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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 …

Life On Life’s Terms
29 Mar 2021

Life On Life’s Terms

Greetings family – I had a sponsee reach out to me via text this morning and asked this question… “Do you know a good reading from AA literature about dealing with life on life’s terms? Obviously the acceptance stuff, but maybe something else?”  Because I …

My Four Awakenings
05 Mar 2021

My Four Awakenings

Just my experience… I am grateful beyond measure that I have allowed myself to experience #teachablemoments in A.A. where I could continue to grow. My willingness to listen to those that have gone before me (and to THEIR experience) has certainly given me many awakenings …

The Importance of a Home Group
04 Mar 2021

The Importance of a Home Group

When I first came into AA, I didn’t have the understanding of the home group I have today.  That said, I will say that my first home group was a place that allowed me to identify.  There were people in that group that told my …

Action & More Action
07 Feb 2021

Action & More Action

Greetings family, I drove to Abilene, TX (about 3 hours West of Fort Worth) yesterday for a service commitment and heard a speaker say in a lead that her sponsor had told her early on, “It doesn’t matter how you feel, it matters what you …

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 …