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Origin of the Serenity Prayer
16 Jun 2021

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 …

1940’s Beginner’s Meetings in A.A.
08 May 2021

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 …

Dancing on the Edge… On Purpose
07 May 2021

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 …

Wanna Get Sober?
28 Apr 2021

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 ...

Taking Suggestions
23 Apr 2021

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 ...

Process of a Conference Agenda Item
19 Apr 2021

Process of a Conference Agenda Item

How Do General Service Conference Agenda Items Happen? Who submits them? What is the process that gets an item to the floor of the Conference? The 71st General Service Conference is in full swing, and I created this easy to follow video to help A.A. ...

4 Thoughts on the 4th Step Fears List
12 Apr 2021

4 Thoughts on the 4th Step Fears List

Hi, my name is Rick and I’m an alcoholic.  My sobriety date is 11/17/1987….  I have been working with my current sponsor since February of 2013 and when I first started working with him, I asked him if he would take me back through the …

The 7 Deadly – A Quick Inventory
05 Apr 2021

The 7 Deadly – A Quick Inventory

I was playing around the internet this weekend and ran across and interesting website, www.thejaywalker.com. I found this on it and thought I would share it with you.  I call them my P.A.G.G.L.E.S. ……………….. These considerations were taken from pages 48, 49, 66 & 67 …

Emmet Fox and Alcoholics Anonymous
31 Mar 2021

Emmet Fox and Alcoholics Anonymous

Copyright © The A.A. Grapevine, Inc., February 1996 One of the very early recovering alcoholics who worked with co-founder Bill W. was a man named Al, whose mother was secretary to Emmet Fox, a popular lecturer on New Thought philosophy. When the early groups were …

There Are No “Musts” in the Program
29 Mar 2021

There Are No “Musts” in the Program

How many times have you heard that said in meetings of Alcoholic Anonymous? After being around the rooms for over three decades, I continue to be amazed at the amount of things bantered around A.A. meetings that have no foundation in our program of action …