K Reynolds
  I have been a member of ChristianBlog.Com for 9 years, 7 months and 29 days.

  I have published 2,248 blogs and 6,671 comments.

  My blogs average 530 words per blog.

 My most recent blog was published: Mar 28 2017 07:01:29am

 I currently live in: United States.
 About K Reynolds

I was diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer in December 2007, a few months after I joined CB and went through treatment. Two years later, without any warning, a cerebral aneurysm ruptured when I was asleep. It is only by the grace of God that I not only survived but that I am able to type these words today. Though we may face trouble, we do not have to be victims of our circumstances, we can be victors over them through Jesus Christ. (Romans 8:35-39)

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A Place Of Refreshing Springs
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When they walk through the Valley of Weeping, it will become a place of refreshing springs. The autumn rains will clothe it with blessings. They will continue to grow stronger, and each of them will appear before God in Jerusalem. Psalm 84:6-7 (NLT) The "Valley of Weeping". It sounds like a pretty horrible place doesn't it. The name makes me think of Death Valley which is located in California. I have never been there, but I know it holds the record for the highest (reliable) air temperature taken on earth. It hit 134 °F (56.7 °C) on July 10, 1913 (source: wikipedia at a place with the appropriate sounding name of Furnace Creek. I was surprised that despite the fact that the annual rainfall is less than 3 inches per year, if the conditions are just right, there can......
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The healing power in a hug
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This past weekend my husband and I attended an event at our church called "Freedom Encounter". On Saturday, after listening to a teaching on forgiving the wounds of inflicted by parents, we made our way up to the front along with other members of the prayer team to stand in as proxy for those who needed to give their parents a hug. I have to tell you, it was a very emotional experience as a number of people came forward to lay down their hurts so that they could truly forgive. At one point, a man, probably not much older than our own son, approached us. The moment he touched us, he began to sob uncontrollably clinging to the two of us and we in turn, held him tightly as well. We had been told to allow the hugger to release the hug, rather than break it ourselves and that is......
Take to the streets
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Hundreds of homes are going up just three miles south of me. Of course businesses are following as well. The traffic south of my church went from being almost non-existent to constantly busy over the course of a year. I was down that way just the other day buying groceries at the grocery store that opened last fall and could not help but notice the marked change in traffic that occurs at the intersection near my church. Truthfully, I was glad I had thought about urban sprawl when we were looking to buy a home in the area ten years ago. At the time I had commented that with a lake, a large hilly and wooded county regional park with a few lakes scattered through it and a huge tract of land owned by the state which contains not only a zoo but an environmental learning center, there was......
The people in the trees
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On Saturday evening, as I listened to a message by Eric Samuel Timm, a story I had known since my childhood suddenly took on a whole new perspective. The story he told was the story of Zacchaeus which is recorded in the nineteenth chapter of Luke. In the past I had always looked at this story from Zacchaeus' point of view. He had heard about Jesus. He wanted to see Jesus. He was unable to see Jesus due to the crowd and the fact that he was shorter than those around him. Being a resourceful as well as a determined man, he climbed a nearby tree. As Jesus passes by, he looks up into the tree, sees Zacchaeus and tells him to come down because he must be a guest in his home that day. Zacchaeus climbs down and takes Jesus home with him much to the disapproval of the crowd. While they were......
The limitless god
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Then the LORD said to Moses, "Has my arm lost its power? Now you will see whether or not my word comes true!" Numbers 11:23 (NLT) The Children of Israel were murmuring and complaining yet again. They had witnessed the power of God in Egypt. They had crossed the Red Sea on dry land and watched God destroy their enemies. God had provided shade for them by day and light, warmth and protection by night. Now they were complaining about the food God had provided for them. They were sick and tired of it. They wanted meat and like spoiled children, they began to throw a tantrum. Many a parent can relate to God's response. He told them that not only would He give them meat, He would give them so much meat that they would would get sick. Now it was Moses' turn to doubt. The man......
