What is it?

Well, believe it or not -- there are several signs that cats are not aloof critters that are planning ways to kill you --

rather, they have 9 signs that they show to let you know that they actually love you!

Friday, January 8, 2016

The Sabbatical is ending !

As many of you have noticed - the DITs ended abruptly in early January 2015 due to a fall resulting in several fractures of my left hand and wrist.

Obviously this realllly interfered with typing -- so the DITs had to stop.

Why for a whole year? you ask.

Wellllllll, for one thing -- when an OLD person breaks a bone (or in this case several bones), things do not heal fast.  In fact, the older you are, the longer the healing time takes.

All that to say -- since I am no longer 'young' -- even though my mind thinks I am -- the body knew I was 'old' so it took months and months and months to get out of the cast and then more months and months to get motion back  (and it is still not all back).

So, after about 6 or 7 months of this inability to type and post DITs, I decided to just take a Sabbatical for the rest of the year -- and to resume posting on the 'anniversary' of the accident -- which is today!

What is a Sabbatical? you ask.

Glad you asked because it is a very important concept - and Biblical at that.  In fact you might want to take one sometime -- but hopefully you will take it because you 'want' to and not because you 'have' to due to accident, injury, illness, whatever.