Thursday, November 30, 2017

Tennessee Parks and the Fall Foliage Colors

There are several states that are famous for their beautiful fall colors --

I am speaking of the trees that turn so many beautiful shades and hues in the fall.

And Tennessee is one of those states with stunningly beautiful fall foliage colors.

But alas and alack, folks who are colorblind are not able to see and appreciate the awesome colors.

Until now !!

Until now? you ask.  What do you mean.

Well, Tennessee parks have installed special foliage viewfinders in many of the state parks.

Colorblind folks, when viewing the fall colors through these viewfinders, can finally see what everyone else sees.

The link today explains about these special viewfinders and shows the reactions of colorblind people who are finally seeing the fall foliage colors for the first time.

You will be amazed, thrilled, and stunned.

HERE'S THE LINK to Tennessee parks intall foliage viewfinders for colorblind tourists

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

The Lord is the Creator

Yesterday we considered whether the Human Brain just happened by chance

or if there was a Designer - Creator of the Brain and indeed everything.

The name of that Designer-Creator is THE LORD.

So the question now is

what else did the Designer-Creator do?

And why don't we believe Him when He tells us what He did?

To what am I referring now? you ask.

Well, today's link will explain.

HERE'S THE LINK to The LORD is His Name


Tuesday, November 28, 2017

The Human Brain is 'Beyond Belief'

Evolutionists believe the Human Brain and everything else happened by chance.

But when you look at the complexity of the Human Brain

surely you wonder --

Did this REALLY just happen by chance over millions or billions of years?

Could that really be possible?

Today's link will help you contemplate this and will help you decide IF the Human brain happened by chance

or if it was designed.

HERE'S THE Link to The Human Brain is Beyond belief


Monday, November 27, 2017

What did the Reformers believe about the Age of the Earth

On October 31, 2017,slightly over 500 years ago, Martin Luther began the reformation when he posted his 95 Theses on the door of the Wittenberg Church in Germany.

He was not alone in his thoughts for very long because many others soon entered in the cause.

Some of these Reformers included John Calvin, Henry Bullinger, Ulrich Zwingli, and many more. 

The Guttenberg printing press was developed at this time (as pictured here) and this enabled these and the other Reformers to put their teachings into print.

So what did they believe and teach?

And how did their teachings differ from other earlier famous people such as Augustine, Aristotle, and others.  

Today's very interesting and informative link will explain.

HERE'S THE LINK to What did the reformers believe about the age of the earth

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Now Thank we all our God

This past Thursday we celebrated Thanksgiving

So our Hymn today continues the thought of Thanking God for all our many blessings.

HERE'S THE LINK to Now Thank we all our God


Saturday, November 25, 2017

Worship the LORD

Give unto the LORD

the glory due unto His name;

Bring an offering,

and come before Him:

Worship the LORD

in the beauty of holiness

             1 Chronicles 16:29

Friday, November 24, 2017

What to do with the Thanksgiving leftovers

Yesterday was a day of feast and plenty.  And, wow what a good time everyone had and yum yum were all the dishes.

Yes, the Thanksgiving meal was wonderful and bountiful.

But now there are lots of leftovers. 

What to do?  These leftovers are way too tasty to just throw out. or to give to the dog.

The famous turkey sandwich route is a staple left over ‘idea’. 

But what else?

Well, with this question in mind and needing some answers,

we found a few sites with some really tasty and creative suggestions about what to do with those leftovers.

HERE'S A LINK to turkey leftovers

and HERE'S A LINK to Top 20 Leftover Turkey Recipes

and if that isn't enough HERE'S ONE more link to Turkey leftovers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving

In America, today is Thanksgiving Day.

This is the day that folks travel to grandmother’s house or some similar place to gather with family and friends and observe one of the most favorite and special times of the year, Thanksgiving.

Some will have large gatherings and bountiful meals, others smaller groups and not so much.

But all who truly understand this special Holiday will give thanks on this day to God for our many blessings.

History books when I was a child (long long ago when Dinosaurs roamed the earth) told the correct history of Thanksgiving.

But, alas, since those days there have been many revisions and deletions concerning its origin and true meaning.

So what is the true history of Thanksgiving day? you ask.

Well, the article to which we will link today will give you a factual,
non-revised, history.

You really need to read this and you might even want to read or summarize it at your Thanksgiving gathering.

HERE'S THE LINK to the true history of Thanksgiving

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Dog has incredible Reaction to Soldier returning home

2 Caveats re today's video link.

First -- the dog pictured here is not the one greeting the soldier

and Second -- the Soldier in the video was not coming home for Thanksgiving.  He had been gone on a long deployment and was finally returning home.

But since tomorrow is thanksgiving and all over the USA many folks will be traveling back to their home or will be going to visit friends.

We thought you would enjoy this amazing reunion of a soldier and his dog.

