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, January 16, 2009

I've been tagged in that weird and quirky sort of way

My friend, Debra, over at The Morel Family tagged me for a blogger game today. The rules for this game of tag are as follows: list six random or weird facts about yourself, and then tag six others.

The truth is I've told so many weird things about myself that I don't know if there is anything else to tell. Here it goes though...

1. I hate the feeling of paper. When paper grocery bags went out and plastic came in, I sang the Hallelujah Chorus at full volume. Now I use fabric bags so I don't have to touch paper, and I'm not assaulting the environment.

2. I have churned butter with a stick plunger in one of those ceramic butter churns, scrubbed clothes on a scrub board, rinsed them through a ringer, and hung them on a clothes line because that is how life at my grandma's worked when I was little.

3. I have peformed/ministered on stage in Times Square (corner of Broadway and 44th) twice as part of Project Dance.

4. I had a pet raccoon for many years.

5. I met my husband while I was on a date with a friend of his.

6. I save turtles. If I see a turtle on the road, I will turn around to go back and get it safely off the road.

Who do I tag? Hmm....

I tag
And who else? Whoever wants to play!!!! Just let us know you are in!!


  1. I'm so glad Debra tagged you to play! I had thought about it but decided not to since your blog is mostly God-stuff, and I wasn't sure if you'd like to play or not! what a trooper! :)

    i love the paper thing!! i had a coworker who was like that with styrofoam--if i even made the touching-styrofoam noise near her, she would freak out! :) as for me, i LOVE the feel of paper--good, solid, smooth...especially high quality or homemade paper! i find it delicious!!

    and as a kid, i had friends with a pet raccoon...and new friends who have wild raccoons in their yard who seem to think they are pets! cool! they're so bandito-ish with their little black masks and pesty curious mischievous ways!

  2. Amelia, I love your blog!

    Sharilyn, too often I forget that Jesus' first miracle was at a wedding--a party, where they had fun, celebrated life, celebrated the promise of life to come. Sometimes I get way too serious and have to be reminded that God made us quirky, and quirky is cool to Him, it's the only way He can show all of His facets since no one or even million of us is enough to show Him for all His wonder.

    thank you for coming by!!!

    Homemade paper...creepy...