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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 …

Memorial Issue of Box 4-5-9
17 Jul 2021

Memorial Issue of Box 4-5-9

I was asked to speak at 50th group Anniversary tonight and as I like to do when speaking at a group anniversary, I did some research to find out what was going on the year the group was founded. I searched “Alcoholics Anonymous 1971” to …

Trusting Our Inner Authority
25 Jun 2021

Trusting Our Inner Authority

Each morning, I’m part of a group SMS text of men in the A.A. Fellowship.  I thought I would share my entry this morning because it hit me really hard and was a great reminder for me….  God Bless! “Morning guys, I was reading one …

New Glide App for A.A. Literature
24 Jun 2021

New Glide App for A.A. Literature

The Literature Desk at G.S.O. recently sent out a letter to the Areas in the U.S. and Canada with an update on their activity and one VERY COOL thing they shared was a Glide App for A.A. literature that was created by Area 8. If …

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 …