Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Concerto No. 2 in G Minor by Vivaldi

For a change of pace, today's DIT is another music link.

You might have continued listening after the Sunday Anthem (Gloria by Vivaldi) finished.

If so, you heard a wonderful orchestral piece.

It was / is Concerto No. 2 in G Minor. Presto by Vivaldi.

But if you missed it -- you get another chance as we are linking to it today.

And it truly is Presto (fast).

Wow -- 'they' just don't write them like this any more.


HERE'S THE LINK to Concerto No.2 in G Minor Presto by Vivaldi


Monday, May 30, 2016

Today is Memorial Day

Is your Flag flying?

What is Memorial Day, you ask.

The Link we are posting today will answer that question

and provide 10 very important facts about Memorial Day.

By the way…. DIT'ers with Illinois connections should read this article carefully.

Now, with that by way of introduction,

HERE'S THE LINK to 10 things to remember about memorial day


Sunday, May 29, 2016

Gloria by Vivaldi

Today's Anthem is Gloria in Excelsis Deo sung by the King's College Choir with Orchestra.


One of our favorites. 

You will probably want to listen more than once.

HERE'S THE LINK to Gloria by Vivaldi

Saturday, May 28, 2016

What Must I Do to be Saved?

There has been an increase in the numbers of tragedies in the past few years --

floods, tornados, fires, earthquakes, terrorist attacks, regional wars, etc.

And with each folks die.

In today's Post Christian culture many people think that death is just death -- life just ends and there are no consequences.

But this is not true.

There are consequences!

Based on a person's relationship to The Lord God Jesus Christ, that person will go either to heaven or to hell at death.

If 'Saved' he or she will go to Heaven for eternity.

And if a person is not 'saved' -- well, you don't want to enter death in that state because you will spend eternity in Hell -- and yes, there is a Hell.

The site to which we are linking today is to a sermon by John R. Rice.

It is long but DO read it because your response will determine your eternal destiny.

You do NOT just 'cease to be'.

HERE'S THE LINK to What must I do to be Saved

Friday, May 27, 2016

Fibonacci Numbers

Wow !!!

What in the world are Fibonacci Numbers? you ask.

Well, this short easy to understand video will explain

and will provide more insight into a Master Designer.

HERE'S THE LINK to Fibonacci Numbers

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Ravi Zacharias on the Problem of Evil

Recently a friend of DIT provided us with a very profound quote from Ravi Zacharials.

Actually, just between you, me, and the gatepost --almost everything that Ravi Zacharias says is profound.

But, Here's the quote:

"When you say there's too much evil in this world you assume there's good. When you assume there's good, you assume there's such a thing as a moral law on the basis of which to differentiate between good and evil. But, if you assume a moral law, you must posit a moral Law Giver, but that's Who you're trying to disprove and not prove.  Because if there's no moral Law Giver, there's no moral law.  If there's no moral law, there's no good.  If there's no good, there's no evil. What is your question?"
                        Ravi Zacharias   Sunday, January 20, 2013

Yes, Profound.

And if you would like to discover more of and about Ravi Zacharias' insights, writings, conferences, radio program (Let My People Think), etc.

HERE'S THE LINK to the Ravi Zacharias website.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Was the Sun Far Less Stable in the Past?

This is a very interesting question discussed by Dr. Danny Faulkner (PhD with degrees in Physics and Astronomy)

As he points out in the article to which we are linking today --

IF the sun was far lest stable in the past -- as is now being suggested -- then this has serious ramifications for those who adhere to the evolutionary view of life.

Check out this article and see what you think.

HERE'S THE LINK to Was the Sun far less stable in the past


Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Is Earth Designed for Life

If you listen to some night time talk shows, various Science TV programs, and other types of media, you often hear of other possible locations 'out there' somewhere far far away that might have life.

So far none of those places have been found -- folks are still searching and hoping.

But, what exactly is necessary for life?

And how likely is it that any other planets 'out there' are able to sustain life.

Check out this brief 1 minute video which discusses "is Earth designed for Life" HERE'S THE LINK


Monday, May 23, 2016

Children and Parents 'Unaware of Bible Stories'

The friend of DIT who teaches a Bible Class and often provides us with some of the material he used

has once again found a profound and sad article that he shared with us.

What is it?

Well, as the title of today's DIT states -- Children and Parents 'Unaware of Bible Stories'.

This is not only sad -- but the consequences are now being seen in society and the world views of folks everywhere.

