Every Day Holy: 60 Devotions to Embrace God's Gift of Time (Paperback)

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Debut author and MOPS speaker Meredith Barnes invites all those who are weary, anxious, and searching for a better way to joyfully explore God’s gift of time in this 60-day, Bible-based devotional.

Pressed for time? Frustrated when things don’t go according to plan? Need to fit in one more thing? Time can often feel like something we have to beat or make the most of! Our love-hate relationship with time is unavoidable. Whether we have just enough time or feel like it’s moving too slow, it can be a struggle to be at peace with schedules and clocks and the notion that “time is ticking.”

What if we nurtured and improved our relationship with time? What if we recognized calm and peaceful thoughts throughout each day? What if we restructured our relationship with time and adopted God’s view? From His perspective, our heavenly Father invites us to celebrate each day, each hour, and every minute as a gift!

For anyone trying to make the most of their time, Meredith Barnes explores God’s Word and how biblical themes relate to our personal sense of time. As a mother of three young boys, Meredith understands what a precious commodity time is—with her family, herself, her friends, and most importantly her Savior!

Within the pages of Every Day Holy, readers are encouraged to examine their own use of time and discover God’s desire for us to rest in His plan.

By spending time in the presence of God with the thoughtful devotions in Every Day Holy, you will enjoy:

  • 60 daily devotions that thoughtfully touch on anxiety, perfectionism, brokenness, finding worth, and self-care
  • Bible verses that point toward God’s design of time and humanity
  • Reflective questions and journaling spaces that challenge your own perspective and develop a personal faith walk, making this an interactive devotional
Every Day Holy makes an ideal gift for any occasion such as birthdays, thinking of you, and support during a difficult time.

Learn more about Every Day Holy and find free resources at everydayholybook.com.

About the Author

Meredith Barnes has a colorful professional history including in advertising for the Anaheim Angels, a costume designer, an orthopedic Physician Assistant, a cycle instructor, a seamstress and a writer. After receiving a Bachelor's of Art degree in Theology from Loyola Marymount University she went on to earn a Master’s Degree in Medical Science from Midwestern University.

She is a mother to three energetic and curious boys. She currently resides in Southern California, where she grew up, but considers herself an honorary Midwesterner. She has spent every summer of her life in a family cottage on the Michigan shoreline and she lived in Chicago for 10 years where she met her husband, Ben.

Meredith can be found on Instagram (@MeredithBarnesWriter) or on her website, www.MeredithBarnesWriter.com where she is committed to finding faith and beauty in her every day.

Praise For…

"So often we view time as the enemy. Something to be counted down, crammed in, and beaten. But in Every Day Holy, author Meredith Barnes, invites us to consider time as something much more: a gift from God. With a voice that is refreshing in its open and honest vulnerability, Meredith’s devotions encourage us to both reexamine our relationship with time and deepen our connection with the One who created it. A must-read for all who believe there isn’t enough time!" —Tama Fortner, ECPA award-winning and bestselling author of more than fifty books

“With honest authenticity, Meredith Barnes offers new looks at old concepts of time. In Every Day Holy, Barnes guides readers into the present, to see God in the simple beauty of a single moment. With her sage, 'been there, done that' stories from her own life, one can’t help but embrace new and unhurried ways forward in the ordinary everyday.” —Cara Meredith, author of The Color of Life and Church Camp (forthcoming)


Where do the years go? When will this end? Our perceptions, attitudes, and feelings about time vary widely, sometimes from one moment to the next. But our stewardship of time is what should most direct how we spend these minutes, days, and years because time is a gift—not a vessel to be filled but a holy journey we walk with others and with God. In her usual warm and relatable way, Meredith Barnes invites us to contemplate time in the context of Scripture, and, afterwards, to hold it more reverently and more joyfully as the beautiful—and eternal—gift it is.” —Amanda Cleary Eastep, author, Tree Street Kids series

Product Details
ISBN: 9781640609112
ISBN-10: 1640609113
Publisher: Paraclete Press
Publication Date: October 24th, 2023
Pages: 264
Language: English