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. The elder Mrs. Roberts personally found Buchanan's books to be a great source of encouragement and comfort. To access the GMA video, click on the TV Appearances tab found on More from Missy on this website.
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: www.umportal.org. She also writes a regular column about aging for www.ministrymatters.org.
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!
Sometimes you just know when you've experienced a holy nudge. A stirring of your soul that moves you in a certain direction. For me, the nudge has moved me to reach out to older adults, especially those who are struggling to find purpose and who need a dose of spiritual encouragement.
As a writer and speaker, I find my inspiration in real-life situations involving older adults. Initially those experiences came as I helped care for my own elderly parents in their final years. Today I find fresh inspiration in the lives of older adults who graciously invite me to pull up a chair and listen to both their joys and concerns about growing old.
I'm so glad you stopped by my website. I hope you'll find it a blessing.