Thursday, April 29, 2010

My Birthday

Tomorrow is my birthday.  (Today for those of you who receive my posts via email.)
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.

At The Thorn and the Flesh, I will chronical my journey into healthier living.  Will you join me as I battle, by God's grace,  The Thorn and the Flesh?



Tristan said...

Happy birthday to you! It's my birthday tomorrow too. :)

Kimberly @ Raising Olives said...

Happy Birthday! Mine is next week. ;)

The new blog sounds like a great idea and I like the name.

Heather @ Marine Corps Nomads said...

Happy Birthday!

I like the idea behind the blog and the name you chose is perfect.

argsmommy said...

I hope you had a very happy birthday, Dawn! I tried commenting on this post a week ago when I was stuck in the Atlanta airport, but my internet connection would not cooperate. Thanks for your sweet comment about my airport experience -- I did think about you while I was there, although I had it in my head you lived close but not real close to the Atlanta area; plus I kept thinking I was only going to be there another hour or so! Someday we will have to plan an IRL meeting. : )

I can't wait to check out your new blog!!! Sounds like something that could help a lot of people, myself included.