K Reynolds
  I have been a member of ChristianBlog.Com for 9 years, 11 months and 24 days.

  I have published 2,275 blogs and 6,788 comments.

 My most recent blog was published: Jul 14 2017 02:19:29pm

 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 gracious act of giving
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Since you excel in so many ways—in your faith, your gifted speakers, your knowledge, your enthusiasm, and your love from us—I want you to excel also in this gracious act of giving. 2 Corinthians 8:7 (NLT) In his letter to the Church at Corinth, Paul commends the Macedonian churches for not just their generosity but their rich generosity despite facing severe trial and extreme poverty (2 Corinthians 8:1-3). Paul then reveals to us that on their own, the Macedonian churches had urgently pleaded with Paul for the privilege of giving (v. 4) and then exceeded Paul's expectations by giving generously first to God and then to those in need other than themselves. It pains me when Christians look for reasons to avoid giving. The most common reasons offered are, "I can't......
Fix your eyes on the light
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Yesterday I stumbled across a blog I wrote seven years ago entitled The Lord God Is Our Provider. At the time I wrote it, I did not know that 13 months later I would be placed on an administrative leave with pay pending examinations to determine if there were residual effects from my subarachnoid hemorrhage that were affecting my performance. I did not know at the time that a year later I would be granted long-term disability and eventually it would be determined that I was permanently disabled. I did not know we would soon lose 60% of our income though we would eventually recover some of what was lost. I did not know that less than three years after I wrote this, my husband would lose his job, a job he'd had for over 27 years. I did not know he would not get a permanent job for 13......
A letter of christ
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Your very lives are a letter that anyone can read by just looking at you. Christ himself wrote it—not with ink, but with God’s living Spirit; not chiseled into stone, but carved into human lives. 2 Corinthians 3:3 (MSG) These very powerful words caused me to stop and consider this question. Is my life a genuine letter of Christ or is it merely a letter that claims to be? It is easy to say the right words and even go through the right motions though our true nature will burst forth eventually. It is also very easy to make excuses for our wrong thoughts, attitude and behavior. We protest that we are only human. We say, "No one is perfect!" and we are right however, we forget or conveniently overlook one very important thing. We are a new creation in Christ Jesus (2......
Avoid foolish arguments
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Today's Daily Bible Verse, 2 Timothy 2:23 caused me to stop and think about all the times that I've been drawn into foolish arguments. What makes me wince even more is the knowledge that I have even sometimes been guilty of instigating foolish arguments in the first place. What is it that drives our need to be right to the point that we become angry and even hateful toward others? The answer is simple. It stems from pride. In the New Living Translation, this verse is translated as: Again I say, don’t get involved in foolish, ignorant arguments that only start fights. 2 Timothy 2:23 (NLT) yet how many times do we ignore that advice? Sometimes we are very vocal about it but just because we say nothing doesn't mean we are not still doing it in our heart. We are just more......
But i know i'm right!
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I shook my head in disbelief. Except for a change in the placement of the staircase, the two structures looked almost identical right down to the unusual-looking decorative pillars and windows. Maybe my eyes were deceiving me so I asked my husband to come in and take a look at the pictures. Wordlessly I handed him the two pictures. He looked at them carefully and said, "Except for the stairs being different, this looks like the same place." He took a closer look at both pictures. He pointed to the earlier picture and then the more recent photograph. "See, you can tell where the stairs used to go up the side and it looks like they removed this section of the balcony and made one big flight of stairs down the middle instead of having two flights on either side." "So......
It didn't have to be
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After I hung up the phone this morning, all I could think was, "It didn't have to be." Recently, my husband was working for a friend covering the audio at a four-day softball tournament. He decided that rather than come home late Saturday night, he would get a motel room. It wasn't anything special or expensive. It was just a simple motel room at a national budget chain. Everything was fine until he attempted to take a shower that night after a long hot day. When he tried to turn it on, the fixture fell out of the wall... Stuff happens. He understood that and so do I. He did what anyone should do. He reported the problem to the front desk and was met with indifference. They would put him in another room but it just so happened they were full. He understood that but... He......
The fingerprints of god
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It seemed like they would have every reason to be angry at God. Late last summer their youngest child had been born with Down's Syndrome late last summer. Like a lot of children with Down's Syndrome, he has heart trouble. There are two holes in his heart as well as an unclosed pulmonary artery and a mitral valve that is too tight.He spent many weeks in intensive care. He is home now but is still must be fed by a feeding tube. I met this precious little boy, his mom, dad and his three siblings for the first time last week. I had learned his story a few weeks ago when the pastor who heads the prayer teams, sent out a prayer request to all the prayer team members. Yes, we could pray but my husband wondered if there was something more we could do for this family. We decided to find......
The wrong point of view
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I couldn't understand it. I simply could not understand it. Of course I knew that younger drivers were neither as experienced or as good of drivers as myself (each generation seems to think that about the younger generation the older they get), but I just could not understand why anyone would back out of a parking spot staring straight ahead. What was wrong with these people? Were they that distracted or careless? Why didn't they pay attention to where they were going? If I hadn't been paying attention, they might have hit me! Hmm... they were probably sending a text and trying to back up at the same time. Silly people! This sort of thing seemed to be happening more and more, much to my chagrin. Then a few weeks ago I became one of "those" people. Yes, I must......
Who is listening
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Around midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the other prisoners were listening. Acts 16:25 (NLT) Paul and Silas hadn't done anything wrong. They had gone to the place God had sent them. They had faithfully preached the message God had given them. They had even set a slave girl free from an evil spirit. Where did it get them? Prison. That's right. They obeyed God and ended up in prison. That's not the way it is supposed to be, or is it? Jesus said those who are his followers will be hated, persecuted, arrested and even killed so it should not surprise us when we face adversity in some way. It should surprise us when we don't. I first heard this story about Paul and Silas when I was a young girl and then as now, their response to their......
When we don't understand
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An old blog of mine popped up today called " The Prayer Shawl. Re-reading caused me to remember those dark and painful days of excruciating bone marrow pain combined with pain receptors misfiring. There is no relief, there is nothing that can be done except pray that it will end. That was when I learned it is a lie that childbirth is the worst pain a woman can experience. That simply is not true! Oh, but it was in those moments that I felt myself being gently wrapped up in "God's Blanket". As I cried due to pain and even fear, I wanted God to make the pain stop. I wanted Him to rescue me. I wanted this to just be a bad nightmare from which I would wake up but that didn't happen. Instead, God let me know that I had to go through this but despite that, He was with me......
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