Thursday, December 31, 2020

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.

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 2021.  It is yet to unfold.

But here's wishing you a Happy New Year.

No click through today -- just contemplate or whatever



Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Tuesday, December 29, 2020

Bird frozen to metal fence rescued by kind man


It's winter and alas sometimes animals have a really hard time.

Today's click through is one example.

Sadly a little bird managed to get frozen to a metal fence!!

Alas!  What to do?

Check out the solution.

HERE'S THE LINK TO Bird frozen to metal fence rescued by kind man



Monday, December 28, 2020

Boxer Puppy Watching a Scary movie on TV

 This is a cute short video.

What is it about? you ask.

Well it seems that a cute little Boxer puppy dog was watching a scary movie on TV

but alas it became so scary that he couldn't watch any more.


Check it out.

HERE'S THE LINK TO Boxer puppy watching a scary movie



Sunday, December 27, 2020

Sunday Hymn: Out of the Ivory Palaces


Yesterday we read a brief devotional thought
which explained
that the Lord God Jesus Christ
left the 'Ivory Palaces' of heaven
to come to earth as a baby

for the purpose of providing the free gift of salvation
to all who would accept His sacrificial substitutionary death
in payment for our individual personal sins --
which he took in our place when He died on the Cross.

Today's hymn speaks/sings about that.

HERE'S THE LINK TO Out of the Ivory Palaces



Saturday, December 26, 2020

Garments for the King

“All thy garments smell of myrrh, and aloes, and cassia,
out of the ivory palaces,
whereby they have made thee glad”

            (Psalm 45:8).

This verse from the Book of Psalms in the Old Testament of the Bible is talking about Jesus.

This is but one of many many Old Testament prophecies about the then future advent (coming) of Jesus --

the advent of Christmas which we celebrated yesterday.

So what did this verse tell us about the little baby in the manger?

Today's brief devotional thought will explain.

HERE'S THE LINK TO Garments for the king



Friday, December 25, 2020

It's Christmas Day

 It is Christmas Day.

And all over the world people are giving and receiving Christmas gifts.

But do you know the Greatest Christmas gift of all?

HERE'S THE LINK TO The Greatest Christmas gift of all



Thursday, December 24, 2020

Twas the Night before Christmas

You know the familiar refrain:

Twas the night before Christmas
And all through the house
Not a creature was stirring
Not even a mouse….

But is that what Christmas is about?  About santa and gifts and …

Of course not.

It's about the birth of the Lord God Jesus Christ.

But many 'traditions' and accessory things have arisen that are observed at Christmas time.

To read a short article about the origins of various Christmas traditions such as Christmas Trees, Wreaths, etc.

HERE'S THE LINK TO The Origins of our Christmas Traditions



Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Cactus, Bats, and Christmas Gift-giving

Christmas is almost here and you are probably still wrapping your 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




Tuesday, December 22, 2020

We are in the Christmas Season

 All of you have all been wonderful friends 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 you a very special Christmas Cards.

We did not create this cards 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 with that by way of introduction,

HERE'S THE LINK TO Our Christmas card to you



Monday, December 21, 2020

Winter Begins Today

 Today is the first official day of winter, also known as the winter Solstice.

For many, however, winter is already here and has been here for some time.

You have undoubtably already seen images of big snowstorms and blizzard type weather on TV --

but still -- today IS the first official day of winter.

But what this really means, in addition to the snow and ice and brrrrr cold of winter time,

is that the First day of Winter means that, in the Northern Hemisphere,

the days which are so very short now will start getting longer

and the nights will start getting shorter.

Joy and happiness --  that is Good News!!!!

Why does this happen?

Well, to find out everything you need to know about this wonderful event --

HERE'S THE LINK TO Everything you need to know about the december solstice



Sunday, December 20, 2020

Sunday Hymn: Joy to the World

Here's another Christmas favorite.

And again the one man gospel quartet sings it for us.

The words are provided so sing or hum along

HERE"S THE LINK TO Joy to the world



Saturday, December 19, 2020

Friday, December 18, 2020

10 Things you better not do during a power outage

It's that time of the year when many folks experience power outages.

Well, actually, when you think about it -- power outages can happen at any time.

But regardless,

today's click through has some very wise suggestions about what to do when there is a power outage.

Check this out.

HERE'S THE LINK to 10 things you better not do during a power outage



Thursday, December 17, 2020

The Deadly Sin





 Our Devotional Thought for today discusses that much talked about topic : 

           "There is a sin unto death."

It is mentioned in this Scripture Passage:

“If any man see his brother sin a sin which is not unto death,
he shall ask (
and he shall give him life for them that sin not unto death.
There is a sin unto death:
I do not say that he shall pray for it.”

         I John 5:16

For a short explanation of this verse and the Deadly Sin  HERE'S THE LINK 



Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Wild Groundhog …

 Today's click through is really unusual and heart warming.


Well, it seems that a wild groundhog wouldn't let the woman go home without her.


