K Reynolds
  I have been a member of ChristianBlog.Com for 9 years, 8 months and 29 days.

  I have published 2,255 blogs and 6,688 comments.

  My blogs average 530 words per blog.

 My most recent blog was published: Apr 18 2017 07:36:45am

 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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Above all else, guard your heart
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The beautiful house was filled with priceless treasures given to the occupant by the Father. These gifts were so valuable that no one except the Father could afford a single one and yet the Father lavishly bestowed all of them on not just one but every single one of his children. This angered the enemy. How he hated to see the children enjoying the gifts the Father had given them. The enemy wanted to rob the children of their gifts and destroy them! Why, they not enjoyed their gifts in the sunshine but they did so in the moonlight as well. In fact, they even had the audacity to dance about with them on the wildest and darkest of nights when they should be huddled up quivering in a corner somewhere! What was wrong with them? The enemy waited quietly in the lengthening shadows. The door of......
A piece of coal
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For as long as I could remember, my grandmother favored one of her legs. The limp was very slight but over time, the favored leg became noticeably thinner than the other one and as a result became more and more troublesome. She eventually succumbed to using a cane. That in itself is not unusual for someone in their 70's but the sad thing is, it didn't have to have come to that. My grandmother, like so many of her generation, resisted seeing a doctor. She preferred to simply trust in the Lord. That in itself is not a bad thing. We certainly should trust in God to help and heal us, however, we also need to recognize that God has blessed us with a wealth of knowledge about how to care for the human body when it is sick. When she was in her 80's, my aunt, who was caring for my......
Let there be light!
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Today's Daily Bible Verse here on CB is Psalm 18:28. In the NIV it reads: You, Lord, keep my lamp burning; my God turns my darkness into light. I read that passage one morning shortly before I started chemotherapy nine years ago. After reading them, I began to cry for at the moment, everything seemed so incredibly dark. These words however, reminded me that in the beginning when God said "Let there be light.", there was light. There was no sun, there were no stars and there was no moon to reflect that light, yet the impossible had happened. There was light. Why? Because God had power over the darkness and darkness was formed into light at His command. God did not banish the darkness forever, though one day He will. For reasons only God fully knows, God permitted it to......
Taking mercy for granted
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In the Gospel of Luke, we find the story of Jesus' encounter with ten men who had leprosy. According to the Law, these men would have been considered unclean. They were banned from entering cities and towns and as they moved about, they were supposed to cry out "Unclean! Unclean!" lest anyone come into contact with them by mistake. The Law did however permit a "cured" leper to rejoin society. They were to present themselves to a priest for examination and if he could not find any evidence of the disease, the leper was pronounced clean and was restored. Jesus did not avoid lepers. He loved them. Luke 17:11-19 tells what happened when ten men stricken with leprosy cried out to Jesus for mercy. He told them to go show themselves to the priests. All ten men were......
Everywhere you go
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A week ago, I heard a testimony given by a man which I would like to share. Sometime ago, he had been transferred into the area. Far from family and friends, he was eager to make new acquaintances. One day, instead of taking public transportation to where he needed to go, he decided to use Uber. Little did he know that decision would lead to events that would forever change his life. On the way to his destination, the man happened to ask the driver where he went for fun. He was a bit surprised by the driver's answer because it wasn't the answer he expected. The driver told him he went to a great church where there were a lot of people in their age group. He invited the man to come and check it out. When the man said he didn't have a car, the driver volunteered to pick him up.......
In the boat
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I've been reading @watchmanjohn's series on prayer and while all the blogs have been excellent, his most recently published one, Prayer Has To Be From A Position Of Strength really spoke to me this morning. It is well-worth reading for prayer does require us to get into a position, not a physical position but a spiritual position. Our heart must be in the right position. As I read his blog, my thoughts turned immediately to that night when I was literally screaming at God while driving down the freeway late one night. The week had begun with my learning I might have cancer and that night the strain of trying to hold it together, the uncertainty, etc, reached a head and I screamed and screamed and screamed. I did not ask God to take away my tumor. I demanded, yes, demanded that He......
A true representative of christ
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In the book, Of Whom The World Was Not Worthy, by Marie Chapian , an evangelist named Jakob Kovac regularly travels miles on foot to meet with a man named Cimmerman who seems to have little interest in God. In fact, this man points out the terrible atrocities committed by individuals in the name of God. The evangelist did not argue with him. Instead he presents him with this scenario. What if someone stole Cimmerman's coat, pretended he was Cimmerman and committed criminal acts? Was he, the real Cimmerman, guilty? Of course not! The criminal was someone else, not him! But, what if there were witnesses who came before the judge and said, "But it was Cimmerman. We recognized his coat." The man fell silent as he realized that just because someone "looks" or......
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......
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