Amelia Rhodes

Contributing Author



  • West Michigan
  • MI

Author's Bio:

Amelia Rhodes lives in West Michigan with her husband and two young children. She is a contributing author to Chicken Soup for the Soul's books Here Comes the Bride and Inspiration for Writers. Her essays have appeared on the Burnside Writers Collective and Catapult Magazine. Her first book, Isn’t it Time for a Coffee Break? Doing life together in an all-about-me kind of world encourages women to reach out to their communities and live an authentic life together.

I grew up on the stage with my Dad. He was a hobby magician and I was his little assistant. Through those years, I fell in love with storytelling and communicating God’s truths in creative ways. I’m so excited to continue to use that creative communication in my adulthood through writing and speaking. I still get goosebumps when I see the lights go on in a woman’s eyes and I realize that God is taking His message into her heart through my simple words. Nothing is quite so humbling!

I’m a recovering perfectionist, and have battled anxiety at varying degrees since I was a teenager. For many years, I felt that I was doing something wrong and that God was quite disappointed in me. If you struggle with anxiety or depression, please know that you are not alone and God is NOT disappointed with you. Please share your struggle with someone who can help – whether that be your doctor or a counselor or a close friend who loves you and will support you through the darkness.

Connect with Amelia at:
Twitter: @amrhodes


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