Tuesday, March 17, 2015

NEEDING PRAYER FOR MY Blogging Friend, Marty

A blogging friend of mine is going through a tough time.  Can  we all unite in prayer for her and her family. 

Please visit her here : http://martysmusings.net/2015/03/when-a-heart-breaks.html

Dear Marty ,  I pray for comfort,  peace,  and increased closeness for you and your family.

Monday, March 9, 2015

Mark Hall,This is for you....

I just found out today that my Favorite Singer of +Casting Crowns needs our prayer.....

Come Join me in Prayer


Mark, I want to let you know that your music carried me through some of the darkest times in my life and still does today. My heart is bleeding for you and your family and I will be praying nightly until I hear that you have been healed. {{{Hugz)))

Much Love in Christ,
Karen M. Roth

Sunday, March 1, 2015

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Monday, February 16, 2015

Awesome New Company I Just Found.....

Hello,

This is Karen M. Roth ffpaws from Masquerading Crafter at http://masqueradingcrafter.blogspot.com

I am here to let you in on a little secret ....


Come closer.....

*whispers*

 INNORI Rocks!!!!!! 

They have the best tech supplies and .....

Super cute Clutches!!!!!!!!!

Sparkling Evening Crossbody Clutch

I am seriously in LOVE.....with.....

INNORI-Multi-function-Relaxation-Brightness-Sensitive Light

I hope you have the chance to check them out at Innori

I also pray that y'all are keeping me in your prayers tonight.....I have bad news, but I want to make it as light as possible My ticker is not ticking like it should..... ( For those who do not understand Southern talk: My heart is failing).  Maybe I ought to just buy a charger from INNORI ;o)

Take care y'all!

Until Next Time.
Karen


Monday, February 2, 2015

Still Healing and Coming to Terms with Things in My Life

Hello Masquerading Crafter Friends,

I will be the first one to admit that I am battling with Depression very heavily and this past year since my physical pain has been at the highest it has ever been before it has got me thinking thoughts I would rather not have.



So in that avenue of thought, I am reaching out to my Online Friends (since the ones I thought were my friends have abandoned me) for the Love, Encouragement, and the Support I truly need.

Is anyone really there for me and actually with me? I have reached out to many people only to be told they are too busy, I'm nuts and that I am too needy. That I "need to find Retired neighbors or Homebound people who maybe like me are crippled, too. Perhaps they would have time for me. That "working" people are just too busy and do not have the amount of time I seem to require".

Yes, it was said in a moment of stress, but it has implications and scars on my soul for the rest of my life. These remarks came from someone who I thought of as "Best Friends" so it really stung when I really  heard what they thought of me.  I wept so hard that I have blown my Pituitary Gland out.

I know that I am not that way, I just happened to be in Chronic pain and it takes more high quality items just to  ease my physical pain. Just for a few minutes of comfort that is all I am asking for. It is not my fault I was created this way. I try to go cheaper when I can, but in some areas I just cannot and my feet are one of those areas. My feet were messed up as a young child when I had to walk for fourteen miles a day in ill-fitting shoes because that was all my parents could afford. I was walking picking up dirty, foul-smelling beer cans to get enough money to feed my baby brother at the time. You tell me, Did that prove that I loved my brother? My Parents? So in your prayers tonight please ask God to give me a comfortable pair of shoes that will last more than three months. I walk so heavy I wear them out that quick.

I really want my Dream of taking this blog to the next level to come to pass, but in all honesty, with my pain getting worse I am not seeing that happening any time soon, if ever and I am just praying that it is not too late to follow this Dream.  I really want to create a happy positive fun place to be but it is so hard for me to actually be happy when I feel so Abandoned and Alone.

I have another Dream as well, one that has been haunting me for the past 24 years soon to be 25. July 27th and August 26th to be exact. I want my Daughter and Son back in my life. I never truly left them. My heart and thoughts were always and still are on and of them. I did the best thing I could do concerning the situation I was in at the time. I got the medical help and mental health help I needed, but it has come at a very high cost. It caused a great divide between me and my beloved children. I do not know how to overcome the lies my own mother fed them. I keep praying for their safety and for them to know Jesus. I am trying to hope that God will one day answer my prayer. This missing out on my Children's lives is killing me. I just pray that they can forgive me and learn to know the "real" me. The "me" that would give her life to protect her Children, but was not given the chance, I tried and the Social Services hung up on me mid-sentence. I have never gotten over that, it still haunts I had tried so hard to get my Daughter back but Satan blocked me.

Now you know my Dirty Secrets. I am a Childless Mother and a Motherless Child.

