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, January 20, 2014

How to Change the Importance of Where You Are

Dear Soul,

I feel it. The heaviness. The memories that have been kept at bay for the last several days that have crept up today and seem to sit in front of you like phantoms, and sometimes all you see are the changes you didn't want, and the sting of not getting what you did want sometimes feels...Yeah. I know.

 But, Soul, you are not the only one living a life you never expected, and you have weathered well, and some things sting, but they no longer suffocate.

And how do you stop seeing the ghosts, you wonder? By seeing those still in the raging, still looking for a foothold in an life ocean gone crazy.

How do you stop the whisperings of the dreams you watched drift away during the storm? You stop them with prayers for those who are still fighting for light in the nightmare.

 Crazy truth, but when you have compassion for where someone else is, you are less aware of where you are not.

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