by John Ellis
After four years, the time has come to say goodbye to A Day In His Court.
When I started this blog, I did so with the goal of being able to monetize it. While I never achieved that, the writing skills I learned and honed while writing posts for A Day In His Court played a large role in helping me land (and keep) a writing job with PJ Media. Ironically, the time I spend writing for this blog is money out of my pocket because it’s time that I could spend writing for PJ Media. And while that’s one of the reasons why I believe that the time has come to shutter A Day In His Court, it’s not the only reason. In fact, it’s not the most important reason.
About a year ago, after prayer and discussion, my wife and I concluded that my remaining in the status quo as it relates to my career was quickly approaching its expiration date. Without going into a lot of detail, the last five years have been a time of much growth as the Holy Spirit has continued to teach me what it means to confess, “I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content (Philippians 4:11).”
The Holy Spirit has been teaching me that my full sufficiency is in Christ and that my identity is to be placed and found only in Christ. Continuing to quote the Apostle Paul, I have been taught (and continue to be taught), “how to be brought low, and I know how to abound (Phil. 4:12).”
However, complacency and being content are not synonyms. In His sovereignty, God has also called me to exist without a real career or career goals over the last five years. If this is what He has for me moving forward, then, by God’s grace, I will continue to pursue contentment in the knowledge that I am Christ’s and Christ is God’s. Even as we rest in that truth, my wife and I believe that not pursuing something will be tantamount to a lazy acceptance of my current career situation.
Over the last year, my wife and I have prayerfully considered and pursued several avenues, including writing. Every door has seemingly been completely closed or shut to the point as to ask my family to make large sacrifices with little promise that I would ever be able to get through the door. Well, every door except one that is.
So, I’m happy to announce that while A Day In His Court will be going away, it will be replaced with a project that I’ve been working on. As of this moment, I’m not ready to announce what that project is. But I’m working with advisors whom I trust and who have expertise in the field, and, Lord willing, we should be ready to begin to unveil it in a week or two. When that time comes, I will write another post (a final post) on this blog providing more information and possible ways that the readers of A Day In His Court can be involved, if you wish.
My wife and I are really excited about this next project, and I can’t wait to share it with you. However, patience is a virtue, or so I’m told, and I have been “forbidden” from sharing details at this moment. In the meantime, I wanted to write a brief explanation for what will be a week or two of “radio silence” on A Day In His Court.
Thank you for reading, and I hope that you will be eager to join with me in my new venture.