Skip to content ↓

An Update on My Health

Back in October I mentioned that I had largely lost the ability to type. I had experienced some kind of nerve damage that made typing sometimes uncomfortable and at other times excruciating. A little bit of time has passed, so I thought it was probably time for an update.

The short of it is this: things are not any better, and at times maybe even a little worse. While my everyday life is unaffected, I continued to deal with a great deal of pain whenever I attempt to type or use a mouse for more than a few moments. I have been able to see a couple of specialists, and, thankfully, they have ruled out any of the really terrible possibilities. They seem to have narrowed it down to what we thought it was all along, which is cubital tunnel syndrome, or something similar. It appears to be a matter of nerve damage and inflammation that is slow to heal. But what they have not yet been able to do is tell me how to fix it or to give me much by way of long-term prognosis. It may simply be that there is no quick or easy cure.

In the meantime, I have introduced video as a way of continuing to blog, and have also been growing in my proficiency with dictation software (which is what I am using to prepare this article). While I find that I can dictate some articles, it is such a different form of communication from typing that I find it very difficult to do anything formal or requiring a great deal of focus and concentration. I’ve also been forced to put book projects on hold for the time being.

So, the upshot of it all is that I continue to attempt to write as I am able, and intend to continue creating the videos for the time being. I hope and trust that continuing to rest my hands and arms will help them get better. If you are in the habit of praying for me, it would mean a lot to me if you would pray for wisdom for the doctors and healing for me. I’m confident that the Lord is in this and am continually relying on his grace. Yet, of course, I would love to be able to return to business as usual.


  • Free Stuff Fridays (Help The Persecuted)

    This weeks giveaway is sponsored by Help The Persecuted. Help The Persecuted rescues, restores, and rebuilds the lives of persecuted believers in the Islamic World through spiritual support and tangible help. Every week, they send out an email with specific, real-time prayer requests of persecuted believers to their global Prayer Network. You can join the…

  • A La Carte Friday 2

    A La Carte (March 1)

    A La Carte: Rumblings of revival among Gen Z / Addition by subtraction / Seeing red / Burying the talents of the Great Rewarder / Inviting evaluation of your preaching / Book and Kindle deals / and more.

  • New and Notable Books

    New and Notable Christian Books for February 2024

    February is typically a solid month for book releases, and this February was no exception. As the month drew to its close, I sorted through the many (many!) books that came my way this month and arrived at this list of new and notables. In each case, I’ve provided the editorial description to give you…

  • A La Carte Thursday 1

    A La Carte (February 29)

    A La Carte: Is it ever right to lie? / When the “perfect” fit isn’t / An open letter to Christians who doubt / When a baby is a disease / The long view of preaching / and more.

  • A Freak of Nature (and Nurture)

    A Freak of Nature (and Nurture)

    We are probably so accustomed to seeing bonsai trees that we don’t think much about them. But have you ever paused to consider how strange and freakish they really are?

  • A La Carte Collection cover image

    A La Carte (February 28)

    A La Carte: Can Christians buy expensive things? / You are probably WEIRDER than you think / Our limits are a gift from God / Big dreams impress. Ordinary faithfulness delivers / The biggest problem in worship education / Children’s books / and more.