Don't Write My Obituary Just Yet

Don't Write My Obituary Just Yet

by Missy Buchanan


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Time after time, mature adults pick up a book by Missy Buchanan and find themselves reading stores that reflect their lives and situations.  Each time the stores, poems and prayers move the reader through a myriad of thoughts and feelings ranging from questioning and pain to relief and joy.  It is this emotional connection that will draw in readers of Don't Write My Obituary Just Yet.

Buchanan offers a glimpse into the lives of active, giving, and prayerful older adults who are seventy, eighty, ninety, and even one hundred years old.  Readers explore what it means to develop a deep attitude of gracious acceptance of the life God has given them.  And with each account, Buchanan relates what it means to live out a life that has a strong spiritual foundation.

Each of the 30 stories provides more than just wisdom to the reader; it inspires the reader to find a way to overcome struggles and sorrows and to live with passion and hope for something more.  Young and old alike will undoubtedly find value in this book as they continue to live out their own life story.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780835810463
Publisher: Upper Room Books
Publication date: 04/01/2011
Pages: 111
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.30(d)

About the Author

Missy Buchanan is the author of two previous books, several articles and has been featured in numerous magazines, including Southern Living. She is a presenter of workshops and conferences for Southern Methodist University’s Cox School of Business, Mary Kay Cosmetics scientists, and the City of Plano, Texas. Buchanan is the Co-founder of Something to Celebrate, a business dedicated to helping women utilize their God-given creative gifts and has presented over 50 conferences and programs for women’s groups including many churches. Buchanan has made multiple appearances on national TV shows, including HGTV’s Smart Solutions and Lifetime TV’s Our Home. Missy Buchanan is the daily caregiver for her mother who resides in a senior living facility in the Dallas, Texas area.

Table of Contents

Introduction 7

Finishing strong Betty P. 8

The river runs through Winston 12

Blind with 20/20 vision Jewell 16

Just do it! Jim Betty 19

Passionate persistence John 22

From Job to joy Ginny 25

Stepping out in faith Betty J. 28

'Tis a gift to be simple Elizabeth 32

The rest of the story Ed 35

Dreaming a new dream Inez 38

In sickness and in health Jim Nancy 41

No terrible twist of fate Flo 45

When all you have is more than enough Marlin 48

Gentle spirit Yvonne 51

Making a joyful noise Mary 54

Harvesting life Nora Lee 57

A cowboy's calling Jim 61

No pity parties allowed Gwen 65

Full of years, full of grace Lester 69

A second wind Betty R. 72

On the wings of prayer Jimmie Tom 75

What's in a name? Daisy 79

Being content where you are Edith 83

Back from the brink Bob 87

Bubbling over Barbara 91

Blest be the tie that binds Scotty Louise 94

I'll fly away Nelle 97

The spiritual journey continues Roger 101

Prescription for aging well Janice 105

Living until the end Virginia 108

About the Author 111

What People are Saying About This

Adam Hamilton

Missy Buchanan offers readers a chance to listen to the wisdom ofthe wise in this insightful book. Read and be wise! --(Adam Hamilton author, When Christians Get It Wrong)

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