I don't worry too much any more about people trying to discredit me. They may doubt or disbelieve, but no one can take away my testimony and my connection with God... but me and I certainly don't plan to do that.@amadeus2 -- and Scripture also says that at times when we don't know How to pray that one of the things the Holy Spirit does is 'interpret' our inner groanings to God -- hopefully that doesn't sound like I'm discrediting Your experience. Because that is between you and God.
hmm -- Maybe that's what the one older genteman in that church Was doing -- maybe I was hearing his 'prayer language'?!
I don't openly or routinely praying in tongues where people can hear me, but sometimes when prayer is needed, I'll pray wherever I happen to be. Even if I keep it down to a whisper, anyone close or watching will usually know what I am doing. I am not ashamed of my connection with God.
Nothing but Spanish was offered in my little high school. When I went off to college and decided to change my major to foreign languages the Latin was needed so I took 3 semesters. I've never used it for anything after getting out of school. Since I graduated from college in 1971, it is mostly all gone from my memory although I still have the Latin-English paperback dictionary I bought in those days. The Spanish and German I used regularly in my work for many years and now I keep them fresh by my Bible reading.@Christ4Ever -- I had to lol at your comments about your Spanish. Sounds like she Couldn't fail you. But you Had to take it for all 4 years -- that was a requirement? Surely you didn't upset her on Purpose.
When I was in high school a person had to take Latin in order to try to get into nursing. And, of course, Latin was Greek mythology. And we were supposed to try to learn Latin and the Greek mythology I never Could get into. I was horrible and was able to drop it after 6 weeks. My Mom and sister were both nurses and I wanted to Try to do the same, I really liked hospitals at the time. Well -- decided that a course in Medical terminology was be helpful. That's where a person Really gets in to Latin. But in the medical context, it was interesting. And I finally Did understand the 'root' part of those big medical words. Enjoyed it but never did anything more with it. that was usually tied in to transcription, and That is 'another story'.
My husband had to take Greek in Bible college -- the 1st try he flunked really bad. He handed in the one of the exams and said "it's Greek to me". The second try went much better.