When I think of alcoholics I think of the ones around the tables. I realize you might not see us like I do. Maybe your mental picture of an alcoholic […]
At first, I thought of really cutting and accurate remarks that I could make to her in my defense and then I surprised myself by realizing that I don’t want to do that.
When I first got sober, and was recognizing my character defects of Step 4, one of the other women told me, You don’t have to put on a sandwich board […]
This picture is one Debbie took at OLM in Iowa while she was on retreat at the Stone House. Once you’ve located your retreat spot and made reservations, there are […]
My Dad is lying in a hospital bed in Brainerd, MN. Just that is enough to cause concern about his survival. Small towns and hospitals—need I say more! Mom left […]
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 […]
I’ve been talking to someone who just got out of an abusive relationship. What amazes me is that she’s out because she finally stopped listening to paid professionals, stopped listening […]
I realize now that picking up a drink isn’t where the relapse starts.
Only after forgiving myself and others, can I begin to accept everyone else.
Now for the difficult person on your list. You know, the one that you think of as toxic waste in human clothing?
My step 9 destiny all started when I was born with red hair.
The program works. It really does. It works even when I’m not doing it perfectly.
I’m not going to write about this. Am I? I
The healing necessary for life’s pain comes through taking the 12 steps.
To be disappointed in one’s self is to have hoped in one’s self.
I’m thinking of doing a routine Saturday variation. Today is typically the low point in the statistics for the week concerning views. So why not mix it up a bit! […]
When I was 4, I wanted to stay home and cook for my Dad when I grew up. I probably only remember that because my mom found it to be […]
We’ve looked at the typical alcoholic motives and asking God to remove them even before praying. It’s early in the morning and our thoughts turn to the activities of the […]
After examining what we as alcoholics should do before starting the day, we took an in-depth look at the motive of self-pity. Looking at the second motive that we’re warned […]
I wanted to find some wisdom shared with me by an old Hippie with long blond hair and beard who was from Dubuque, Iowa.
The title came from the fact that I was born on the 4th of July.
Amos, from Andy Griffith was my definition of an alcoholic.