Missy Buchanan

Bringing the Age Groups Together

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  • Posted on February 3rd, 2013

Not long ago I stood with my feet in the clear water of the Caribbean. It was a quiet morning as I lingered and listened to the natural rhythm of the waves that was interrupted…

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Missy Buchanan

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A popular author/writer and speaker on topics of aging and faith, Missy Buchanan has appeared on Good Morning America with co-anchor Robin Roberts and her mother, Lucimarian Roberts, now 88 years young. The elder Mrs. Roberts personally found Buchanan's books to be a great source of encouragement and comfort. Missy’s books, Living with Purpose in a Worn-Out Body: Spiritual Encouragement for Older Adults, Talking with God in Old Age: Meditations and Psalms, Don’t Write My Obituary Just Yet: Inspiring Faith Stories for Older Adults, and Aging Faithfully: 28 Days of Prayer, are top sellers for Upper Room Books. In addition, Buchanan writes a monthly column, "Aging Well," for the United Methodist Reporter. Missy has written for many other publications including Presbyterians Today, Mature Years, Mature Living, Circuit Rider, Christian Association Serving Adults Ministries, and the Dallas Morning News. A native Texan and former creativity educator, Missy loves spending time with her family, including husband, Barry, three grown children/spouses, and the cutest-ever grandsons!

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