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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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SheiKra

Much like addiction, this coaster at Bush Gardens supplies the same level of terror. 

You get into it and slowly over time, it climbs to an indescribable high. As you just come over the threshold of that forever climb to…

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Does Believing Make It So?

The “WE” of recovery is certainly focused on the spiritual. As I have come to, over many years, by the Grace of Christ, I have gained His revelation. Now, I have a new joy in my heart that was never…

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Give A Llittle

A friend was speaking the other day about a serious resentment that he was trying to deal with. It got me thinking about mine. What.. where are they? I think because I have been in the program so long and…

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Hiding?

Hiding from who we really are, because we are afraid to reveal our true selves to others. It’s the fear of getting honest. I guess that’s why the last few people I’ve worked with won’t go past the third step…

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Life's Purpose

Here are some things to consider…

It’s like you told me when I came in.. “You don’t have a choice” You drink or drug or both. I think it’s safe to say we are ultimately created for good purpose, as…

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Not Hurting Anyone?

RIGHT… your alcoholism effects everybody, especially those you SHOULD “Love” the most. 

Lets take this thinking a bit further. 

You, most likely, had been effected by someone else’s alcoholism. Brought to you usually through family first, then “friends”. Maybe a…

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