Sunday, September 26, 2010

Love Notes

This Friday and Saturday our church hosted Ryan and Michele Dalgliesh.  Ryan, author of Love Notes, presented the Love Notes Marriage Conference.  Going in to this conference, we were excited, but we were not prepared for how much our marriage would change in just one weekend. 

Wow.  What a blessing it was in our lives.  Ryan used all Scripture to allow us to take an honest perspective and look into our marriages, and relationships with other people in general.  I can truly say I have a much deeper knowledge of how a Godly marriage needs to be.  I highly recommend Love Notes to all married (and even unmarried) couples.  Ryan helped us break down and apply 1 Corinthians chapter 13.  We all know it, probably have it memorized, but do we really let it change out lives??  Love NEVER fails.  If we are to mirror our marriages after God's love for us, then we need to love and forgive like Jesus does.  I am convicted and thankful for this wonderful reminder. 

On Saturday night, the couples who attended got together for a "Date Night".  We were able to practice the principles we learned.  What a fun evening of worship (Aaron Wagner was our worship leader all weekend...check him out...awesome worship music), games (Chet and I even won the game we played!), fellowship, dinner and a movie.  Chet and Billy took lots of pictures of the games, but for the sake of the participants, I will not post them on my blog. ;)  I am so glad Reid and Jaci had the idea of hosting Love Notes at our church.  I'm already looking forward to Love Notes 2011, because I know we will get even more from it the second time.  AND...I'm going to make sure everyone I know comes to it. :) 

Ryan's website is

If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. If I give all I possess to the poor and surrender my body to the flames, but have not love, I gain nothing.  Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.  It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.  Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.  It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.  Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away.  For we know in part and we prophesy in part, but when perfection comes, the imperfect disappears.  When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put childish ways behind me.  Now we see but a poor reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.  And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love. 1 Corinthians 13


  1. I concur about reading the book! Being the only single person there it was truly a blessed weekend being able to learn about love and learning it from a biblical perspective!

  2. Casey, your wife will be one very blessed lady. God's already chosen her...can't wait to meet her one day! :)

  3. so glad you enjoyed the conference. I do hope that we get to do one next year too.

    be sure to say hi to us on Facebook every now and again and let us know how we might pray for or encourage you guys.


  4. It was a huge blessing, Ryan!
    We hope you, Michele, Asher and the new baby have a wonderful Christmas!