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Karen Wade (Jokarenk)

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My main foundation in my life is my faith in God; everything else falls into place from that point. I have many interests, hobbies and passions of life. I feel the need to write and share; mostly sharing the good news to help others find Christ. Faith matters and it changes you from the inside out. My hubs are this primary focus as well as awareness for autoimmune disease focused on lupus. I feel lead to inspire, to write, to share, and help others.

Over the past 5 years I have had three back surgeries that have taken much from my abilities to do what I love in life. I am supposed to have another spinal surgery but am holding off due to other health issues that have been set in my path. I have also been diagnosed with systemic lupus erythematosus, many issues from lupus, fibromyalgia, and gastroparesis in which I have decided to spread much awareness for. It is because of God that I have made it through everything and my hope is to help others because unless you have gone through it or live with disease and chronic pain daily it is hard to understand as it does more than affect you physically, it takes a mental toll and that's where we need God.

I have settled in as a "jill of all trades" which still keeps me challenged and feeling accomplished. There is so much to write about. I love to share with others and hope that you are inspired by my hubs.

God Bless

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  • Anchoring Our Soul with Autoimmune Diseases

    Anchoring Our Soul with Autoimmune Diseases

    23 months ago

    Autoimmune diseases take a toll on our bodies beyond comprehension, stay close to God to make it through the storms in life...

  • Learning You Have Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

    Learning You Have Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

    23 months ago

    Hello to my sisters (brothers) who have lupus. Maybe you have just learned that you have lupus and are looking around for information or because you may have never heard of it before…

  • Disabilities and Keeping Faith in God

    Disabilities and Keeping Faith in God

    2 years ago

    God does not take pleasure in our sufferings. This is a topic that many people often wonder about. Let me share my story with you to help inspire you.

  • Fruit of the Holy Spirit - Intro

    Fruit of the Holy Spirit - Intro

    4 years ago

    This is the beginning of a 9 part series on the nine fruits of the Holy Spirit.

  • Speaking Truth About God: Helping To Overcome Loss & Grief

    Speaking Truth About God: Helping To Overcome Loss & Grief

    4 years ago

    Many people I know lately have been going through so many trials of tragedy, death, and wondering why things happen. It is my attempt to help them find solace in their time of need through God.

  • Finding Your 10,000 Reasons to Praise God

    Finding Your 10,000 Reasons to Praise God

    23 months ago

    The final 2 days of the 30 days of Words

  • Finding, Waiting, Listening, and Hearing God

    Finding, Waiting, Listening, and Hearing God

    23 months ago

    Week 4 of Words from God

  • Saving Money and Going Green with Laundry Costs

    Saving Money and Going Green with Laundry Costs

    4 years ago

    Utilizing simple ingredients to create laundry soap and softener to stretch tight budgets or to learn to be frugal...I myself am doing both so that when I am back on my feet I can save more!

  • Balancing Faith in an Unbalanced World

    Balancing Faith in an Unbalanced World

    23 months ago

    Week 3 of Words from God

  • Being Made Perfect in Our Weakness

    Being Made Perfect in Our Weakness

    23 months ago

    Week 2 of Words from God

  • Staying Full of God

    Staying Full of God

    4 years ago

    It has been quite a while since I have written any hubs to post on here but so much has been going on in life that I have not had the time to get around to this. With the new year starting our women’s group at the church I attend, Gateway Fellowship ( have an...

  • Do You Find Your Strength in Christ?

    Do You Find Your Strength in Christ?

    4 years ago

    I want to focus on one thing and that is where we get our strength. Many people think they have become one with the Lord and say they have handed their lives over to Him fully trusting in the fact that what happens to them will be for the will that...

  • Healing with Faith in God

    Healing with Faith in God

    7 years ago

    I haven’t written a hub in quite some time.  Mostly due to college courses that I have been taking surrounding Biblical studies as well as a recent back surgery that has me in bed again for a few months.  I have been trying to cope with my...

  • Sanctify Yourself Through Christ

    Sanctify Yourself Through Christ

    7 years ago

    Glorifying the experience of New Testament can be sparsely substituted as a description of the “distinctive lifestyle of the committed soul”.   What is the distinctive life-style of the committed soul?  In learning more and more about the New...

