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.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008


I've received several comments from different folks about Natalie's comments about Anna. I have received questions and comments for years about Anna's boldness and gentle spirit in sharing the Lord. While I could wax philosophical, I have hot dogs to boil and pictures to print for a post-production party. Therefore, I will leave you with another picture of Anna's powerfully simple faith. This piece was writtend when she was three or four. This is simply who she has always been.


When the page comes up, you'll need to scroll down some to reach the text.


  1. Tell my little Anna (if I may claim a little of her) that I love her very much and that somebody bedies her momma thinks that she is a powerful little warrior in the kingdom! Give her a bug hug from me okay? Jerri, I know you know this already but you have been truly blessed with amazing children that you are allowing God to raise into incredible and awesome people. Love you all!!

  2. Jerri - you are a wonderful mom!