K Reynolds
  I have been a member of ChristianBlog.Com for 9 years, 10 months and 29 days.

  I have published 2,269 blogs and 6,756 comments.

  My blogs average 533 words per blog.

 My most recent blog was published: Jun 17 2017 11:46:22am

 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 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......
What is true prosperity
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For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV) The above scripture has often been used to suggest that it is God's will for Christians to have financial wealth but is that what this verse really means? Unless you know Hebrew, this verse has been translated into your native language and anyone who has ever learned a foreign language knows that often things really do get lost in translation. When doing an in-depth study of a particular portion of scripture, in addition to looking at the context, I like to also read various versions. When I find differences, I ask myself the question, "Why did the translators of Version A translate it like this while the......
But without love
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They came from all over. Some people drove for several hours in order to gather together to help people they had never met and in all probability, never will. The people who came were the rich, the poor, the educated and those who had received little if any formal education. They came from diverse cultures and in some cases there was even a language barrier. If you were to have a theological discussion with them, some lively if not hostile hostile debates would probably erupt but for they did not gather today to debate. They came together for one purpose and that was to let people who were suffering know that someone cared that they were hungry, sick and dying and they wanted to help. As of this writing, nearly three million meals have been packed this past weekend and more will be packed......
At the end of your days
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In 1 Chronicles 28, a public prayer David uttered at the end of his life is recorded. “Praise be to you, Lord, the God of our father Israel, from everlasting to everlasting. Yours, Lord, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the majesty and the splendor, for everything in heaven and earth is yours. Yours, Lord, is the kingdom; you are exalted as head over all. Wealth and honor come from you; you are the ruler of all things. In your hands are strength and power to exalt and give strength to all. Now, our God, we give you thanks, and praise your glorious name. 1 Chronicles 29:10-13 (NIV) At the end of his life, King David still gives God all the glory. This is in direct contrast to King Saul who early on in his reign developed a proud heart which not only destroyed him but......
He hears our cry
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I remember my first encounter with God. I was four or five years old and my friend Denise and I were about to die of suffocation. In fact, Denise had already blacked out and though of course, I did not know what was happening, my lungs refused to take in the hot, oxygen depleted air, my chest hurt terribly, my head was pounding and my ears were roaring. We were dying and no one knew where we were... except God. I had a rather vivid imagination as a child and to me, the tiny closet that had been added to the bedroom after the house had been built looked like a little house. I thought it would make a perfect playhouse and my little friend agreed. We crammed our little bodies into the closet, shoving aside the hanging clothes and standing in the box that held the dirty clothes. Now all we......
The faithfulness god
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The dream was impressed upon his heart more than 35 years ago but after completing his Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Education in May of 1982, all doors remained closed to pursuing his Master of Divinity. A short time earlier, a call had come through to come to Minnesota, his wife's native state and though it was an unpaid position, he decided to accept it. He and his wife of less than nine months, packed up all their worldly goods into a small trailer and headed to the northland, more than 1,100 miles away. 1982. It was a bad year to try to make a new beginning. His wife had hoped to teach but since they were closing and even tearing down schools in the area, she was unable to even get her name on the list to be a substitute teacher. The two of them managed to obtain some summer......
Quick to take offense
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"But they didn't even ask me to join them! They must not have wanted me! They knew I was by myself!" In the wee hours of the morning, these were the thoughts the enemy hurled at me as I awakened yesterday morning. I had not only been overlooked, I had been slighted and it hurt. That suggestion, the replaying of that moment in slow-motion is something the enemy loves to do when we have been "hurt" by the words and/or actions (or lack of) by others. In response to our hurt we lash out in anger. Oh, our anger may not be visible. We may not scream, throw ourselves down on the ground and behave like a two year old who has been told no or seek revenge but angry thoughts fill our mind about the believed perpetrator(s). We may tell ourselves we do not care but if the truth......
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