Posts by: Rick W.

I Heard the Voice of God

I Heard the Voice of God

Last night at my home group we had our monthly speaker meeting and birthday celebration for members. We had a wonderful woman, Christie D., come share her experience, strength, & hope (ES&H) and during her share, she said something that really made me sit up in my chair. Just as she was hitting her bottom …

New Audio Files Section

I have created a new section of the site to house all of the audio files I have created for my A.A. family.  I will be updating it from time to time with new files I want to share with you. The newest file I added today is “An A.A.’s Morning Prayer.” I don’t know …

Under New Management

Under New Management

As I begin a new year, I was listening this morning to one of my favorite spiritual teachers talk about how this is a season for new beginnings and a time for remembering.  A time for new beginnings that could instill new commitments (or re-commitments) and a time for remembering who we are, but even …

Does God Have a Gender?

Does God Have a Gender?

Well… it all depends on who you ask! If you do a simple Google search on the question, “Does god have a gender,” you will get all kinds of search results that talk about this topic. But, as a sober member of Alcoholics Anonymous, all I have on this topic is MY own experience.  I …

7 Points to My Higher Power

7 Points to My Higher Power

Greetings family…. last night at my home group, we have a wonderful discussion on passages from “We Agnostics.” Members shared how they got to their conception of a Higher Power.  Other members shared of their struggle.  It really stayed with me and today I sat down and wrote out how I got to mine.  After …

I Got Your Balloon

I Got Your Balloon

With all of the insanity we see on social media these days, it’s a blessing when we see something that supports the work we are doing in our program (and it’s nots specifically 12-Step related).  Enjoy. “A teacher gave a balloon to every student, who had to inflate it, write their name on it, and …

Podcast Speaking Opportunities

Podcast Speaking Opportunities

As many of you know, I launched LegAAcy Chat in January 2022, a podcast by and for members of A.A. to share their experience, strength, and hope on ALL THREE of our legacies in Alcoholics Anonymous. The primary purpose of of each episode is to create a discussion space of our three legacies so listeners might be …

73 Years Ago Today…

73 Years Ago Today…

73 years ago today, on November 16, 1950, with over 15 years of continuous sobriety, the co-founder of the miracle that is Alcoholics Anonymous, Dr. Robert Holbrook Smith, known to most of us lovingly and reverently as Dr. Bob, uttered the words, “This is it” and passed in pain from cancer in this life to …

Concept Six: Is A.A. Really a Business?

Concept Six: Is A.A. Really a Business?

As I have found myself traveling down the inverted service triangle in Alcoholics Anonymous, I have long believed (and our service manual supports this) that A.A. is really a business – primarily a “printing business,” but a business, nonetheless. That said, it’s really hard to wrap our heads around this idea because when we first …