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.

Sunday, December 2, 2007

And, yes, I know...

I did not pick five people. Actually, I didn't finish the entry. However, I am rather sick and have been for a few days. My energy and mental clarity sort of comes and goes. Presently, it is 2:42 am, and I am awake again because I ache horribly and am still working on getting my coughing under control.

The rest of the post will be worked in as my health allows and improves.

And thank you in advance for your prayers because I know some of you wonderful folks will be praying for me. You always do, and I so much appreciate it. :-)


  1. Hope you are feeling better soon, and can get some rest, and thank you for, oh, everything....get well:)

  2. hwy lovely! I hope you are feeling better soon...I wish you were here with your wonderful children oh the adventures we would have...there is so much to explore. I was thinking of you in this small moment of time that I have gotten to myself and I wanted to say hi an dI am missin ya. I wish we could have met sooner than we are a true friend. When I read about your children I know that U definintely could have learned a great deal from hangin out with you...don't be a stranger! You are an inspiration.
    love ya,


  3. Precious sisters,
    Thank you for your prayers. I feel Robert and I have finally turned the corner on this. He was able to sleep all night last night propped up in our recliner, and while I am tired from over two weeks of our family battling this stuff, I am feeling much better and sleeping helps. Please pray for my husband, Rob, who started feeling bad toward the end of last week. He slept with the windows opn last night so the 33 degree air could keep his airways open and he could breathe.

    Just to pass along what we learned:
    If you should get this respiratory virus, Vick's Vapor Rub is wonderful. Apple Cider is soothing on the cough and nasal passages. Mucinex DM and ibuprofen help with the coughing and aches that come from the coughing. We found sleeping on the couch kept us propped up enough to help us rest and abate the coughing. The second wave feels like a severe allergy attack or asthma. Hot showers and cold air help keep the passages open.