K Reynolds
  I have been a member of ChristianBlog.Com for 10 years, 5 months and 18 days.

  I have published 2,340 blogs and 6,937 comments.

 My most recent blog was published: Jan 15 2018 05:58:53pm

 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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Not by might
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Then he answered and spake unto me, saying, This is the word of the Lord unto Zerubbabel, saying, Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the Lord of hosts. Zechariah 4:6 (KJV) As I read the CB Daily Bible Verse once again this evening, I could not help but think about how often I completely disregard these words. Sometimes I am motivated by pride. I tell myself, "I'm a big girl so I can handle it!" The dirty little secret is I am not big enough to handle it. Not by a long-shot. In fact, usually the moment I attempt to take things into my own hands, I find myself flat on my back with the problem lying on top of me. Oops! Sometimes I am motivated by fear. I know I am not big enough, strong enough or smart enough to handle things but I forget that God is.......
A new legacy
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My maternal grandfather had little memory of his parents. When he was five years old he left a small town in Upstate New York and along with his older half-sister, they were taken to New York City by their parents. Their parents relinquished the children to the Children's Aid Society and returned home. The children were separated. A few months later, along with some other children, he boarded a train bound for the Upper Midwest and was eventually adopted. He never saw his parents or sister again. As I understand it, there was at least one point in time when he seriously considered trying to locate his parents. He knew what his birth name was as he had taken it as his middle name. He also had the adoption paperwork as well as various correspondence with the agent who had placed......
What is our response
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This morning I came across something I posted on Facebook a year ago. It was written five days before the 2017 US presidential inauguration at a time when it seemed like people had one another by the throats. Unfortunately it seems like not much have changed since that time. What I wrote one year ago is still pertinent today It is easy to get caught up in the "mob mentality", becoming so caught up in the political, economic and even social climate of this world. While interest in these things is not wrong and in fact, is something we ought to be aware of, we must also be careful that we do not become so caught up with them that we neglect that which is far more important; being a witness of and sharing the Gospel. This morning I read these words: "Let us think of ways to......
Recognized by god
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I fingered the elaborate invitation to the college women's club annual luncheon somewhat hesitantly. Instinctively I knew it was an invitation into a world that was foreign to me and I had only received it as a courtesy because my husband was the a/v technician at the college and therefore a member of the college staff. The women who attended these events were "society" women and I knew it. The college had a high reputation. Many of its alumni were wealthy and even world-renowned. I did not belong among those people and yet I wanted to go to the luncheon. You see, I knew the keynote speaker. The speaker was a man of high regard in the academic world. He had recently written a book that I had just finished reading. He had given the book to my husband as a thank you for doing......
When the dream becomes a nightmare
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When I heard the news, I remembered the last post I had seen from her on Facebook. For months she had been posting updates and pictures as the date drew nearer for her little girl to be born. Her last check-up showed everything was well. The baby was in position and her due date was in two days, the maternal grandfather's birthday.  Her parents. The grandparents. They were the same age as me and my husband and in fact, had been married just three months longer than us. They had showed up one day at the tiny church we attended, a church that was primarily made up of a few twenty-something couples. Her mom was the first in our "group" to have a baby but the rest of us quickly followed. I remember when her daddy called, shouting out the good news. "We have a......
Nix, my hero
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A few weeks ago, the blog topic was to write about a favorite pet. I was going to do so then but life got busy and I never got around to doing it. I figured I can still do it any way so here goes! I read a the post of a friend on Facebook today, lamenting the fact that after moving into their new house she discovered she had some um... univited guests. They were small, gray and furry with long tails and bright evil-looking eyes. Everyone sympathized and then posted their suggestions for removing the little squatters from the premises. The two most popular suggestions were cats and devices that emit sounds that supposedly irritate the creatures to the point that they leave. Some people will swear by the latter whereas others just as adamantly say they are a worthless piece of junk. As for......
When we are in conflict
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This is a difficult topic to write about as conflict always stirs up extremely intense emotions. As a former public school teacher, I had to sit through a number of classes/worshops which dealt with conflict resolution. I can only say that it is much easier on paper than it is in real life. One of the problems is when we are confronted by conflict, it triggers a "fight or flight response" because in some way, we feel threatened. The threat does not have to be physical in order to trigger a physical response. It can be psychological as well. Ask anyone who has experienced anxiety prior to taking an important exam and they will tell you about sweaty palms, feeling flushed, fluttering in their stomach and not being able to think straight. Not being able to think straight.......
Light a candle or curse the darkness
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Yet it is far better to light the candle than to curse the darkness. --William L. Watkinson When I heard the above quote earlier today, I did a bit of research on who actually said it. That can be difficult to do because good quotes tend to get passed along and incorporated into the speeches of others. It is often attributed to Eleanor Roosevelt or Adlai Stevenson or even Confucius but I discovered that it was published in a book of sermons by W.L. Watkinson long before either Roosevelt or Stevenson quoted it. As for it being a Chines proverb, shortly after the book was published, a missionary society based in China obtained permission to reprint and distribute the sermon which contained the quote. Regardless of its source, as I read the the pages preceding and following the above quote,......
As i lay dying
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It was eight years ago today that I laid down and went to sleep. I came very close to never awakening in this world again. It was too close and it changed me forever. The first part of this blog is a warning. You never know what is going to happen until it happens. In the back of our mind, we secretly believe that when something is about to go wrong in our body, we will get some sort of mysterious premonition, a warning signal that something is about to go awry. While that often happens, it is not always the case. I had no premonition that there was a time bomb ticking in my head. It was a time bomb that had been there all of my life, silently ticking away for 49 years when suddenly without any warning whatsoever, it literally blew, flooding my brain with blood.  I should have simply......
Everything we need
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This evening I read these words: By his divine power, God has given us everything we need for living a godly life. We have received all of this by coming to know him, the one who called us to himself by means of his marvelous glory and excellence. And because of his glory and excellence, he has given us great and precious promises. These are the promises that enable you to share his divine nature and escape the world s corruption caused by human desires. 2 Peter 1:3-4 (NLT)  Yet how many times have we heard ministers of the Gospel of Jesus Christ or even ourselves claim that it is impossible for us to live a godly life as long as we are living in this world. We make excuses for our ungodly behavior by saying, "I'm a sinner saved by grace" thereby excusing sin in our......
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