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April 24, 2009


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Kim A

You are precious! Thank you so much for your experience, your wit and your blog. I like what you say and how you say it and it has helped me stay away from more than one pity party.



I enjoy what you write here. I get much out of it. I've suggested your blog to others. Thanks for the inspiration that brought you here.
And the monk with the bucket story is great.


This made me very teary.
Oh, God bless you John O.
Your sharing is making a difference in my life.

Steve E

Like your Blong very much. Monks seem to have solutions for 'things'. And mops for mopping, etc.


I like your blog very much! Hope you keep posting. God Bless.


I think the first blog i ever read about recovery was the one you wrote about the bread lady. I couldn't figure out how to comment but I sent you an email. I have been reading you ever since...sorry about your loss, I didn't know then that it was your mother's funeral you had gone to.


It always amazes me how God meets our every need, ALL of the time. In meeting your need(s), He has certainly met mine. I have some physical challenges that do not permit me to get to AA meetings as often as I would like. Your blog has become part of my recovery arsenal, in addition to our literature, The Grapevine, the telephone and online AA meetings.

I don't remember how I stumbled across your blog but I am grateful every time I read it. Your honesty, humility, experience and service are a true gift.

Thank you John O. and congratulations on the first anniversary of your blog. I am thrilled that you will continue to share your ESH with us all out here in the world wide web.

Bob M.

Mr. Sponsorpants,
Thanks for blogging. I am a fairly faithful reader. Your blog has become part of my program. Happy anniversary.


One of the motivational phrases used in many 12-step programs is, “It don’t work unless you work it.”

In reality they offer a plan of salvation to drunkenness based upon works. They have tried to implement biblical principles upon one sin, rather than the whole, and in doing so they missed the greatest part of the gospel message.

That Christ actually sets you free! If anyone is in Christ he is a new creature, if anyone is in AA they are forever an alcoholic.

"Jesus answered them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whosoever committeth sin is the servant of sin. And the servant abideth not in the house for ever: but the Son abideth ever. If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed." - John 8:34-36

"There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death." - Romans 8:1, 2


Thanks so much for doing this blog. For a few months I have been feeling just like you were feeling when you sent your very 'humble' demands to God. I've been very fed up and most days wondering why I am doing all that I do (its hard work!). Anyway- you know the score- I 'stumbled' accross your blog and got my answer- weird. Thanks for doing God's work and carrying the message.


I loved reading this. :)


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