K Reynolds
  I have been a member of ChristianBlog.Com for 10 years, 17 days.

  I have published 2,285 blogs and 6,820 comments.

 My most recent blog was published: Aug 16 2017 07:38:25am

 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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Just because it looks good doesn't mean it is good
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The peope of Jericho had a problem. The town was in a good location or situation. It seemed like it should be prospering but it was not. You see, there was a problem. The water was bad. The words used to describe it mean bad, evil, malignant, unpleasant, giving pain and barren. That leads some commentators to believe the consumption of this water led to miscarriages and premature births as well as illness and even death. That would have no doubt caused a lot of people to pack up and leave despite the good "situation" and probably many did but there were some that either couldn't or wouldn't. Perhaps they hoped that things would get better. Perhaps they thought they would be the lucky ones who escaped but still, Jericho remained a town of sorrow, disease and death. Given......
Receiving god's discipline
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King Ahab was terrified. King Beh-hadad of Aram had united with thirty-two kings and their combined armies had launched an attack against the Kingdom of Israel. Ben-hadad sent a message to the king demanding his silver, gold, wives and the best of his children (1 Kings 20:3). Do you know what King Ahab's response was? "Okay". Needless to say, Ben-hadad was not satisfied. People like Ben-hadad never are. You give in to their demands hoping to pacify them only to have them come back for more. Sure enough, soon afterwards, another message is received. This time Ahab is informed that the next day Ben-hadad would send "officials" to search his palace and the homes of his officials for anything else of value and seize it. I find it interesting that King Ahab let his......
A curse or a blessing
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As I pondered @watchmanjohn's blog entitled Sweep Out Our Negative Emotions I thought about the challenges I have had over the years in regards to controlling my emotions. The area in which I was raised was heavily-dominated bym people who either emigrated from or were the descendants of people from Scandinavia or Germany. Though like millions of Americans, my ancestors came from across Western Europe and my birth surname is Irish, four of my great-great grandparents (two maternal and two paternal) emigrated to the US from Denmark in the mid-19th century so I suppose my heritage is predominately Danish-American. I never realized that culturally I am a "Scandinavian-American" until I went to college in another region of the US. Hmm... not only was the food different but I......
Caring for those who serve
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The other night, I sat in my mom's dining room table as a dear family friend who is the pastor of a small church on an Indian reservation, opened up her heart and shared some of her struggles. This friend, a single woman, has labored tirelessly for over 35 years in a place no one wants to go because it is "too hard". Occasionally she will receive some much needed help. A church will send a mission team, a couple will come to help out over the summer, funds will be sent to do some much needed repairs and so forth. The thing is, no one cares for the pastor... Now, many of the people live in poverty so one could argue that is the problem. I thought that too until something slipped out that startled me. The pastor was sharing with me how God was seemed to be blessing people when......
But i don't want too!
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Jesus told him, “If you want to be perfect, go and sell all your possessions and give the money to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.” But when the young man heard this, he went away sad, for he had many possessions. Matthew 19:21-22 (NLT) I shifted uncomfortably when I read these words this morning. It is not because I am rich. I am not, at least according to US standards. I was uncomfortable because last night I bucked and kicked against the idea of doing something I did not want to do. Have you ever done that? Well, I have and I have done it more times than what I care to admit. It is very easy to do the things we want to do. In fact, we set about doing it eagerly and with great joy. If someone would dare to suggest that we do not have to......
But i don't understand!
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This morning, I read an excellent blog entitled I Had A God-Given Dream by @watchmanjohn. My comment became so long that I realized I needed to cut it short and write my on blog on the subject of our response when we do not understand what we perceive to be God's lack of response or the answer is not what we hoped it would be. First of all, I am not going to pretend it is an easy thing to deal with. We are, after all, children so our knee-jerk reaction is to become demanding, impatient, puzzled, hurt and even angry and resentful when we do not get our own way. This is partly because not only are we short-sighted; we do not understand. However, I believe it is mostly due to the fact that when we allow ourselves to be ruled by the flesh instead of by the Spirit, we are not only......
Where has the time gone
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It doesn't seem like it was that long ago but as I sit here at my computer reflecting upon all the events that have taken place over the past ten years I realize that I have consciously learned and grown more during that period than at any other period of my life. To say that it has been an adventure is an understatement though I suppose it would not fit most people's definition of "adventure". Typically people consider an adventure to involve great physical feats and I fall a little short in that area. Okay, I fall a lot short in that area but that's beside the point. To me an adventure involves moving beyond where you were at whether it be physical or situational. In short, every day of our lives involves some sort of "adventure". Some are merely more......
It's such a small thing
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They were not quite sure how it happened. They only knew that twice two of their three cats had managed to slipped out of their apartment unnoticed though their escapes were eventually discovered and they were located, one or both of them had picked up some tiny stowaways who laid quiet for awhile. It wasn't long though before their presence was revealed. Scratch, scratch scratch! When they became aware of their presence, the cats' owners went into action. They raced out to get products to treat their cats. They started to vacuum, wash and clean everything in sight but the problem only seemed to intensify. After valiantly fighting for a few weeks, they finally realized more drastic measures needed to be taken. They needed to call in some professionals in order to make sure their......
The pathway through the wilderness
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Sometimes a situation doesn't merely seem hopeless, it is hopeless. For awhile, there was a glimmer of hope. Perhaps you could come up with a solution if you just had a moment to calm down and think about it. Perhaps your spouse, a family member, a friend or even a compassionate stranger would get an idea or had the resources to rescue you. Maybe the problem would resolve itself over time. Perhaps the unexpected would happen. You would get an unexpected inheritance, you would get a promotion, you would have a miraculous recovery, a debt would be forgiven, a mistake had been made and the test results were wrong, your wandering child returns, your marriage is restored but though you wait with eager anticipation, it doesn't happen. In fact, sometimes things become even worse. There......
The secret mess
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It was easy to convince myself it was not a problem. "After all," I told myself proudly, "unlike many of my neighbors I can easily park not one but two cars in my garage." Surely that was worth a gold star because I knew for a fact that most of my neighbors had a reason for always parking in their driveway. Whenever their garage doors stood open, it was glaringly evident there was no room to spare. Long ago, we rented a house in the city that had a "Model T" garage. These garages were built prior to 1935 and therefore they were too small the larger vehicles that came later. Nowadays these garages are only useful as storage sheds. When the owner of the house announced she was going to replace the garage that was more than 60 years old, we were thrilled.......
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