Why the name Journey Onward?

Several years ago, my sister-in-law gave me a book called Valley of Vision Prayers of the Puritans. It was leather with the name embossed in gold. Near the bottom was a subtitle “Journey Onward”.

I loved the book and the prayers so much that at Christmas I decided to purchase multiple copies for friends. When the books arrived, I was disappointed that their copies lacked the subtitle.

I mentioned this to my sister-in-law, she explained that when she ordered mine, they offered to inscribe my name on it. Rather than put “Laura Reimer”, she felt led to name me – Journey Onward.

Of all the names I would give myself, this would have been the last.


“Habitually Late”

“Majors in the Minor”

“Likes to take Frequent Breaks”

“Drags her Feet”

“Lingers too Long at Rest Stops”

“Hates Change”

Sure, any of those.

But “Journey Onward”.

It became a challenge to me to live up to my name , and it became the vision for my book that I will someday write….I started seeing my life as a Journey.

Where I have been, where I am right now and where I am going is what I write about. God has been faithful in my past, He is faithful in my present and He is and always will be faithful in my future.

I have asked Him to show me HIMSELF in all the steps I take. He has answered and called me to share my journey with YOU.

Bless you. Bless me. As WE ……. Journey ONWARD <3