Came to believe in a Power greater than myself—that’s where I got stuck. I couldn’t get past me. I was all wrapped up in my old beliefs about religion, God, and church. I became a prisoner of my beliefs, my parent’s beliefs, and other people’s conceptions. I never truly felt a positive connection with a God of my understanding. My understanding of God was negative. God wasn’t for me. God was for the good kids, like my cousins, and people who dressed nicely—you know, the good-looking people who never seemed to get into trouble, who got good grades, whose parents

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