Kaelyn's Korner

Weekly column by Kaelyn Pfenning

Love

Hearts, roses and chocolates often come to mind this time of year.

Valentine’s Day in February has colored the entire month with shades of red and white and pink.

Expressions of endearment show others we care.

Transitions

Being able to adjust to new conditions is important in life.

In general, we are creatures of habit.

We like our routines, and we dislike when those routines are upset by circumstances beyond our control.

Each season of life brings different joys and trials.

Life

Life begins at conception.

A baby begins to grow inside the mother’s womb before ever entering into the light of day.

Psalm 139:13 says, “For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb.”

The Maker of heaven and earth forms unseen places and knits together babies yet to be born.

Women

In preparing for my marriage in March, I am learning more about men and women.

While both male and female are created in the image of God, He has given us our own unique roles in families, churches and societies.

Dignity

Every person should be treated with dignity.

Dignity is the state or quality of being worthy of honor or respect.

The dignity of each individual is not based on the actions of that person but on the fact that each person is made in the image of God.

Snow

Snow has a way of hushing everyday activities.

Plans, to-do-lists and events often, especially in the south, come to a halt with cancellations or postponements.

Special activities take the place of the ordinary.

Friday night, I threw snowballs, built a snowman, made a snow angel and took a walk in the winter wonderland.

Growth

I’ve never been one to write down a specific list of resolutions.

Throughout the year, I am continually evaluating what I am thinking, saying and doing in order to grow in many different aspects of life.

Beginnings

At the end of the year, I often contemplate what has gone before and what is to come.

This past year has been filled with changes—expected and unexpected—as my former roommate got married this past summer, I moved back home with my parents, I started at the Greer Citizen and I got engaged to Brad.

Jesus

The Word became flesh and dwelt among us.

John 1 gives us a beautiful picture of Jesus—who He is and what He has done.

Verses one and two say, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God.”

Jesus—fully God and fully man—humbled himself.

Hope in hard times

Sometimes, things fall apart.

Bills, accidents and sicknesses can add up, especially when they all arrive in the same week.

In the midst of trouble, we can look to Jesus for hope.

Days filled with unexpected problems will continue to come as they have for centuries—all the way back to the days of Jesus.

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