DiscoverRECO12Damon W - Controlling the Controllables - Episode 21
Damon W - Controlling the Controllables - Episode 21

Damon W - Controlling the Controllables - Episode 21

Update: 2020-11-06


Let’s introduce our guest speaker for today, Damon W, whose topic is “Controlling the Controllables”.

Sentenced to sixty-five years in a Texas prison, Damon once had it all.  At 20 years old, he was a Division 1 starting quarterback, after a career-ending injury, Damon was by all outside appearances, very successful.  It all came crashing down when he turned to hard core drugs to cope with disappointments of life.  After a fateful discussion during his incarceration with a seasoned convict, Damon had a spiritual awakening. He learned a lesson about a single coffee bean that changed his whole perspective. Armed with a program of recovery, a renewed faith, and a miraculous second chance at life, Damon emerged from over seven years of prison a changed man. His story of redemption, grit and determination continues to inspire many today, and I know it will inspire you.

Welcome to the Reco12 Speaker Meeting.  We are an organization whose addictions include alcohol, drugs, lust and sex, food and gambling, just to name a few.  We come together from all places, faiths and backgrounds to learn the similarities of addiction and to gain tools and hope from others who are walking a similar path.  We invite recovering addicts with at least 1 year sobriety and who are actively working their recovery in their respective fellowships to share their experience, strength and hope on a live Zoom meeting, each Friday at 12:00 pm central time, for 20-25 minutes.  Then, we, the live audience, get the opportunity to ask questions of the speaker for another 20-25 minutes.   If you are hearing this podcast recorded and would like to participate as a live audience member, or if you would like to be a guest speaker in a future meeting, please go to to learn more and submit your email address there to receive weekly invitations or to submit to become a guest speaker.  

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Outro music is “Standing Still” by Cory Ellsworth and Randy Kartchner, performed by Mike Eldred and Elizabeth Wolfe.  This song, and/or the entire soundtrack for the future Broadway musical, “Crosses:  A Musical of Hope”, can be purchased here:  This song is used with the  permission of Cory Ellsworth.

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Damon W - Controlling the Controllables - Episode 21

Damon W - Controlling the Controllables - Episode 21

Justin B / Damon West