“Home Is Where You Are”

Last weekend at Wartburg College, Pastor Ramona Bouzard delivered the Homecoming sermon.  She told the story of Naomi and her daughter-in-laws, Ruth and Orpah.  All three women were widowed after the deaths of their husbands.  Naomi made the decision to leave Moab and return to her home in Bethlehem and insisted Ruth and Orpah return to their homes where they…

A “Mission” Statement (sort of)

I had an interview two weeks ago that still bothers me today.  Check that, it made me dumbstruck.   I sat down, as I have several times in the past and the process began. The first question out of his mouth:  “What is your passion?” Oh, hell no. Sitting there stammering and stuttering for 3 minutes trying…

One Team Conquers a Conference…Again

Jim Nelson of the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier is a straight shooter and one of the best in covering high school and college wrestling.  He led his recap of the Iowa Conference Wrestling Championships with the “quote of the day” in my opinion: “If it had been a dual, Wartburg College would’ve won it, too.” Last…

“The Breaks”

Sometimes, in sports or life, you get the breaks that help you succeed.  In contrast, a couple of bad breaks can be dispiriting. Many of you knew that Iowa’s schedule looked favorable, if a few things went their way.  That is not the case this season.  Right now, many of you are still in denial…