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.

Monday, February 11, 2013

What I Have to Give for Valentine's

Last week I mentioned wanting to give a great gift for Valentine's. I even hinted that I had an idea of what that gift would be.

I did a lot of praying and considering because I wanted to make sure it was God's idea and not mine, and it is still on my heart. In fact, I'm probably more excited about it now than I was then. So...

For Valentine's, I want to offer to pray for you, but not just a "lift you up in prayer where I'm sitting" pray for you. I want to take a bit of time, seek God's heart, and write a prayer for you personally.

I do this with friends and sometimes with people the Lord brings into my life, and with very few exceptions, He uses this to really bless people in ways that are so beyond my abilities.

This is how we are going to do this:
If you want me to pray for you, I need you to comment HERE. If you comment on FB, I may not see it because I don't see "share" comments. So, comment here. If you don't have a Google account, don't worry. Also, these comments will not be published. I will use them for the purpose of prayer and contact and then delete them permanently from my computer.

In the comment, give me a name. If you don't want me to have your real name, I'm totally groovy with that. Just give me any name. You can be "OceanOscar" and not like the ocean or be named Oscar for all I care. I just need a way to identify you. God knows who you are, but "Anonymous" is fairly popular and so are Dr. Who references. If you don't want to use your name, please give me a creative alternative so the chance of twins showing up in my inbox is minimal. :-)

If you want it to be sent to you privately, I need a contact email. Again, this is SOLELY for the purpose of this contact. Once I've emailed you, your contact information is removed from my computer permanently. If I do not have a contact email, I will post your prayer on my blog in a post containing all prayers with no personal contact information. I will NOT post anything that will shame or hurt you. I do not air personal laundry for public viewing. First of all, my God doesn't work that way. Second, that is just not acceptable, in my opinion. If I feel the Lord gives me something personal that would be inappropriate for public viewing, I will simply put in my post "Name: Please contact me" or something like that.

If you have something specific you want me to pray for, tell me. If you just want prayer, I'm totally good with that. Usually, that is where these things go anyway.

I will send out emails and post any non-email prayers February 14th, Texas time. I've never done this before, so I have no clue what kind of response to expect. Just in case, let's not push our time limits. The sooner you comment, the more time I have to pray and seek God, so please don't wait till the last minute, and if you find this after Valentine's Day, please don't think you missed it. God says you will find Him when you seek Him. Valentine's Day is a human concept. He loves you all the time. Send me a comment. I'll pray. He'll respond.

So there you go! The best thing I have to give!

I'm already praying it blesses you!

And for those wondering, yes!, absolutely pass this on to folks you know who will be blessed! I am a solid believer in spreading the love and blessing around. Like I said, I don't need to know the person I'm praying for. God already does, and I happen to know He absolutely loves them to the core of who they are, and maybe that is exactly what He wants to tell them....maybe that is exactly what they need to hear.

Share the blog. Spread the love. :-)


  1. Jerri, I am about to make some changes over Lent and do a modified fast as I seek to FOLLOW God more closely this year as He has called me. I have no idea what that means, but I am trusting that when the timing is right for Him to reveal each next step, that my heart, my mind, my soul and my strength will be ready for where He is taking me. Big love and hugs!
    I will be praying for your protection and covering during this time as you intercede on behalf of any who will be seeking your intercession in prayer before Daddy.

  2. Wow Jerri, that's an awesome gift to give! And I am living up to my reputation, and being late... again. Can I just say that for the first time ever, I forgot Valentine's Day this year? Lol!
    I know you're sick, and probably tired, and it's still winter... but you DID say that if I find this after Valentine's Day, it still applies. So yes, I would love you to pray for me! Looking forward to hearing whatever God gives you, whenever it happens :)

  3. Donna, I'm on it! And don't you love that with God we are never late to the party? He just revs it right back up when we walk in the door!