"I just lost all hope. I was just being dealt the wrong hand. I really went into a depression."
I have a very long criminal record from in and out of the county jail. I have been to prison twice. I was in jail and I kinda looked in the mirror..."
"In 1968 I was eighteen and at the height of the hippie movement. You know I smoked a lot of pot, took a lot of acid, did a lot of drugs..."
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Chuck Girard received from Partners for Christian Media the 2014 Morningstar Award for his pioneering work in Christian Contemporary Music.
"I didn't know if God loved me. I was just so desperate. I started to try to find my identity in relationships with guys."
"My Mother refused to make funeral arrangements. She decided she was going to go and pray.......I wouldn't be here today if it weren't for a praying Mama."
I remember getting up out of the chair and walking around the living room just saying; “Wow! Something just happened.”
She noticed the holes in my face. She was like; “Oh, you've got a lip ring?” I said; “Yeah, I had to take them out to get a job, you know, working for the man.”
"I thought that I had nothing to live for. I thought that I was the most worthless mother on the face of the earth. I was no good as a wife. As a mother. As a daughter."