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, May 21, 2008

Steven Curtis Chapman Family

Please keep the Steven Curtis Chapman family in your prayers. If you have not heard, his daughter Maria, 5, was killed today. The Chapman's teenage son did not see her in the drive way and ran over her with an SUV.

While the family needs prayer as they grieve this horrible loss, I plead with you to hold this young man up in prayer, not just now but any time in years to come when he comes to mind or you hear about such a tragedy. He needs God so much. Only the Lord will get him through this.

Thank you for being a people of prayer.


  1. What a terrible tragedy! Prayers for the Chapmans.

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    e-Mom @ Chrysalis

  2. I read this sad story earlier today. How horrible. I feel so for the whole family especially the young man who had the accident. He needs lots of prayer now for healing of his mind and that he realizes that God is still in control of the whole situation and that God still has amazing plans for his life and that God can use him. Yes, we must pray - God has plans for this young man and the devil is trying to trip him up.