Do you still care to get to know me? If so, you will never find a more loyal Friend.

Love Always,
Karen


Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Living My Dream This Year!!! Question for my Readers.

Hello,  My Friends (waves a Paw)


This is the year I have decided to stop feeling sorry for myself and to run after my Dreams.

This Year : The word for the year is Bloom

I will OVERCOME:         1Rejection by others in my life. 
                                 I will Focus on the True Friends that I do have and realize that I am already ACCEPTED as a Daughter of the KING!!!! God Loves Me as I am. I want to change because of His awesome Love for me. No other man has ever died for me before. That is true love when you choose to carry someone else's Cross, Burden, Bad Deeds. So ..."Even if my Healing never comes, God You Are Good!!"... My New favorite song by Kutless

                            2. FEAR of Being Abandoned
                             I have started an Art Journal                                                     to Process my Wounds and Scars and my Tears. And will be getting back into Services for myself to control my symptoms.
                           
                            3. FEAR of not being Good Enough
                            I have joined an Online Bible Study Over at                                         http://www.womenlivingwell.org. I am in the Chronic Illness Group. They are looking for some more Group Leaders. So come on over and join us!
4. Throwing in some Weight Loss & Exercises.
                                       I have joined up over at                                                                       http://www.Sparkpeople.com for encouragement in eating healthier and beginning Exercises for the those with Limited Mobility. We can still Exercise ya'll! Plus, cutting down on my pop!

                    5. I am to become more Organized Productive.
                          I have officially ordered the This is my Life                                      Planners over at http://avirtuouswoman.org/. I LOVE IT!!!

                     6.  I AM Seeing myself as Beautiful inspite of my                                 Pain. I am trading my Ashes for the Beauty of the                             Lord. I am choosing to just ....Bloom without competing with the flower next to me. (This is a partial Quote I found on Pinterest today). I am Accepting Me as I am. I am more than the sum of my broken pieces and I will share my full story on my new About page as I am not ashamed of the Gospel of Christ and my Life is my Testimony of what God can do if You just let Him work in your life. 

                  7. Starting on Living My Dream of writing a book teaching those who are dealing with Abandonment Issues how to live without Fear of Rejection which is the beginning of Abandonment and how to Live Life with Abandon! I am so pumped about this ya'll. So please keep this in your prayers, please, I want it to become a reality. I will need to raise the money somehow, but I am trusting for God to provide the $2,999 I need to get my book where I want it to be. I took a huge leap of Faith already, I have been in contact with the Publisher I want to use. I will be calling the lady tomorrow. Kind of really nervous so pray that it goes well! {{{hugz}}}}


Ok, Ya'll got a Question for you what do you think of this hairstyle for my Vow Renewal?

This is my Favorite Thing Today!


Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Masquerading Crafter: Upcoming New Year Promising Expansion

Masquerading Crafter: Upcoming New Year Promising Expansion

Upcoming New Year Promising Expansion

Hello, My Friends *waves a paw *

This past year has been a really tough time for me. Between my health going to pot and losing many dear friends to cancer. Losing my husband 's father. Finding out that my Father is in the last stage of Young Onset Parkinson Disease with Dementia and that I may also have it  as well. I am praying that it is my Thyroid level being too low, but I highly doubt it is.

I'm going to see 3 different types of doctors tomorrow so please pray for me. The Cardiologist, the Endocrinologist and the  Rheumatologist. Right now I am trying to get over a nasty virus and UT I {Urinary tract infection}. I did not have the usual symptoms one might have. I ended up with severe vertigo, lightheadness, dizziness, and inflammation in my ribs, lower back and rump. Not fun at all!

I go back later this week to see the Orthopedic doctor to see if the Enchondroma {a Bone Tumor made up of a Cartilage like material.} has grown. If it has, it means that I have Bone Cancer. So please keep me in your prayers and thoughts.

In great news, I am going to be complete the Editing job I am working on and then the real fun begins! I am getting ready to revamp my site and I am utterly going to be enjoying the entire process, for real. I will post the link here when I am up and running. I am contemplating moving to @Weebly though. I will still be on @Twitter and @Pinterest, my home away from home, lol.

Until We Next Meet,

Karen M. Roth a. k. a.
MASQERADING CRAFTER

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Moment of Silence, Please......Ode to Pa Bear

On October 23rd I lost my dear sweet Pa Bear ( a.k.a. Don Roth).



He was the one who walked me down the aisle when I married his youngest son, Ben.

Christmas will never be the same.....

