On this blog I hope to begin a discussion on an issue that is of debate in many missions organizations. How do we present the gospel to Muslims? I have been studying and praying through this for several weeks and have come to the realization that I will not have an answer overnight. Getting to the truth will take much more time, thought and prayer. John Piper has been one of my favorite people to read on this subject. In the next few days, I hope to lay out what I have been learning and give a brief but descriptive overview of methods of contextualization in the Muslim world. Please join and grow with me in this discussion!
Wednesday, January 30, 2008
One of my favorite treats in the world is ice cream. I think I could eat it every day! Mint Chocolate Chips is my favorite, but I also like coffee flavor with dark chocolate chunks. Mmmm…
However, one of the coolest ice creams in the world is dip-in-dots. When my parents lived in Mexico there was a little dip-in-dots ice cream shop. You could even buy it by the half gallon. I remember one night begging my dad to go out and get me a bowl mint chocolate chipJ Last night at Wal-Mart I found a box of Mini Melts (which I guess is another brand of the same thing). Oh, they were so good!!!! I think I should open a Mini Melt Shop in Jackson.
*If you go to the Mini Melt web page, there is a video of how the ice cream is made. I just want to warn you that even though it is a cartoon video, it might be a little inappropriate for the men to see. I can’t believe it takes a half-dressed woman to sell a cup of ice cream.
Posted by Kellye at 11:12 AM
Monday, January 28, 2008
Unforgivable. That is how I feel sometimes. Looking back on the past few weeks, I feel as if I have been consistently giving my time to sin. I invited temptation into my mind and welcomed sin’s temporary pleasures. What should have been put to death immediately, grew into something that seemed too big to fight. I resided myself to think that the battle was lost. The enemy had me pinned down in a perfect position to fill my head with lies. “You are no good to the church, you can’t hear from God, you have gone farther than mercy can reach you." I had created my own giant, and it was defeating me. Andrew Peterson has expressed my thoughts better than I can in the last few verses of Come, Lord Jesus:
"It's taken me years in the race just to get this far
Still there is no end in sight,There's no end in sight
Cause I've carried my cross into dens of the wicked
And you know I blended in just fine
Well, I'm weak and I'm weary of breaking His heart
With they cycle of my sin, of my sin
Still He turns His face to me and I kiss it
Just to betray Him once again"
Today I have been meditating on the promise that God sees me perfect in His Son, whose blood and grace are sufficient for even me. As a new week approaches, I pray that I will “…put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to gratify its desires.” (Romans 13:14) I know that this battle has already been won, and I have no right not to fight it. So I pray with the Puritans: “O ever watchful Shepherd, lead, guide, tend me this day; Without they restraining rod I err and stray; Hedge up my path lest I wander into unwholesome pleasure, and drink its poisonous streams; Direct my feet that I be not entangled in Satan’s secret snares, nor fall into his hidden traps, Defend me from assailing foes, from evil circumstances, from myself.”
Posted by Kellye at 12:14 AM
Wednesday, January 23, 2008
Tuesday, January 22, 2008
Here are a few posts from fellow bloggers that I have read this week and want to recommend...
Posted by Kellye at 10:15 AM
Monday, January 21, 2008
"What the study found
-- Women in early pregnancy who drank 200 mg or more of caffeine every day - the equivalent of about 1 1/2 cups of coffee - had roughly twice the risk of miscarriage as women who drank less caffeine or none at all.
-- The greatest risk from caffeine was in the second eight weeks of pregnancy.
-- Where the caffeine came from - coffee, tea, soda or some other beverage - did not make a difference in the risk."
Posted by Kellye at 11:29 AM
Wednesday, January 16, 2008
“In temptation it is safest to behold nothing but Christ the true brazen serpent, the true ‘Lamb of God that taketh away the sins of the world’. This saving object has a special influence of comfort to the soul, especially if we look not only on Christ, but upon the Father’s authority and love in him. For in all that Christ did and suffered as Mediator, we must see God in him reconciling the world unto himself.
What a support to our faith is this, that God the Father, the party offended by our sins, is so well pleased with the work of redemption! And what a comfort is this, that, seeing God’s love rest on Christ, as well pleased with us, if we be in Christ! For his love rests in a whole Christ, he loves him and us with one love. Let us, therefore, embrace Christ, and in him God’s love, and build our faith safely on such a Saviour that is furnished with so high a commission.”
All my circumstances could change today, but the battle with my sin will be there as long as I am in this flesh. It is good to know that Christ is not only stronger and more constant than my sin, He is the Victor who has already won the battle.
Posted by Kellye at 3:39 PM
Monday, January 14, 2008
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Friday, January 11, 2008
What a surprise this must have been! I heard reports on GMA that many Iraqis where overjoyed at the sight of their first snow and felt it was a sign of peace. My prayers are that true peace will soon come to this broken land.
Posted by Kellye at 2:56 PM
Thursday, January 10, 2008
Wednesday, January 09, 2008
Jane Hambleton is referring to herself as 'the meanest mom on the plant'. She found alcohol in her son's car and decided to sell it by placing this ad:
"OLDS 1999 Intrigue. Totally uncool parents who obviously don't love teenage son, selling his car. Only driven for three weeks before snoopy mom who needs to get a life found booze under front seat. $3,700/offer. Call meanest mom on the planet."
Posted by Kellye at 10:53 AM
Tuesday, January 08, 2008
I am really excited about participating in this! You can read more about it here.
Posted by Kellye at 11:22 AM
Monday, January 07, 2008
Wednesday, January 02, 2008
Posted by Kellye at 9:33 PM