I like to put things in little boxes.
I actually love to organize … my closets, my schedule, my life.
Just last month, when I chose “health” to be my one word for 2013, I immediately recognized the need for a new little box in my life. I was missing the “health” box, so I excitedly got a shiny new box, wrapped it in pink paper, launched a new blog (“Real Food Experiment“), and announced to the world that 2013 would be the year that I would start to get healthy!
However, this past month has taught me that not everything in life can be put into it’s own box.
I started the Real Food Experiment blog because “Only a Breath” (my baby) is my “faith” blog. It seemed strange to mix food and faith, because I reasoned, that they are completely different things. Being healthy and eating well has absolutely nothing to do with Jesus Christ and the hope we have in Him.
…. or does it?
Your comments first made me think about this question. Many of you said that not only are health and faith related, but many insisted that the two are in fact inseparable.
As I journeyed through the chaos of this past month (has anyone noticed I’ve been missing in action? I’ll tell you the story if you’re interested….), I realized that I have to stop treating my health like it’s some “separate” little part of my life that I can just take out once a week and pet, then put it back into its little box for the week.
Every day…. every breath… every bite… every step….
It’s actually all an offering to Him, isn’t it?
So this is the crossroads I face. I must figure out how to live at the intersection of health and faith… and how to share it with you. My thought today is to close “Real Food Experiment” and incorporate all of the food/health information I am learning periodically into this blog, not to turn away readers or make anyone feel guilty if they are reading my blog while eating Oreo’s (and you certainly should go for that every once in a while!)… but just to share my journey with you.
I welcome your thoughts, sweet friends… and I’ve missed you this week!
How has your month been so far with your “one word”? What do you have planned for the rest of the month? Please link up and share with us!
If you would also grab the button above, save it off to your computer, and use it in the post you are linking up, I would be most grateful.
Please be sure to link back to this post so that other friends who may feel all alone with their “one little word” might see the button and decide to hop over here and link up.
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