Beach Calling takes a fresh approach to aging, using comforting imagery from the beach and ocean to engage readers in spiritual reflection. Each devotion focuses on a familiar aspect of beach life and leads the reader to a parallel lesson on aging and has journaling prompts and space provided.
Voice of the younger: “I wish my mother understood that there are only 24 hours in my day.”
Voice of the older: “I don’t want to be a burden to my family.”
Missy Buchanan offers a compassionate look at adult children and their parents as they face the fears and frustrations of aging. She invites both generations to stand in each other’s shoes in a series of 20 scenarios presented as paired conversations with God.
Each reading includes a scenario, scripture passage, suggestions for dealing with difficult circumstances, and a prayer.
Know an elderly person who needs a little encouragement? Missy Buchanan, an older adult advocate and a former creativity educator, offers you a bounty of ideas for lifting the spirits of older adults. Her passion for and sensitivity to the needs of elderly persons shine through in this practical book that’s chock-full of simple, creative ways to boost the joy of older adults. JOY BOOSTERS is perfect for families and friends of older adults, caregivers, senior residence facilities, and churches wanting to minister effectively to older adults. Don’t miss an opportunity to make someone’s day … or week.
The so-called golden years may not seem so golden after all. How do people of faith cope with issues of failing health and the loss of independence and loved ones? Based on the Psalms, this book of devotions doesn’t shy away from the hard questions of old age, yet brings the reader words of comfort and hope.
Aging is a part of God’s plan, and it’s a gift, not punishment. In this book, Missy guides readers through 28 Days of Prayer, encouraging them to embrace God’s gift of life even as they age.
Missy’s book, My Story, My Song: Mother-Daughter Reflections on Life and Faith, is a project with Robin Roberts, co-anchor of Good Morning America, and her 87-year-old mother, Lucimarian Roberts. The heartwarming memoir gives readers a glimpse into pivotal moments in the elder Mrs. Roberts’ life, showing how faith in God has strengthened her and how God has guided and encouraged her through people of all ages and races.
For My Story, My Song, Missy traveled to Lucimarian Roberts’ home in Pass Christian, Mississippi to sit with Mrs. Roberts and to hear her life stories, including those about the Great Depression, racial segregation, and Hurricane Katrina. Robin Roberts has also written a personal reflection for each chapter of the book.
An Indie Excellence Award winner, this book is a collection of stories of thirty real-life individuals and couples who are still finding ways to serve others and live faithfully, even as they age.
A top seller for Upper Room Books, this was Missy’s first book of devotions for older adults. It was written in response to the many older adults who are struggling to find purpose as they face physical decline.