Posts by: Rick W.

4 Things To Do For Spiritual Growth

4 Things To Do For Spiritual Growth

Hello family… I was sitting in an A.A. speaker meeting yesterday and the speaker was sharing his experience, strength, and hope on the chapter in the Big Book titled, “We Agnostics”. He had lots of amazing insight after his 26 years of experience in the book, and he shared something I had never heard before …

Inconvenienced by Alcoholics Anonymous

Inconvenienced by Alcoholics Anonymous

My home group (getinthecar.org) is a hybrid closed Big Book Study that meets only once a week on Friday night’s at 7:30pm CST.  This past Friday night, we were reading in “Bill’s Story”, and we picked up where we left off last week on the bottom of page 14…. “My friend had emphasized the absolute …

Memorial Issue of Box 4-5-9

Memorial Issue of Box 4-5-9

I was asked to speak at 50th group Anniversary tonight and as I like to do when speaking at a group anniversary, I did some research to find out what was going on the year the group was founded. I searched “Alcoholics Anonymous 1971” to see what came up, and I found a beautiful memorial …

Trusting Our Inner Authority

Trusting Our Inner Authority

Each morning, I’m part of a group SMS text of men in the A.A. Fellowship.  I thought I would share my entry this morning because it hit me really hard and was a great reminder for me….  God Bless! “Morning guys, I was reading one of my morning meditations this morning I got in my …

New Glide App for A.A. Literature

New Glide App for A.A. Literature

The Literature Desk at G.S.O. recently sent out a letter to the Areas in the U.S. and Canada with an update on their activity and one VERY COOL thing they shared was a Glide App for A.A. literature that was created by Area 8. If you are looking for a really cool way to access …

Origin of the Serenity Prayer

Origin of the Serenity Prayer

Service Material from the A.A. General Service Office (smf-129-en) ORIGIN OF THE SERENITY PRAYER: A HISTORICAL PAPER The actual origin of the “Serenity Prayer” has been, over the years, a tantalizing, elusive and, some still feel, an unsolved mystery; intriguing to those of us at G.S.O. who have, at one time or another, attempted to …

1940’s Beginner’s Meetings in A.A.

1940’s Beginner’s Meetings in A.A.

I was digging around the internet the other day and ran across an interesting article written by Cameron F. from Toronto ON where he was sharing on a book that I have read by Wally P., “Back to Basics: The Alcoholics Anonymous Beginners’ Meetings.”  While this book is not Conference approved literature, Wally was an …

Dancing on the Edge… On Purpose

Dancing on the Edge… On Purpose

I was recently in a noon ZOOM meeting in Washington D.C. and the topic was insanity and all its forms (early sobriety and beyond). I heard some wonderful shares from the folks in this meeting but one woman’s share really stood out to me (likely because I could relate to it). At one point during …

Wanna Get Sober?

Wanna Get Sober?

I'm certain that many of you have had a similar experience, but since 2014 I've had a guy I met in a meeting where I used to live continually slide into my DM's with messages like (in order over the last 7 years): "Hanging by a thread" "I don't even want to be awake now. ...

Taking Suggestions

Taking Suggestions

Recently, I had a sponsee ask me the most interesting question... “When you first came into A.A., what made you start taking the suggestions your sponsor gave you?” Honestly, I had to stop and think about it! I mean, TODAY, I am 100% clear about the answer... but back then when I was in a ...