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Emilie Barnes's Bio:

Emilie Barnes and her husband, Bob, have partnered in the highly successful More Hours in My Day Ministries for more than 30 years. In addition to teaching women creative ways to get organized, she has shared her personal journey through life- threatening cancer, recovery, and beyond for the last nine years. Barnesí much-requested organizational secrets and words of wisdom are published in dozens of books, including the bestselling If Teacups Could Talk, Emilieís Creative Home Organizer, Home Warming: Secrets to Making Your Home a Welcoming Place Simple Secrets to a Beautiful Home Cleaning Up the Clutter Keep It Simple for  Moms on the Go, and Quiet Moments for a Busy Momís Soul.

In 500+ Time-Saving Hints for Every Woman, Barnes shares a wealth of helpful tips for decluttering physical and emotional space, streamlining cooking, cleaning, and shopping, and finding balance in family, work, and community activities. Barnes offers her trademark innovative and practical suggestions for eliminating lifeís clutter to free up more time for meaningful pursuits and live with focus, purpose, and pleasure.

Another new book, Meet Me Where I Am, Lord, offers a collection of devotions and meditations especially for busy women. Quiet reflections, uplifting thoughts and prayers, and practical suggestions for putting Godís Word to work help women put the challenges of each new day into the Fatherís hands.

A popular speaker throughout the United States and Canada, Barnes shares her difficult, faith-building experience through cancer and assures audiences that God is there through every hour of need. While undergoing treatment for non-Hodgkins lymphoma, Barnes penned Safe in the Fatherís Hands and A Cup of Hope. Following a bone-marrow transplant, she wrote about Godís amazing faithfulness in A Journey Through Cancer. Recent releases include I Need Your Strength, Lord; More Faith in My Day; and Minute Meditations for Healing and Hope. Together, Emilie and Bob have written a number of books, including A Little Book of Manners for Boys, Minute Meditations on Prayer, Minute Meditations for Couples, and Grateful Hearts Give Thanks.

Barnes is listed in 100 Christian Women Who Changed the 20th Century (Revell). She is an enthusiastic media guest who has shared practical insights and personal experiences on hundreds of radio and television programs, such as The 700 Club, Focus on the Family, FamilyLife, Trinity Broadcasting Network, and Moody Broadcasting Network. Emilie and Bob live in Newport Beach, California, where they enjoy spending time with their two grown children and five grandchildren.