Kaelyn's Korner

Weekly column by Kaelyn Pfenning


Most of us work for money to buy what we need or want.

Money is important in our economy for putting food on the table, providing shelter over our heads and obtaining clothes to wear.

Despite or perhaps because of this need, money is often the root of corruption.


This past weekend, Brad and I went tent camping at Lake Keowee.

We left Friday afternoon, set up camp, followed the trail to the lake, took a dip, ate BBQ chicken sandwiches and roasted marshmallows for s’mores.

The next morning, we made breakfast with Brad’s three-burner camping stove.


Brad and I remembered the Lord’s Supper with our church this past Sunday.

Every fifth Sunday, the service format changes.

Instead of a morning message, we alternate singing, listening to Scripture, sharing testimonies and taking the bread and the drink.

Reflecting on Jesus’ example is always encouraging to me.


A good name is to be chosen rather than great riches, and favor is better than silver or gold,” says Proverbs 22:1.

A person’s character is important.

We can learn a lot about a person by what they say and what they do while a single word from someone else can make us question what we’ve learned.


As Hurricane Florence cancelled plans, Brad and I had a restful weekend.

We spent time together eating meals, playing games, watching Blue Bloods, visiting our parents and chatting with friends.

The worst we experienced was some wind and light rain.


Hurricanes are dangerous in their unpredictability.

We know Hurricane Florence is probably going to hit South Carolina this weekend, but a slight shift could change the extent of the impact to our area.

Knowing when to take action can be difficult to determine.

Labor Day

A labor of love is what my husband Brad did on Labor Day.

Both of us had the day off from work with no plans, so when a brother in Christ asked for help, Brad readily volunteered his services after asking me.

This brother has been working on an addition to his house.


Autumn is a beautiful time of year.

I love when the temperatures start to drop with cool mornings bringing relief from the heat of summer.

This change of season is one of my favorites.

Cool weather kindles thoughts of bonfires, apples, hikes, pumpkin spice and holidays.


Traffic is one of the top concerns I hear at council meetings.

With the return of school, traffic has increased in certain areas, especially near education facilities and during rush hour.

I have seen the impact on my route.


I’d never been to the Biltmore before last week.

A friend from church invited me to attend a concert with her, so I got off work a bit early last Thursday.

She picked me up a little after 4:30 p.m.

We hit some traffic on the way to Asheville; therefore, we got dinner to go and ate in the car when we parked.


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