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