When the Bible is removed from a persons's life --a serious vacuum ensues which becomes filled with non-Biblical thoughts, mores, standards, desires, etc.

With time (and it takes only a short span of time) everything changes.

As you read this brief article, you will begin to understand the etiology / underlying cause of many of the problems facing the world and society today.

HERE'S THE LINK to Children and Parents 'Unaware of Bible Stories'


Sunday, May 22, 2016

Hymn: When we walk with the Lord

Today's Hymn is simple but profound.

No big orchestra.

No rousing Chorus.

No outstanding Soloist

But do you recall years and years ago when Churches didn't have drums and bands or orchestras or the electronic devices and etc that are ubiquitous today?

Yes.  And what did they have instead?

A simple Piano and Hymnbooks (remember them?).

Well, today, that is what we have -- a Piano and the words from the Hymnbook on the screen.

So Sing or hum along and worship.

HERE'S THE LINK to When we walk with the Lord


Saturday, May 21, 2016

First Nonstop Flight from New York to Paris

Today is the anniversary of another important historical event.

On May 21, 1927 Charles Lindberg made the first solo, non-stop flight across the Atlantic Ocean.  He was 25 years old.

This was also the first ever nonstop flight from New York to Paris.

As you know, in 1927, flying was still in its early stages and long distance solo flights such as this were things to 'dream of'.

His flight took 33 ½ hours ! And, remember, he was flying solo. No Co-Pilot. No Navigator.

But adventurous aviators, such as Charles Lindberg, were paving the way for flights that today are no longer solo but in huge multi-passenger planes.

Here are excerpts from a Wikipedia article which detail the flight:

"Six well-known aviators had already lost their lives in pursuit of the Orteig Prize when Lindbergh took off from Roosevelt Field on his successful attempt in the early morning of Friday, May 20, 1927. 

"Prior to fueling The Spirit, Lindbergh's crew had strained and restrained the Shell Aviation fuel to eliminate as much sediment as possible. This was to prevent any fuel line blockages during the flight.

"Burdened by its heavy load of 450 U.S. gallons (1,704 liters) of gasoline weighing about 2,710 lb (1,230 kg), and hampered by a muddy, rain-soaked runway, Lindbergh's Wright Whirlwind-powered monoplane gained speed very slowly as it made its 7:52 am (07:52) takeoff run, but its J-5C radial engine still proved powerful enough to allow the Spirit to clear the telephone lines at the far end of the field "by about twenty feet [six meters] with a fair reserve of flying speed".

 "Over the next 33.5 hours, he and the Spirit—which Lindbergh always jointly referred to as "WE"—faced many challenges, including skimming over both storm clouds at 10,000 ft (3,000 m) and wave tops at as low at 10 ft (3.0 m), fighting icing, flying blind through fog for several hours, and navigating only by the stars (whenever visible), and dead reckoning before landing at Le Bourget Airport at 10:22 pm (22:22) on Saturday, May 21. 

"The airfield was not marked on his map and Lindbergh knew only that it was some seven miles northeast of the city. He initially mistook the airfield for some large industrial complex with bright lights spreading out in all directions. The lights were, in fact, the headlights of tens of thousands of cars all driven by eager spectators now caught in "the largest traffic jam in Parisian history."

"A crowd estimated at 150,000 spectators stormed the field, dragged Lindbergh out of the cockpit, and literally carried him around above their heads for "nearly half an hour". While some damage was done to the Spirit (especially to the fine linen, silver-painted fabric covering on the fuselage) by souvenir hunters, both Lindbergh and the Spirit were eventually "rescued" from the mob by a group of French military fliers, soldiers, and police, who took them both to safety in a nearby hangar.

From that moment on, life would never again be the same for the previously little-known former U.S. Air Mail pilot who, by his successful flight, had achieved virtually instantaneous—and lifelong—world fame."
The long and detailed article about Lindberg's iife from which these words were taken can be found at Wikipedia in the following link.

Should you want more info than you ever wanted to know, then HERE'S THE LINK to Charles Lindberg

Friday, May 20, 2016

Today is Armed Forces Day

Today is Armed Forces Day. 

Is your flag flying?

What is Armed forces day and why is it important.

The link today will explain.

HERE'S THE LINK to History of Armed Forces Day


Thursday, May 19, 2016

14 Dollar Store Buys that can organize your entire home

Wow. Talk about cool, clever, creative ideas.

