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.

Saturday, July 19, 2008

My Newborn Nephew Needs Prayer

Gabriel Phillips was born Friday by c-section. His oxygen level dropped, and they took him to NICU. They’ve determined he has a bacterial infection. They are working to determine the type of bacteria now. After the cultures come back, they plan to treat him in the hospital for 7 days. Some of you know how my sister-in-law Jennifer is handling this, not well.

We would like to ask you to pray for:
Gabe—that they identify the bacteria and successfully treat it
Jennifer—for physical healing and calming of her nerves
Ben—for his nerves and for him to have wisdom for Gabe’s treatment and understanding in dealing with Jen

I will update you as soon as I know more.


  1. Father, I pray for comfort for this dear, young mother as she sees her infant son hanging onto life. Send your angels to surround this family with your peace and uphold them with your love.

    I pray that you would wipe out that bacterial infection and any residual problems as a resulting from it. Give the doctors supernatural wisdom to treat Gabe so that he would enjoy strength and good health.

    In Jesus Name, AMEN

  2. I am so sorry to hear about your family!! I will be praying for Gabriel, Jennifer and Ben! I'm very happy for you that you have a new grandson!!! I know the Lord is with all of you....extra prayers will be coming from us!!! We got to church that would be perfect to place this in our Bible Class requests!!! Try to have a great day and know we are thinking about you!!