We are grateful for all those who have contacted us to ask why our blog seemed to have gone dark. We are glad that so many noticed and have checked in. As 2018 comes to a close let me give you an update about what is happening at the Institute for Nouthetic Studies.
First, let’s talk about Jay. Next month Jay will celebrate his 90th birthday. His entire family was able to gather for the Christmas holidays and, together with a number of local friends, they celebrated the event early with an event at Redeemer Presbyterian Church last Friday. This is a photo of Jay and my daughter-in-law who baked and decorated the birthday cake.
While Jay’s health has been stable in recent days he will be dealing with some challenges early next month. On Wednesday, January 2 he will be undergoing surgery on his foot and if all goes well, he will have the same surgery done on the other several weeks later. Please pray with us that he will tolerate the surgery well and that the result will enable him to walk better.
January 30 is the date of his 90th birthday. We have set up a temporary email account for him to receive your birthday greetings. Jay no longer receives email, but we will print out each email message we receive and present them to him in a notebook on his birthday. Send your greetings and messages to him at email@example.com.
Now, about my health. On Thanksgiving evening, I was clobbered by an acute case of pancreatitis. This came on the heals (pun intended) of surgery I had on my foot just three weeks before that. After a week and a half in the hospital and several weeks of bed rest I am finally able to function well enough to answer email and work at my desk several hours each day. I am grateful for your prayer and ask that you continue to present my health issues before His throne. I am dealing with several complications, including a blood clot in my leg, and it looks like I will require more surgery on my foot once my other issues are resolved.
However, the ministry of the Institute is going forward! As I hope you have heard, we are now the publisher of most of Dr. Adams’ books and we are working diligently to bring a number of titles back into print soon. While my health issues slowed down our progress temporarily, we hope to have several titles ready early next year. We will have Committed to Craftsmanship in Biblical Counseling ready early next month. Soon thereafter we hope to have What to do on Thursday ready to print.
Thank you for your interest in this ministry and thank you for praying, both for Dr. Adams and myself.