K Reynolds
  I have been a member of ChristianBlog.Com for 9 years, 9 months and 27 days.

  I have published 2,261 blogs and 6,718 comments.

  My blogs average 532 words per blog.

 My most recent blog was published: May 22 2017 05:58:50am

 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 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......
Its okay, i did it because
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The commandment God had given King Saul was very clear: This is what the Lord of Heaven’s Armies has declared: I have decided to settle accounts with the nation of Amalek for opposing Israel when they came from Egypt. Now go and completely destroy the entire Amalekite nation—men, women, children, babies, cattle, sheep, goats, camels, and donkeys.” 1 Samuel 15:2-3 (NLT) In fact, I do not believe it could have been any clearer. God had had enough of the Amalekites and now their account would be settled. It was over, done with and they would have no more descendants... nor would their livestock. Wow! Saul did not obey God. He not only spared the life of the king but David later encounters Amalekites (1 Samuel 30) which would have been rather difficult if Saul had done what......
Brother against brother
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Last Thursday, as I was on my way to attend a National Day of Prayer event that was being held outside of the football stadium in downtown Minneapolis, I wondered if there might actually be protesters present. There were but they were not the people I would have expected to see. It was a small group of ten or 15 people who identified themselves as Christians. They had gathered across the street around a small sound system and some of them also carried signs. What were they protesting? Well, being near the back of the plaza, I caught snatches of what they were saying now and then. First of all, they did not like it that we began with a time of worship. Apparently they believed that if Christians were worshipping God they had a watered-down, feel-good, fluffy relationship with God.......
Just keep walking
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I read a blog today by @paulphil which is entitled Still Leaning Forward. As I read the blog, I found my mind drifting back to the winter and spring of 2008 when I was undergoing chemotherapy treatments for breast cancer. It was a rough course of treatment. Since I had triple negative breast cancer, I had dose-dense chemo treatments every two weeks instead of the standard three weeks usually done for breast cancer. Triple breast cancer, though very aggressive, can respond well to chemotherapy. If it doesn't, the prognosis is very poor. It was a rough course of treatment. Though I had not intended to work during chemo and had arranged for a medical leave of absence prior to treatment, within a month all the other "triple negatives" in my cancer support group ended up taking......
The strength you have
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Then the LORD turned to him and said, "Go with the strength you have, and rescue Israel from the Midianites. I am sending you! Judges 6:14 (NLT) He wasn't strong and he wasn't brave. In fact when we first read about him, he is threshing wheat, not openly but at a bottom of a winepress in order to hide what he is doing from the Midianites. These were not the actions of a "brave" man, a hero and yet that is exactly how the angel of the Lord addresses him. The word used is "gibbor" (Strong's Hebrew 1368) and it means strong mighty, a champion, chief, excel, giant, man, mighty man, one, strong man. The angel also tells Gideon something else. He tells Gideon that the Lord is with him. I wonder if Gideon's initial response was took look around to see......
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......
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