Author: Wayne Taylor

We all knew it was coming. Many of us shuttered (and shivered) at the thought. January has arrived and brings with it even more than perhaps we expected, especially so soon. As I write this the east coast is bracing for heavy snowfall, followed by more sub-zero or nearly sub-zero temperatures. Here in Central NY, […]

When I was in high school, a poster was printed with bold letters declaring “Goodbye California”. The words were imposed over a drawing of the San Andrea’s fault. In small print it had names of famous people and places living or built along the fault line. That fault line runs almost the entire length of […]

Many of us carry family Christmas traditions with us. What traditions we had while growing up, some of those perhaps even from long ago past generations. Some traditions center on baking certain sweet delights, some adorn the family Christmas tree. Some traditions have to do with advent calendars or church activities. Families have rituals for […]

We hear lots of jingling these days. Sleigh bells being featured on favorite Christmas holiday songs, Salvation Army jingling from those little hand bells and school concert presentations, even church cantatas. Bells have taken on holiday significance. There are other bells, too. The ringing of church bells. These aren’t heard as much these days. The […]

I grew up living just a few miles from a good sized traffic circle, or sometimes called a “round-a-bout”. The circle was not built because of busy traffic congestion, but for smoothness of traffic flow from a number of entry points. I learned early on the meaning of “yield”. My daughter Janelle is currently attending […]

  I paid a visit to my credit union the other day. The tellers seemed to be in an exceptionally joyful mood (maybe because it was early in the day and they were feeling refreshed, I don’t know). As I finished up my business at the window, I overheard the teller at the next window […]

Yesterday morning I had quite a shock as my favorite tree in our yard, and ornamental pear, had lost a huge branch, that nearly made up about one-fourth of the tree. My wife and I were at a loss for words. The tree was relatively young, having planted it maybe 6 or 7 years ago […]

My car, suffering from the bumps and bruises of pot hole laced streets, utility repairs, cracks and other road hazards, finally couldn’t smooth out my ride anymore. It was time for new struts. You may know, vehicle struts are not cheap. When cars used shock absorbers in the front end, things were affordable. That was […]

This morning on our “Mornings” program, host Don G. aired the song Rise and Shine by artist and songwriter, Andrew Peterson. We hear that expression regularly. How many kids were greeted to the day with Mom’s voice melodically declaring, “rise and shine”? Probably a good number. In light of the Christian life, “rise and shine” […]

Last week I opened my garage door at home and saw a bird repeatedly flying into one of the windows, desperately bolting toward the light trying to get to the freedom outside. Earlier in the summer I experienced the same thing. I leave the garage door open, a bird will fly in and perch, then […]


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