Legacy of Recovery

Do Words Matter?

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 the beginning days of Alcoholics Anonymous. In 1942, our co-founder …

The Most Boring Story I’ve Ever Read

The Most Boring Story I’ve Ever Read

When I first came into the Fellowship and finally made the decision to get a sponsor (cuz’ ya’ll kept talking about that ad nasueum…LOL), I asked a man to be my “temporary sponsor” (which I loved because in my addled brain, there was very little commitment there). His name was Benny. I know you don’t …

What’s My Intention?

What’s My Intention?

In November of 2020, I posted this question on Facebook… “If I’m sitting in a left turn only lane, why do I need to turn on my left blinker?” At the time, it didn’t seemed logical to me to use my left turn blinker when I’m sitting in a lane that the only thing you …

My 12 Step Action Plan

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 I know that there would be much work I would …

Think Think Think

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 Things First”, “Live and Let Live”, and “Easy Does It” …

4 Things To Do For Spiritual Growth

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 book, and he shared something I had never heard before …

Inconvenienced by Alcoholics Anonymous

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 bottom of page 14…. “My friend had emphasized the absolute …

Trusting Our Inner Authority

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 of my morning meditations this morning I got in my …

1940’s Beginner’s Meetings in A.A.

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 this book is not Conference approved literature, Wally was an …

Dancing on the Edge… On Purpose

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 because I could relate to it). At one point during …