In celebration of the gift of another year of life, I want to launch my much talked about (at least by me) new blog.
It is called The Thorn and the Flesh.
I took the name from 2 Corinthians 12 where Paul writes about the thorn in his flesh. In part, my new blog will be about my battle with my personal "thorn", chronic pain. However, I will also write about my journey toward better health.
I chose to include the "and" in the title because I acknowledge that the pursuit of good health is hindered by two things. My thorn is a huge obstacle. However, when it comes to diet and excercise, my spirit is willing but my flesh is weak.
There will be temptations to resist and hurdles to jump along the way, and I cannot reach deep within myself and find the power to accomplish these goals alone. I need God. I need His grace and enablement. I need His Holy Word. I need His sanctifying work.
I need to die daily in order to live for Him.