  • No More Fear of Death

    No More Fear of Death

    4 years ago

    Recently I had a discussion with my fiancé about Heaven and what it is like.  I also discussed with him about my past and the feelings I had about death and dying before I had come to know Christ as my savior.  I grew up extremely terrified of...

  • The Greatest Love

    The Greatest Love

    7 years ago

     I haven’t been writing much this last week but I have been in continuous prayer as I have felt more grace than I have ever known to be possible.  I wasn’t in complete understanding of what grace actually “felt” like, the word was...

  • Continuing To Walk With Christ

    Continuing To Walk With Christ

    7 years ago

    As the year is coming to an end I find myself looking back and going over all that has happened this year. I find that this year has probably been one of the best years in so many ways - when you measure happiness you usually weigh out the...

  • Forgiving Others Through Christ

    Forgiving Others Through Christ

    4 years ago

    Like many other people, I am sure we have people in our lives that have caused us pain, frustration, anger, and complete aggravation. It even so happens that we come to a point in our lives we just don’t want to deal with these people and avoid...

  • Lay Up Treasures in Heaven

    Lay Up Treasures in Heaven

    7 years ago

     “Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal; but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and...

  • A Treasure in the Arms of Christ

    A Treasure in the Arms of Christ

    7 years ago

    I have been thinking a lot about things that have happened in my past that I am not quite proud of. The sermon my pastor preached this past Sunday was about “Overcoming Satan” and it has a lot to do with why we tend...

  • We Are Called To Be Witnesses of God

    We Are Called To Be Witnesses of God

    7 years ago

    We are called to be witnesses of God by the love we extend to others; precursors of his justice by our unfailing commitment to what is right and good; lamps reflecting the light of God's Christ in our forgiveness, mercy and compassion; harvesters of...

  • Building Faith Through Christ

    Building Faith Through Christ

    7 years ago

    “I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me” Galatians 2:20 I think this is a...

  • Christ Our Peace

    Christ Our Peace

    7 years ago

    Peace is the absence of war, but how do we define true peace?  How do we link true peace and oneness?  My Pastor in a recent Bible Study said the key to unlocking the Bible is by finding Christ in all the scriptures, from Genesis to Malachi (OT)...

  • The Word Discovers Our Condition

    The Word Discovers Our Condition

    7 years ago

    "Let us therefore be diligent to enter that rest, lest anyone fall according to the same example of disobedience. For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and...

  • Do Not Conform to the Ways of the World

    Do Not Conform to the Ways of the World

    7 years ago

    Do all things without complaining and disputing, that you may become blameless and harmless, children of God without fault in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world, holding fast the word of life,...

  • God's Plan For My Life

    God's Plan For My Life

    7 years ago

     “being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ” Philippians 1:6 People say “God has a plan for your life”.  I have heard this phrase so often that I become...

  • Do Not Grow Weary

    Do Not Grow Weary

    4 years ago

    "And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart. Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all, especially to those who are of the household of faith" Galatians 6:9-10 There is many...

  • Not By Bread Alone

    Not By Bread Alone

    12 months ago

    As I read this verse I think of many things, the main thing I think of is a woman whom I knew growing up. She never had any children but was a farmer’s wife and loved her cattle and garden. She wrote a book that was titled “Not by Bread...

  • Generation of the Lost

    Generation of the Lost

    4 years ago

      “for the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost” Luke 19:10 We are in a generation of the “lost”, the generation of me and my children.  In the beginning “Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image,...

  • Proclaiming the Gospel

    Proclaiming the Gospel

    7 years ago

    Sunrise Knapp Photography I recently finished a 7 week course called Proclaim.  The object of the course was to equip ourselves to join God in the Unstoppable Spread of the Gospel.  Evangelism – if you do not know what this means it is simple, a...

  • What is Prayer?

    What is Prayer?

    7 years ago

    Taken at a local falls in southwestern NY called "Bear Falls" Knapp Photography   There are many forms of prayer by definition, but what people need to remember the most is that when we pray to God we are forming a relationship with him. ...