Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Today is Reformation Day

Exactly 500 years ago today, Martin Luther posted his 95 Theses on the door of the Wittenberg Church in Germany.

And, wow, the events that happened after that "sparked a reformation throughout Europe" and ultimately the entire world.

The article to which we are linking explains.

HERE'S THE LINK to The Reformation of the 16th Century

Monday, October 30, 2017

Tomorrow is Halloween? or Reformation day?

October 31 is usually known and celebrated as Halloween.

But, there is another and more important reason why this day should be remembered.

Which (pun intended although the spelling is different) do you think of when you see this date on the calendar?  Halloween? or the Reformation?

Probably you think of Halloween --

But are you aware that it was on Oct 31, 1517, when Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses on the door of the Wittenberg Church and began what is now known as the Protestant Reformation?

Likely your children, grandchildren, neighbors, or whomever are ‘celebrating’ the Halloween aspect of this date by either ‘trick or treating’ or having some kind of Church event which is semi-incorporating an observance of the witches halloween, either calling it a ‘fall festival’ or some other ‘innocent’ sounding name.

Indeed, many folks today decorate their yards and houses with goblins, ghosts,  pumpkins, etc. But, should they or you even celebrate Halloween at all? 

There are many excellent articles and resources that explain why observance of Halloween is NOT a good thing.  You can find some of them HERE, HERE, HERE, and HERE.

So, rather than celebrating Halloween, how about thinking about the Reformation and the positive results that came from it. 

Your Church might even want to have a “Reformation Party” or event with videos, talks, whatever, telling about what happened and why. 

One of the reasons our Churches are in the mess they are in today is because folks do NOT know about the Reformation, what it accomplished, why it is important, and what will result if we abandon what it accomplished.

So, forget Halloween and begin to think instead about the Reformation when you see Oct 31 roll around on your calendar.

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Igor the Bulldog

Alas and Alack Igor the Bulldog must stay behind in Norway while the family goes on vacation !

Igor, being one of the family as all dogs are, can not go with them.

So the family, being concerned decide to do something amazing.

This is a true story so

Look at what they prepare for him

HERE'S THE LINK to Igor the Bulldog must stay behind


Friday, October 27, 2017

Ordering a Vanilla Milkshake

We've had a couple of 'heavy' days with the videos of the terrible fires in California.

So today let's have a happy laughing experience.


Well, Jeanne Robertson, a comedian, tells us of her experience in trying to order a Vanilla Milkshake.

This is a hoot.

HERE'S THE LINK to We don't sell Vanilla Milkshakes


Thursday, October 26, 2017

Santa Rosa Drone Video

Yesterday we viewed some images of the horrible destruction caused by the Santa Rosa California fires.

Today we are linking to a drone video showing even more of the widespread destruction these fires produced.

This is sooooo unbelievable and sad.

HERE'S THE LINK to Santa Rosa Drone Video


Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Santa Rosa Mail Delivery

The Fires in California have been soooooo devastating.

Today's link shows some of that awful devastation

but it also shows a Postal ServiceTruck delivering mail to the mailboxes that remain standing even though the houses and everything else is destroyed.

So sad

HERE'S THE LINK to Santa Rosa Mail Delivery

Monday, October 23, 2017

Butterfly Colors

While observing Butterflies, have you wondered about their brilliant colors?

Well, Jonathan Sarfati has written a very interesting article that explains about "Butterfly brilliance".

He says it is due to "dual diffraction gratings which produce two colour signals."

What??? (And, yes, I know, colour is not spelled like that in the US but Dr. Sarfati lives in Australia.)

Anyway, to read his article and learn about 'dual diffraction gratings', which is obviously something that only God (and not evolution) would do

HERE'S THE LINK to butterfly colors, butterfly brilliance, and dual diffraction gratings

Saturday, October 21, 2017

More about the Christian Metamorphosis

Today's link leads to a short summary and comparison of the transformation of a caterpillar to a butterfly

and the transformation of an unsaved person to a transformed Christian.

HERE'S THE LINK to Metamorphosis Transformation


Friday, October 20, 2017


The Butterfly, during it's life cycle, undergoes an astoundingly change --

from a worm like structure, to encasing itself in a cocoon, and finally to emerge as a beautiful Butterfly.


But, did you know that this 'change' of metamorphosis can also be compared to the life of a Christian?

For details and explanation

HERE'S THE LINK to Christian Life Metamorphosis Transformation


Thursday, October 19, 2017

Marvels of the Monarch

We've seen videos of the Monarch Butterflies.

We've read about their uncanny abilities to fly thousands of miles.

Today let's learn even more -- including the life cycle of the Butterfly

HERE'S THE LINK to Marvels of the Monarch


Wednesday, October 18, 2017

The Migration of the Monarch Butterfly

We've seen the videos of Monarch Butterflies migrating to Mexico (and they also Migrate to other locations such as Australia.)

But HOW do they do this?

Today we are linking to an article that explains.

Again, you will be amazed

HERE'S THE LINK to the Magnificent Migrating Monarch

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

The Monarch Migration in more detail

Yesterday we viewed a short video that told about the Migration of Monarch Butterflies to Mexico and other far away warm places so they can escape the cold and snow and ice of their Northern Habitats.

