Spiritual lessons for the journey of aging from an inviting classroom—the beach

Aging doesn’t take much effort—all you have to do is breathe. Aging faithfully is different. It requires intentional effort to stay focused on God as you make your way through a world of chaos and change.

Many women dread aging and resist thinking about it. Yet God designed the human body to change over time, and growing older is part of God’s plan. How we handle the changes that accompany aging reveals much about our spiritual maturity.

Beach Calling takes a fresh approach to aging. Missy Buchanan uses comforting imagery from the beach and ocean to engage readers in spiritual reflection. In this devotional journal for women, she guides readers to explore and embrace God’s plan for growing older.

Each devotion focuses on a familiar aspect of beach life and offers a parallel lesson on aging. Each reading contains prompts that invite readers to capture their thoughts in the journaling space provided. Beach Calling helps women accept and prepare for life transitions, including how to navigate the challenges of loss and decline. This inspiring resource encourages readers to discover the hope and joy that faithful aging can bring.


Beach Calling Bundle

Available exclusively at The Upper Room Bookstore, the Beach Calling Bundle makes a great gift for yourself or your favorite midlife friend. The bundle includes:

  • One copy of Beach Calling: A Devotional Journal for the Middle Years and Beyond
  • An embossed pen with a handy stylus
  • A beach-themed tote bag made from 100% natural jute with padded rope handles and a large front pocket—just the ticket for carrying essentials


“Whether you are at the beach or just wish you were, Missy Buchanan’s devotional journal for those of us in the middle years is a refreshing gift! Writing in an engaging style, she helped my blood pressure go down as I read her words. Intertwining scripture, reflections, and questions with an emphasis on appreciating rather than dreading our middle years and beyond, this journal will inspire and bless.”

Adam Hamilton, Best-selling and award-winning author, Senior Pastor, United Methodist Church of the Resurrection, Leawood, Kansas

About the Author

Missy Buchanan is the best-selling author of multiple resources for older adults, including Living with Purpose in a Worn-Out Body and the devotional calendar Spirit Boosters for the Journey of Aging. Buchanan travels frequently to speak about issues of aging at churches, conferences, and senior living communities.

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