Living with Purpose in a Worn out Body

An exploration of the inner life shared by many persons in nursing homes and retirement centers.

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Author: Missy Buchanan

Publisher: Upper Room

ISBN: 083589942X

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 93

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Living With Purpose in a Worn-Out Body is an exploration of the inner life shared by many persons in nursing homes and retirement centers. With compassion and honesty, Buchanan gives voice to mingled feelings of loss, gratitude, resignation, courage, loneliness, and love. Each meditation moves from a particular challenge of the worn-out body to the larger perspective and the faithful response. Well-chosen passages from the Psalms mirror the speaker's feelings, and exhortations from the New Testament stir hope. It becomes clear that "living with purpose" in old age is an extension of the challenges lived all along one's years - learning to offer one's will to God's, trusting God's grace to open up seemingly closed situations, and continuing to respond with the joy and fortitude of faith. Most impressive is Buchanan's ability to write from the perspective of a frail elderly person. She articulates what many older people will find hard to say, and in doing so offers them the strength and comfort of being understood. But read by family and caregivers, the meditations are piercing. Buchanan lets readers know the difficult feelings of those living an assisted life: the ambivalence about being alive so long, the struggle against self-pity, the loneliness and isolation, the frustrations of limited strength and movement. She also mines the joys of living: laughter among friends, seeing grandchildren grow up, sifting through happy memories. Living With Purpose is a comfort for those who are living out their last long years and a help for those who love and care for them.

The Rule and Exercises of Holy Living The Eighteenth Edition With The Rule and Exercises of Holy Dying With a Portrait

Neither must we think that the life of a man begins when he can feed himself , or
walk alone , when he can fight or beget ... of things are laid before hint , like a
cocka boat to a whale , only to play withal : but before a eyes and a worn - out
body .

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Author: Jeremy TAYLOR (Bishop of Down and Connor, and of Dromore.)

Publisher:

ISBN: BL:A0024138838

Category:

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Marked for Life

... My stricken life , that must go out at last . And in these final hours a dread
remorse Arraigns my every act , and , self - condemned , I seek with tears a place
where to repent . I fling my worn out body on a mound That 100 MARKED FOR
LIFE .

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Author: George Walton Chapman

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:HNBM1P

Category: American poetry

Page: 216

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The Life of Man

... to a whale , only to play withal : but before a man comes to be wise , he is half
dead with gout and consumption , with catarrhs and aches , with sore eyes and
worn - out body . So that if we must not reckon the life of a man but by the
accounts ...

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Author: Richard Pigot

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89005228614

Category: Anthologies

Page: 240

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"Each month of the year related to the life span of man with poems from Shakespeare, Burns, Milton, Crabbe, Coleridge, Herrick, Ben Jonson, Dryden, Tennyson et al. Elaborately illustrated throughout incl 13 full page engravings by Leighton as well as designs & illus on every page. "--abebooks website.

Spirit Boosters for the Journey of Aging

Find hope for the journey of aging with this attractive reusable calendar.

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Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: 0835816680

Category:

Page: 372

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Find hope for the journey of aging with this attractive reusable calendar. Designed for older adults, the calendar features: brief daily devotions and Bible verses easy-to-read enlarged-print text a gift presentation page space to add celebrations--birthdays, anniversaries, baptisms, etc. an easel-like stand and spiral binding for easy display The encouraging devotions will help older adults keep a positive frame of mind and trust that God is always with them. Show your loved ones how much you care by giving them daily reminders that they still have purpose, no matter their age.

The Living Age

Then one of with dry eyes on Lord Fermor's final rest . the servants came to her
with a message . ing - place , in the niche next to that in A lady had been
inquiring several times which her own worn - out body would soon that day at the
nearest ...

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Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UIUC:30112110963102

Category:

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Good Health

But when the structure of an organ disordered and a collapse of mind and body is
imis broken down faster that it is repaired ... Overactivity of an organ wears
herself months of sickness and even life itself were it out , and it needs rest to
give its ...

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Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:30000113900215

Category: Battle Creek (Mich.)

Page:

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Good Health

But when the structure of an organ disordered and a collapse of mind and body is
imis broken down faster that it is repaired ... Overactivity of an organ wears
herself months of sickness and even life itself were it out , and it needs rest to
give its ...

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Author: John Harvey Kellogg

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015076976177

Category: Hygiene

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Talking with God in Old Age

For seniors currently grappling with the aging process themselves, this book can serve as a daily devotional with a friend who is "in the same place.

