on tracts…

saw this table at a church recently… almost turned into a mad Jesus with a whippin cord…  lol!  ah well, I guess you can win them all.

Truth be told, I am not actually against the use of tracts per se… but against the use of certain kinds of tracts.  My view is they can help in some cases and should be done in relationship (so they can be explained and questions can be answered when any arise), but all too often, they aren’t terribly well done and can very much oversimplify the gospel.   I can’t totally knock them as I have seen them work on occassion and they story is Hudson Taylor, the great founder of the China Inland Mission was saved reading a tract he found on the ground somewhere in London, so they can work.  Believe it or not, God can use tracts to bring people to himself, even the badly done ones… his grace is sufficient and he is sovereign without a doubt.  At the same time… the tracts on the stand in the photo are not ones I’d generally recommend people use.  no, not at all.   Where is the that whipping cord?

tis been a good mother’s day/birthday!

yup… that’s right, because my birthday falls on the 8th of May in the year of our Lord 1970… it occasionally falls on Mother’s day. So it’s been a double happy day and of course Mom’s get all the honor and I am a sidebar… and that is fine with me! 🙂 Of course, I happened to get a couple Amazon gift cards to I’ll be looking forward to spending those!

Happy Mother’s day to all the good Mom’s out there!