But today's video goes into more detail.  It details what happens  when they arrive at their winter vacation location.

Again you will be amazed.

HERE'S THE LINK to Monarch Migration

Monday, October 16, 2017

The Butterfly forest

Winter will soon be here and the butterflies know it.

So what do they do?

Well, amazingly they go for a trip -- Monarch Butterflies fly hundreds or thousands of miles from the USA and Canada and other Northern Climes to Mexico where they stay for the winter.

Other Monarchs fly to Australia and elsewhere.

Imagine that !!!! Flying thousands and thousands of miles with those tiny thin wispy looking wings.  Wow. Amazing.

There are several videos on the internet that show this.

The one we have selected for today is about 1 ½ minutes long and shows the Monarchs arriving in Mexico.

Prepare to be amazed.

HERE'S THE LINK to Monarchs by the Millions: Welcome to Butterfly Forest

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Video Hymn: Our Father Who art in Heaven


Yes, Yes, I know -- this was posted for Thursday of this week

But it is so worshipful and awesome that we wanted to post it again


HERE'S THE LINK to Our Father Who art in Heaven

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Boise State's tee- fetching dog

Since this is Saturday and all over the country folks are probably watching football games --

we thought you would be interested in this very interesting and unusual tradition.

What is it? you ask

Well, it seems that Boise State (that college with the blue football field)

has a dog that fetches the tees used for kick offs !!!!

What a hoot.

Check it out ---

but -- alas the first video might not work as it directs you to a facebook page.  If that happens -- scroll down to the second video (which is better anyway) and it will show you the dog in action.

And now with that by way of introduction and warning

HERE'S THE LINK to Boise State's tee-fetching dog


Friday, October 13, 2017

How small can life be?

The link today is to a very short article that answers this question

"How small can life be?"

You will be amazed. 

HERE'S THE LINK to How small can life be?


Thursday, October 12, 2017

Our Father

 Today's video was found by and sent to us by a friend of DIT

Her comment was -and it is so true -

"This is guaranteed to bless your day"

So with that by way of introduction

HERE'S THE LINK to Our Father


Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Redwoods National Forest

Yesterday was rather intense

So today let's take a calmer trip in nature.

This time we are going to Redwoods National Forest in California.  

It is noted for its realllly tall trees and scenic beauty.

HERE'S THE LINK to Redwoods National Forest

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

The World's Most Dangerous Motorcycle Ride

We know some folks who ride motorcycles

but they probably have not tried this.

It is a ride on a very scary road on the Himalayan Trail --

as you can see, one misstep and it's over and a lonnnnnng way down.

In fact -- who in their right mind would do this?????

"Not I" -- that's for sure

But if you want to check this out from the safety of your couch or recliner then

HERE'S THE LINK to the World's Most Dangerous Ride


Monday, October 9, 2017

Today is Columbus Day

What is Columbus Day?  

Well you probably know --

but the 'historically challenged' students of today probably do not.

So today, to give you a refresher about history and to the 'historically challenged' who have no clue,  we are linking to an explanation of Columbus Day and why it is important.

HERE'S THE LINK to Columbus Day

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Hymn: When I survey the Wondrous Cross

Recently, Sept 29, 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 required death penalty for all the sins 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 7, 2017

The Golden Rule

You are probably very familiar with the "Golden Rule"

The Scripture upon which it is based is Matthew 7:12

“Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, 
do ye even so to them: 
for this is the law and the prophets”

But what does this mean?  Is this a way to obtain Salvation?  Or what?

To find out

HERE'S THE LINK to The Golden Rule

Friday, October 6, 2017

Legends of the Flood

The article to which we are linking today begins with these words:

Critics claim the Bible’s account borrows from earlier myths. But it’s the other way around.

For details and explanation

HERE'S THE LINK to Legends of the Flood


Thursday, October 5, 2017

Great Awakening and Founding of colleges

Wow How things have changed!

Changed? What do you mean? you ask.

Well, you surely have seen or heard about recent events in Colleges and Universities in America -- re. what they are teaching (or not teaching) and the ideas they are espousing.

But this is not how the Colleges and Universites began when they were first founded.

Since History is becoming a missing element of knowledge today, today's Link will fill in the details and explain. 

You will likely be amazed at what the original plan for Universities and Colleges was and how this has all changed.

HERE'S THE LINK to the Great Awakening and the Founding of colleges.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Discounts for Seniors

The young folks think Seniors are old

and, yes, some of them are.

'Old' now starts at younger and younger ages -- sometimes 50 is considered old.

And, did you know that 'old' -- often known as Seniors, besides having arthritic knees and slower walk and more -- does have its benefits.

Indeed it does

The Link today delineates some of the 'good things' that accrue to Seniors.

HERE'S THE LINK to Discounts for Seniors


Monday, October 2, 2017

FIFI Flies Again

What is FIFI ? you ask

It is not this cartoon of a happy plane pictured here but 

 FIFI is the name of a B 29 Bomber that flew during World War 2.

It has been out of commission for years but recently has been renovated with new engines and more.

The short Video today shows a portion of its First Flight with the New Engines.

Whether you are an aircraft affectionado or not, you will love this video.

HERE'S THE LINK to FIFI First Flight with New Engines


Sunday, October 1, 2017