This link has 14 of which you will surely find several to put to use.

What are they?

Well check them out

HERE'S THE LINK to 14 Dollar Store Buys that can organize your entire home


Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Mount St. Helens

On this date, May 18 at 8:32 AM Pacific Time in 1980, Mt. St. Helens erupted.

To the Millenials and many other groups of 'young folks', this is probably just a blip on the radar in their History books (if it is even mentioned at all).

But, it was a big and serious event with very significant consequences.

Today, we are linking to two videos and an article which will show you what happened and will explain some of the ramifications of the event and how it can be used to interpret previous geological events and formations.

So, let's begin with the videos --

First is a short 1minute 47 second video of the eruption -- and when it finishes, watch the video that follows.  HERE'S THE LINK

Now for the longer (7minutes) video produced by the USGS (US Geological Survey) which gives interesting detailed information re the eruption, why, how, and what happened. Be sure to also watch this

HERE'S THE LINK to the USGS report of Mt. St. Helen's Volcano Eruption

And last, but definitely not least, here is a very important article about the eruption which gives insightful evaluations to previous geological events.  Don't miss it.

HERE'S THE LINK to Mt. St. Helens is a Monument to catastrophe

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Is the Universe Young?

Blue Stars !

What do they tell us about the age of the universe?

Dr. Jason Lisle (PhD in Astrophysics) provides insight into Blue Stars and what they tell us.

HERE'S THE LINK to Is the Universe Young


Monday, May 16, 2016

Made in His Image: Life-Giving Blood

Pictured here is a scanning electron microscope image of a normal red cell, a platelet, and a white blood cell.

These structures, along with various antibody particles, plasma fluids, and more are all part of a very complex and self-renewing system in the circulatory system.

Indeed, the Circulatory System in Humans and animals is amazing.

Its details and intricacies are beyond anything that man has invented for fluids in machines, etc.

An explanatory article written by Randy Guliuzza, M.D. will explain with information that will astound.

As you read it, ask yourself: "Self, could this reallllly happen by chance?  Or is there a Creator?"

HERE'S THE LINK to Made in His Image: Life-Giving Blood

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Anthem: Worthy is the Lamb and Amen

Today's Anthem is not only a classic and a very very beloved portion of Handel's Messiah,

It is also exceedingly difficult to sing -- especially the Amen Part.

Those of you who have been fortunate enough to participate in singing Handel's Messiah know how hard it is to sing the AMEN portion.

In fact, it is so difficult that most Choirs just 'conveniently' omit it.

Today, however, you will not only hear it

but the music with words and notes are provided

so you can sing or hum along with the Choir.

HERE'S THE LINK to Worthy is the Lamb and Amen from Handel's Messiah


Saturday, May 14, 2016

1948 Israel established in one Day

And while we are 'into' Historical events -- as you know, a more recent establishment of a nation took place on this date -- May 14, 1948.

Some readers of DIT were alive at the time and recall the amazing event.

For others this is likely new information.

It was on May 14, 1948 that Israel became a nation after approximately 2000 years of exile.

It happened in a day -- Just as the Bible had predicted in Isaiah 66:8

A short video gives details.

HERE'S THE LINK to A Nation Born in a Day


Friday, May 13, 2016

Jamestown founded

On this day, May 13, 1607 --One hundred Colonists arrived on the west bank of the James River in Virginia.

They founded Jamestown -- and from this early colonization and subsequent arrivals of others -- the United States of America was ultimately established in 1776 with the Declaration of Independence.

But today is the anniversary of when it all began.

Yes, Today is a very momentous day in the history of America.

For more details

HERE'S THE LINK to Jamestown


Thursday, May 12, 2016

How Long will you live?

How Long will you live???

Now this is an interesting question and one you have likely thought about many times.

Recently a friend of DIT sent us a link to an internet calculator program that thinks it has the answer.

Want to try it?


HERE'S THE LINK to How long will you live


Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Noah's Ark is in Kentucky !

Here is a great idea for a summer vacation adventure --

Or for a trip at any time of the year.

What is it?

Well, a Life Size replica of Noah's Ark is being built and will be ready for viewing and visiting July 7 of this year.

So, we are posting this information now so you can begin to make plans for a visit.

As you can see from the picture here, it is definitely not a little boat with animals sticking their necks out of windows as is so often pictured in children's books. 

This is definitely a 'must see'

and will answer many of your questions about the ark, it's size, it's animals, etc, etc, etc.

