K Reynolds
  I have been a member of ChristianBlog.Com for 10 years, 3 months and 22 days.

  I have published 2,326 blogs and 6,896 comments.

 My most recent blog was published: Nov 18 2017 10:48:52am

 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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3 things i have learned more about god the older i've gotten
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I came to know Christ when I was a child of seven but over the past ten years, what I knew about God has been proven time and time again.   1. God desires to heal us from the inside out. When I was but three months old, I contracted pneumonia and had to be hospitalized for several weeks. I cannot imagine how my parents must have felt as they watched their tiny baby girl lie in an oxygen tent, struggling to breathe. What I do know is there were many prayers offered up on my behalf. That was not the last time. Throughout my childhood, prayer for healing was the norm and I have continued to do so. I've seen God do amazing things but I have also learned there is far more to healing than just physical healing. While physical healing is wonderful and should be sought (unless God makes it......
The day i said goodbye
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I don't want to revisit that place but God brought me back there this morning. He brought me back to the afternoon of January 5, 2011, the day I said, "Goodbye".  I thought I was telling the truth that day. I really believed it when I told my students goodbye. If I close my eyes I can see their happy little faces and feel their arms around me when I dropped them off in the lunchroom. I'd told them that I had to go to a meeting that afternoon and a sub would be picking them up. They wanted to know if I would be back later and I told them no. I told them I would see them tomorrow and they were satisfied. They crowded around me when I brought them into the lunchroom. Did they sense something that I didn't? All I know is that eager little arms wrapped around me tightly......
Weeping in the arms of god
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One of the lies of the enemy is that men (or "big girls") don't cry. We live in a society that views tears as a sign of weakness and yet the Bible records that Jesus himself, wept. While there certainly is such a thing as "cowardly tears", that is the exception rather than the rule. There are times when we need to fall into the arms of God and simply cry. We do not need a sermon. We do not need advice. We simply need to be held by God and have a good cry because we are hurt, we are tired and perhaps we are even angry.  It is okay to cry. Like I said, Jesus cried too and He even admitted that He didn't want to go through the pain and suffering of the Cross. It is okay to be honest with God. So go ahead and cry. Fall into God's arms and have a good cry. He......
Half-full or half-empty
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Normally I sleep through my husband's alarm but that was not the case this morning. Personally, I have no desire to be up at 5:00 a.m. unless I have to! I quickly turned over and went back to sleep until the phone rang a little over an hour later. When I heard relief in my husband's voice on the other end of the line, I wondered for a moment if he'd been in an accident. He must have thought I'd think that because he quickly assured me he hadn't. However... he was stranded. He had just taken an exit off the freeway and turned onto a city street when he heard an awful noise and his car went dead and rolled to a stop. He managed to pull it over to the curb and had just called AAA. Could I come and get him? I arrived about 25 minutes later. The poor man. It was was 15F/-9C......
I love you
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“I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with unfailing kindness. Jeremiah 31:3 (NIV) Sometimes it is hard to believe it, isn't it. I mean, we want to believe it and yet we can't seem to shake the voice that whispers we do not deserve to be loved. In that respect, that nagging voice, speaks the truth. We do not deserve the love of God. None of us do. That's what the enemy does, you know. He takes the truth and adds to it so that what comes out of his mouth is not what God said, it is what the enemy said. The people God was addressing in this passage had done nothing to deserve God's love. In fact, they were facing God's judgement due to idolatry and rebellion. Time and time again, God had warned them but they refused to listen. Now they had......
At the appointed time
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One of the challenges we face in our day to day life is that our view is obstructed. We live in bodies of flesh that are finite rather than infinite, in a world in which, in all honesty, we have limited understanding and control. We are like the child who opens up a book and stares at the black marks on the page. Perhaps we can recognize a few of those marks and even put several together to form a simple word but the rest remains a mystery. We can do our best to take a guess but It is beyond our understanding. Who can fully comprehend the ways of God? No one can. Why does God seemingly turn a deaf ear to the petition of one person and not another? Why does one person recover from an illness while another person dies? Why does one face financial reunion while another seems to have......
For evil or for good
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It is not comforting in the moment. It is not comforting to know that what the enemy intends for evil, God intends for good. At the onset of pain and grief, generally the only thing you are focused on is the pain, especially if it is due to loss. Though it is natural for us to seek to give words of comfort, the truth is, usually the pain is so great that the individual cannot even receive or process what we are saying. What they will remember is your embrace, your tears and your presence. The only way we learn to do this is through our own personal experiences with pain and grief and unfortunately we are not always the best of students. We do not always learn our lessons well and even if we do, we tend to forget them or neglect to apply them. I was 17 years old when I first discovered......
The cry for help
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It is easy to do, you know. We hear a "cry" for help from our brothers, our sisters, our friends or even strangers and we either pretend we don't hear it because we don't want to be bothered at the moment, we say, "I'll pray for you" and we don't or we decide to give them a lecture, filled with "helpful advice" before walking away. If you think any of the above responses are correct than this blog is for you. For just a moment, try to imagine yourself in their place. How would you feel? Careful now. The question is not "How do you think you would feel?" The question is "How would you feel?" meaning give the honest answer as opposed to the nicely-framed one. How does it feel to be hemmed in by fear, despair and lonliness?......
The courage to go forth
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I will never forget that late winter Friday morning in 2007. I opened my eyes abruptly early that morning and felt nothing. Without feeling any emotions whatsoever I knew something was wrong, terribly wrong but I had no idea what. I simply felt nothing. I attempted to cry out to God but my words were mechanical, as if I was reading from a script. I felt like a dead woman and yet I knew I was alive and even moving. One thing was clear. There was no way I could stand in front of my second graders today. Not like this. Mechanically I awakened my husband and informed him that I was going to call in sick and that he needed to take a personal day because I did not trust myself to drive to the doctor. He kept asking me what was wrong and in an even, dead-pan voice, I kept telling him I did not......
An invitation to join the process
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A recent blog written by @watchmanjohn has caused me to ponder the question of why God heals/delivers instantaneously at times while other times seems to do it slowly or not at all. It is a valid question but unfortunately the asker is often given the wrong answer. They are told it is because they do not have enough faith. Do we really realize the false message we are sending? Do we realize we have just told the person they are not good enough to be healed or be delivered? Jesus said that if we had even a mustard seed of faith we could move a mountain into the sea. A mustard seed of faith. Tell me, isn't the very act of crying out to God "a mustard seed of faith"? I believe it is. So why does God sometimes seem to move instantaneously and other times seem to move painfully......
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