If you had asked me twenty years ago what I wanted to do with my life, I can assure you I would not have responded with, “I’d like to own an online store!” As a matter of fact, although I hear internet existed back then, it surely was not in my world.
It was about that time that my dad came home with his new prize and pride for his own business venture—a bag phone. I could not understand why anyone would ever need a phone in their car! What craziness! Looking back and comparing his lunchbox-sized black bag with the gadget I now carry in my purse, it’s pretty unbelievable to think that this thin, palm-sized camera/mp3 player/calculator/who-knows-what-all (oh yeah, and phone) is considered “ancient” by today’s technology standards.
I was fairly well acquainted with computers by then. I had taken basic computer classes in school, and my mom had a “dinosaur” of her own, a Commodore 64, which came in quite handy for school reports and Bible research. But I still puzzled over why she had to have that great machine in order to pay bills or write up a menu for the family’s meals.
A decade or so later, my husband and I were given our first computer. It wasn’t long before I discovered how helpful the machine could be in preparing fun worksheets to help the children in our small church congregation to learn more about God and His Holy Word. And yes, I also discovered the relief in tracking our personal bills on the computer. I was still oblivious to the widely expanding internet, but my husband had upgraded his pager to a cell phone. The technological part of my journey to Hasten Home had begun… [Go to Part 2]