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Freedom

I don’t even know where to start with this one. I guess It  would be to admit that I didn’t even know I was in bondage… FOR YEARS! 

It was much more than that even…

How was I to achieve…

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The Prison of Unforgiveness

How difficult can it be to forgive? 

Sometimes, when working a fifth step with a new man I will ask, when did that resentment occur in your life? So many times the answer will be decades ago. So yeah, sometimes…

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A Clear Explanation

Remember ( DON”T FORGET! ) we ( AS A COMMUNITY )  deal with alcohol ( A SPIRIT ) - cunning baffling powerful! ( DESCRIPTION OF THAT SPIRIT ) Without help ( DOING IT MY WAY )  it is too much…

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Judging?

That’s a different thing for us. For “WE” have been so wrong, about so many things, for so long. 

In meetings, “WE” sit around every day and explain to each other our weaknesses. After a while in sobriety, as God…

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Our Shameful Pasts

Thinking about my past I would get discouraged. That was only because I‘m was thinking about it from what I know today. I just didn’t know better then, as I know now. 

As a child growing up, I could only…

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Everything or Nothing

It’s really just that simple for the alcoholic. When we pick up the drink or the drug everything turns into nothing. When we put them down, everything comes back. The catch is, that everything comes back but, what we…

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Thought to Action

After some time in solid recovery we begin to stop doing those things that were detrimental to our well being. For instance, being with people that are looking for a “good time,” going to places where we would be tempted…

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Our Uncontrollable Solution

I had said the serenity prayer until I was blue in the face in early sobriety and continue to today. I have said it so many times, that eventually God granted. me the serenity to know the difference. 

Our questions…

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Consequences

When most of us think of this word we think bad news but, if we can learn, consequences have an up side. It’s the “if we can learn” thing here that’s important. Under the influence, consequences came and went in…

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Healing

AA the healing hospital for the broken hearted. How does all that work? With my humble experience I will give this an abridged go. I am speaking here generally for the “WE” of recovery, not specifically, for I know there…

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Materialize

At the meeting the other day we spoke about recovery delivering back to us what we had lost in addiction. It has certainly done that, but more than that, I was thinking of what recovery has given me that I…

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The Silver Lining

Often in the rooms I hear other introduce themselves as a grateful alcoholic. Grateful I thought, what’s grateful about being an alcoholic? 

I have enjoyed a lot of sober time to ponder this question, and I have the answer…

After…

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