HERE'S THE LINK To Wild groundhog won't let woman go home without her



Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Dangerous Organ Sound

Today's Daily Interesting Thing is really unusual.

What is it ? you ask.

Well it seems that there is a Pipe Organ with a special sound that is so special that it needs a warning sign.

You will notice the sign on the right side of the console.

And when the Organist pulls the stop to activate the sound ---

Well --- watch out !   

 Spoiler alert --This is a hoot.

And now with that by way of introduction

HERE'S THE LINK to Dangerous Organ Sound



Monday, December 14, 2020

The Best Pancakes

 Cold weather is in many places these days 

and that brings thoughts of pancakes.

So today's clickthrough is gong to show us how to make Pancakes using an old fashioned recipe.

Yum Yum.

Check it out.

HERE'S THE LINK TO The Best Pancakes -- Old fashioned pancakes recipe



Sunday, December 13, 2020

Sunday Hymn: The First Noel

It is December and we are entering the Christmas Season.

So Today's Hymn is the well known favorite, The First Noel.

The words are provided so sing or hum along.




Saturday, December 12, 2020

Weatherman melts down on live TV

Today's click through might be a joke or this weatherman might have really meant what he was saying.

You can decide.

But whether it is real or a joke, it is funny.

Check this out.  It is a hoot.

HERE'S THE LINK TO Weatherman melts down on live TV



Friday, December 11, 2020

Hanukkah begins today

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, etc. 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.

For more information about this holiday from a Judiasm site HERE'S THE LINK



Thursday, December 10, 2020

10 most amazing things ever found underwater

Today's Daily Interesting Thing is very strange.

What is it? you ask.

Well, it shows pictures and tells of strange underwater things ---


Check this out.

HERE'S THE LINK TO 10 most amazing things ever found underwater

Wednesday, December 9, 2020

Arecibo Observatory collapses

 Today's click through is sad but interesting.

What is it? you ask.

Well, the Arecibo Observatory, located in Puerto Rico, has been functioning since the 1960s as a powerful telescope.

But, alas, just a few days ago it finally collapsed after the supporting cables broke.

If this place looks familiar to you, it should, if you are a James Bond Film fan because it was featured in the film "Goldeneye" as well as in several other movies.

Today's click through shows both drone and ground views during the collapse as well as some pre-collapse historical footage.

HERE'S THE LINK TO Arecibo Observatory collapses



Tuesday, December 8, 2020

Plane lands on highway and more

 Technically planes are NOT supposed to land on a Highway.  That's against the law.

But in today's clickthrough we will see one land (obviously there was some kind of really serious emergency).

And after you see that -- keep watching because you will see more really interesting things.

So with that by way of explanation

HERE'S THE LINK TO Plane lands on highway



Monday, December 7, 2020

Overview: Deuteronomy


Today we will see the Overview of the Book of Duteronomy

And with this we complete the Overview of the Torah -- the First 5 Books of the Bible.

HERE'S THE LINK TO Overview: Deuteronomy




Sunday, December 6, 2020

Overview: Numbers

The Third Book in the Torah of the Bible is titled Numbers.

It can also be covered in one session.

So HERE'S THE LINK TO the Overview of the Book of Numbers



Saturday, December 5, 2020

Friday, December 4, 2020

Overview: Exodus Chapters 19-40

Moving on in our Overview of the Torah (The first 5 Books of the Bible), today let's see what is in the second half of the Book of Exodus.

HERE'S THE LINK TO The Overview of Exodus Chapters 19-40




Thursday, December 3, 2020

Overview: Exodus Chapters 1-18

Having completed the overview of the First Book of the Torah, let's now see what is covered in the Second Book.

As we did in Genesis, this overview will also be in 2 parts.

So HERE'S THE LINK to the Overview of Exodus Chapters 1-18



Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Overview: Genesis Chapters 1-11


Yesterday we had a brief introduction to the entire Bible as we looked at Chapter 1 of the Bible.

Today let's look at what else happens in Chapters 1- 11.

I think you will find this fascinating.

HERE'S THE LINK TO Overview: Genesis Chapters 1-11



Monday, November 30, 2020

Genesis 1

 Beginning today and over the next few days -- we are going to do a very brief but interesting overview of the Torah.

The Torah?  What is that? you ask.

Well, in the Jewish Bible, as well as in the Bible that everyone else uses, the Torah is the first 5 Books.

If you have never read the Bible before, you will find this really really interesting.

And if you are a Bible Scholar, Pastor, SS or Bible Study Teacher, or whatever, you will still find this presentation clear, interesting, and understandable.

So with that by way of introduction, let's begin with Chapter 1 of the entire Bible.

HERE'S THE LINK TO Overview of Genesis 1



Sunday, November 29, 2020

sunday nov 29 Sunday Hymn: Sing to me of Heaven

The hymn today may not be familiar to you but the message is great.

And the Man who sings all 4 parts is back again.

Most unusual.

But very wonderful.

