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It’s a Secret Place

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June 11, 2020

that our souls alone are safe.
A place where we can stay,
and watch the world go by,
and we’ll stand alone in time
Owen had to go…

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Reflections

The World Was On Fire

on
May 2, 2020

And no one could save me but you
Today I have been writing in this blog for twenty years. I was always a journaler but…

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Reflections

Waste My Youth Chasing Kites

on
February 1, 2020

 
I know will blow out of my hand
These days, the word “perfectionist” is negative. Perhaps it’s because I think of myself as a perfectionist that…

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Too Many Things Held Precious

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December 11, 2019

Too many things held dear.
“There has to be more” on one hand,
“Keep your head above water” on the other.
Surprise, another post about motherhood. Even…

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Theology Reflections

The List Goes on Forever

on
September 20, 2019

of all the ways I could be better
      in my mind
As if I could earn God’s favour, given time
Back when I was still agonizing over…

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I Lost My Balance

on
September 13, 2019

when I needed it most
This blurry photograph is proof—
Of what I’m not sure
but it feels like truth
Last month our realtor invited us to a…

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Reflections

Is That Courage or Faith

on
September 8, 2019

to show up every day
To trust that there will be light
after the darkest of nights
Say what you want about the Enneagram but you have…

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All I’ve Felt Was Leading to This

on
July 27, 2019

For I have never known completeness
    like being here.
Here is true peace.
   Here my heart knows calm.
It’s a beautiful summer here, home with my boys, taking…

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Owen’s Birth Story

on
July 16, 2019

I was four days past my due date and feeling so impatient and done with pregnancy! On Tuesday the 11th, I went to the…

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White Shores Are Calling

on
May 11, 2019

You and I will meet again
And you’ll be here in my arms
    Just sleeping
Pregnancy insomnia— because growing a human inside one’s body isn’t hard enough.

So…

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COLETTE RHODES
EDMONTON, AB

Hey guys. I'm just some girl who enjoys life and thinks a lot. I'm a full-time wife & mom who loves gardens, coffee dates and cats, particularly my cat.

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