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About michellerap

Today I find my identity in God. I use to find my identity in externals, like motherhood, being a lawyer, etc. But that's not who I am. I am redeemed and wholly loved and precious in His sight. First and foremost, this is who I am. The other things are part of me, but they do not define me. God does. My job as a Christian is not to judge people but to show them the heart and hands of Christ. I am to show mercy and grace. And someday, when I am an attorney, I hope I can help those God puts in my path to find justice. I am a mother of four and a grandmother of nine. I am proud of each of them. I also have three dogs. I am lawyer who loves what I do. I am also Gluten-Free and any recipe I publish is GF. It's the only way I cook.

Tears or When Will I Be Loved

Last night I cried myself to sleep. I have been going to a counselor for over a year and I started attending a food-group (for people with food issues) a couple of weeks ago. And I have been on the … Continue reading

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Locusts

God has promised to give us back the years the locusts have eaten. (Joel 2:25). Sometimes He does so in such wonderful and surprising ways that I stand in awe at HIS memory of things. My mom use to jokingly … Continue reading

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I Wish You Enough

I DID NOT WRITE THIS! IT IS COMPLETELY KIDNAPPED FROM FB BUT IT HAS EFFECTED ME A LOT SO IT’S TIME TO SHARE. I WISH YOU ENOUGH Recently, I overheard a mother and daughter in their last moments together at … Continue reading

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Trusting God

Today is November 17th, 2013. So far, God has been very faithful and has provided me all the money I need. Even some I want. But this week, I’m at the wire. Let me tell you – I am nervous. … Continue reading

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Shh! It’s A Secret!

I have been quiet for the last few months. Which is not like me at all. But I’ve been mulling some things over in my mind. I just wasn’t sure how to proceed. In fact, I’d say right now I … Continue reading

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Graduation Day

Wow! How time flies. And how creative God is. He is the first who thought outside the box. At least in my life. In less than 10 years (8 1/2  to be precise) God has taken me from being homeless … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday to Me!

Yes today is my birthday. I am 54-years-young. For the most part I am happy with my life. That wasn’t always so. And of course, as with anyone who was abused and had chronic low self-esteem, well, I still have … Continue reading

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Otherness

Recently I discovered myself “othering.” Not the normal othering (that of making people feel less than), but the othering of those suffering from some horrid life event. A woman I know had a son take an overdoes of pills. I … Continue reading

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Hope Deferred

“Hope deferred makes the heart sick,      but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life.” Proverbs 13:12 Uh-oh. That must mean that I’m having one of those days. Yep. I am. Last week I started worrying about what I would … Continue reading

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Run Free Lincoln

This is an extremely short and personal blog as I am on a study abroad with an ipad and not a computer, so I am just sharing from the heart. On Friday, October 5th, 2012, the dogs got out. Callie, … Continue reading

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