It is located in Northern Kentucky close to the Cincinnati, Ohio area.

To learn more about this amazing vessel

HERE'S THE LINK to Noah's Ark

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

First Transcontinental Railroad across America

 According to a wonderful historical calendar given to us by friends of DIT, today is a historical and momentous day.

What?  Why?

Well, it seems that on May 10, 1869, The Union Pacific and the Central Pacific railroads met at Promontory, Utah, thus linking the two into a giant cross country link.

A final last spike was driven and the two railroads were connected.

The Locomotive pictured here is the Gov. Stanford, typical of locomotives of that time.

For more information about this momentous event

HERE'S THE LINK Transcontinental Railroad


Monday, May 9, 2016

Berry College eagle cam

Yes, yes, we know this has been posted before --

but time has passed

and the Eaglet eggs have long since hatched

and the baby eaglets have grown.

In fact they are about ready to take flight (if they  haven't already)

A couple of days ago they were still in the nest

but soon they will be gone.

So, if you haven't checked lately, this will likely be one of your last chances.

HERE'S THE LINK to the Berry College eagle cam


Sunday, May 8, 2016

Today is Mother's Day

Yes, today is Mother's Day

Mother's Day officially began in the USA about 100 years ago.

A friend of DIT found an interesting and verrrrry brief article that provides information of how and why it was started.

The last paragraph is especially interesting.

And, we thought you would want to know --


HERE'S THE LINK to Mother's Day


Saturday, May 7, 2016


Ants !!! Oh No, Ants !!

Yes, it is spring and it is time for ants to emerge.

Now, if they stay outside -- that is one thing.

But, alas, many feel the need to come into your house -- to check out the kitchen and other areas.

What to do??

There are many methods suggested to get rid of these critters.

One method uses a mixture of Borax and powdered sugar.

You can read about it in today's link.

HERE'S THE LINK to get rid of ants naturally

Friday, May 6, 2016

The Hindenburg Disaster

Today, May 6, is the sad anniversary of the Hindenburg Disaster which occurred in 1937 in Lakehurst,  N.J.

Most readers of today's DIT were not alive at the time of the disaster but have surely heard about it.

The Hindenburg had made many uneventful crossings from Hamburg Germany to Lakehurst -- as well as to other places in the world.

But this trip resulted in tragedy and shocked the world.

No one really knows for sure why it happened though there are many theories and ideas -- most of which are included in the Wikipedia article to which we are linking.

In that article is a short Newsreel video titled "Zeppelin Explodes Scores Dead." You will find it on the right hand side of the page a short distance down from the top of the page.  It is definitely worth watching.

To read the detailed article in Wikipedia about the Hindenburg Disaster, HERE'S THE LINK

And, to view a different and longer, 5 minute video of the Hindenburg Disaster HERE'S THE LINK.

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Emergency Phone Numbers

For those of you who don't know -- the picture today is of a phone.  Really. No Kidding.

Apparently a lot of young folks have no idea of the concept of a Rotary Telephone.  Sigh.

Anyway -- with that said

A friend found today's information and passed it on to his Sunday School class and to us.

We don't know who wrote it but apparently it is a public domain type of document which you can pass it on to others.

What is it??

Well, it is a list of 'phone numbers' (Scriptures) which will give help, assistance, advice, encouragement, instruction, comfort, etc. in various situations.

This list has 27 different situations with 'Emergency Phone Numbers' to help with the solution.

You will want to print this list out, put it in your Bible or in a notebook, and use them when the need arises.

So, with that by way of introduction

HERE'S THE LIST of 27 Emergency Phone Numbers

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

The Heroic Death of Eric Liddell

Who was Eric Liddell? you say.  That name rings a bell.

Well, indeed it should because the film, Chariots of Fire, tells the story of his early life with emphasis on his remarkable abilities to run really fast.

A friend of DIT found this link and sent it to us.

You will be amazed to read it.

HERE'S THE LINK to The Heroic Death of Chariots of Fire's Eric Liddell

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Monday, May 2, 2016

Extraterrestrial Life

Pictured here is part of the Milky Way, a photo by NASA.

Movies, TV Programs, Talk Radio, Books, Comics, Magazines, etc etc etc keep telling us that there is 'life out there' -- and we just need to find it.

But is that true?

Is there life 'out there' ?

This brief video has some interesting insights

HERE'S THE LINK to Extraterrestrial Life