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.

Friday, April 18, 2008

Our Anna

Last Friday Rob took Anna and Robert to see Mike and Mike in the Morning again. While there, they met a young lady named Natalie. At the end of the day, Natalie had some things to say about our Anna. I try not to write a lot about my children. I don't want to bore you silly, and I wonder if folks truly believe all I write or if they filter it through the "she's their mom" thinking. However, when someone else writes about my children, it's different.

Natalie had some beautiful things to say, and I am proud to share what she wrote. I hope it blesses you.


  1. Kids are amazing - I'm going to go read what she said about yours now :)

  2. What a great insiration and blessing Anna must be to you and your family. IF we could all have that kind of faith and witness what a different world we would live in! Thanks for sharing with us. Good luck on all the renovations. I love doing that kind of thing, well except the payment part :)

  3. What a cutie. She looks a lot like her mom with all that spunky red hair.

  4. Jan,
    That isn't Anna. That is Natalie. I don't see a huge resemblance between Anna and myself or between Anna and Rob. She is sort of a delightful mixture of both of us that God used to create a masterpiece named Anna.

  5. Wendy,
    Anna has always been that way. On my other site , I often wrote about Anna. One of them that you might enjoy is "Evangelism Anna Style".

    I wrote that when she was about 5, nearly 6 years ago. She hasn't changed.

    Yes, she is a blessing, a source of conviction, and amazing. Her name means "grace", and she is the epitome of it, but that is a story for another time...