Category Archives: Love

The Challenge

Sometimes there are more than bargains in the Walmart clearance carts. For Trevor Golden, there was a challenge, right there in front of him; one he wanted to share. As he looked in the $5 DVD clearance cart, he saw … Continue reading

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Learning from love: celebrating my parents’ 40-year anniversary

On Monday, June 5, my parents celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary. This major milestone has particular significance for me, as I approach my own very first wedding anniversary. Although Kari and I dated nearly five years, we didn’t live together … Continue reading

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How to survive your wedding day

Even if you have a wedding planner (which we didn’t), it seems the craziness of the day is just part of the experience. Emotions are everywhere. You can hardly focus on what you’re supposed to do, let alone follow a conversation. Continue reading

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The Beam: Cherrell and Nico, Saturday, Oct. 8, 2016

With all the problems in the world, with all the poverty and depression, domestic violence, hatred, anger, division, death and destruction, it can be easy to lose sight of all we have to feel fortunate about, all the reasons to be joyful. If I get discouraged, I’ll think of Cherrell and Nico. I’ll think of their family-to-be. I’ll think of the way they beam when they talk about each other, and I’ll think about my wife, Kari, and how I “beam her up” every chance I get. That’s pride, and, when you have it, you don’t even know you’re doing it. Continue reading

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