Kaelyn's Korner

Weekly column by Kaelyn Pfenning


As a new school year starts, I am getting closer to the ten-year anniversary of my graduation from North Greenville University next spring.

Aging brings a multitude of medical concerns, end of life planning and financial evaluations.

While I am still fairly young compared to many, it is good to keep the end in mind.


It’s hard to believe how time flies.

I’ve done a lot of flying in my life, but I have not flown anywhere in the past five years.

Since I was little, I have been in and out of airports and received my first passport at a very young age.


It’s that time of year when many are thinking about school starting back.

Parents are figuring out new schedules while many area businesses are collecting supplies for students in need.

Others--like me--are expecting increased traffic on our daily routes to work.


Each individual holds different values, beliefs and ideals.

These concepts are being lost amidst the lumping of individuals into categories based on observable characteristics.

We are all born into certain circumstances.

But the American dream is the opportunity to rise above any circumstance to achieve greatness.


When we face troubles of many kinds, we can trust in the Lord our God.

Trials come in different forms such as national politics, personal health and family concerns.

Sometimes, circumstances beyond our control can feel overwhelming.


Brad and I celebrated his birthday all weekend.

Friday night, we met his parents and sister at Koi Asian Bistro for a dinner of Asian food and sushi.

Brad and I shared crispy duck and steak and shrimp hibachi stir fry with white sauce.

Afterwards, we went to our place for dessert and presents.


Our church is holding Vacation Bible School (VBS) this week.

Brad and I have been helping to coordinate the decorating of three rooms and a couple of hallways for the first time this year.

We had a lot to learn during two work days.

First Amendment

Much debate has circled around the First Amendment in recent years.

The First Amendment of the Constitution of the United States of America states:


Brad and I took a day trip to the lake on Saturday.

We headed out early while the sky remained overcast and traveled about 45 minutes to Lake Hartwell.

Finding a picnic table, we set down our towels in the cool of the morning.


Parks are great places to get away from the day-to-day stresses of life.

Often free, these green spaces provide exercise, beauty and relaxation from the worries of home and work.

We have started a summer series on area parks based on the idea provided by my handsome, clever husband Brad.


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