Living With Purpose In A Worn Out Body

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Birthed out of real-life experience, Living with Purpose in a Worn-out Body is a big dose of authentic spiritual encouragement for frail elderly who struggle to find purpose at the end of their lives. These devotionals addressed to God raise in prayer the many concerns of the frail elderly and provide opportunities to reminisce and reflect on their blessings.

Each Devotional Offers the Following: Easy-to-reead print, Reader-friendly format, Comfortable, nonacademic language, A ...

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Overview

Birthed out of real-life experience, Living with Purpose in a Worn-out Body is a big dose of authentic spiritual encouragement for frail elderly who struggle to find purpose at the end of their lives. These devotionals addressed to God raise in prayer the many concerns of the frail elderly and provide opportunities to reminisce and reflect on their blessings.

Each Devotional Offers the Following: Easy-to-reead print, Reader-friendly format, Comfortable, nonacademic language, A first-person address to God, Brief supporting scriptures form the New and Old Testaments. Living with Purpose in a Worn-out Body is a wonderful collection of devotions that speaks to the issues and concerns faced by the frail in their everyday lives. In simple yet powerful language, this book offers hope and encouragement for the frail as they seek the reassurance that God is always with them.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780835899420
  • Publisher: Upper Room Books
  • Publication date: 5/1/2008
  • Pages: 93
  • Sales rank: 134,297
  • Product dimensions: 5.80 (w) x 8.80 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments     9
What purpose, God?     11
Slow motion     13
Worrywart     15
Granddaughter     17
No holding back     19
Mail     21
Power chair     23
Late-in-life friends     25
I can't do it now     27
Pity party     29
Clutter     31
Life and death     33
Good night's sleep     35
Around the table     37
Ordinary days     39
Medicine bottles     41
Sin     43
Bingo     45
Just here     47
Whittled-down world     49
Forgotten     51
Laughter     53
Lifeline     55
Loss     57
Hope     59
Gift of long life     61
Tongue     63
Beginning a new day     65
Church     67
Not the end of the story     69
They do not understand     71
Sensible shoes     73
Shadow of death     75
Forgiveness     78
Music     80
Fear     82
Breathing     84
Legacy     86
Homesick     88
Doubts     90
Aging well     92
About the Author     94

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  • Posted February 12, 2011

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    Understanding the Aging

    This slim booklet, written in first-person, accurately reflects the fears and concerns of those who are nearing the summit of their lives. Bible verses follow each topic to positively encourage the reader.

    Some of the topics are: "Power chair," "Late-in-life friends," "Good night's sleep," "Sensible shoes," and "Breathing." Most elderly will easily connect to the truths contained in this small volume.

    Thank you to Audra Jennings at B&B Media Group for my copy.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 16, 2014

    What inspiration!! I had two exception grandmothers whose lives

    What inspiration!! I had two exception grandmothers whose lives inspired me to live life and live it long, just to be  like them. 
    I was lead to Missy's book while reading Robin Roberts book. I ordered Missy's book before I even finished Robin's. (Thank you Robin).
    I love it and am ordering several copies this very day to give as presents. It can be difficult to encourage older women who have turned 
    bitter through focusing on the disappointments of life. I feel Missy's devotions will help put focus on the Living God back into their lives.
    So happy to have this book.  SuzH

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 17, 2014

    Recommend

    I read this book often. It was hard leaving my home in TN and moving to Dallas into a senior residence facility. Missy Buchanan has put into writing what we so often feel. I have given the book to several friends and I think they feel as I do about it. We can live with purpose in a worn-out body.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 31, 2012

    Highly recommended

    This book is written with common sense and ordinary descriptions about problems associated with aging. It is wonderful for friends that are not adjusting to the aging process and also for persons who have recently given up their homes for assisted living or nursing care. I have passed out a dozen copies of this book and everyone loves it.

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  • Posted April 23, 2011

    Respect for the Elderly

    I have a mother who is in assisted living, so I find this book very practical and definitely appropriate and real for the elderly living in the different facilities or even at home alone. For the Christian elderly, the chapter on "What purpose, God?" would resonate for them at this advanced age. I have a niece, who dotes on her grandmother, so the "Granddaughter" chapter would aptly apply. Mail. We all look for mail. Especially us women! Even more so for the elderly, thus the chapter, "Mail."

    Who can't relate to the "Power chair" when you think of the elderly getting around? The "Late-in-life friends" is lived out daily, as some pass away quickly. Yes, and even some days they, like us, tend to have a "Pity party." These are but a few of the devotional headings. All are terrific reminders of how to care for the physical and spiritual needs of the elderly.

    Each chapter in Living With Purpose in a Worn-out Body applies somewhere in the life of an elderly person. It's a book of realities of living in a worn-out body and still wanting to serve God and do His will amidst the trials of aching, slow, and aging bodies. The daily devotional comments come from actual people who shared their struggles and joy, and were put to pen by Missy Buchanan. The additional Scripture added at the end are great for additional meditation.

    When I started reading this book, I felt like I was reading the "The Psalms of the Elderly." Like King David, they candidly voiced their concerns, but praised God in the end.

    As I wrote the author, I would love to see this book put into the hands of every senior who goes into an assisted living, a nursing home, or are still living alone in their homes. It's real, yet encouraging. I so hope I have this when I get to that age! A great book to recommend to your church to give to the elderly.

    This book was provided by Audra Jennings at The B&B Media Groups, Inc., in exchange for my honest review.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 14, 2010

    Find Comfort In God's Words

    Missy Buchanan has provided us with a book filled with spiritual encouragement for those of any age that will help us understand that the best years are still ahead of our older loved ones. I'd also recommend that you buy "When God Stopped Keeping Score," an intimate look at the power of God and forgiveness. It's a great book with a timeless message.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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