Empowering individuals and families to find hope, healing, and wholeness through therapeutic work with horses.
In this world you will have trouble. But take heart; I have overcome the world. - Jesus ( John 16:33)
Be strong and take heart, all you who hope in the Lord.
- David (Psalm 31:24)
I remain confident of this: I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord. - David (Psalm 27:13-14)
Meagan began this journey in 2009, after reading the book Hope Rising by Kim Meeder, which told of Kim's work with emotionally hurting children and families at Crystal Peaks Youth Ranch in Bend, Oregon. Desiring to help people using horses for years, Meagan realized this was her calling, and enrolled in the Professional Counseling B.S./M.A. program at Lancaster Bible College to learn all she could about serving through counseling. Over the next five years, she studied counseling and equine assisted therapy.
In summer of 2014, after visiting Crystal Peaks Youth Ranch for a Similar Ministries Clinic, Meagan knew it was time to open Take Heart and begin working with the Lancaster & Reading, PA communities at a small farm outside Ephrata, PA. In the future, Meagan hopes to grow Take Heart as a facility where people can come from anywhere to find hope and healing while working with horses.
Empowering individuals and families to find
hope, healing, and wholeness
through therapeutic work with horses.
Respect: Because each of us is on a unique journey. Because each of us is uniquely created by God in His image. Because I value your experiences and your point of view.
Hope: Because life is just plain hard sometimes. Because "take heart" is a battle cry to be courageous and hold onto hope. Because of the Hope we have in Jesus, we can truly take heart and overcome our struggles.
Empowering: Because you have what it takes to do what you need to do, or to get through this difficult situation. Because I believe in empowering and equipping you to do it.
Wholeness: Because we are all broken, lost, and in need of redeeming. Because healing and becoming whole once again are possible and because we have a loving God who wants to heal, restore, and make whole once again.
Compassion: Because we are all on a journey. Because we all need someone to walk alongside us offering support and guidance as we learn, grow, and change.
Quality: Because you deserve service that is beneficial for you and your family. Because I respect you and the journey you are on.
Peace: Because our world is chaotic. Because true peace is real. Because we have a God of peace who wants to reconcile you to himself so that in Him, you can find that peace.