And hopefully you will receive or give a joyful (though not as intense) reunion to your family and friends and whomever tomorrow as you celebrate Thanksgiving.

So even though the link today shows an incredible reunion and welcome home --

it wasn't really a reunion for the official Thanksgiving holiday


it was truly a type of Thanksgiving when the dog was reunited with his soldier master.


What a welcome home !!!

HERE'S the Link to Dog has incredible reaction to soldier returning home

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

The Oort Cloud

Oort Cloud?  What is that you ask.

Or perhaps you have already heard about the Oort cloud

and you are happily smiling and saying -- "well, it's a source of comets that is wayyyyyy far away --

so far away that no one has ever actually seen it even with powerful telescopes

but we know it's out there somewhere."

We do?

Do we really?

Today's article, written by a PhD with his degree in astronomy

will give us some interesting information abut the famous Oort Cloud.

HERE'S THE LINK to Oort Cloud -- No Evidence Required.


Monday, November 20, 2017

An evening Prayer - Acapella Hymn with Lyrics

Yesterday we didn't have a Sunday Hymn so today let's have an Evening Prayer Hymn.

This is a rather well known hymn so sing along or read and pray this prayer as you read and / or sing.

The words are provided.

HERE'S THE LINK to If I have wounded anyone today …


Sunday, November 19, 2017

Does your Pastor teach from the Book of Genesis?

Many pastors no longer teach or preach from the Book of Genesis.

And many especially avoid the first 11 Chapters of Genesis.


And does this have any ramifications?

Today's link explains.

HERE'S the link to What if my pastor avoids Genesis

Saturday, November 18, 2017

How Kevin James did it

Yesterday we saw the Illusionist Kevin James saw a man in half and then put him back together again.

How did he do it?

Today's link has the answer.

HERE'S THE LINK to Magic Secrets Revealed: Kevin James Saws man in Half

Friday, November 17, 2017

Illusionist Kevin James saws man in half

How does he do this?

There are illusionists and then there are illusionists

You will be amazed at this performance.

HERE'S THE LINK to Illusion Magic Act by Kevin James

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Last Chance to see the Movie: Genesis Paradise Lost

Yes, I know we mentioned this last week

But this really is an important movie.

And tonight is the last time it is scheduled to be shown.

So if at all possible, find a Theatre near you where it is being shown and go see it. 

You will be glad you did.

HERE'S THE LINk to Genesis Paradise Lost

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Genesis doesn't fit with Deep Time

Hopefully you were able to see the new movie on Monday -- Genesis Paradise Lost.

If you didn't, you have one more chance this Thursday.

But why do I want to see it ? you ask

Isn't Genesis just a bunch of stories and not really true history? you say.

And isn't deep time (i.e. evolution and billions and billions and billions of years) what we are supposed to believe? 

Well, that is why you need to see the movie

and that is why the article to which we are linking today will help you understand why deep time and billions of years and evolutionary thought is  ---

well, check out this link and then go see the movie if you haven't already.

And then contemplate what you have read and seen.

HERE'S THE LINK to Genesis doesn't fit with Deep Time

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Autumn is Here

Some parts of the world are now awash with beautiful fall colors as the leaves of the trees turn bright red, orange, yellow, and other hues and shades of fall colors.

Perhaps you live in such an area and can look outside and see these colors.

Or maybe you are in an area where you can't.

Either way, the link today will show us the fall colors in New England, USA with music by Vivaldi.


HERE'S THE LINK to Autumn in New England


Monday, November 13, 2017

5 Electrical Fire Risks

This brief article may save your life or that of a loved one.

What is it?

Well, as noted in today's title, it reminds us of 5 Electrical Fire Risks.

You might be aware of some of these

but even if you are, this is still a good reminder,

especially since winter will soon be here and everyone will be doing more 'electrical' things in their house, apartment, garage, whatever.

So with that by way of introduction

HERE'S THE LINK to 5 Electrical Fire Risks you may not be aware of

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Sunday Hymn: Lord I coming home

I've wandered far away from God,
Now I'm coming home;
The paths of sin too long I've trod,
Lord, I'm coming home.

Coming home, coming home,
Nevermore to roam,
Open wide Thine arms of love,
Lord, I'm coming home.

I've wasted many precious years,
Now I'm coming home;
I now repent with bitter tears,
Lord, I'm coming home.


I'm tired of sin and straying, Lord,
Now I'm coming home;
I'll trust Thy love, believe Thy Word,
Lord, I'm coming home.


I need His cleansing blood, I know,
Now I'm coming home;
O wash me whiter than the snow,
Lord, I'm coming home.


HERE'S THE LINK to Lord I'm coming home


Saturday, November 11, 2017

It all adds up

How well do you do math?

Well, for some math is very difficult.

For others, not so much.

But some math (such as adding and subtracting)  is easier than other types (such as geometry, trigonometry, etc).

