From the May 2014 magazine.

The Stump

How a sponsor helped her out of the woods toward her own Higher Power

Yes, it is possible to stay sober for 40 years in AA as an atheist. No, she is not a communist. She is my sponsor and one of the most spiritual people I know. Some of the tools I have learned from her are the sayings, “Where’s your feet?,” “Firm, friendly and fair,” and “A roof over my head, food to eat and someone to love.” She uses AA as a whole as the power greater than herself.

I have tried to argue with her that she is an agnostic, but I lose every time! Who am I to attempt to tell anyone what they believe or call themselves? I’m too grateful for sobriety to argue semantics.

-- Anonymous

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