Are your ears awake? Listen. Listen to the Wind Words, the Spirit blowing through the churches. I’ll give the sacred manna to every conqueror; I’ll also give a clear, smooth stone inscribed with your new name, your secret new name. (Revelation 2:17 The Message)
I am enjoying the luxury of a morning at home. As I ponder thoughts in my journal, and define words and dialogue with the Creator, a new name for the blog emerges.
Why now? I can’t really answer that completely, but I have known for awhile that I’d like to somehow connect Nourishment for the Soul blog with souldare, and little by little the lines between them are blurring.
This place has always been a “place to feed on words,” but also a place to build community with other word lovers, journal keepers and kindred spirits who love all things created. The content will probably look similar, but I do want to share more words, more ideas and more journal prompts. So the name, “soulPantry” fits this intention.
A pantry is a small room or closet where food is stored, as provisions for the table. I would like to set a table of rich and savory words (main post) with a side of inspiration (images and links) and a few leftovers (journal prompts, aka questions to ponder) to box up and take “home” to enjoy later.
I hope you will share the “pantry” with friends. I would love to bring some of your words here as appetizers, desserts or main dishes on a regular basis, if you’d like to guest post. (Any writer or artist who wants to share here is welcome, no need to have a blog, you can share my “table.” Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, if this invitation interests you.)
Let me know what you think of the new name in the comment box.
Here’s a prompt to think about until the next post.
Have you ever wondered what your new name will be? How will you understand it? Why does God even intend to give us new names?
…And I will give to each one a white stone, and on the stone will be engraved a new name that no one understands except the one who receives it. (Revelation 2:17b NLT)