Monday, October 17, 2016

Why shouldn't people accept millions of years?

You have no doubt noticed that many DIT entries are related to the young earth vs old earth controversy.

By this we mean:

Young Earth refers to the literal Biblical teaching of Creation by God a few thousand years ago.

Old Earth refers to the Evolutionary theory of big bang, billions of years, and other variations on the 'theme' including several Christian Compromise ideas such as Day Age Theory, Gap Theory, and Theistic evolution.

But, why is this important?

What difference does it make?

Well, a very good article explains. 

HERE'S THE LINK to why shouldn't we aceept millions of years

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Hymn: When I survey the Wondrous Cross

Earlier this week Yom Kippur was celebrated.

As you will recall, Yom Kippur, the Jewish Feast Day of Atonement, was observed annually in the Old Testament Times by the sacrifice of a Lamb.

The sacrifice was for the purpose of atoning for the sins of the people.

But, an annual lamb sacrifice was unable to provide complete and total forever sacrifice -- rather it was a picture of the coming one time for all perfect sacrifice

and that was the sacrifice of the Lord God Jesus Christ, who came to earth to become the perfect sinless Lamb of God.

He died on Calvary, as the Lamb of God, that had been pictured for centuries and centuries in the annual observance of Yom Kippur.

The final perfect atoning sacrifice was made when the Lord God Jesus Christ died on the cross at Calvary --

Why did He die?

He died to pay the death penalty of all mankind forever --

Today's Hymn tells what this accomplished, why, and how we should individually respond.

HERE'S THE LINK to When I survey the Wondrous Cross

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Weird Bridges

There are bridges and then there are bridges --

Another DITer found a link to some of the most unusual bridges you can ever imagine.

Since the link takes us to a zillion photos of weird bridges,

let's go there without further ado.

HERE'S THE LINK to Weird Bridges

Friday, October 14, 2016

Iceland is Beautiful

Yesterday we discovered that letters can get to their destination in Iceland using a map for an address.

Recently several DITers visited Iceland.

And they agreed that the country, though large, did not have an abundance of people -- so that a letter with a map would probably work.

They also noted that Iceland is a beautiful place -- as indicated in the picture above of one of the many waterfalls in Iceland (this photo was taken by one of the DITers.)

Then another DITer found a link to a site that has a bunch of beautiful photos of Iceland.

Would you like to see them?   Thought you would -- so

HERE'S THE LINK to Photos of Iceland

Thursday, October 13, 2016

A letter with only a map for an address

Yes, no kidding.

A friend of DIT found today's very interesting link.

What is it?

Well, it seems that a letter was sent to a person in Iceland but without the usual street and town address.

It just had a picture of a map!

And it arrived.

Yes, Iceland is a big country but it doesn't have a zillion folks.  So believe it or not, the letter arrived.

Would you like to see the envelope and the map?

Thought you would.

So HERE'S THE LINK to a letter with only a map for an address


Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Today is Yom Kippur

Yom Kippur, also known as the Day of Atonement, is the most solemn and most Holy day on the Jewish calendar.

Interestingly it is another Jewish holiday that ends with one long blast on the Shofar.

In the Old Testament Yom Kipper was observed annually by the sacrifice of a perfect Lamb whose blood atoned for the sins committed by the people of the Jewish nation in the preceding year.

But the death sacrifice of a perfect Lamb each Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement) was not sufficient to fulfill the the death penalty for all sins for all people for all time.

It was only a picture of the coming future complete and final payment for sins.

It pictured the future sacrifice of a once and only perfect sacrifice to pay the death penalty for anyone -- Jew and non-Jew -- who would accept that free gift of the substitute death.

In the first Century, The Lord God Jesus Christ came to earth as the Lamb of God,  the perfect and final sacrifice.

Jesus' sinless life made him the perfect Lamb.

Jesus' sacrificial death as the Lamb of God provided the final and perfect atonement.

Jesus' resurrection 3 days later proved He was God, the Lamb of God, and the accepted atoning sacrifice.

Jesus' sacrifice was payment for all sins of all mankind and provides salvation for anyone who believes and accepts His atoning sacrifice.

Anyone can accept the free gift of salvation made available by Jesus, the perfect Lamb of God.

And it is essential that everyone personally and individually accept this free gift


Because --

There is no other way unto salvation except through Jesus Christ.

Our link today is to the Hymn, At Calvary, which tells how Christ's death atones for my and your sins.

HERE'S THE LINK to At Calvary

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Important Apple iOS 10 information

If you have recently updated your iPhone or Ipad to iOS 10

you have probably encountered a few problems, as usually happens when something 'new' is tried.

But, did you know that there are a few somewhat hidden problems that you may not have recognized but may be suspecting --

such as -- does your battery seem to be running down faster than before?

If so -- then today's DIT is for you.

Seems that Kim Komando has posted a link that tells of these problems and how to fix them.

If you are using iOS 10 you need to know about this.

HERE'S THE LINK to if you updated to iOS 10

Monday, October 10, 2016

Today is Columbus Day

 For the 'historically challenged' this day is only another holiday, another time to get off work or get out of school.

