Health, Life, Spiritual Walk

What is “Ginger Junction”

When trying to decide an appropriate name for my blog, I admit, I wanted it to be a little more memorable than “Rachael Boynton’s Blog” as WordPress so kindly suggested. I was trying to come up with names that directly spoke to me, but at the same time, I didn’t actually 100% know what my focus would be in writing a blog (which is probably why I stumbled along the way in the beginning). The first year or so of blog posts are now hidden, to give me a “fresh start” so to speak. There were only about 10 of them–a few pre-wedding, a few post-wedding, some talking about beauty, others discussing health, still others about travel and friendship.

But the last few months have once again changed my direction, and I’ve felt some very real purpose from God. I’ve started writing a monthly column for the Young Salvationist called “FYI”–a section that takes the theme of that month’s magazine and gives the readers practical advice for living it out. I will get into that in another blog post.

When I was called to do that, I felt God opening the door that he had so clearly been leading me down in my writing, and with excitement and a bit of courage, I’ve stepped down that path. And with that, I have felt the need to get back to my blog.

So what is “Ginger Junction”?

Ginger: a spice used for cooking and adding flavor. Also known for its medicinal qualities. When it flowers, it is known to be one of the most beautiful and colorful flowers, with more than 1300 species of its very diverse family.

Ginger: slang for a Redhead (aka, me!)

Junction:  place where several routes, lines, or roads meet, link, or cross each other: railway junction.

When we meet at a junction–when we are joined together–it doesn’t matter what we look like on the outside, whether that be a redhead or a variety of physical features. When we meet together as God’s children, we add flavor and interest to one another’s lives, and provide the healing balm that we need to make it through when times get tough.

Ginger Junction: the meeting of different people, to provide interest, healing, and variety to each other’s lives.

I can’t wait to get to know you and provide a space for us to meet through this blog, and for us to meet with Jesus.