Saturday, October 18, 2008

Fort Caswell

Went to a marriage retreat @Fort Caswell today and last night. The lessons were important and godly lessons on marriage and they were worth hearing for the ___th time...

but the thing we loved most was just being together and being around some of our brothers & sisters in Christ. We always love being around PK (pastor Kelly) and his wife Audrey.... but we also very much loved hearing from each other when others had chances to speak as well. We loved meeting new couples and getting to know them - and growing relationships that had already been established. Those were my favorite parts - just being with Brandon and the people there.

I'll write more later on some specific lessons we did take away and our 'action plan' for including them in our life from now on..... but for now it's time for BED. We are both so ready to crash.

Thank you Jesus for what you did for us, for all you gave up, so that we could love. So that we could have an example (although it's an unattainable goal for us here on earth) of how to live. You are the perfect example of how we should live our lives - in our marriages & relationships with others. I want my life to be full of extravagent and radical love for others. What an awesome journey this is - learning to be more christ-like every day!

amazing love, undeserved love, extravagent love, merciful love, humble love, life-changing love

view from on top of one of the forts

4 comments:

Rebekah said...

I'm so glad you had this wonderful time together!

babyfordawn1983 said...

Did we not have a blast? And i think every one learned something about their spouses. I know I learned a lot about James. Just helps us to brings us 1 step closer to Him.

Randi Jo :) said...

Thanks girls :) and YES Dawn we were so so so so so excited you came! :) can't wait to get to know u all more.

Allison said...

We did have fun! I haven't laughed that much in a long time. I'm so glad we could go.