Ode to Pa Bear (Bear-Bear)

He was gentle, loving, and oh so kind,
how we each ache being left behind.
But we strive to imitate your softest answer in love,
as you gently whisper from above.
With the softest of breeze,
My heart frees,
remembering a lesson as sweet as a dove.
How you silently show others your love for them.........
In actions, thoughts and deeds.




Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Update on Karen....

Hello My Friends,

August 22nd I had a Ischemic Stroke and then again on September 4th I had another one in the MRI machine. They kept me in the hospital for only 2 days then released me.

I saw my regular doctor yesterday and she is not too sure they were strokes but thinks it may have been Migraine related so she gave me a Referral to see a Neurologist. May have been Birth control pill related.

I stayed at home nursing what I 'thought' was a Severe Earache from the 22nd of August until my Cardiologist receptionist made me call 911 on September 3rd. Very foolish move!

So far all my heart tests have been negative except for an Inappropriate Sinus Tachycardia and High Blood Pressure.

So please pray that the doctors can figure it all out so we can prevent it in the future.

I am so very weak and extremely fatigued. Been sleeping alot.

That is all I know for now.

 I have an upcoming appointment with my Cardiologist.

They really want me to get back into Counseling again. So I have to make that appointment as well.

So far I have lost half of my smile and I have permanent Left Sided Weakness with my left hand being really fumbly. Lucky for me that I am Right Handed so that means I can still crochet!!!! But I am still alive, Praise God! The Lord is good and loving.

The Lord is guiding me through this dark valley one baby step at a time.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Please Keep Me in Your Prayers and Thoughts.......

Hello Friends,

I have a very good reason for having been only on Pinterest and not blogging every day like I wish I could be doing. Reality has knocked me down and is keeping me down for now.

The 22nd I had my first meeting with my Cardiologist at Virginia Mason Hospital in Seattle. He immediately ordered the Doppler Echocardiogram. This test informed me that 3 of my heart valves are Regurgitating blood, That my Left Atrium is Enlarged. I was also diagnosed with Grade 1 Left Ventricular Diastolic Dysfunction. Which means that I have Congestive Heart Failure (CHF). Just click on the link and it will take you to Mayo Clinic's definition.

 He also wanted me to wear the ZIOxt heart monitor for 14 days, but after four days it was very apparent that my Adhesive Allergy was not going to let me as I broke out with a blistering rash under the monitor and tape. I am on a Steroid cream for it.

I have become a very Depressed woman as I want to do, but I cannot do and I am pelted with my Vow Renewal Dreams. It means so much to me.

So please add me to any Prayer Chains going,

I know that Prayer Changes things and I may need a Miracle sooner than was thought.

Thanks for your Friendship and Love.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Long Time No See And I Can Really Use Your Prayers

Hello Dear Friends,

It has been one heck of a week for me.

First, it started off with me going to visit my Endocrinologist at +Virginia Mason  for my Thyroid, She promptly sent me straight over to ER as my Blood Pressure was 140/99 and my pulse was 129. Even after giving me 2 liters of fluids which normally affects the heart rate, it did nothing to mine and they could not get it to go below 111. So they released me back home to go see my regular doctor which I did the very next day who promptly diagnosed me with Sinus Tachycardia and an Enlarged heart.  It also appears it may all be because my COPD is getting worse.

 I am on doctor's orders to just rest and to avoid any and all kinds of stress at all cost. So I had to tell this to my boss ( the author) so please pray that he is very kind about it and actually lets me rest. It will be hard for him as we are truly down to the very last chapter of his book.

To be honest, I am downright scared of my future even though I know I should not be as a Christian but I am. I finally talked to a Friend from Church last night  about it. I just wish I could talk to my hubby about it but he keeps taking off to go hiking with the dog and leaving me alone for hours. I think and my friend thinks that it is because he cannot handle what is going on with my health and that he might be truly frightened but not knowing what to do about it. That coupled with his having a Mid-life Crises.

That is where it stands for now.

I will post more as I am able to do so.

Until Next Time,

Love,
Karen

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Major Bummed....I am lost in the Vast World of Boredom

Hi there my Friends *waves a paw*

Sorry to have disappeared.....We lost our internet and cannot afford to get it back again. I
have just been approached for an editing job. I am taking it.....Yay and it's for pay!

God works in mysterious ways!

In health news, I have been in the hospital for a short three day heavy antibiotics and Prednisone stay. Now I have had 2 colonoscopies within a month of each other ugggh! I have been diagnosed with Lympocytic Colitis which is good news.  It is not Ulcerative Colitis like they originally thought.

I think I may have a very rare Endocrine Disease that I have been trying like mad to find the link to the article for my doctor.

Catch ya later!