Kaelyn's Korner

Weekly column by Kaelyn Pfenning

Security

With the recent shootings in the news, a question of security has arisen.

The latest target being a church has raised concerns about the open-door policies of many churches around the country.

As with most things, I think there needs to be a balance.

Time

With the recent time change and the approach of the holidays come reflections on the passing years.

The slowing of business to focus on giving often causes me to pause.

It is good to take time to remember what is most important, what will last beyond this life and what is worthy of our time.

Faithful

In a world of unfaithfulness, where can we find faithfulness?

These days, the news is filled with those who have committed sexual sins from celebrities to local leaders.

Each time I hear or read another account, my heart breaks.

Halloween

Halloween is probably one of my least favorite holidays.

Growing up, my family would celebrate my older sister’s birthday since she was born on that day.

My younger brother was born the day before on Oct. 30.

We celebrated birthdays or turned off the lights during the holiday as others went out to gather treats.

Car repairs

I appreciate a car that works and gets me where I need to go.

Over the past few years, I have grown attached to my Mazda 626, and I have come to rely on that car.

But cars, especially older ones, often break down.

Evil

A deadly mass shooting rocked the nation last Sunday night in Las Vegas.

With more than 50 dead and around 500 injured, the people of the United States are seeking answers.

This tragedy followed three devastating hurricanes: Harvey, Irma and Maria.

Executive session

Executive session is an interesting waiting game.

Last Tuesday night, as 15 of us began the wait, the quietness of the Greer council chambers felt almost tangible.

Someone shuffled papers while many browsed phones.

Storytelling

Storytelling is an integral part of the human experience. We learn a lot about ourselves and others by the stories we tell, read, listen to, watch and believe.

Health

Staying healthy has many benefits.

I enjoy being able to walk where I want to go, to run around with children and to be flexible.

But it is getting harder to stay the same size.

Nevertheless, I have been walking with a good friend from college most Saturday mornings and occasionally with a coworker.

Hurricanes

With the recent hurricane activity, my husband Brad and I have been sharing our own hurricane experiences with each other.

Brad and his family are from south Florida, near Miami.

He has experienced many, many hurricanes from category one to category five.

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