Thursday, January 18, 2018

Reflections from the Home Team: Go the Distance

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - Former Cedar Falls Principal, Coach, and noted author, Dave Welter, came to our Cedar Falls Rough Risers Club to share some of the stories he included in his book of stories about his personal fight against cancer.  

These gathered stories show how a loving presence can impact our life worth living.  Much of Dave's journey has been supported by the Good Book. He said that a guiding theme, ”A happy heart is good medicine and a cheerful mind works healing,” (Proverbs 17:22) has provided direction to his life. He admits to having driven a rocky road but it has been worth traveling so others could know the way and how to cope.  

Dave shared a wealth of stories involving his connections with others who have experienced the death of a loved one or are fighting against adversities in their lives. Mr. Welter receives letters from students praising his example, help, and thanking him for being there to tell their stories. When he asks himself about the meaning of all this, he considers. John 12:7 where Jesus explained that “You do not realize now what I am doing, but later you will understand.”  

He read excerpts from his new book, “Reflections from the Home Team: Go the Distance.”  Dave said he gets peace – joy – love from all the people he meets in the doctor’s waiting room and gets their stories to share in his cancer journey.

Written by Lynn Barnes and Leigh Zeitz

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