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You, as an older woman, are not invisible, but embraced in your weakness by the GOD of hope as He journeys with you from now to the end of your life and a glorious eternity!


 I’m Martha Grimm Brady. I have been married 50+ years to a now retired pastor and have 3 grown, married daughters with 7 grandchildren ages 7-16. I am a retired RN. We have lived in Florida, Jamaica, Texas and Illinois during our years of active ministry. In 2013, we moved to Huntsville, AL to be near one of our daughters in our retirement.

photo: Steve Sparks        Ron & Martha Brady at 50th anniversary 2018






In 2015, my husband had a stroke. We are both adjusting to the realities of that change. It did not affect him physically, but turned some of his memory and awareness of time askew. 2017 brought two more smaller strokes. Since that time, I have struggled with some very dark times as I have watched the changes that have taken place in my husband. I have experienced being scared, overwhelmed and being broken hearted at different times over the past few years.
I have learned during these years that I am not invisible to GOD and He is embracing me in my weakness during these difficult times as we struggle to find our new normal. This good news is not only for older women, but few write to them specifically. The rest of you can listen in on the conversation.

Photo: Steve Sparks   (front: L-R Anabella.Sparks, Walker Welch, Stevie Sparks. back: Mia Welch, Caroline Smith, Quinn Smith, Milly Smith)

Photo: Steve Sparks    Ron & Martha Brady with daughters, Dawn Sparks, Christy Smith, Holly Welch. 11/2017




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You will find hope and encouragement as you read what I write here and share from GOD’s Word. Many of you struggle with health issues, caregiving, losses of all kinds including spouses, and concerns regarding adult children and grandchildren. And I have only scratched the surface of the list! The good news is that GOD cares for you and your concerns even more than any other human ever will. As you face times of weakness and even frailty, you will see that you will feel GOD’s embrace more than ever. His comforting words are, “My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness.”  (II Corinthians 12:9 NLT)


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Welcome to a Place of Hope

photo: Gayle Sankey Clegg

Hi! Welcome

I’m Martha. I’m so glad you came to visit. This is a place for women who are scared,  overwhelmed, or brokenhearted. One thing we can find together is hope. The Biblical kind that is confident expectation in the person and promises of GOD!

In 2015, my husband had a stroke which changed our lives on many levels. I waited the required year after to see what the final outcome of his recovery would be, and when the time was up, I experienced a very dark time despite the fact that he had improved considerably.

I began seeking out how to find hope for a person who is scared, overwhelmed and brokenhearted. Because I ran the gamut of all those feelings. Sometimes I still do.

We all need the encouragement of GOD’s Word to remind us of who GOD is, what His promises are and how certain our hope is in Him! It is not because of how strong our faith is but because of who the One is in whom we place it!

But let  me back up a bit and tell you a little about myself. I am a wife of just over 50 years to a now retired pastor, a mom of 3 daughters who are grown and married with 7 grands, and an RN.

We have lived in a variety of places in our years of ministry including Jamaica, FL, TX, IL and now AL near one of our daughters.

I’ve been blogging since 2010. This summer, I changed the name of my blog from to

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