Quick Notes from New York

January 31, 2006

Quick notes from Day 1 at Word of Life Bible Institute… We’re off to a good start on a busy week. I’m teaching ten classes on Galatians to 325 first-year students. Then I’m speaking four other times, plus we have five other meetings. So there’s not a lot of down time… . It’s cold in upstate New York, especially after coming here from northeast Mississippi. It was in the low seventies on Sunday in Tupelo. Today it felt like we were forty degrees colder at least. And tonight I think the temp has dropped into the low twenties… . Marlene and I had lunch with Marshall and Vanessa Wicks (Marshall is a prof at the BI), Tom Davis (Academic Dean), Ric Garland (Executive Dean), and with Jimmy and Judy DeYoung. Jimmy is teaching Ezekiel to the second-year students this week… . We ate at the historic Wells House, a newly-remodeled restaurant and hotel in Pottersville. Several years ago Paul and Shirley Bubar had a vision of restoring this grand old hotel (established in 1845) to its former glory. With a lot of faith, a lot of prayer, and a whole lot of elbow grease, the Wells House opened in late August. With ten beautifully appointed rooms, an old-time coffee bar (with a literal bar from the old days), and a first-class restaurant, it is fast becoming the destination of choice for visitors looking for a memorable place to stay in the Adirondack region.

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