This has been a really strenuous week. Has anyone ever felt like they don’t know where they fit in? When I was a young girl I was molested by four male family members from 6 to 16. They took away part of my youth I can’t get back. I had two ex-husbands who abused me and both tried to kill me. They put fear into me that I still have today. Various ministers and elders took away my faith, my spirit, and my belief in God and replaced it with rage and hatred. But there was only one thing they didn’t take away. God gave me the gift of messages in tongues to the congregation. The 20 some odd years I was away from God I didn’t speak it. But since I have been here and gave my life back to God, I found I still have it. But this past week I used it once in church. When I was going through my abuse at the different churches I attended I was told I could not pray for anyone. And now I can’t do it but I found out if I pray in tongues it helps me to pray outwardly. So this is where I feel I don’t fit in. I don’t want to offend anyone and, if I have, I sincerely apologize. I know it is not the practice of Lutheran faith. But it has taken a lot of years to get where I am now. I couldn’t have done it without the caring of my AA group, the Pastor, and all of you. So please, if you hear me speaking in tongues, I won’t apologize but just ask your understanding. I do sincerely love you all. Thank you.