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.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

"Sum of All Trials"--A Devotional

   I am honored that my devotional "Sum of All Trials" is the devotional for October 11th in the wonderful book:

The One Year Devotional of Joy and Laughter.

Other authors you may know:

Lisa Buffaloe
Marla Livers
Charles R. Swindoll
Marion C. Eukermann
Sue Bohlin
Al Speegle, Jr.
Gloria J. Wallace
...and so many more.


  1. And what a great devotional it was to read this morning. Through the fire, we are refined and the thorn in our flesh reminds us to look not within ourselves, but to Daddy!

  2. Mizzbrizz, if you could have been here when she flopped down and her hair flopped with her, you would have rolled! Moments like that convince me there is a God because I didn't burst out laughing! LOL!

  3. Hi Jerri - I feel so honoured to be blogging with an author, (insert flappy hands around face) :) Your words will be an encouragement to many for many years.
    God bless

  4. Tracy, you are so making me laugh! LOL

    Thank you, dear one. :-) Such an honor to be used to encourage. Needed it so many times myself and am so thankful to hand it out. Can make all the difference in the battle, you know?

  5. Congratulations, Jerri. Looks like God's timing is right on.

  6. Jan at BoldnFree!

    Isn't He wildly wonderful with His timing! He make me laugh sometimes with His sweet notes of love and encouragement at just the right time. He is breathtaking, isn't He?

    Bless you, woman of God! You have such a gift of encouragement, and I am so thankful for you!