Kaelyn's Korner

Weekly column by Kaelyn Pfenning


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There is nothing new under the sun.

With everything happening in our culture today, we may be tempted to think these “new” ideas are original to us and our country. They are not.

Just about 70 years ago, China experienced a turbulent civil war following World War II.

Ups and downs

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Brad and I traveled to Georgia recently to celebrate his grandparents’ 70th wedding anniversary.

They have been together since 1950.

We drove there Friday, stayed a couple nights, took family photos and spent time relaxing around his aunt and uncle’s pool.

Brad and I both got sunburned.


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The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom.

If we fear anything more than the Lord, we are walking on dangerous ground as we are likely to shift our focus away from the reality given in the Word of God.

When I was young, my mom had us memorize a passage I still remember today.

Under construction

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If you’ve driven in downtown Greer recently, you’ve seen plenty of construction.

Greer First Baptist Church is renovating its roof while the Greer Depot is getting restored to its historical look.

In addition, streetscape, hotel and parking garage projects are in progress.

Under new management

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When leadership changes, a time of adjustment often follows.

Depending on the new authority in place, reactions may vary from distrusting the new lay of the land to embracing every new endeavor. Often, discernment lies somewhere in between.


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When someone we love is hurting, we can often feel helpless.

Yet we who believe know the One who spoke the world into existence and who is still presently involved in day-to-day life.

We may not see His hand in the pandemic or other struggles, but He is here.


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Peace is found in Jesus Christ alone.

John 16:33 says, “I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.”

What are “these things” that Jesus said to His disciples before this statement?

Life changing

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All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God—the standard of perfection.

Living in this fallen world, every one of us—created in the image of God—is born a sinner in need of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Repentance, which is turning away from sin, sets a new course for life.

Kind words

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Kind words can brighten any day for anyone.

It is encouraging every time I hear about someone praying for me, being uplifted by something I have shared or having their faith strengthened by truth.

In contrast, negative words can make us doubt everything.


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Where there is freedom, there is responsibility.

Responsibility is defined as the state or fact of having a duty to deal with something or of having control over someone.

Without each of us taking responsibility for our own actions, we get tyranny, which is cruel and oppressive government or rule.


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