Hi! My name is Paul Gallagher, and I want to welcome you to my blog, Making All Things New. I’m glad you’re here!
The name of my blog comes straight from the Bible. In Isaiah 43:19, God says to the prophet, See I am doing something new! Now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? Later, in the Book of Revelation (21:5), the Lord says, Behold, I make all things new.
Through this blog, I want to share an amazing story. It’s a tale about how I, like so many in our contemporary American culture, are experiencing more and more health issues directly related to our lifestyle. I was lucky and corrected my problems early! But to overcome my issues, I had to make some radical decisions. Well, they were radical initially, but now they’re easy 🙂
Making All Things New focuses on three areas: Body, Mind, and Spirit. It chronicles my transformation from a diabetic, overweight couch potato into a fit, energetic, spiritually lively forty-something who reversed his diabetes and looks forward to the challenges that each new day brings.
- I write on at least one of these three areas, and on Saturday, I post a simple vegetarian/vegan recipe for you to try.
- I write about Type II diabetes and how changes in diet, nutrition and physical activity can greatly improve a person’s long-term prognosis and help them enjoy a better quality of life.
- I write about the benefits of a vegetarian diet. Who would have guessed vegetables could taste so good?
- I write about the importance of having a relationship with God.
- I write about overcoming obstacles, enjoying life, having fun, trying new things, and keeping a positive attitude.
The Key Theme that links everything together is Transformation. I define transformation as a profound and radical change that orients a person in a new direction and takes them to an entirely different style of living.
If you are looking for specific examples of what transformation means in practice, take a look through the archives on this blog.
The Essence of my philosophy is:
- God wants to make something new with each and every person.
- We can find God in all things, both the good and the bad.
- Life is more than food.
- By taking care of our bodies, our bodies will take care of us.
The Reason Why:
Up until two years ago, I thought I was doing pretty well, but in reality is was out of balance and my body was hurting. When I began taking care of myself, physically, mentally, and spiritually, a life-changing transformation occurred. I want the same for you 🙂
Two summers ago, I was out for a walk in my neighborhood. I passed the house of one of my friends, and I saw she was out working in her garden. She came over and we began a conversation. She said, Paul, we see you out walking every day, rain or shine. What’s going on?
I told her that several months earlier, I had been diagnosed with Type II diabetes, and I was trying to do something about it. She responded, I was just diagnosed too. What are you doing specifically? I gave her my routine and she said she was going to give it a try. I wished her well and got back to my walk.
Fast forward four months. I was working in my office and my neighbor appeared at my door. She asked if she could come in. As she sat down, I could see here already tearing up. I asked her what was the matter.
She said, I took to heart what you said in the summer, and I started doing what you’ve been doing. Two days ago, I went to the doctor for a check up. He told me my blood tests came back so good that he was taking me off my diabetes medicine. Her tears were tears of joy!
Later that night, as I reflected on my friend’s visit, I realized that I could help a few people face to face, or I could help a lot of people through a broader platform. And that, my friends, is how Making All Things New came into being.
I want to help you too! I’ve come to realize that, no matter what issues we face, there is a way through them. Are you ready for your own transformation to begin?