Hello Hi This is my first day here. I signed up earlier, but then had to leave for Church. I attend a non denominational Church. I use to be a Lutheran when one day I asked myself, â€œWhy am I a Lutheranâ€? The answer I got was, â€œbecause my parents were Lutheranâ€. If Iâ€™m going to be a Lutheran, or any other denomination for that matter, it should be because that is what I want and believe. I believe a non denominational Church is where I belong. We go straight from the Bible and there will be no comments such as, â€œWe as Lutherans believeâ€¦â€ That was the statement that got me thinking in the first place. I donâ€™t think Lutherans or any other denomination is wrong, just not for me, at least for now. My life has been hard. Drugs, alcohol, jailâ€¦ I donâ€™t think I need to go into detail. Itâ€™s not always easier now, but it is a lot better. Iâ€™ve got stories from the past and when I think about them sometimes, I get the thought, â€œwhy am I still aliveâ€? I always get the same answer, â€œbecause God isnâ€™t done with me yetâ€. I try not to judge anyone and if anyone judges me, there is a good chance I just wonâ€™t respond. I think Iâ€™ll just post this tonight and brouse through some other posts to get the feel of everyone here. Thanks for listening. P.S. The name, â€œWho am Iâ€. itâ€™s short for â€œwho am I without Christâ€ I think you all know the answer to that one. God bless you all.