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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.

Who Is My Neighbor?

Mr. Rogers use to sing “won’t you be my neighbor?” Once he was questioned about who was his neighbor, and he said “whoever I’m with.” That really resonated with me because I don’t believe that God wants us only to … Continue reading

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Strength in the Storm

On Sunday, June 9th, 2019, my dog Callie crossed over the Rainbow Bridge. I texted the veterinarian to come to the house later that day. After I sent the text, I began sobbing. “How can I do this? How can … Continue reading

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Grace is such a lovely word. It even comes off the tongue like a babbling brook or a songbird. It is often a girl’s name, and summons beauty and well, grace (I mean, think Grace Kelly). But all too often … Continue reading

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Heaven Is Real (and yes, there are dogs in heaven too).

Yesterday my dog Callie went to the Rainbow Bridge. Yes, I know that the Rainbow Bridge is most likely fictional, but the euphemism sounds so much better than saying “yesterday my I had my dog euthanized because she was old … Continue reading

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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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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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