Refreshment and Encouragement

Five men, five horses, beautiful mountains, and a search for elk. I am home from 5 days with my brother, a good friend and 2 guides. Our bodies were tired and our souls refreshed. Rocky Mountain Outfitters’ Kevin Meland and Marc Erickson taught us how to navigate the land, find the elk and be men.

Our conversations often turned to our families. Each of us have a wife and children that we love and missed. I thought a lot about how I can be a better husband and dad. My perspective was quite different from the other men, but our challenges are the same. I gained refreshment and a renewal of purpose.

Tara held down the fort by herself while I was away. My brother’s wife came for the week to provide encouragement, help and friendship while I was away. Tara is feeling better each day and we are thankful to God for that. Her challenge is to have energy in the daily grind. But her spirits are up.

God has been faithful to us in refreshing our souls and putting people in our lives who encourage and challenge us.


4 thoughts on “Refreshment and Encouragement

  1. My heart is broken hearing the news of the battle Tara has been going through. We miss you guys dearly and would love to be able to help in any way. Love and prayers are coming your way from your favorite neighbors in Burlington.

    Email me if there is anything we can do

  2. However, I consider my life worth nothing to me; my only aim is to finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me—the task of testifying to the good news of God’s grace. (Acts 20:24 NIV).

    This verse so describes what my dear sister is all about. I have experienced many of God’s mighty miracles in my life, but none have made me so proud on a personal level than to be a witness to how God has blessed us with the presence of Tara in all of our lives! I know she does not like to be the center of attention but I know I am not alone in saying that she has been a inspiration or blessing in many of our lives! Even so before cancer, but it has been further magnified since this new journey in life.

    I know I am not alone in feeling that Tara is an amazing woman, mother, wife, daughter, sister, but more importantly a great servant of God!

    May God continue to bless you & our family, to Him is all the Glory! Thank you Lord!

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