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Seconds and Inches
19 Dec 2020

Seconds and Inches

Have you ever heard of the phrase, “If/Then”? IF this happens… THEN this occurs? I was recently sitting down with a sponsee who is 29 years sober and in the middle of A.A. doing some work in the Big Book. We were sharing our thoughts …

The Relationship Between General Service and Intergroups
16 Dec 2020

The Relationship Between General Service and Intergroups

In a 2011 letter, former General Service Board Chair, Ward Ewing, sums up the relationship, “In some places, a reciprocal relationship exists between Intergroups/Central Offices and the Area structure. In these cases, an Intergroup may have a liaison to the Area and the Area may …

The Promises Are Conditional
15 Dec 2020

The Promises Are Conditional

In Chapter 6, “Into Action,” we find what are commonly referred to as the 9th Step Promises just after it outlines the amends process after creating our amends list from Step 8. As many members of A.A. know, the amends process is part of the …

Guided Audio Meditation for A.A. Members
15 Dec 2020

Guided Audio Meditation for A.A. Members

Many members of A.A. believe that their Higher Power (or God) is found in the stillness – in the quiet. Most first-time meditators find it strange to sit in silence, to sit with their innermost thoughts and feelings, to sit and do nothing — the …

The Solution to My Problem
04 Dec 2020

The Solution to My Problem

I continue to be amazed at the things I hear in A.A. meetings these days.  I hear a lot of “BB” and not enough “AA.” I have never been able to find in our program of action the phrase, “90 meetings in 90 days” or …

Teachable Moments
04 Nov 2020

Teachable Moments

What Have Been Your Biggest Teachable Moments? There are many teachable moments on our journey to becoming recovered alcoholics available to us if we are willing to do the inventory needed to embrace them. There are at least 21 specific examples in the first 165 …

Do You Learn Better With Video?
17 Sep 2020

Do You Learn Better With Video?

ME TOO! Since God gave me a few creative and technical skills to work with, from time to time I create simple videos to share with my sponsees on a particular topic. This past week it seems the stars have aligned for many of my ...

The Service Sponsor
15 Aug 2020

The Service Sponsor

The following was reprinted from pages 25-27 the pamphlet P-17: Questions and Answers on Sponsorship with permission from A.A. World Services, Inc. . . . A.A. service is anything whatever that helps us to reach a fellow sufferer — ranging all the way from the Twelfth Step …

The Group Inventory
14 Aug 2020

The Group Inventory

By Rick W. When I was living in NYC and had the honor of serving as the Area 49 Area Chairperson (Panel 65), one of the coolest service opportunities I was given as an Area trusted servant was the chance to sit down with an ...