In a desert land
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The CB Daily Bible Verse today is Deuteronomy 32:10-11. I really love the imagery of this passage for I believe it aptly describes not only our own lostness before we came to Christ but also various situations or seasons we may experience as well. Who has not, at one time another felt like they were alone in a harsh and barren desert? That is why I am so thankful that God is not only the God of the fruitful plain. He is also the God of the desert. Though we may find ourselves in a desert land, an "empty, howling wasteland", from which there seems to be no escape, God is there and He does not passively stand by. Deuteronomy 32:10-11 tells us that God surrounds us, he guards us, like his most precious possession because that is exactly what we are. He hovers over us, protectively......
No is also an answer
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This evening, as I was watching a video on the life of Amy Carmichael, the narrator shared a story about Amy which I first heard when I was a young girl. I didn't know it at the time but this story would have a profound effect on my life and how I view what many people referred to as "unanswered prayer". From her infancy, Amy had been taught that God answered prayers. As a young child, Amy wanted to have beautiful blue eyes like her mother instead of what she believed to be plain, ugly brown eyes. She knew that nothing was too hard for God. He created her and so she decided one night to ask God to give her blue eyes. The next morning, she jumped out of bed and ran to the mirror to gaze into her new blue eyes. To her shock, the only thing she saw was a pair of brown eyes,......
Out with the old
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My new washing machine arrived today. I was ready and armed with two baskets of dirty laundry when it arrived. That's what happens when your old washer decides to give up the ghost on "Laundry Day". Fortunately, in my case it stopped in the middle of the final spin cycle so it only meant my clothes were a bit wetter than usual. Okay, a lot wetter than usual but not so dripping wet that the dryer was not able to adequately handle it. I was glad it was just a small (and light) load of my husband's dress shirts and a couple of my blouses. If it would have been a load of oversized bath towels, well... I don't even want to think about it! I acquired my old washer when we purchased our house nearly 11 years ago. The washer was the one installed when the house was built in......
The heart of a leader
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Whoever wants to be a leader among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first among you must be the slave of everyone else. For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to save others and to give his life as a ransom for many. Mark 10:43b-45 (NLT) The other disciples were furious. How dare James and John have the audacity to ask Jesus to let them be seated at his right hand and his left hand. Exactly who did they think they were? Did they think they were better than the rest of them? Of course, though they didn't say it, there is little doubt that the other disciples were secretly thinking, "That's where I belong!" We do that you know. We might not say it but no one genuinely likes to have someone honored over them. In our heart of hearts, I believe......
The great iphone incident
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I didn't notice it until later this afternoon when I was talking to my mom on my landline. When she mentioned a recent picture of my grandson, I pulled out my phone, pulled up the picture, gazed at it admiringly (I happen to have a very handsome 4 month old grandson) and set my phone face down on the desk. A couple of moments later, I happened to look at it and gasped. There was a suspicious-looking line near the upper left-hand corner. Was that... was that a crack? Further inspection revealed the truth. There was a crack in my phone case. It was then that I recalled an incident that happened earlier that morning. It was an incident so trivial that I had forgotten it until I noticed the small crack on the back of my phone case. I had dropped my phone onto the concrete floor in the......
Save a life or destroy it
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Then he turned to his critics and asked, “Does the law permit good deeds on the Sabbath, or is it a day for doing evil? Is this a day to save life or to destroy it?” But they wouldn’t answer him. Mark 3:4 (NLT) Jesus asked this question of his his enemies in the synagogue when he saw a man there who had a deformed hand. "Is this a day to save life or destroy it?" They refused to answer the question. Perhaps this may surprise us a bit as they generally seemed to be very vocal about their opinion but when you think about it, what could they say? In their heart of hearts they knew the right answer. The Sabbath, as well as any other day, was a day to save life, not destroy it. The Sabbath was more than a day of rest. It was a blessed day, a holy day, from the very......
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