HERE'S THE LINK TO Sing to me of Heaven



Saturday, November 28, 2020

How to print your favorite photo on a mug using an electric iron


Well, Thanksgiving has passed

and now it is time to think about Christmas --

And Christmas gifts.

Today's click through is a 'how to' idea for a home made gift --

What is it? you ask.

Well, it's a way to print a photo on a mug.

Check it out.

HERE'S THE LINK TO How to print your favorite photo on a mug at home using an electric iron



Friday, November 27, 2020

What to do with 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

HERE'S A LINK TO information about Turkey leftovers

And HERE'S ONE MORE LINK to Turkey leftovers.



Thursday, November 26, 2020

Today is Thanksgiving day in the USA









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, 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 Celebrating Thanksgiving in America



Wednesday, November 25, 2020

The Throne of David


“And thine house and thy kingdom
shall be established for ever before thee:
thy throne shall be established for ever”

          II Samuel 7:16 kjv

This is another verse that is sometimes confusing upon first reading.

The verse is speaking to King David about his throne

but it is also referring to the throne of Jesus.

How can this be? you ask.

Today's click through provides clarification.

After reading this brief devotional thought, you will understand.

HERE'S THE LINK TO The Throne of David



Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Heaven is so Beautiful

 Today's click through tells of a death bed experience.

It seems that a daughter, Lauren Alaina, was with her stepdad in his final moments

and she reports what her stepdad saw and said.

Check this out.

HERE'S THE LINK TO Heaven is so beautiful



Monday, November 23, 2020

Water and Blood


“This is he that came by water and blood,
even Jesus Christ;
not by water only,
but by water and blood.
And it is the Spirit that beareth witness,
because the Spirit is truth.”

       1 John 5:6 kjv

This verse is sometimes confusing upon first reading.

But today's click through has a short but succinct and important explanation.

Check it out.

HERE'S THE LINK TO Water and the Blood

Sunday, November 22, 2020

Sunday Hymn: Wonderful grace of Jesus

Today's hymn is a favorite of many.

But this version is rather unusual.

How? you ask.

Well, you don't need a choir or a congregation --

because one person does all 4 parts.

What? you ask.

Well, check this out.

HERE'S THE LINK TO Wonderful Grace of Jesus



Saturday, November 21, 2020

How an igloo keeps you warm

 Winter is fast approaching.

Indeed for many it is already here.

You probably don't live in an igloo

but have you ever wondered how an igloo can keep you warm?

Today's click through has the answer.

HERE'S THE LINK TO How an igloo keeps you warm



Friday, November 20, 2020

Autonomous Farm Work


This is interesting.

You are surely aware that robots are being used in more and more ways.

Today our click through shows how they are even being used in farming.


HERE'S THE LINK To Autonomous Farm work



Thursday, November 19, 2020

What U.S. Presidents Voices sound like

 Since we are currently in the tabulating of votes for the US President

we thought everyone might be interested in hearing what former presidents sounded like.

Of course there are no recordings for all of the former presidents

but there are recordings of many.

Check this out.

HERE'S THE LINK TO What U.S. Presidents Voices sound like



Wednesday, November 18, 2020

The Doctrines of Salvation

 “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ:
for it is the power of God unto salvation
to every one that believeth;
to the Jew first,
and also to the Greek”
                         Romans 1:26 KJV

Our Click through today provides a brief explanation of this verse.

Check it out and think about it.

HERE'S THE LINK TO The Doctrines of Salvation



Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Newborn baby sea turtles race to the ocean!

 We have friends who live near a beach on the Atlantic ocean

and they keep telling us about how exciting it is to see the baby sea turtles race toward the beach.

Well, today we can all experience this vicariosly

because someone (not my friends) has posted this awesome video of the event.

My friends are right.

This is an amazing experience to observe.

HERE'S THE LINK TO Newborn baby sea turtles race to the ocean!



Monday, November 16, 2020

If women had "hubby vision"


Today's click through is to another of those funny videos produced by the "It's a Southern Thing" folks.

Nuff said.


HERE'S THE LINK TO If women had "hubby vision"



Sunday, November 15, 2020

Saturday, November 14, 2020

Canada Geese walking their goslings to school


Today's click through is to a very brief but fun video.

It is as the title says --

i.e. Canadian Geese parents are walking their little babies (goslings) to school.

This is cute.

HERE'S THE LINK TO Canada Geese walking their goslings to school



Friday, November 13, 2020

Dolphin asks for help


It seems that the dolphin had a hook stuck in her flipper and there was also an entangeling fishing line .

What to do?

Today's brief video is amazing.

Check it out.

HERE'S THE LINK TO Dolphin asks diver for help



Thursday, November 12, 2020

Dinosaurs and Dragon Legends


You likely have been repeatedly told and therefore likely believe that Dinosaurs lived long long long ago --

indeed you likely believe that they lived long before mankind appeared on the earth.

Is this correct?

Or were Dinosaurs alive much more recently and did they actually live at the same kind as mankind?

Today's click through discusses that possibility.

Check this out.

HERE'S THE LINK TO Dinosaurs and Dragon Legends