Here is what my “Jesus Calling” devotional said for today.

“Hope is a golden cord connecting you to heaven. This cord helps you hold your head up high, even when multiple trials are buffeting you. I never leave your side, and I never let go of your hand. But without the cord of hope, your head may slump and your feet may shuffle as you journey uphill with Me. Hope lifts your perspective from your weary feet to the glorious view you can see from the high road.

Hope from Jesus Calling

Where there is breath, there is hope!

You are reminded that the road we’re traveling together is ultimately a highway to heaven. When you consider this radiant destination, the roughness or smoothness of the road ahead becomes much less significant. I am training you to hold in your heart a dual focus: My continual Presence and the hope of heaven.”

Hope Lifts Us Up


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No, I’m not the “Grandmother?!”

No, I’m not the “Grandmother?!”

Many moms go through the day with almost enough energy to cross the t’s and dot the i’s of motherhood. But, if you’re an older mom like me it’s an ongoing impossible to conquer situation–and has been now for almost 13 years. With one of the two having significant special needs, my body seriously takes a toll. If you’re an older mom, I’d love to hear how you keep up with them, AND most importantly, maintain any balance you might have in your life!

An Older Mom's Issues