This weblog began a year ago. At the time, my beloved wife Liz was in declining health, and caring for her required the cancellation of my normal traveling and speaking activities. The weblog seemed a reasonable way to attend to Liz while still contributing to the work of the Cornerstone Forum and staying in touch with the Forum's friends. After bearing a great cross for many months, Liz passed away a little more than six months ago.
For the last few months, Randy Coleman-Riese and I have been working with friends in nine cities in preparation for the 2007-2008 Emmaus Road Initiative program which we began in 2005. I will shortly embark on a travel schedule that is considerably more demanding than anything I have ever attempted in the past. I hope the readers of this weblog will still find occasional reason to visit the site, to which I hope to post as often as I can. The itinerant nature of my life in the months to come, however, will probably keep me from posting as regularly as I would otherwise like.
If my upcoming travels bring me into face-to-face contact with some of those with whom I have lately been in cyber-space contact, I will be very pleased. In the meantime, I will post to this site as often as I possibly can.
Thanks for your interest in the work of the Cornerstone Forum. I feel privileged to be involved in it and grateful to those who make our work possible.