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.
Weekly column by Kaelyn Pfenning
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.
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.
Buying a car makes me nervous.
At least with the car I drive now, I basically know what’s wrong and what works, but a different car is full of unknowns.
Nevertheless, buying cars is a fairly normal part of life here in the states.
Despite a new movie coming out this fall about humans being able to control the weather, we are currently unable to do so.
Hurricanes, tornadoes, tidal waves, hailstorms and the alignment of the sun and moon are beyond our control.
These manifestations of power come from a source other than ourselves.
Now, you may be thinking, what right do you have to talk about ‘good old days’?
But no one can deny how much has changed in the past couple of decades from technology to entertainment to society as a whole.
I grew up with Veggie Tales and Looney Tunes.
Good teachers make a real difference in the world.
While they may never see the full results of their tireless efforts, they may catch a glimpse every once in a while.
My mom is an excellent teacher–one of the best.
Of course, I am biased because she is my mom, but she has gained more than 20 years of experience.
Entertainment is a part of everyday life.
When I use the word entertainment, I tend to think about movies, computer games and television.
But, entertainment can be any number of ways to relax.
Brad and I discussed the topic over the weekend and debated the pros and cons of down time or personal time.
Recently, I had the opportunity to open my home to some ladies from church.
At New Covenant Christian Fellowship, we have accountability groups that meet once a month to catch up, pray together and be there for one another.
Some things are easily taken for granted until something goes wrong.
Cars are basically an essential here in the United States, unlike many places around the world where public transportation is more readily available.
When a car is running well, gas and oil are the main concerns.