Missy Buchanan

Missy Buchanan

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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Resources

Talking with God in Old Age (Enlarged Print)

Talking with God in Old Age (Enlarged Print)

My Story, My Song

My Story, My Song

Living with Purpose in a Worn-Out Body (Enlarged Print)

Living with Purpose in a Worn-Out Body (Enlarged Print)

Joy Boosters

Joy Boosters

Articles

Bringing the Age Groups Together

By Missy Buchanan
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… read more

Sharing and Preserving Stories

By Missy Buchanan
During the summer and early fall of 2011, I had the opportunity to sit with Lucimarian Roberts, the 88 year-old mother of Good Morning America anchor, Robin Roberts, and listen to … read more

Reaching Older Adults: Are Seminaries Equipping Pastors to Minister to Seniors?

By Missy Buchanan
About a year ago, I heard from a young pastor of a United Methodist church who said he had a confession he wanted to share with me. He told me that he had come face-to-face with a … read more

Doors of Opportunity

By Missy Buchanan
Mother-daughter stories are legacies of love, hope, and pride. This story is told by Lucimarian Roberts, mother of ABC anchor Robin Roberts, in My Story, My Song: Mother-Daughter… read more

Standing in the Footsteps

By Missy Buchanan
At last year’s Ash Wednesday service, my husband and I sat behind an older couple who had been our friends since we first joined the church thirty years before. The elderly… read more

Fears of Aging

By Missy Buchanan
A few weeks ago I received a Christmas letter from a long-married couple in their nineties. I had to smile when I came to a particular sentence. “This year we managed not to … read more
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