Blog Archive: K Reynolds

The following blogs, if any, are all of the blogs published by K Reynolds @kreynolds

Last August, just about the time I thought "normal" might be within my grasp, I learned I had a second chronic illness triggered by the treatment of the first one; diabetes. Great. Two chronic illnesses diagnosed eight months apart. This... read more
531 words · ~2 minutes to read · published Jan 19, 2009
All the blogscomments about the weather got me to thinking about winter. For all of my complaining about the recent subzero stretch up here in Minnesota, I fully realize the value of winter. Yes, it can be a very dark and dismal time. It's cold,... read more
643 words · ~2 minutes to read · published Jan 16, 2009
I've been too cold to do much of anything lately. As I sit here typing this, the outside temperature is 29. Fortunately the winds are calm right now so it actually feels warmer than what it is. When you've been at these temperatures for... read more
628 words · ~2 minutes to read · published Jan 16, 2009
This is one of those little stories I like to file away in my brain for future reference. I know I'll need it sometime in the future. Perhaps you will too. Earlier today, I made a pot roast with lots of potatoes, carrots and onions of course. It... read more
666 words · ~2 minutes to read · published Jan 11, 2009
Our current sermon series at church is called "Change Before You Have To." Today our pastor was telling us about how in preparation for this series, he got a physical checkup in order to assess changes he needed to make. We saw a video clip... read more
454 words · ~1 minute to read · published Jan 11, 2009
I'm switching phone service next week and discovered this picture on my phone. It's one of the few pictures I allowed taken during chemo. This was taken on Mother's Day, 2008 at the Race For The Cure event which took place at the Mall of... read more
526 words · ~2 minutes to read · published Jan 09, 2009
I was rereading the account of the Flood today. Whenever I read about the flood, I get this mental image in my mind. I imagine water covering the earth as it shakes and trembles under earthquakes and eruptions far greater than we could ever imagine... read more
414 words · ~1 minute to read · published Jan 07, 2009
In one of my recent blogs, The Power Of The Human Touch, I wrote about the impact touch has on an individual who is suffering. Granted, you do need to take care in doing this, especially if you don't have much of a relationship with the individual... read more
728 words · ~3 minutes to read · published Jan 07, 2009
It seems like grace versus works is an endless topic of debate in the Christian world. There are people who concentrate on nothing but works, people who behave like grace means you can behave in any manner you wish and then there's everything in... read more
768 words · ~3 minutes to read · published Jan 06, 2009
Yesterday I posted a prayer request in regards to my cousin Tara who was being airlifted in order to undergo an emergency csection. She and her husband had been on their way back home after spending time with her family in Arizona when she suddenly... read more
306 words · ~1 minute to read · published Jan 04, 2009
A comment made on one of my blogs regarding Jesus touching and reaching out to lepers caused me to recall how important human touch is to me, especially when I was going through treatment. Many times we fail to reach out to those who are critically or... read more
900 words · ~3 minutes to read · published Jan 02, 2009
2008 was an interesting year for me. I was diagnosed with two chronic and potentially fatal diseases; breast cancer and diabetes. While there is no actual cure for these two diseases, fortunately for me there are treatment options. Ironically, the... read more
729 words · ~3 minutes to read · published Jan 01, 2009
As 2008 comes to a close, I cannot help but reflect upon this past year in a way which I have never done so before. If you've read and followed any of my blogs this past year, you know that I was diagnosed with breast cancer in December 2007. Due... read more
993 words · ~4 minutes to read · published Dec 31, 2008
There have been several blogs about new year's resolutions. I've mentioned in at least one of them that I don't do new year's resolutions as I'm a rather impulsive ahemmmm....I mean flexible person. People like me do not generally... read more
299 words · ~1 minute to read · published Dec 30, 2008
Snip, snip, snip...I couldn't believe I was sitting in a chair and actually allowing someone to do this to my hair. On Thursday, March 13, 2008, the day before my second chemo treatment, my hair started to fall out. I'd already laid my plans.... read more
826 words · ~3 minutes to read · published Dec 29, 2008
I stepped out the door of my school a couple of weeks ago with a line of second graders behind me. Ohoh. The sidewalk in front of us was sheer ice. Temperatures had plummeted and the chemicals poured on the ice earlier in the day had not done their... read more
554 words · ~2 minutes to read · published Dec 28, 2008
Today my pastor preached a message which has burned in my heart all day. It was taken from the seventh chapter of 1 Samuel. The preceding chapters tell the story of how Israel "lost" Ark of the Covenant. The people were not serving God and... read more
1032 words · ~4 minutes to read · published Dec 28, 2008
Earlier this year I wrote a blog called CancerAn Object Lesson On Sin. Prior to chemotherapy infusions, patients are given large dosages of steroids via IV. The downside of all of this is blood sugar rises dramatically. If a person has a... read more
591 words · ~2 minutes to read · published Dec 27, 2008
A few weeks ago, my mom had some home movies from 19651967 transferred onto a DVD. She gave me a copy as a Christmas gift. I was so excited! The last time I saw these was before my dad got cancer so it was pre1975. Of course, the quality was not the... read more
569 words · ~2 minutes to read · published Dec 26, 2008
God loves relationships! God wants us to be in relationship with Him. That's a given. However, He also wants us to be in relationship with one another. We have a tendency to brush that aside sometimes depending on our mood. Far too many Christians... read more
717 words · ~3 minutes to read · published Dec 26, 2008
The other day, as I laughed with friends in the chatroom here at CB, these verses came to mind: A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones. Proverbs 17:22 A merry heart maketh a cheerful countenance: but by sorrow... read more
368 words · ~1 minute to read · published Dec 25, 2008
As we face the upcoming year, people experience a variety of emotions. Some view the new year with anticipation while others view it with dread. What will the future hold for us? That's a question humanity has been trying to find out since almost... read more
316 words · ~1 minute to read · published Dec 25, 2008
Over the past year, as I went through treatment for breast cancer, one of the prayer requests I'd always make was that God would protect me from the negative sideeffects of chemo. Now unfortunately, in the case of chemo, you really do want bad... read more
703 words · ~3 minutes to read · published Dec 25, 2008
My Dear Beloved Brothers and Sisters in Christ, God certainly knew what He was doing when He led me to Christianblog.com in July 2007. You see, He knew that I would need so many of you to walk along with me over the coming year. He knew that I would... read more
602 words · ~2 minutes to read · published Dec 23, 2008
I know all caps are screaming but hopefully I will be excused this once. I restrained myself and did not make 27 exclamation points although I really wanted to. I love exclamation points. That's just the way I am. I've been crying, screaming,... read more
262 words · ~1 minute to read · published Dec 22, 2008
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