You may have noticed that our blog went dark for about a month. Fear not. We are back. Events of this past month required us to focus our attention on other things including

  1. Moving into our new home and office
  2. The hugely successful launch of our online school
  3. The birth of our newest GRANDDAUGHTER!
  4. But most importantly, a serious decline in Dr. Adams’ health

Dr. Adams has become steadily weaker this past month and his Doctors have been at a loss to explain it. About three weeks ago we learned he had several brain tumors but they were eventually diagnosed to be benign. Last weekend Dr. Adams had a serious neurological event of some sort and he was rushed to the hospital in grave condition. By Monday his condition had stabilized and he has been in the ICU until today when he was moved to another facility where he will be monitored and treated for several weeks.

I am glad to report that he is awake and, though very weak, still retains his sense of humor. One hospital chaplain who stopped by to visit explained to Jay that even though he was a Baptist minister he loved Presbyterians and, in true ecumenical form, declared that we were all God’s children. On his way out the door he offered to be of whatever help to Jay he could be. Jay responded by saying, “It sounds like you are the one who needs my help!”

Please pray for Jay and Betty Jane. This has been a difficult week and there are more hard days to come. Pray also that his doctors would have wisdom as they seek to understand his condition and find the proper balance of various medications and IVs. He was not pleased when I suggested that one of his problems seemed to be a “chemical imbalance.”


If you would like to send Jay and Betty Jane a greeting you may do so via a special email address we have established for him. You will not receive a response but we will print out each email and deliver them to the Adams at the hospital. If Jay has been a blessing to you over the years it would be an encouragement if you would communicate that to them.


One thought on “Update

  1. I met you years ago at a conference in Sarasota Florida, where you delivered a message on forgiveness. I bought your Christian Counselor’s New Testament, and a few of your commentaries there. After reading every book you wrote on Christian Counseling, plus Shepherding God’s Flock and Church Discipline. I left that and other organizations that weren’t completely biblical and put my trust and confidence in the Holy Spirit and Scripture. As a result, I’ve helped a lot of people over the years, not to mention had my own life and walk with the Lord enriched in so many ways.
    Bless you, and thank you Jay (Dr. Adams), I pray that the Lord raises you up, and makes you completely healthy again.
    Grace & Peace, Wayne Carriere (Orillia, Ontario, Canada)