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, February 13, 2009

Rejoice with Me!

Praise be to the Lord
my Rock
who trains my hands for war,
my fingers for battle.
He is
my loving God,
my stronghold,
and my deliverer,
my shield,
in whom I take refuge,
who subdues people under me.
Psalm 144:1-2


  1. hmmm. i especially like that "subdues people under me" part! :) (sorry, but i crack myself up most of the time!)

    i am so glad for the SOLID ROCK Who is our God!

    are you feeling better??

  2. Sharilyn,thank you for asking. Honestly, I think so. I know that sounds non-commital, but it is as honest an answer as I have.

    When I went to the doctor Tuesday, I really didn't realize how sick I was, I guess. I had in my mind she'd give me an antibiotic, and the sinus infection would be kicked, and I'd go on, BUT...

    The sinus infection created the bronchitis issue because of the drainage. It also allowed the laryngitis to set in. Until the sinus infection is gone, the bronchitis and laryngitis can't heal. In the meantime, I can't do anything that makes me have to breathe more or harder. Things like cleaning the house, ironing, doing dishes, talking...all wear me out in an absurd hurry.

    And then there is the dizziness! If I cough too hard, talk to much, or get winded, I get really dizzy because the oxygen level plummets. Or if I move my head very much, the fluid in my ears from the sinus ick makes me dizzy. Driving is pretty much a no-non.

    To add to the fun, I'm putting at least 5 different chemicals in my system multiple times a day. Mostly, they make me want to sleep. If I don't sleep, the room spins. Not nifty.

    So, as you can tell, I'm whining. I'm really getting pretty tired of being so ill, BUT I do know I am getting better. I am thankful I could see a doctor. I am thankful for the medicines, and I'm thankful for all the people who have covered my family and me in prayer and with hands and feet the last two weeks. Prayerfully, I will be well and can return the favor soon!

    Again, thank you for asking...and listening to my rant. :-)