Blog Archive: K Reynolds

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

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
One afternoon, when I was four or five years old, my friend from across the alley came over to play. While playing house, I got the idea that the little closet that jutted out from the wall of my bedroom would make a perfect little house. My friend... read more
535 words · ~2 minutes to read · published Aug 12, 2008
It was the summer of 1974. I was thirteen years old and I had been visiting an aunt in Arizona. During my visit, I had an opportunity to attend a Christian camp in Prescott, AZ. A cousin of my mom's was going to be working at that camp. She had... read more
1559 words · ~6 minutes to read · published Aug 11, 2008
Often when we think about impacting our world, we only think about impacting it with a big bang. While a big bang certainly will draw attention, it is not the only way to make a difference in the world around us. I am not suggesting big projects... read more
797 words · ~3 minutes to read · published Aug 10, 2008
Each summer I am faced with a challenge. I have to take 1422 elementary schoolaged children who probably don't know each other and get them to work like a welloiled machine. I have to do this in less than a week. At the end of the week they... read more
915 words · ~3 minutes to read · published Aug 05, 2008
I think it goes like this." My head shot up at these words and I quickly approached the speaker who was adding some K'NeX pieces to the roller coaster section they were working on. There were no K'NeXprints (blueprints) in sight. Before I... read more
1022 words · ~4 minutes to read · published Aug 05, 2008
They say that diamonds are a girl's best friend but that's not true in my case. When I was growing up, the denomination to which my family belonged frowned upon the wearing of jewelry. This was apparently quite a trial for many women but I... read more
645 words · ~2 minutes to read · published Jul 27, 2008
The last week of June, I sat in a room at the radiation treatment center in a major hospital where I'd be doing the final phase of my breast cancer treatment. It had been a long road since my diagnosis back in December 2007 and it would be another... read more
718 words · ~3 minutes to read · published Jul 26, 2008
So often when we see, hear or think about the words The Lord God our provider we think in terms of the material world only. While it is true God does provide material needs (note the emphasis on the word needs), those are by no means the only things... read more
1143 words · ~4 minutes to read · published Jul 12, 2008
In John Bunyan's classic allegory Pilgrim's Progress, Christian stops by the house of the Interpreter. In one of the rooms, Christian encounters two children. Their names are Patience and Passion. Patience is sitting quietly in a chair.... read more
426 words · ~1 minute to read · published Jun 30, 2008
For 400 years, the descendants of Israel (Jacob) had lived in Egypt. At first, they were treated as honored guests but with the passage of time, things changed. Eventually, they lost the favored status they'd held and were reduced to the status of... read more
768 words · ~3 minutes to read · published Jun 30, 2008
This morning I was nervously sitting in a little waiting room with four other women. The fact that I was draped in a gown and had abandoned my head gear did not make me feel more comfortable. Six months had passed since the mammogram which had found... read more
582 words · ~2 minutes to read · published Jun 26, 2008
While I was undergoing chemo, the wonderful sisters in one of my small groups brought meals to our home for the five days following treatments. They did this every two weeks from February until June. It was a tremendous blessing for us in more ways... read more
604 words · ~2 minutes to read · published Jun 22, 2008
When I was a very young child, I learned a little song in Sunday School. Oh be careful little eyes what you see, Oh be careful little eyes what you see, For the Father up above is looking down in love, So be careful little eyes what you see. Oh be... read more
873 words · ~3 minutes to read · published Jun 22, 2008
I've developed a new obsession over the past couple of weeks. I stare intently into a mirror at least a couple of times a day looking for sprouts. As the hairs that did not fall out are getting a bit longer, I am continuously on the lookout for... read more
378 words · ~1 minute to read · published Jun 18, 2008
I went to see a radiation oncologist today and heard the words I've been waiting to hear without my prompting them. As she flipped through my chart she said "I see you are now cancerfree." Yes, I'd been told there was no lymph node... read more
672 words · ~2 minutes to read · published Jun 17, 2008
This blog was written on June 15, 2008. I think it is important to note that I had my last chemo infusion on June 6, 2008. I had been receiving chemo every two weeks instead of the typical three weeks since February 29 as I had a very aggressive form... read more
1625 words · ~7 minutes to read · published Jun 15, 2008
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