New every morning is your love, great God of light, and all day long you are working for good in the world. Stir up in us desire to serve you, to live peacefully with our neighbors and all your creation, and to devote each day to your Son, our Savior Jesus Christ. Amen.

"A Liturgy for Morning Prayer," Upper Room Worshipbook

Used by permission from the Book of Common Worship, © 2018 Westminster John Knox Press. All rights reserved. This prayer appears in “A Liturgy for Morning Prayer” in Upper Room Worshipbook.

Voices of Aging

Adult Children and Aging Parents Talk with God

Missy Buchanan • February 2015

BUY Print $11.99

BUY eBook (Available in ePub or Kindle) $9.99

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.

Topics addressed include:

  • Doing the Best I Can
  • Parent/Child Roles
  • Chronic Health Problems
  • Finances
  • Dignity
  • Boundaries

Your heart will be softened as you experience new understanding and discover ways to talk about sensitive subjects.

Categories: Caregiving, Older Adults
An advocate for older adults, Missy Buchanan is an internationally recognized author and speaker on issues of aging faithfully, drawing from her personal experience as a caregiver for her own aging parents. She has appeared twice on Good Morning America with coanchor Robin Roberts, who describes Missy as “the rare soul that understands, truly understands, older adults: their fears, struggles, and hopes.” With thousands of followers on Twitter and Facebook, Missy provides daily insight and encouragement for the journey of aging. Her first book, Living with Purpose in a Worn-Out Body, remains a top seller in addition to seven other titles that are often found on bedside tables in senior living communities and in church libraries. Her newest book, Beach Calling: A Devotional Journal for the Middle Years and Beyond, will release in summer 2019. Missy has been a speaker at hundreds of churches, senior living communities, and aging conferences including the National Boomer Ministry Conference, the Festival of Wisdom and Grace, and the Presbyterian Older Adult Ministries Network National Conference. She has delivered messages about caregiving and faithful aging to churches of many denominations, including the largest United Methodist Church in the United States—Church of the Resurrection in Leawood, Kansas. She has also been a featured speaker aboard cruises for Educational Opportunities Tours. A resident of Rockwall, Texas, Missy enjoys regular visits to senior living communities in her area to see her older adult friends, being a greeter at her local church, and basking in her favorite role of all: grandmother.

ISBN: 978-0-8358-1366-2

Kindle ISBN: 978-0-8358-1367-9

EPub ISBN: 978-0-8358-1368-6

Imprint: Upper Room

Pub Date: February 2015

Trim Size: 6 in (w) x 9 in (h) x 0.199 in (d)

Page Count: 96

BISAC Categories: FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Eldercare

BISAC1: FAM017000