Today let's look at some of the 'easy' math (or it used to be easy before changes were made recently in how it is now being taught -- but that is another topic for another time. )

Today let's just look at simple addition.

Addition?  What do you mean.

Well, today's link will explain.

HERE'S THE LINK to it all adds up


Friday, November 10, 2017

New Movie: Genesis Paradise Lost

There is a new movie that will be at Theaters for only 2 days

So Make plans NOW to see the New movie: Genesis Paradise Lost

Originally it was scheduled for only Monday November 13

But an extra showing on Thursday November 16 has been added.

This is a must see movie --  so make plans now.

To see the trailer and find out where it is showing

HERE'S THE LINK to Genesis Paradise Lost


Thursday, November 9, 2017

Credit Card Skimmers

Almost every day now you see an article in your local news paper or on your local TV telling of another credit card skimmer problem.

These are popping up more and more frequently---

at gas station pumps, in stores, at fast food places, etc etc etc.

So what to do?

How can you tell when you are about to used a skimmer.

Well, today's link has some verrrrrry helpful information.

You definitely want to check this out

HERE'S THE LINK to 8 secrets to help you detect credit card fraud skimmers


Wednesday, November 8, 2017

The Iowa Wave

A Children's hospital overlooks the Kinnick Stadium.

What is the Kinnick Stadium? you ask

Well it is the Football stadium where the Iowa football team plays.

And the Fans at the stadium have begun a new tradition that will bring joy to your heart (pun intended) and tears to your eyes.

What is it?

Well, today's link will explain.  Do not miss this article !!!  And get out your kleenex.

HERE'S THE LINK to The Iowa Wave through a Child's eyes

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

One more thing about DST Daylight Savings time

Well, I assume you have begun to adjust to DST but you are likely mumbling about WHY this has to happen


Yes, yes, I know we have talked about it a lot --

but I just found another very short but succinct link that really explains the ins and outs of WHY we have DST.

So with that by way of introduction

HERE'S THE LINK to Here's why we fall back to Daylight Standard Time

Monday, November 6, 2017

Daylight Saving Time ended yesterday.

Yes, yesterday was the day that Daylight Savings Time ended and hopefully you set your clocks and were on 'schedule' for Sunday.

But, if perchance you happily slept and slept and slept and missed Church --

Our Hymn today is "O The Deep, Deep Love of Jesus". If you have time, after this Hymn is over, others follow, so keep listening if you can.

So, with that by way of explanation

HERE'S THE LINK to O the Deep Deep Love of Jesus

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Set your clocks before you go to bed tonight

This is a big heads up and reminder that

               It is “Fall Back time.”

Yes, tonight, this Saturday night (well, technically in the wee hours of Sunday morning), Daylight Savings Time ends.

So, be sure to change allllll your clocks and timers and everything that ‘blinks when the power goes out’ BACK one hour before you go to bed tonight (Saturday night).

If you don’t do this, you'll be an hour early to church!  And, if you are a Baptist, I guess that means you will be the early bird making the coffee and putting out the donuts.   : )

Anyway, this will be a 25 hour day, so, joy and happiness, you get another hour of sleep tonight !!!!

But, alas, if you have a job where you are on call or on duty when the time changes, well, sad about that as you have to work longer.  Sigh.

Also, this is a good time change the batteries in your smoke detectors.

Friday, November 3, 2017

Luther's 95 Theses

We've been looking this week at the fact that this is the 500th anniversary of when Luther posted his 95 Theses on the door of the Church in Germany.

But, you ask -- what exactly were these Theses.

Today's link gives all 95 of them.

HERE'S THE LINK to Luther's 95 Theses

Thursday, November 2, 2017

2017 is the 500th Anniversary of The Reformation

On Oct 31, 1517, 500 years ago, Martin Luther nailed his 95 Theses to the door of the Wittenberg Church in Germany and History was changed!

This week we have been looking at some of the things that changed because of this epic event.

Today's link begins by explaining the Relevance of the Reformation then and how there is a need for a continuance of the Reformation even today because a new set of" theses" have developed which need to be considered.

HERE'S THE LINK to The Relevance of the Reformation


Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Who was Ulrich Zwingli?

Yesterday was Reformation Day -- the Day immortalized when Martin Luther posted his 95 Theses on the door of the Wittenberg Church in Germany.

But Luther was not the only one who was involved in what is now referred to as the Reformation.

After Luther posted his 95 Theses, others agreed with him and began to participate in what is now referred to as The Reformation -- the beginning of the Protestant Church.

Several of these others included Jan Hus, John Wycliffe, John Calvin, William Tyndale, Oliver Cromwell, John Knox, and Ulrich Zwingli.

Ulrich Zwingili?   Who is he you ask.

Well, today's link will answer that question and provide additional information about Zwingli and many of the other Reformers.

HERE'S THE LINK to Forgotten Reformer Ulrich Zwingli