Amelia is an author, speaker, and storyteller with a passion for connecting people to God and each other.
She is the author of Pray A to Z: A Practical Guide to Pray for Your Community, and Isn’t it Time for a Coffee Break? Doing life together in an all-about-me kind of world. Her writing has been featured in four Chicken Soup for the Soul titles and in the international devotional The Upper Room.
As an author and a speaker, Amelia has a passion for taking the everyday stories of life and connecting them with God’s truths. Her style as a storyteller is personable and authentic and relates to people of all ages. Her messages encourage people to:
- Live an authentic life with each other.
- Discover how deeply they are loved by God.
- Realize that they need not suffer from depression or anxiety alone.
- See God in the everyday of their lives.
If you would like to have Amelia speak at your next event, visit the speaking page for more details.
From Amelia’s heart:
I love to hang out at my favorite small-town coffee shop where I’m certain to run into someone I know for an impromptu coffee break. There’s nothing sweeter than conversation over caffeine with people who are precious to me.
Kedron and I have been married for nearly half our lives and are privileged to raise up a sweet little gal (Little Miss Sunshine) and a hilarious little guy (T-Rex). Most of the time I feel like I am completely unprepared for what motherhood throws my way. Nothing takes me to my knees in prayer and humility like being a mama!
We lived in Florida for nearly six years, and the experience changed us forever. It was out of these experiences – starting over in a new town and not knowing anyone – that I wrote Isn’t it Time for a Coffee Break? Doing life together in an all-about-me kind of world. I have a passion for helping women live authentic lives together. Doing so has changed me from the inside out, in a good way. I have a heart for the woman who is lonely and in need of friends. Nothing brings me joy quite like introducing people to each other and watching them make a connection!
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.
I would love to hear from you! Leave a comment on a blog post, or send me a message at amelia (at) ameliarhodes (dot) com.