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.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

A Prayer for You During the Holidays

I just want you to know I'm praying for you. I know the holidays are weird. They are stressful and crazy and sometimes emotionally crushing. I'm praying... have wisdom to not burden yourself with debt. and your loved ones know the power of presence over presents. find wonder. look beyond yourself and your circle of family and friends to see others' needs. put down what you have to in orde to simply get through the holidays. reach out to someone when you need to because there is no shame in letting someone hold you up when you are sinking. are able to feel God's love for you no matter what this year (or lifetime) has held. are able to feel hope and hold onto it.
May our God be with you in all of your comings and goings, and may His hand guide you. May His Spirit comfort you, and may you know personally His Son who saves you.

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