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West End Stories 012 | Terrell

It’s quite interesting, really. I grew up in the church. My dad was a pastor. I played the drums in the band; I did it all. I know a lot—I know all that stuff about “doing unto others what you would have them do to you, I know not to cheat on my wife, all that.

It was all shoved down my throat from the day I was born.

That’s probably how I ended up here. I rebelled. I got on crack. I went all kinds of places I shouldn’t have, and I’m still there.

I’m not in control of myself when I’m on that stuff. I’m going to be completely honest with you —I don’t want that to happen again. I need to get rid of it. I know it. And I’ve got to do it now. Not tomorrow—today. Before it’s too late. Going to jail, that’s too late. But I can’t get rid of it on my own. It’s too powerful. It’s impossible.

But I’m trying to do better. I’ve got a new Bible, and I know which book I’m reading first—James. I love James. I want to be like him one day, a real servant for the Lord. I’m a long way off now, but maybe I’ll get there.

West End Stories | Terrell

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