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Author: Missy Buchanan

Publisher: Upper Room Books

ISBN: 9780835811606

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 96

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Aging often brings concerns about health, worries about finances, and frustrations about change. The so-called golden years can seem filled with loneliness and pain. How is a person of faith to cope with the challenges and find purpose for the rest of his or her life? Missy Buchanan encourages older adults to maintain open dialogue with God. Through a series of personal poems and reflections, each coupled with a selection from Psalms, Buchanan presents heartfelt talks with God. She addresses topics such as the fear of falling, despair over feeling useless, and grief after the loss of a spouse. For professionals, friends, or family members seeking to understand an aging loved one, Talking with God in Old Age offers a glimpse into the thoughts and emotions of someone who speaks with candor and from experience. For seniors currently grappling with the aging process themselves, this book can serve as a daily devotional with a friend who is "in the same place." Readers can join Missy Buchanan on the journey of faith as she shares with honesty both the heartaches and concerns of the elderly persons she has interacted with on a daily basis and the hope they reveal in old age.

Memoir of the life of the rev Robert Story

He began to yell out the most terrific blasphemies in the voice of a Stentor. ... It
seemed impossible not to recognize in this dreadful paroxysm, the Satanic
agency entering into the worn-out body, and making one final rush upon the
fainting ...

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Author: Robert Herbert Story

Publisher:

ISBN: OXFORD:600015854

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The Life of John Randolph of Roanoke

I am worn out , body and mind , and the least exertion , corporeal or intellectual ,
exhausts me entirely . Even the writing of this letter will be sensibly felt . Whilst
you and others of my friends are bearing the heat and burthen of the day , I am ...

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Author: Hugh A. Garland

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:HWWUTL

Category:

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Western Border Life

... old man before his prime , with a worn - out body and a ruined soul , wearied
and disgusted with the world , and having drained the cup of sin to its very dregs ,
be has filled up the full measure of his iniquities , and lays himself down to die .

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Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:31951002162663W

Category: Kansas

Page: 408

View: 272

A novel, dealing with the struggle to make Kansas a free state.

Annals of the Poor

The Lord takes care of me , and sends me plenty of food for this poor old worn -
out body . ” “ And yet . ” said I , poor old wornout body will one day be renewed
and become a glorified body , and live along with your soul in the presence of
God ...

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Author: Legh Richmond

Publisher:

ISBN: BL:A0022012546

Category: Christian life

Page: 360

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Essentials of Significant Living

We live in this body as we live in a house , and when a house becomes old and
worn out , we move out of it and build another one to live in . Similarly , when the
gross body becomes old , diseased , and worn out , we leave it and , after a ...

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Author: Elmore Giles, Jr.

Publisher:

ISBN: 080594933X

Category: Social Science

Page:

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Annual Report

In this manrer , the soul escaping from the worn - out body was portrayed .
Christian writers have endeavored to improve upon their imagery , and in doing
so have erred . They have compared man's earthly life to the caterpillar state of
the ...

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Author: Entomological Society of Ontario

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B3965926

Category: Insect pests

Page:

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Sessional Papers of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Ontario

In this manner , the soul escaping from the worn - out body was portrayed .
Christian writers have endeavored to improve upon their imagery , and in doing
so have erred . They have compared man's earthly life to the caterpillar state of
the ...

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Author: Ontario. Legislative Assembly

Publisher:

ISBN: UIUC:30112109885761

Category:

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Sessional Papers Legislature of the Province of Ontario

In this manner , the soul escaping from the worn - out body was portrayed .
Christian writers have endeavored to improve upon their imagery , and in doing
so have erred . They have compared man ' s earthly life to the caterpillar state of
the ...

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Author: Ontario. Legislative Assembly

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015068517682

Category: Ontario

Page:

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Living Age

As his who had either not learned what it is to worn - out body was still the image
of his die , or known what it is to be miserable . ” former self , so his mind
exhibited in fainter Fielding was not only calm for himself ; he pulses its old
propensities ...

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Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105010212012

Category:

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Agriculture

It is clear, therefore, that the “wear and tear ” of living entails a continual wastage
of body protein in the animal. For this reason, an ... The first call on food protein is
for the purpose of repairing worn-out body tissue. Although, in the case of ...

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Author: Great Britain. Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105117662887

Category: Agriculture

Page:

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