For a few very hard years this word was my mantra.
The word means
-undismayed; not discouraged; not forced to abandon purpose or effort
-undiminished in courage or valor; not giving way to fear
But the truth is, I was often dismayed by everything that had taken place, and I did battle discouragement. I battled fear and doubts. I hurt and was angry, and sometimes "undaunted" sounded more like a mockery than a mantra, and I was determined to be real about all of it in these posts, thus the name, Undaunted Reality. More than that, though, I was determined to live undaunted, not because I'm so great or strong, but because my God is, and no matter what this world looks like, He is the only reality that matters.
I pray I live the reality of Him beautifully undaunted.

Thursday, August 30, 2007

Me in All my Glory

Jan said she wants to see more of me. While I hoped that meant she wanted me to drive up for coffee, she mentioned a picture. -wink-

This is me, sans glasses. The eyes are dark brown. The lipstick is almost always some shade of red. The curls are natural, and the haircolor is Clairol Cream Something 7R.

Speaking of hair...I have a hair story.

Four years ago I spoke at a church in Ohio, and the pastor was from South Carolina. He was all pumped because he was going to have someone with a deeper accent than he has, so folks could focus on my talking and not his. Well, I get off the plane and meet him, and I have no accent. Seriously. I can turn my accent off. He was blown away and sorely disappointed. However, it is just hard to deny being from Texas, accent or not.

After church this lady was talking to me, and she said, “You don’t sound or look like your from Texas.” Look like I’m from Texas? “I thought you’d have big hair or something.”

I had my hair up because the curls go mad (or massive) in humidity, and I said, “Ma’am, my hair is so big and takes up so much space that American Airlines made me count it as a carry on.”


  1. Love the big hair story!! You're so beautiful!

  2. Jerri,
    Both and Jan would love to have you come up for coffee! Actually, I am the gypsy and I would love to come and visit down there.
    As for the hair, my daughter has extremely curly hair. It grows out not down. So we call her Chia-head! :) Last week we were learning about mutations, she picked up on it and claimed that her hair was a mutation!
    Talk to you soon!

  3. Hi Jerri!

    How wonderful to see your face! I had a hard time getting my photo on too. I used to have long and curly hair too, but that is a story for another day. My hair is naturally blonde and very straight.

    You are coming to Colorado when? That would be so awesome. Better come soon. We’ve already seen the geese coming back and that means the weather is going to get cooler.

    I don’t know where the summer went. Someone asked me if I was ready for Christmas! I’m not even ready for summer to end. This year has really flown by fast.