Thursday, June 20, 2019

Story About How God has Worked in My Life   By Denny

Ok. I was born and raised Catholic. Grew up always attending church with my family and everything seemed fine growing up. Then I got to college and joined a fraternity and I noticed that some of the other guys were skipping Mass. For the first time in my life, I started skipping too. I also started binge drinking beer and alcohol around this time.

I grew up in Kansas but around this time, I decided to major in music and pursue it seriously. I attended a one-year music school in Hollywood, CA. I continued to binge drink alcohol. I also was starting to have a pornography addiction.

After California, I got accepted into a 4-year music college in Boston, MA, this was about 1990. I was still skipping Mass. I attended Mass once or twice in California, but besides that I had been skipping. I loved music and my main instrument was guitar. I was so excited to be able to pursue music for my studies. However, I was also still binge drinking. I would get drunk pretty much every weekend. I think it was affecting my sleep patterns.

Then, after my first semester at music college, I had my first psychotic episode. I had no idea what was happening to me. I thought I was withdrawing from alcohol, so I tried to exercise vigorously and I would ride my bike all over Boston. My dad came out to help me. The next thing I know, he was taking me somewhere but I really didn’t know where. I remember in the car, when we were driving, I noticed all the churches on the way and I made a comment that, the one thing that always survives everything are the churches.

Then next thing that happened, was my dad was trying to get me to admit myself into a mental hospital. This was crazy, I was scared, I didn’t know what was going on. I finally admitted myself into the hospital. There were people screaming. I remember a woman saying how it was horrible, that they came after her with needles. I flipped out and they came after me…

For Denny’s whole story, click HERE.