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ANNOUNCING: LegAAcyChat
07 Jan 2022

ANNOUNCING: LegAAcyChat

I’m excited to announce a new service of TT12 called “LegAAcyChat”… a podcast by and for members of A.A. to share their experience, strength, and hope on ALL THREE of our legacies in Alcoholics Anonymous and is a service of takethe12.org, this three legacy study website. …

Recovered vs. Cured
29 Nov 2021

Recovered vs. Cured

As I’ve shared before, I’m  part of a morning text conversation with about 15 men in the Fellowship, and this morning, one of the men shared this: “Good morning y’all ☀️ Reading in How It Works this morning this sentence struck me, “He provided what …

Growing in Understanding and Effectiveness
17 Nov 2021

Growing in Understanding and Effectiveness

I was sitting in a speaker meeting a few nights ago and heard the speaker say this phrase (the title of this post).  I’ve heard it a million times and know that it’s where Step Ten starts in the chapter “Into Action” in the Big …

“The Last 161 Words” (Chapter’s 1 & 2)
16 Nov 2021

“The Last 161 Words” (Chapter’s 1 & 2)

The last two paragraphs of Chapter 11, “A Vision For You” in the book, Alcoholics Anonymous, have always been my favorite passage in the book. For much of my sobriety, each time I read them (or heard them read), I could feel tears welling up ...

CHANGE? No, Thank You!
22 Oct 2021

CHANGE? No, Thank You!

It’s a well-known fact that alcoholics, generally, are resistant to change. If your experience is anything like mine, when a new idea is presented to you, and IF it’s a drastic departure from what you’ve become comfortable with or are used to… as it says …

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 …