Legacy of Recovery

I Heard the Voice of God

I Heard the Voice of God

Last night at my home group we had our monthly speaker meeting and birthday celebration for members. We had a wonderful woman, Christie D., come share her experience, strength, & hope (ES&H) and during her share, she said something that really made me sit up in my chair. Just as she was hitting her bottom …

Under New Management

Under New Management

As I begin a new year, I was listening this morning to one of my favorite spiritual teachers talk about how this is a season for new beginnings and a time for remembering.  A time for new beginnings that could instill new commitments (or re-commitments) and a time for remembering who we are, but even …

7 Points to My Higher Power

7 Points to My Higher Power

Greetings family…. last night at my home group, we have a wonderful discussion on passages from “We Agnostics.” Members shared how they got to their conception of a Higher Power.  Other members shared of their struggle.  It really stayed with me and today I sat down and wrote out how I got to mine.  After …

I Got Your Balloon

I Got Your Balloon

With all of the insanity we see on social media these days, it’s a blessing when we see something that supports the work we are doing in our program (and it’s nots specifically 12-Step related).  Enjoy. “A teacher gave a balloon to every student, who had to inflate it, write their name on it, and …

73 Years Ago Today…

73 Years Ago Today…

73 years ago today, on November 16, 1950, with over 15 years of continuous sobriety, the co-founder of the miracle that is Alcoholics Anonymous, Dr. Robert Holbrook Smith, known to most of us lovingly and reverently as Dr. Bob, uttered the words, “This is it” and passed in pain from cancer in this life to …

On a Scale of 0-10

On a Scale of 0-10

Last night in my home group’s Big Book study, the chair of the meeting read several passages out of “We Agnostics” and gave a great share on the topic before opening it up to a show of hands. He reminded us that our literature says there are only really two options: 1.) Drink to the bitter …

Sponsor Factory

Sponsor Factory

In February of 2013, after having had the same sponsor for 16 years, I decided it was time to find a new sponsor. It wasn’t that there was anything wrong with that sponsor I’d had for such a long time, it was simply that I had changed and needed something different. I was at a …

Burning Our Lives To The Ground

Burning Our Lives To The Ground

This weekend, I had the incredible honor of being asked to speak at SERCYPAA 2023 and it was an amazing experience. The excitement, dedication, and commitment in that hotel all centered around recovery was quite honestly – overwhelming at times. To have an opportunity to spend the weekend with over 500 young (or “young at …

Descriptive & Prescriptive

Descriptive & Prescriptive

This morning, I was sitting in a study with some spiritually minded-folks and the leader of the study mentioned that in the literature we were studying, there are things that are “descriptive” and things that are “prescriptive.” For some reason, that jumped out at me. Later this afternoon, I took the time to look up …