Kaelyn's Korner

Weekly column by Kaelyn Pfenning


In America, we are blessed to be free in so many ways.

We are free to work where we choose, to live in relative peace, to go to church, to publish nearly anything and to produce a variety of goods and services.

These freedoms should never be taken for granted.


Immigration is a tricky subject.

Some who enter illegally are allowed to stay without consequence while others who enter legally are prevented from returning after visiting their home country.

Neither situation is appropriate.


Since getting married, my appreciation for the role of fatherhood has grown.

Watching Brad step into leadership has broadened my perspective and deepened my gratitude for the male role in the home.

I am thankful for the hard work Brad does each day to provide for us.


A few weeks ago, I planted a little garden with green beans and cucumbers.

Then, the rains came for a couple of weeks straight, and we traveled last weekend.

This past Friday, I had a chance to catch up on weeding.


Brad and I took a road trip to Alabama this past weekend.

We left Friday after work, around 3 p.m., and we arrived in Dothan, Alabama, about seven hours later.

Going through a time zone, we gained an hour.


This time of year is a good time to reflect.

With graduations happening around the area and Memorial Day just passed, it is good to remember where we have been personally as well as nationally.

When we look back, we can gain perspective to move forward.


Rain has been in the forecast for the past couple of weeks.

I enjoy thunderstorms with heavy rainfall, claps of thunder and streaks of lightning.

Occasionally, I get a bit nervous or scared.

But I love to curl up with a good book inside the coziness of my own home with a cup of hot tea to sip.


My appreciation for the role of motherhood has grown as I have.

This past weekend gave each of us an opportunity to honor or remember our moms.

Brad and I took advantage of this past Sunday to do just that.

Sunday morning, we woke up earlier than usual to travel down to my sister’s place in Anderson.


Brad and I stay busy with working full-time, hosting and fellowshipping.

This past weekend, we took dinner to a family of seven—one of our elders and his family—and we ate with them.

After their five children went to bed, we hung out a bit longer.


I love my husband Brad very much.

He is my best friend and my dearest love, and I am happy to walk through life by his side.

Three character traits really draw me to Brad: his seeking after God, his yearning for fellowship and his pursuing growth.


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