Some would say, almost fifty years ago, I was a rebel, an outlaw, a lone wolf.
I cannot adequately express through words the gratitude in my heart to be writing you as a free man. There was a time in my life when I wouldn’t have predicted that was possible. It wasn’t by my own Power that I am where I am today, I must give that Glory to God.
When I ran my life, on my own, the results spoke for themselves. In the late seventies I was a young man who had a problem with authority. I wanted to chase girls, hang with the boys, and get fast money for doing very little. I loved to drink alcohol, it always lifted my spirits and made me feel like everything was going to be fine. I tended to drink even when I knew I couldn’t get any more drunk. These behaviors and attitudes landed me in prison, which was a very different place than it is today.