Indeed, not much is taught about Christopher Columbus anymore.

You probably know that he is credited with the discovery in 1492 of the hemisphere in which America is located.

You probably also have heard the quote "in 1492 Columbus sailed the ocean blue"

You might even remember that his 3 ships were the Nina, the Pinta, and the Santa Maria (pictured here)

But that is probably about all most people know.

So, today, we are providing a link that will help fill in some of the gaps of Columbus day and Christopher Columbus.

HERE'S THE LINK to Columbus Day

Sunday, October 9, 2016

Today's Hymn: Gloria in Excelsis Deo

Today's Hymn / Anthem is

By Vivaldi and Sung by the King's College Choir.


You will likely want to listen or sing along more than once.

HERE'S THE LINK to Gloria in Excelsis Deo

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Amazon Fulfillment Warehouse

You have probably ordered something from Amazon.

And it probably arrived reallllly fast.

But, have you ever wondered what the inside of an Amazon Warehouse looks like and how your order was filled so rapidly?

Well, today I drove by the outside of an Amazon Warehouse.

It was huge -- and went on and on and on.

And I wondered, hmmmmm, what goes on inside an Amazon warehouse. 

A friend works in one but her description doesn't do it justice -- though she says she walks many miles every day --

The brief video to which we are linking today will give you a better picture of what goes on in an Amazon Fulfillment Center and why she walks so many miles every day.

HERE'S THE LINK to what happens inside an Amazon Warehouse

Friday, October 7, 2016

Carbs that can help you loose weight


We have been told repeatedly that if you want to loose weight you must cut out carbs.

And for many of us that is not good news.


But did you know that not all carbs are bad?

Joy and happiness, at least 5 carbs can help you loose weight.

At least that is what the article to which we are linking today maintains.

HERE'S THE LINK to 5 carbs that can actually help you Lose Weight.


Thursday, October 6, 2016

How Could Noah Build the Ark

Yesterday we considered the question of whether or not there was a real historical person named Noah and if there was a real world wide flood.

So, your next logical question would be (assuming you now believe that Noah and the Flood are real)

How could Noah actually build an Ark !!!

The article to which we are linking today explains.

HERE'S THE LINK to How could Noah Build the Ark

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Was there really a Noah's Ark and Flood?

Recently I watched a video (which we will soon post for you to view also)

in which, among other things, folks were asked if they believed if there had been a literal Noah and a literal flood.

As you might surmise, most said NO.

Is this important? you ask.

Well, the article to which we are linking today will provide interesting and important information about this topic.

HERE'S THE LINK to Was there really a Noah's Ark and Flood?

Monday, October 3, 2016

Rosh Hashanah is today and tomorrow

Rosh Hashanah began at sundown yesterday and ends at sundown on Tuesday.

What is Rosh Hashanah and why 2 days?

It is the beginning  of the Jewish New Year and, according to Jewish tradition, as indicated on the chabad website: "the anniversary of the creation of Adam and Eve, and a day of judgment and coronation of G-d as King"

The reason for the 2 days (some say Oct 3 and 4 this year and others say October 2-4) is because the day on the Jewish calendar begins and ends at sundown (instead of at midnight on the calendar of the rest of the world).

So, Rosh Hashanah is First Day of the Jewish New Year and is also known as "The Feast of Trumpets"

This Holiday covers two days since the exact time it begins is based on when the first sliver of the New Moon is sighted.

Even though it is shown on the calendar to begin this year at Sundown today and extend through sundown tomorrow, IF the New Moon is not seen today, then the day will be observed tomorrow beginning at sundown and extending through the next day.

So we are leaving this DIT up for 2 days since one is not exactly sure when it will be observed.

In fact, this is the ONLY Jewish Holiday that 'no one knows for sure when it will begin'.   Hmmmm.  Does this ring a bell in your thought process?

Also, leaving this DIT up for two days will give you time to hear the Shofar sounds and read the wonderful summary article explaining about this very important time of Celebration for Jews and Christians.

Christians? Why is a Jewish Holiday important to Christians?

Well, when you read the article you will find out.

So, with that said, HERE'S THE LINK to Rosh Hashanah The Feast of Trumpets.

And to hear the actual Shofar sounds of Rosh Hashanna HERE'S THE LINK.

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Sunday Hymn: Cast thy burden upon the Lord

Today's hymn is another beloved one which is well known to almost everyone.

It is very short, only about 1 minute in length, so you might want to listen more than once.

HERE'S THE LINK to Cast thy burden upon the Lord

Saturday, October 1, 2016

5 Surprising things your Smartphone can do

A couple of years ago my smartphone became dumb (i.e. quit working)

so I had to get another.

And talk about smart !!!

This phone was sooooooo smart that I bought a 300+ page book to figure out how to use it.

And, the interesting thing is that instructions on how to use the Phone to actually call someone didn't appear until page 100.  I kid you not.

So smart phones are realllllly smart and getting smarter every day.

The link today will only mention 5 of the apparently zillions of things a smart phone can do but I think you will find them interesting.

HERE'S THE LINK to 5 surprising things your smartphone can do