K Reynolds
  I have been a member of ChristianBlog.Com for 9 years, 6 months and 29 days.

  I have published 2,240 blogs and 6,644 comments.

  My blogs average 529 words per blog.

 My most recent blog was published: Feb 27 2017 08:11:31pm

 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 great iphone incident
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I didn't notice it until later this afternoon when I was talking to my mom on my landline. When she mentioned a recent picture of my grandson, I pulled out my phone, pulled up the picture, gazed at it admiringly (I happen to have a very handsome 4 month old grandson) and set my phone face down on the desk. A couple of moments later, I happened to look at it and gasped. There was a suspicious-looking line near the upper left-hand corner. Was that... was that a crack? Further inspection revealed the truth. There was a crack in my phone case. It was then that I recalled an incident that happened earlier that morning. It was an incident so trivial that I had forgotten it until I noticed the small crack on the back of my phone case. I had dropped my phone onto the concrete floor in the...
Save a life or destroy it
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Then he turned to his critics and asked, “Does the law permit good deeds on the Sabbath, or is it a day for doing evil? Is this a day to save life or to destroy it?” But they wouldn’t answer him. Mark 3:4 (NLT) Jesus asked this question of his his enemies in the synagogue when he saw a man there who had a deformed hand. "Is this a day to save life or destroy it?" They refused to answer the question. Perhaps this may surprise us a bit as they generally seemed to be very vocal about their opinion but when you think about it, what could they say? In their heart of hearts they knew the right answer. The Sabbath, as well as any other day, was a day to save life, not destroy it. The Sabbath was more than a day of rest. It was a blessed day, a holy day, from the very...
Chosen and equipped
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Have you ever felt inadequate to do something God has called you to do? Sometimes like Moses, our reaction is, "You want me to do what?" Then we begin to tell God all about our shortcomings, like He didn't know them already, and suggest that He rethink things and find someone else to do the job. How easy it is for us to forget that God not only gives us life; He designed us according to His purpose. When it was time to build the Tabernacle and the Ark of the Covenant, God told Moses that he had specifically chosen a man named Bezalel to be in charge of making it as well as all of the furnishings. Exodus 31:3-5 tells us that God had filled Bezalel with the Spirit of God, wisdom, knowledge and the skill to work with precious metals, wood and all kinds of crafts. He was, in...
Standing at the foot of the mountain
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But the LORD said, “Go down and bring Aaron back up with you. In the meantime, do not let the priests or the people break through to approach the lord, or he will break out and destroy them. Exodus 19:24 (NLT) All the preparations had been made. The people had consecrated themselves as God had instructed in order that they could come into His presence but it just wasn't good enough. They had to remain standing at the foot of the mountain unable to climb the mountain and stand in God's presence. In fact, God told Moses that if any of the people dared to attempt to approach Him, He would break out and destroy them. This is a sober reminder that God is holy and that means His attributes are holy as well. God's love is not merely love. It is "holy love". His...
But i can't!
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Moses had an amazing story. He was supposed to be killed the moment he was born but he wasn't. His mother was able to hide him for three months but when he became to old to hide any longer, she placed him in a basket and set him afloat in the Nile River. He was found by Pharaoh's daughter and raised in the palace. He would have been educated by the finest educators, trained to take on a leadership role in the most powerful kingdom in the but he ended up as a nomadic shepherd out in the desert. In retrospect, we can see that this was all a part of God's plan. God had primed him not to lead the people of Egypt but to lead the his own people, the Israelites through the very desert land where he had been a shepherd for forty years. Moses had spent eighty years training for the...
In the place of god
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Joseph's ten older brothers found themselves in an interesting position after their father died. Had Joseph merely spared their lives in regard for their father's feelings? Now that he was gone, would they at last have Joseph's wrath fall upon them? He certainly had good reason to take all their positions, sell them into slavery, lock them up or even execute them for what they had done to him. They deserved neither mercy or grace let alone forgiveness. In fear, they sent a message to Joseph reminding them that their father had asked that he forgive them. The Bible tells us that Joseph wept when he received the message. Years had passed since they had arrived in Egypt and yet they did not seem to understand that they were forgiven. He wished them no ill-will and in fact, wanted...
The god who has been my shepherd
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Near the end of Jacob's life, he became ill. When Joseph heard the news, he brought his two sons, Manasseh and Ephraim to Jacob's bedside. The knowledge that his beloved son was by his side strengthened Jacob to the point that he sat up in his bed in order to bless not only Joseph but his children. If you have ever wondered why there is a Tribe of Manasseh and a Tribe of Ephraim but not a Tribe of Joseph, you will find the answer in Genesis 48. The descendents of Joseph were to be given a "double-portion" of the Promised Land. Joseph presents his sons so that Manassah, the oldest, would be on Jacob's right and Ephraim would be on his left but Jacob crosses his arms, deliberately giving the greater blessing to the younger son. He than says: May the God before whom my...
It was god!
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I started as I read these words this morning: So it was God who sent me here, not you! Genesis 45:8a These words were spoken by Joseph after he revealed his identity to his brothers. He told them not to be angry at themselves for brutally attacking him and then selling him as a slave. Huh? Joseph had come to the realization that it was God who had sent him to Egypt in order to preserve the lives of both himself and his family. This is contrary to a common message in pulpits across America which often blatantly declares that if you follow Jesus Christ you will never face trouble in this world. If you have trouble, if you are sick, if you do not have a fat financial portfolio God is either displeased with you or you do not have enough faith. It is a common enough message but is it...
Fruitful in the land of suffering
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In a previous blog entitled But The Lord Is With You, I wrote about how Joseph's dreams had turned into a nightmare. Betrayed and sold into slavery by his own brothers and carried off into a foreign country, he did his best to live a godly life. He rose to the highest position of authority in his master's house only to be falsely charged by a woman whose advances he had rejected and as a result, he was thrown into prison. At this point the one might be tempted to think, "So much for doing the right thing!" In an instant, however, Joseph's circumstances changed once again. At the right moment "the rains" came. He had faithfully served God where he was and now the time had come for the promise to be fulfilled. Whever Joseph, the former slave and prisoner...
But the lord is with you
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Joseph had dreams, big dreams. They were dreams that came from God Himself but on the day that he met up with his brothers at Shechem, he found himself plunged into a nightmare. Only this wasn't a dream, it was reality. Betrayed by his own brothers, he was stripped of his princely robe and thrown into a pit. He was "rescued" from that pit by his brothers only to be sold into slavery in a foreign country. He went from being the most favored son of the richest and most powerful man of the region to a lowly slave. The Bible is silent as to what Joseph's thoughts and feelings were when he found himself in bondage. We can only speculate what they might have been based on what our reaction would have been had it been us. What we do know is what he did. He faithfully served his...
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