Fear is like a bondage created by self.
This is true. There was a woman who found out from her mom that she’d been disinherited and the topic was skirted over like it shouldn’t be any big […]
“A good fight first thing in the morning gets my blood going!”
Need to clear up the past with someone?
My most traumatic experience with remodeling isn’t filed in a picture database anywhere …
Looking closely at this arch in Glendalough, Ireland, you can see there is no mortar…
Who’s in the drivers’ seat?
Hit it hard! Column 5 of the 4th Step worksheet
Guess what’s inside this AA meeting!
There are many ways to lose yourself, many different paths promising a sense of euphoria, comfort or peace. They’re usually some form of spree…
You don’t have to be an addict or even know one to take the 12 Steps
I’ve got several phrases that help me.
In fact, my lack of emotional sobriety happened long before the first taste of alcohol.
If this had been an actual emergency…
We are sure God wants us to be happy, joyous and free.
December 31, 2012 Dear Me, I probably know less about you than some people and more than the casual observer, but I do know a few things: You love to […]
Putting out of our minds the wrongs other had done, we resolutely looked for our own mistakes.
as soon as you’re ripe, you rot! There’s a lot of ripe ones out there…
I have the clearest memory of childhood discussions and a collection of bunkhouse adventures with God. This skinless friend was more real …
There is something in me that rebels against familiar authoritarianism. Do I really want someone else to tell me what to think again? I hope not.
During early sobriety it seemed that all the characters around the table except me had a secret password that allowed them to log into a new life of peace and serenity. I’d never seen anything like these hooligans.
Do I miss drinking? Sometimes. I miss it to the extent that I’m still insane. I was not created for self-destruction but alcohol is a one way ticket to that insanity. It waits.
This is my prayer corner. The colored pencils are from Iowa. I bought them at an art supply store when I started coloring during prayer. Bear with me. I can explain…maybe.
There’s a ‘Love Detector’ application for my smart phone. It took 20 seconds to have it downloaded and ready to use. A red screen appears and asks, “Are you in […]
This is the final post in the series of Becoming Your Own Counselor. Personally, I’ve not had any progress in personal or spiritual growth that can be traced back to […]
To become your own counselor you will be filling your life and thoughts with wisdom from God instead of allowing others to control your life and define you. This is […]
When my best friend turned 40, our Bible Study group gave her an unconventional present, but one that I feel was divinely inspired. On the given week, she was told […]
Don’t mess with me, buddy!
We constantly remind ourselves we are no longer running the show… Page 88 Why constantly? Because we alcoholics are going to regress when it comes to this principle. Not running […]