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The Story Behind ‘From Weary To Worship

Dear Sister, Hello and welcome to “From Weary To Worship”. I am very glad to meet you here. My name is Kelly Arena and I am, first and foremost, a child of God. My life has been marked by various physical difficulties including a rare genetic disability diagnosed when I was twelve years old that…
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Deepening Bible Reading in 2021

Dear Sister, Do you remember the old hymn, “I Need Thee Every Hour?” As someone who lives in chronic pain and has multiple health struggles, I took it upon myself to lovingly re-titled that hymn to “I Need Thee Every Five Mintues!” I thank God that He has drawn my heart closer to His because…
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The Nearness of Jesus

“Be near me, Lord Jesus I ask Thee to stay Close by me forever And love me, I pray Bless all the dear children In Thy tender care And fit us for Heaven To live with Thee there” Be near. Stay close. Love me. I want to always be with you. Children have this down…
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Thank You

It’s almost Christmas! Christmas memes are popping up all over the place and the battle between Christmas and enjoying November for what it’s worth has begun. Although I’m all about Christmas myself, this month of blogs I want to help prepare our hearts for Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving Day and the month of November, for that matter,…
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Resolution of Reflection

“New Year, New Me” has been a common phrase this past week with the anticipation of the beginning point of 2018. New Year’s Resolutions are popping up everywhere: exercise programs, diet changes, dating and relationship goals, and social media fasts just to name a few. It’s interesting how the act of the earth fully making…
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Waited & Waiting

My favorite Christmas carol is O Come, O Come, Emmanuel. During this Advent Season, we are remembering and we are waiting. Not just waiting for the day to celebrate our Savior’s birth, but truly waiting with eager anticipation and a sometimes weariness-hope for the day that our Savior will come again. O come, O come,…
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Keep Looking Up

The page is about to close on January. I mean, pink and red heart decorations are EVERYWHERE so it’s practically Valentine’s Day already. But before we talk about love (Surprise! February’s theme) let’s look at our resolutions one last time on here, and focus on the year ahead of us. As I shared in my…
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And Then I Broke My Toe…

How are your New Year’s Resolutions going? Taking a wild guess I’d say probably not well. We’re inching up to the end of January and by now many people have experienced the “New Year’s Resolution slump”. Like probably every other girl in the world, I REALLY wanted to begin this year by getting into shape.…
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Comfort & Joy

The shepherds at those tidings Rejoiced much in mind, And left their flocks a-feeding In tempest, storm and wind: And went to Bethlehem straightway The Son of God to find. O tidings of comfort and joy, Comfort and joy O tidings of comfort and joy   And when they came to Bethlehem Where our dear…
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Maintaining Thanksgiving

The holiday of Thanksgiving has passed. Our stomach’s might be still full, or at least our refrigerators still have some remains of turkey and gravy. We are about to close on this “thankful month” all together. So. Now what? Black Friday slammed us in the face, and the hustle and bustle of the Christmas season…
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Nothing to Fear

“And they heard the sound of the LORD God walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and the man and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the LORD God among the trees of the garden. But the LORD God called to the man and said to him, “Where are you?”…
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I Never Outgrew Fear

“After these things the word of the LORD came to Abram in a vision: ‘Fear not, Abram, I am your shield; your reward shall be very great.’ ~ Genesis 15:1 I really had a hard time coming up with October’s blog theme. Nothing stuck, until a single word hit me square between the eyes. And…
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The Story Behind ‘From Weary To Worship

Dear Sister, Hello and welcome to “From Weary To Worship”. I am very glad to meet you here. My name is Kelly Arena and I am, first and foremost, a child of God. My life has been marked by various physical difficulties including a rare genetic disability diagnosed when I was twelve years old that…
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