Posted by: mikenicholsblog | December 21, 2017

An announcement…

Eight years ago on a Wednesday night we prepared our first Journey onWord article. As the finished that very first article and closed it to send, I mistakenly clicked the “Don’t save” button and had to re-write the entire article. After that frustration, the article went to our team member Mark Robb to proof and publish. From that humble beginning, 914 articles have been written and sent to people all over America, and in the far corners of the world. We have been blessed and stunned at the power of the internet to take our articles to regions beyond our imagination. The cornerstone of our shared Journey has been the Bible reading programs we have provided since 2009. Our central mission has always been to promote God’s Word. Helping people connect daily with the Bible has truly been the driving force behind this ministry.

As a team, we have sensed the time has come for a new season. As of January 1, 2018, we will stop posting our Bible reading programs and twice-weekly articles. Although the announcement may be sudden, we have spent a great deal of time in collective prayer and consideration. We have sought God’s will and He has answered.  The Journey onWord website will remain active for now.  As the Lord gives us freedom, we may post articles throughout next year and beyond. Since most of our subscribers receive the Bible reading and articles via email and don’t regularly go to the actual website, we wanted to list the site for you; http://journeyonword.com. If you are interested in looking at any of the archived articles, browse to the site and scroll down on the right menu to use any one of the three options to search or browse for articles. Please feel free to use them anyway you choose.

Because a core value of our ministry has been to promote Bible reading on a daily basis, it is our desire to make sure you still have the availability of a strong reading plan. We suggest searching for Bible Gateway reading plans in your browser.  At Biblegateway.com you will find a variety of reading plans to choose from. Now is a great time to choose your reading strategy for next year.

We are extremely grateful for all our Journey followers who have joined with us in reading the Word daily over these last eight years. We are also humbled that you have chosen to read the thoughts and words the Spirit has laid on our own hearts (in the form of our twice-weekly articles). We will share more next week about the blessing that has been ours over the past eight years to write behind the scenes to those we have never met. We are thrilled to have been a part of what God has done in and through Journey onWord, and look forward with great expectancy to what God chooses for it, us and you in the future.

The heart of man plans his way,
but the Lord establishes his steps.
Proverbs 16:9 (ESV)


Responses

  1. Thank you guys so much for the time you put in. It has been a life strengthening journey for me (as a husband & father) to be a follower of your teachings and sharing, much of which I have have also used in my daily life as a coach. God has truly used each of you to bless the lives of many!

  2. Yes ! Thank you Mike, Genele, and Mark for your sharing of God’s word as you live it. You have been a blessing to many especially with your words of encouragement and real life stories of faith in action. What ever God’s direction for you in the future, you will surely continue to spread his word. I will always remember that Yesterday ended at midnight.

  3. I will very much miss Journey, but I thank you all. I thank you for your obedience to the Lord 8 years ago when you started, for your obedience to the Lord now in your undoubtedly difficult decision to step away from the site, and for everything in between. You live what you preach. I pray that your personal relationships with the Lord are forever enhanced. God bless all of you.


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