Tuesday, December 31, 2019

It's New Year's eve

At midnight in each time zone as the new year rolls around the world -- things happen !

The Ball drops in Times Square of New York.

The Peach drops in Atlanta, Ga.

Fireworks light up the sky in many cities and communities around the world.

Families and friends light fire crackers and small firework displays in their yards.

Some people observe the passing of the old year and the beginning of the new year in prayer, reading the Bible, attending group worship services, working, or perhaps sleeping.

But, whether you are awake or asleep, reveling, celebrating, or worshipping,

the Old year passes and a New Year begins.

Of course, no one knows what will happen in 2020.  It is yet to unfold.

But here's wishing you a Happy New Year.

No click through today -- just contemplate or whatever

Monday, December 30, 2019

What is a Christian?

There is a lot of confusion these days about ‘What is a Christian’.

Some just use the name, 'Christian’, without understanding what a real Christian is.

Their life styles do not suggest that they are a Christian as often the person lives, acts, thinks, talks, etc. just like a non-Christian.

So what is a Christian really?

Well, a good and succinct answer to that question came in a snail mail letter that I received awhile back from Samaritan's Purse.

Going to their website I was unable to find it posted online so perhaps it is only in printed form.

Not knowing who wrote it, though it might have been Franklin Graham, the President of Samaritan’s Purse, still, it is definitely a must read. 

So, without further ado --

to read this answer for yourself,

HERE'S THE LINK TO What is a Christian 


Sunday, December 29, 2019

Sunday Hymn: Hark the Herald Angels Sing

Today's Hymn is another favorite.

This version was performed at St. Paul's Cathedral in London.

Sing or hum along

HERE'S THE LINK TO Hark the Herald Angels sing


Saturday, December 28, 2019

Why Jesus came down from Heaven

The excitement of Christmas is winding down.

And perhaps some of you have already taken down your Christmas trees and decorations.

Some of your gifts have possibly been returned to the stores

and others you are hopefully enjoying.

But as we reflect on this and every Christmas season

we are reminded of WHY we celebrate Christmas and what is the GREATEST of All Christmas Gifts.

What is / was that? you ask

And the answer is - The Greatest Christmas Gift and the One for which the Christmas season celebrates is --


For an explanation of why Jesus is the Greatest of ALL Christmas gifts and why Jesus came to earth as a tiny baby and what this means for all mankind --

HERE'S THE LINK To Why Jesus came down from heaven


Friday, December 27, 2019

The Spirit of Christmas Continues

Christmas Day is over

But the Spirit of Christmas lives on.

A friend sent this link to another 'flash mob' singing Christmas carols.

This time it was in the South Bay Galleria in Redondo Beach.

So, sit back, relax, and listen to or sing along with the folks in this video.

HERE'S THE LINK TO Christmas Flash Mob


Thursday, December 26, 2019

Cactus, Bats, and Christmas Gift Giving

Christmas is over and the Gift giving has been finished.

Hopefully you had a Merry Christmas and received many gifts --

but did you know that people are not the only ones who exchange gifts?

Yes indeed.

Animals and plants also exchange gifts -- very important and necessary gifts.

Wondering what I am talking about?

Thought so

and todays link will explain.

So with that by way of introduction

HERE'S THE LINK TO Cactus, Bats, and Christmas Gift Giving


Wednesday, December 25, 2019

The Greatest Christmas Gift

It is Christmas Day.

Yes, It is that very special time of the year again

and it seems that almost everyone has been rushing around

putting up Christmas trees, stringing lights, cooking yummy delicacies,

going to Christmas plays and concerts, attending parties,

buying and wrapping presents,

and just generally enjoying this special time of the year.

But do you know the Greatest Christmas gift of all?

Today's click through will explain.

HERE'S THE LINK To The Greatest Christmas Gift of all is God Gave Himself


Tuesday, December 24, 2019

A Merry Christmas Card for you

All of you have all been wonderful to visit our DIT (Daily Interesting Things) site this year.

And we do thank you for visiting.

But since we are not sure where you live or what your email addresses are....

We are sending this very special Christmas Greeting in an unusual way.

Alas the proverbial ‘snail’ will not get to deliver the mail but cyberspace will do the task.

And, since we can use cyberspace, we are sending this very special “Christmas Card’.

We did not create the card ourselves but a friend found it and sent it to us via email and we thought it was soooooo wonderful that we want to share it with you.

So without further ado

HERE'S THE LINK TO A Merry Christmas Card for you


Sunday, December 22, 2019

Hanukkah begins at sundown

What is Hanukkah?

Well, Hanukkah is a Jewish Holiday, also known as the Feast of Lights.

It is not as famous or as well known as the other Jewish Holidays such as Passover -- But it is a very interesting and important Holiday.

Hanukkah is celebrated for 8 days and 8 nights and commemorates the the victory over the Maccabees and the ensuing miracles during the rededication of the Temple in Jerusalem.

Hanukkah is also spelled Chanukah or Hannukah.

HERE'S THE LINK For more information about Hanukkah from a Jewish Perspective 


Saturday, December 21, 2019

Today is the first day of winter --TheWinter Solstice

Yes, Dec 21 is the First Official Day of Winter!

