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A Servants Heart
02 Sep 2021

A Servants Heart

In the chapter, We Agnostics, we’ve all read about the bedevilments. I was reading that passage again recently with a new sponsee that I’m taking through the Steps and one of the eight (8) bedevilments listed, “we couldn’t seem to be of real help to …

Do Words Matter?
21 Aug 2021

Do Words Matter?

A friend of mine in the Fellowship who loves our literature often says, “Thank God they wrote it down.” Truer words could not have been spoken. I continue to be grateful that A.A. co-founders (and others) wrote down their experience of our action-based program in …

Someone Else
20 Aug 2021

Someone Else

I know that all of you were saddened to learn this week of the death of one of our Alcoholics Anonymous’s most valuable members, Someone Else. Someone Else’s passing created a vacancy that will be difficult to fill. They had been with us for many …

The Most Boring Story I’ve Ever Read
16 Aug 2021

The Most Boring Story I’ve Ever Read

When I first came into the Fellowship and finally made the decision to get a sponsor (cuz’ ya’ll kept talking about that ad nasueum…LOL), I asked a man to be my “temporary sponsor” (which I loved because in my addled brain, there was very little …

Anonymity: Then & Now
08 Aug 2021

Anonymity: Then & Now

In the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, Tradition Twelve states, “Anonymity is the spiritual foundation of all our traditions, ever reminding us to place principles before personalities.”  It goes on to say, “THE spiritual substance of anonymity is sacrifice. Because A.A.’s Twelve Traditions repeatedly ask …

What’s My Intention?
05 Aug 2021

What’s My Intention?

In November of 2020, I posted this question on Facebook… “If I’m sitting in a left turn only lane, why do I need to turn on my left blinker?” At the time, it didn’t seemed logical to me to use my left turn blinker when …

My 12 Step Action Plan
31 Jul 2021

My 12 Step Action Plan

When I first came into A.A., I had no idea there was going to be be work I was gonna have to do (that’s how delusional and self-centered I was). In the beginning, I just thought it was about putting down the bottle. Little did …

Think Think Think
28 Jul 2021

Think Think Think

If you’ve been around A.A. for a minute, you’ve probably heard the many slogans we use in meeting rooms (and that hang on meeting room walls). There are only three official slogans in our program (found in the first 164 pages) and they are, “First …

4 Things To Do For Spiritual Growth
26 Jul 2021

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 …

Inconvenienced by Alcoholics Anonymous
25 Jul 2021

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 …