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.

Sunday, September 4, 2016

Things that Don't Matter...And the Things That Do

Friday I went to see my stepdad. He has been in a nursing facility since last December when he had a stroke and lost the ability to care for himself at home. This is actually the fifth facility he has been in, and although it is nice and has a great staff, it is not his favorite. In fact, I really don't know much about the facility he prefers because his wanting to be there really had nothing to do with the facility.

"There was a pastor who came by every week and talked to me. He didn't talk about the Bible or anything. He just talked, like you and I talk, like friends. It was only once a week, but he came every week. I miss that."

When I asked if he knew what church he was from, he said, "No. It doesn't matter. I just enjoyed the fact he came and talked."

There it is. Plain as day.

The things that don't matter....
and the things that do.

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