But try to tell that to the folks in the NorthEast USA and elsewhere around the world who are trying to dig out from humongous snowfalls.

‘Winter’ came a few days early for them and others this year.

Of course, some people really like winter. Don’t ask me why. I am sure not one of them. In fact, as I have often said, “If I never see another snowflake as long as I live, it will be fine with me.”

But, I digress. So, to continue. As you know, the occasion of the Winter Solstice is important for several reasons, not the least of which is that the days which have been getting shorter and shorter for the past several months, will now begin to get longer and longer! Yay!

It will be a slow and incremental increase in the length of each day-- culminating eventually with the longest day of the year each year at the Summer Solstice.

But, today, we are thinking of the Winter Solstice. And, we are not the only folks who have found this to be an interesting and important time of the year.

The ‘ancients’ (who supposedly were ‘ignorant’, knuckle dragging entities-- according to those with the evolutionary glasses) knew about the Winter Solstice and even erected structures (monoliths, buildings, carins, etc.) to help them know exactly ‘when’ the Winter Solstice occurred.

One of these structures is known as Maes Howe (also known as Maeshowe). I have visited this site and other similar sites such as the Chambered tomb of Newgrange. These sites are famous for their midwinter (Winter Solstice) alignments.

Many of these sites today have video cameras set up so we can sit at our computers and see what the ‘ancients’ saw millennia ago. One of these cameras is at the Maeshowe site.   I don't think it is working this year but the links on the website will explain about MaesHowe and other similar locaetions so --

Check it out.

HERE'S THE LINK TO THE Video Camera in the  MaesHowe website.


Friday, December 20, 2019

A Virtual Choir sings A Mighty Fortress is our God

Yes, this is a virtual choir with singers from literally everywhere.

Instead of in a group together on a stage or in a Choir loft

These singers are in many locations and are linked together by electronics.

Check this out.

HERE'S THE LINK TO A Mighty Fortress is our God (Virtual Choir)


Thursday, December 19, 2019

Noah's Flood on North America

 Have you wondered what really happened when the flood of Noah was unleashed upon the world?

Today's click through has an amazing computer graphic rendition of the Noah's flood events.

Check this out. It's amazing.

HERE'S THE LINK TO Noah's Flood on North America

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

The Forbidden Chapter: Isaiah 53 in the Hebrew Bible

Have you read Isaiah 53

That is a Chapter in the book of Isaiah in the Old Testament.

You may not have read it.

But it has quite a message.

Today's Click through will explain.

HERE'S THE LINK TO The Forbidden Chapter: Isaiah 53 in the Hebrew Bible

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

This Math Trick will Guess your age

Well, this didn't work for me --

It got within a couple of years.

Maybe I did something wrong.

But check this out anyway

It might just work for you.

HERE"S THE LINK TO This Math trick will guess your age


Monday, December 16, 2019

Saturday, December 14, 2019

See a salamander grow from a single cell --- in this incredible time lapse short film

Today's click through is amazing.


Because it is a time lapse video of the development of a salamander from its original single cell.

Hmmm.  Interesting that some folks think this all happened by accident.


Looks to me like there is a Designer behind all this interaction, development, and activitiy.

What do you think?


HERE'S THE LINK TO see a salamander grow from a single cell in this incredible time lapse short film


Friday, December 13, 2019

The History of Tea

Some of our favorite DIT'ers are serious tea drinkers.

Today's click through, therefore, should be very interesting to them.

For the rest of us, it will also be interesting.

HERE'S THE LINK TO The History of Tea

Thursday, December 12, 2019

Flight Attendant tells unsuspecting mom to get off the plane

Today's click through is to a very interesting event that began on an airplane and ended in a hospital.

It started when a Flight Attendant tells unsuspecting mom to get off the plane -- then her world gets turned upside down.

This whole event is amazing and wonderful.

Check it out.

HERE'S THE LINK TO Flight Attendant tells unsuspecting mom to get off the plane 


Wednesday, December 11, 2019

White House Christmas Decorations

Yesterday we viewed an outdoor display of Christmas lights.

Today let's go inside the White House and see the 2019 Decorations.

Beautiful !!

HERE'S THE LINK TO White House Christmas Decorations


Tuesday, December 10, 2019

88 Piano Keys control 500,000 Christmas Lights

It's the Christmas season and likely you are observing the many decorations and Christmas lights.

Today's click through is an amazing collection of lights.

You will love this.

When you get to the click through page, scroll down a short way till you find the video link

and then enjoy.

HERE'S THE LINK TO 88 Piano Keys control 500,000 Christmas Lights


Monday, December 9, 2019

Violin Accident

Today's click through is very brief but utterly hilarious --

for everyone except the violinist, that is.

Check it out.

HERE'S THE LINK TO Violin Accident

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Monday, December 2, 2019

Have you seen Jesus?

Today's click through is another Chonda Pierce funny story.

It is not what you think.

Check it out.

HERE'S THE LINK TO Have you seen Jesus


Sunday, December 1, 2019

Sunday Hymn: No one ever cared for me like Jesus

Today's Hymn is another well known favorite --

Played on the electronic piano with no choir.

But the words are provided.

So sing or hum along

HERE'S THE LINK TO No One cared for me like Jesus