Posts by: Rick W.

The Prep Steps

The Prep Steps

“Have you ever heard of the Prep Steps?” I had never heard anyone say these words out loud or infer that what I’m even sharing in this post is true.  It’s certainly not in our literature anywhere, but it absolutely is MY experience.  The interesting thing about it though is that I only realized this …

Who Am I Really?

Who Am I Really?

Yesterday, I was watching a video on TikTok of actress Renée Elise Goldsberry participating in a “table talk” of other actresses and she said something that really hit me hard that I could instantly identify with. Here is the basic premise of what she said… “One Sunday I was sitting in church and the reverend …

Let Them

Let Them

One of the things that my sobriety has given me (and I certainly didn’t know it would be one of the gifts I was to receive) was learning how to set healthy boundaries for myself. If you are anything like me, you didn’t know the first thing about healthy relationships prior to coming to A.A.  …

As Soon As….

As Soon As….

Tonight at my home group, the chair read from page 47 in the BB in the chapter “We Agnostics.” He started at the top where it states, “When, therefore, we speak to you of God…” and he ended at the bottom of the page in the third paragraph that closes, “So it was comforting to …

The Art of Forgiveness

The Art of Forgiveness

I’m sure many of you have heard the phrase… “The most influential person in your life is the one you haven’t forgiven” and along with it a statement that it carries profound wisdom. I wanted to take a moment to explore this concept. Forgiveness is a powerful act that transcends mere words. When we harbor resentment …

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 …