I returned to academics, after I raised two children, to finish my BA and earn an MA in theology; a goal I had set for myself many years before. To prepare the way for my theological studies I chose European History as my undergraduate major. I mention this because my academic experience has had considerable influence on the person I am today. My historical studies have given me a more better understanding of the human condition throughout the ages. My theological studies have helped me place the human condition in context with the physical and the metaphysical; one reality created and sustained by God.