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, May 4, 2012

Because You Were Kind and Asked

Donna sent a message and asked where I am and how we are. In short, we are totally rocking. :-)

About a month ago, the Lord said to post about the good things going on, and He said to let go of the blog, so I have not blogged since. Instead, He gave me the whole storyline for a book, which I have started, and I am SO excited about writing. It has been a lot of fun so far, and the research is right down my alley.

At the same time, He told me to let go of Facebook, so I closed my writer's account. I thought I would go through withdrawals, but instead, I got so much done, and I have had so much fun with the new stuff I have time for I don't really miss it. Isn't it crazy wild how God is God of the empty?!

And really, that is what He is. The God of the empty.

When I first started writing this blog, it was to show that God takes nothing and makes it into something amazing. We had a lot of nothing, and He has done great and wondrous things and IS doing great and wondrous things. We've "reached the other side", if you will, and that was the goal, which is why this blog isn't purposeful anymore.

There will be another blog. I'm just not sure when yet. I'm working with Wordpress right now because I am completely unimpressed with Google's changes and Google Chrome keeps shutting down my computer, so after three resurrections, I've given up on it. Right now the Lord has not directed me to spend my time setting up the new blog, so I figure either the new blog is for a future date or He will send someone to do the set up for me. Either way, He so has it covered, and life is so crazy good.

As for this blog....

I've been told our story is an inspiration. People tell us we are amazing. Maybe you are one of those people. If so, I want you to understand. You NEED to understand...we are just people. GOD is amazing.

Yes. I am "That Jerri"...and we are That Family...but only because HE is our God.