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, September 22, 2014

Finding Beautiful in The Hardest Peace

Dear Fallon,

That Kara Tippetts woman has left me undone. Again.

It's ridiculous really. My reading her blog. I cannot help but cry every single time.

But I keep reading it.

She's beautiful, you know. A deep and amazing beautiful. Her time here is coming to an end, and all she can talk about is how wildly blessed she is in the hardness of the leaving.

And I know I don't see her when she is raging or crumpled or scared. I only see the piece that is beautiful. Not because she hides the other or pretends it doesn't exist. She confesses it. Slaps it right up there on the screen for all to see. It's just...she always comes back to the beautiful.

She always come back to beautiful.


Need to find beautiful in the hard? You can get Kara's book, The Hardest Peace, at now, or it ships from Amazon October 1st.

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