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Brand-new Ending

Brand-new Ending

I have always desired to write and to speakūüėÄ every since I can remember. ¬†Those dreams have just been “the desires of my heart.” ¬†It’s not because I think I am “worthy”! ¬†No way! No how! ¬†This innate desire consumes my heart.

Will you who are joining with me on the “exploding possibilities” journey pray with me and for me to see these dreams realized?

I really appreciate all who responded. ¬†Your encouragement meant much to me as I know I have failed many, many times. ¬†This thought comforts me, ” Though no one can go back and make a brand-new start, ANYONE can start from now and make a brand-new ending.”

What possibilities do YOU need exploded beginning today? ¬†My take-heart friend, please let me know as we ¬† take heart anew….


I’m Back!!!!!!!!

I’m Back!!!!!!!!

Most of us know that quote said by THE Terminator~Arnold Schwarzenegger (ooh…love that feature that plops his last name in after you get a few letters postedūüėÄ). ( Of course, it also can be maddening when you are trying to text but let’s NOT go there… Being technologically illiterate, all of this hoopla both frightens and surprises. ¬†I just want to write. ¬†I NEED to write. ¬†Now every 50+year-old grammy can make this dream come true with the ¬†help of WordPress.com and an iPad. ¬†Lol.)

I digress. ¬†Tonight I choose to terminate my lifestyle of the past 34 months…almost 3 years!!! ¬†Breaking out of my depression-based dungeon, I choose life.

Why should I write? ¬†Good question. ¬†I hope my posts will give you some answers. ¬†Not that I have all the answers. ¬†Only one Person does. ¬†He gives me reason to write. ¬†He is my reason! ¬†He is my everything! ¬†May this new beginning get me back on track–living to glorify Him.

I hope you noticed my banner: ¬†“take heart ministries”. ¬† Together we can explode the possibilities of “encouraging one another and lifting each other up.” ¬†Are you with me? ¬†Did you catch “explode”? ¬†Yes, explode not just explore because we all explode with possibility!!! ¬†Whether we are 9 or 90. ¬†I must tell you that I am a ninety eight year old living in the body of a fifty-six-year-old woman. ¬†I just found that out on one of those Facebook quizzes. ¬†All my friends were getting these young identities, but, NO, I discovered that I am “an vibrant, energetic ninety eight year old.” ¬†What a downer! ¬†I do look pretty good for THAT age…heehee.

Take heart! ¬†If I, at 98 or 56 or whatever age I am, can start anew, you can, too. ¬†That’s what I’m doing here…exploding possibilities. ¬†Come along for the explosion!

Taking heart anew…me + you…

Generation Next


Psalm 48

v. 13b, 14 “…that you may tell the next generation that this is God, our God forever and ever. He will guide us forever.”

Every psalm contains much content. Pick a verse or two a day to munch on–that’s meditating. Nothing new agey about that! The Holy Spirit will point out a verse or two if you ask Him. Plus, and this is the biggie–DON”T RUSH! However, none of us have a problem with that. Hah!

Grand parenting perks alert! We get to do the generational “thing.” We keep the memories alive. Scrapbooking diva (!?!) that I am, this purposes my hobby. As my grand babies and I gather around my scrapbooks, we remember those who have gone on before, and Iget to tell the stories of old.

Just so, no even more so–I need to tell them of their Heavenly heritage. Our God guides us forever! My ESV footnote explains further–“He will guide us beyond death.”

Dealing with issues out of your control? Give them today to the One who has ALL control–even beyond death and the grave!

Oh, how that gives me reason anew to….TAKE HEART!