The theme of this website is “Tying the Past to the Present: looking through the lens of history to learn lessons for today.” As a Christian historical writer, I’ve learned many things through historical research that have informed and enriched my life. They’ve given me a better appreciation of people who lived in different times, and made me thirsty to learn more. As an educator, lessons were a daily part of my life for almost a quarter of a century, and each lesson I designed was created to help students gain the skills they needed to better interact with, and function in the world around them. Learning lessons is important, because what we learn shapes who we are.
The purpose of the weekly blogs on this site is to reach out to my readers with topics that educate, inform, and entertain. The ideas highlighted in the blogs may be sheltered under the umbrella of recent or present history instead of the past, but they all are a part of HIStory. My life is surrounded by so many interesting people who have stories to tell and lessons to teach that I’d like to share them with you. I hope you will find enough time in your busy schedule to join our conversation, even if it means typing only a line or two.
What important life lessons have your learned?