Blog Archive: K Reynolds

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

I was caught completely off guard last week. Last winter, prior to taking medical leave for chemotherapy treatment, a coworker constantly made what I felt were rude, insensitive remarks. I tried to politely let her know I did not appreciate the... read more
826 words · ~3 minutes to read · published Sep 29, 2008
My husband and I had been planning this for about a month. The weather was overcast rather than partly cloudy as promised and the temperature hovered around 65 degrees instead of 72 but that did not deter us from our plans. It's apple time in... read more
458 words · ~1 minute to read · published Sep 27, 2008
As a teacher, I am well aware of the importance of exercising your mind. One of the things I was concerned about as I underwent chemotherapy was a phenomenon known as chemobrain. Many people who have had chemotherapy treatments have reported a... read more
532 words · ~2 minutes to read · published Sep 27, 2008
Last night my husband and I went to the opening of Fireproof. While it was sold out several weeks ago at the theater near our town, we were fortunate in that it was also playing at other theaters in the area and we were able to get tickets. Never... read more
938 words · ~4 minutes to read · published Sep 27, 2008
I felt the butterflies in my stomach fluttering back and forth wildly. Ugh...I felt like I was going to be sick. This was going to be tougher than I thought. Tonight was our monthly Chick Night at church. I'd previously laid my plans. This was our... read more
639 words · ~2 minutes to read · published Sep 21, 2008
In Greek mythology, there is a story told of how Pandora, the first woman, opens a box which scatters evil and pestilence all over the earth. Terrified and heartbroken, she notices one more thing in the box. It's name was Hope. Whenever I hear... read more
356 words · ~1 minute to read · published Sep 17, 2008
I know, I know. My title is sort of strange for a blog which is about a testimony. You may be wondering what on earth I'm talking about. You may think chemo pushed me completely over the edge. You may even be thinking "Ewwww." While the... read more
667 words · ~2 minutes to read · published Sep 16, 2008
Recently, I've been reading some discussions, blogs and comments in regards to lying and deception. As I read them, I thought about an incident which happened to me when I was six or seven years old. One day, as I was poking around in the... read more
630 words · ~2 minutes to read · published Sep 15, 2008
This afternoon my husband and I went to see a film called Dear Talula. The film was sponsored by Temple Israel and opened to the public. I'd heard about it at one of my cancer support group meetings. It is about a Jewish woman who learned she had... read more
470 words · ~2 minutes to read · published Sep 14, 2008
Nearly two years ago, my church launched a program called Kingdom Builders. The focus is to build God's Kingdom by being good stewards of what he has given us and blessing those in need. Funds raised have been used for both capital church projects... read more
864 words · ~3 minutes to read · published Sep 13, 2008
Over the past nine months, I've been pondering what it means to live well. Last December, when faced with my own mortality, I looked back on my life and asked a common question people ask themselves when they don't know how long they might... read more
564 words · ~2 minutes to read · published Sep 12, 2008
Last Monday, I wrote a blog about God being the DarknessSlayer. I shared about darkness which had settled down around me and threatened me late Saturday evening and into early Sunday morning. I wrote about how God had dispelled the darkness with one... read more
687 words · ~2 minutes to read · published Sep 11, 2008
The dark cloud seemed to have swept in with the cold front which moved in early Saturday evening. Temperatures plummeted into the 40's as the rain fell intermittently. My husband and I were headed to a small town where a friend of ours was playing... read more
706 words · ~3 minutes to read · published Sep 08, 2008
Rats! I'd done it again. You'd think after five and a half months I would have learned by now. I guess I'm a slow learner or perhaps old habits do indeed die hard. While those who know me might disagree, I prefer to think the latter is... read more
521 words · ~2 minutes to read · published Sep 01, 2008
The moment I typed this title, I wanted to cry out yes it is! We so desperately want love to be enough to fix everything and everybody. If we would just love enough broken hearts would be mended. Horrible baggage people have carried all of their lives... read more
673 words · ~2 minutes to read · published Aug 31, 2008
Last night my school had their annual ice cream social. On the Thursday before school starts, students and their families are invited to come and meet their new teachers. This year about 55 of the families from my class showed up. That's a better... read more
599 words · ~2 minutes to read · published Aug 29, 2008
I went on medical leave from teaching on February 29. When I left, I did not know when or if I would be returning. I was hopeful as the biopsy of my sentinel lymph nodes had shown no cancer but who knew what would show up after I finished treatment?... read more
329 words · ~1 minute to read · published Aug 25, 2008
No one likes to be vulnerable. When we are vulnerable we put ourselves at risk to be hurt and even destroyed. It feels much safer to put a mask on, build a wall around ourselves and securely bar the door after attaching a large sign which reads... read more
1370 words · ~5 minutes to read · published Aug 24, 2008
As Christians, I believe it is very important for us to take time to reflect back to where we have been. I'm not talking about trying to live in the past. I don't believe that is ever a good thing. Today is the day in which we are living.... read more
462 words · ~2 minutes to read · published Aug 22, 2008
I'm finished. After eight and a half months which includes the initial finding of my tumor as well as treatment, I'm finished. It has been a very long road. At least it seemed that way to me. The flurry of doctor appointments, tests,... read more
412 words · ~1 minute to read · published Aug 20, 2008
Christ Followers often talk about God's direction. We love to quote verses such as Proverbs 3:56 Subconsciously we get an image of a lovely flowerlined path with birds singing. We envision ourselves strolling down this perfect path in perfect... read more
442 words · ~1 minute to read · published Aug 19, 2008
Today I learned that I woman who was diagnosed with breast cancer about a year before me went into hospice. While her initial tumor was larger than mine, like me she did not have any lymph node involvement. She went through a similar treatment. Things... read more
671 words · ~2 minutes to read · published Aug 17, 2008
Do I bear the evidence of God's redemption? This thought struck me with full force this morning. I had just been treating a radiation burn with Aquaphor and was thinking about how I would always bear the evidence of the removal of cancer as long... read more
755 words · ~3 minutes to read · published Aug 16, 2008
This past winter I read "The Case For The Real Jesus" by Lee Strobel. While doing an interview, he asked about this scripture. The man he was interviewing made the statement that this verse had become the new John 3:16 in today's... read more
526 words · ~2 minutes to read · published Aug 13, 2008
What About My Guarantee? A woman sat still in disbelief. This couldn't be happening again! She had taken all of the precautions 20 years ago. She had been assured that if she had the surgery she would never have to deal with this again. Those who... read more
714 words · ~3 minutes to read · published Aug 13, 2008
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