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Michelle DeRusha

Michelle DeRusha is a Massachusetts transplant to the Great Plains. She lives in Lincoln, Nebraska, with her husband Brad and two boys, contemplative Noah and red-haired Rowan. She also works part-time for Nebraska public broadcasting and volunteers for her church, Southwood Lutheran. Michelle is a new-comer to faith. Raised Catholic, she weathered a 20-year spiritual drought before finding faith and embracing God. She writes a daily blog, Graceful, about faith in the everyday, as well as a monthly column about religion and spirituality for the Lincoln Journal Star.

Welcome to Ungrind



Hi, I'm Ashleigh Slater, founder and editor of Ungrind. Here at Ungrind, it’s our goal to churn out biblically-based encouragement for women. We strive to be honest and transparent about our struggles in a way that inspires hope, faith, and perseverance.

As you read, we hope you consider us friends, the kind you feel comfortable sitting across the table with at the local coffee shop. You can read more about me HERE and our team of writers HERE.

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