I am a proud, very proud, lifelong Iowan and I appreciate all the charming little facts that make this state so great — the historical roots of the cities, geography of all ninety-nine counties, the locations of the best cafes and diners throughout the state, political landscapes, famous landmarks, and major employers. Donâ€™t mess with Texas? Shoot, donâ€™t mess with me. So how in the world didnâ€™t I know that Ozzy bit the head off that poor bat here in Des Moines? As I thought about how this piece of trivia has been right under my unsuspecting nose for the last thirty-one years, I also started to think about my faith practices.