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Overview Bestselling author Emilie Barnes has devoted her life to helping women carve more time out of their day for family, faith, and renewal. In these short and satisfying meditations, created especially for busy women, Emilie offers
devotions to inspire and encourage practical suggestions for infusing life with faith closing prayers to place concerns in God?s hands Bible verses for wisdom and comfort space to write reflections Women from all walks of life who have ever desired the lasting refreshment of God?s presence will find meditations to meet them?right where they are.
Formerly titled Minute Meditations for Women
Bestselling author Emilie Barnes has devoted her life to helping women carve more time out of their day for family, faith, and renewal. In these short and satisfying meditations, created especially for busy women, Emilie offers devotions to inspire and encourage practical suggestions for infusing life with faith closing prayers to place concerns in God's hands Bible verses for wisdom and comfort space to write reflections
Women from all walks of life who have ever desired the lasting refreshment of God's presence will find meditations to meet them--right where they are.
Formerly titled "Minute Meditations for Women"
Community Description Are you searching for a ten-minute woman's devotional to read as you drink your morning cup of tea? If so, Emilie Barnes' book, Meet Me Where I Am, Lord, should interest you. Barnes has a homey way of reaching the reader as she instills small kernels of instruction on how women of all ages can live a more godly life.
In the eighty-seven devotions contained in this book, Barnes is neither bombastic nor preachy in her writing. Each Bible verse that she shares is chosen with care, and is the introduction to the rest of the devotion. If the Bible verse is the introduction, then the title would be the key that prepares the reader for what will follow. The core of each devotion is then told through the use of short parables, excerpts from other authors' writings, and events from her life. She finishes each mini-lesson with a short prayer and an action. The reader is encouraged not just to read, but to put into action some morsel she has gleaned from her reading and then to reflect on it.
Throughout the book, Emilie Barnes has interspersed many themes. One theme that she touches on is one's relationship with God: "We can feel the gentle touch of God's comfort, soft as a mother's kiss, the quiet reminder that He is still here" (p.21). Another theme is one's relationship with family and friends: "When we join forces with others we become stronger, and it becomes difficult to weaken our position. There is great strength in unity" (p. 37).
Yes, there are other devotional collections out there. However, Meet Me Where I Am, Lord reads like a comfortable chat between old friends. Barnes keeps the book from becoming one dimensional by sprinkling in short poems from such poets as Edgar A. Guest and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. She adds bits of wisdom from George Washington, Eleanor Roosevelt, John Wesley, St. Francis of Assisi, Catherine Marshal, and others. And, there are hymns that leave us humming; three of these are John Newton's "Amazing Grace," John Peterson's "No One Understands Like Jesus," and Cleland McAfee's "Near to the Heart of God."
Barnes has written thirty-one books; many of them are devotionals. She has also co-authored five books with her husband, Bob. So, find a comfy chair and invite Emilie Barnes in for a chat. Oh, yes, don't forget the tea. -- Vicki Borgman, Christian Book Previews.com
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Studio: Harvest House Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.12" Width: 5.68" Height: 0.59" Weight: 0.53 lbs.
Release Date Jul 1, 2006
Publisher Harvest House Publishers
ISBN 0736913327 ISBN13 9780736913324
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More About Emilie Barnes
Emilie Barnes is a nationally recognized home-and-office organization expert, a best-selling author, a dynamic speaker, and a dedicated homemaker. She is an active participant of the More Hours In My Day time-management seminars she founded with her husband, Bob.
A gifted communicator, for more than 20 years Emilie has been speaking throughout the United States and Canada teaching women creative ways to simplify their lives by getting organized. The success of her teachings created further demand, which motivated Emilie to put her much-requested survival secrets into print. She is the author of more than 60 books and the co-author of several books. Her original book, “More Hours In My Day” is in its fourth revision and has remained in print for more than 20 years. Together, Emilie and Bob wrote the very popular, A Little Book of Manners for Boys and Minute Meditations for Couples. Bob has written more than a dozen books including the very popular, “What Makes A Man Feel Loved.”
In A Journey Through Cancer, Emilie writes an autobiographical account of her diagnosis, treatment, and recovery from life-threatening cancer. Stricken with non-hodgkins lymphoma nearly five years ago, Emilie's foundation was shaken to the core. Now in recovery following a bone marrow transplant, Emilie is eager to share her story of hope, healing, and God's faithfulness. Her words offer comfort and encouragement to others suffering through illness, bereavement, job loss, or relationship struggles. Emilie speaks from the heart as she explores how to rediscover God's plan for life when your world is shaken, trust the reality of God's provision, receive joy in times of trouble, and live in hope. While in the midst of her illness, Emilie wrote two books. Safe in the Father's Hands outlines God's promises and blessings and A Cup of Hope speaks of the enduring strength of His peace and comfort.
In their new book, 101 Ways to Love Your Grandkids, Bob and Emilie encourage grandparents to create legacies of faith and love. Offering practical ideas, heartfelt prayers, and personal stories, they inspire every grandpa and grandma to pray for their grandkids, extend a listening ear, participate in activities, demonstrate unconditional love, and accept each child's uniqueness. In a second release, Everything I Know I Learned Over Tea, Emilie pours out 13 life lessons that invite women to embrace the comforts of tradition, honor the resilience of the human spirit, and celebrate the individual gifts each person brings to the table.
Emilie's much-requested organizational secrets and words of wisdom are published in more than 60 books including, If Teacups Could Talk, The Twelve Teas® of Celebration, The Twelve Teas® of Friendship, A Grandma Is a Gift from God, Quiet Moments for a Busy Moms Soul, Welcome Home, Beautiful Home on a Budget, Simply Dinner, Simply Organized, Time Began in a Garden, 15 Minutes Alone with God, The Spirit of Loveliness, 15 Minutes of Peace with God, Your Simple Guide to A Home-Based Business, and Fill My Cup Lord. Together her books have sold more than four million copies.
Emilie is listed in 100 Christian Women Who Changed the 20th Century. She is a frequent guest on numerous radio and television programs nationwide, including The 700 Club, Focus On The Family, Family Life and Moody Broadcasting Network, and is currently featured in one-minute national radio segments entitled, “Keep It Simple with Emilie.” She continues to share her creative ideas and personal experience with cancer on literally hundreds of regional and local radio programs.
Emilie and Bob Barnes live in Newport Beach, California where they enjoy spending time with their two grown children and five grandchildren.
Emilie Barnes currently resides in Riverside, in the state of California.
Reviews - What do customers think about Meet Me Where I Am, Lord: Devotions for Women?
excessive shipping charges Oct 18, 2009
We ordered 5 copies of the same title to share amoung the family to be shipped to one address. We were charged 5 separate shipping charges, almost double what the US Post Office would have charged.
Excellent, down to earth, thought provoking, reflective Apr 21, 2009
The author of this book captures the common day struggles of Christians day by day. There is always something to glean from the scripture and stories. Best of all, the text is interactive as the author invites you to pray and reflect on what you just read. She also includes check off boxes in case you decide to jump around the book. A great asset to a busy Mom's life where each devotion takes only 5-10 minutes.