Reflection – Each Day A New Beginning Saturday October 24th

The universal human yearning (is) for something permanent, enduring, without shadow of change   —Willa Cather The specter of change builds dread in most of us. We fear the effects on our personal lives. We lack faith that the impending change will benefit us. Only time can assure us of that. And it will, justContinue reading “Reflection – Each Day A New Beginning Saturday October 24th”

Freshly Squeezed Sobriety – Grapevine Article November 2020 By Corinne H

Wearing orange juice cans and a wine-stained robe, she opened the door to AA. Because of Tradition Three, they opened the door to her One woman’s journey to Alcoholics Anonymous began like this: The telephone call was made to the AA phone number and two lovely, clean, sane, sober women were sent to a middle-classContinue reading “Freshly Squeezed Sobriety – Grapevine Article November 2020 By Corinne H”

Deliver With Care – Grapevine Article September 2020 by Diane C

The house had two communal copies of the Big Book, and that was all. My new sponsee had very little money, so I got her a copy of each book. Last month, I began sponsoring a new woman in the program. She’s currently residing in a sober living house until August. Before the COVID pandemicContinue reading “Deliver With Care – Grapevine Article September 2020 by Diane C”

Endless Possibilities – Grapevine Article November 2020 By Snow P

While a cruise ship travel agent’s business is in rough waters, a world of AA service keeps her afloat They said, “Don’t rest on your laurels,” because the enemy never sleeps. I don’t believe I have seen any laurels around recently, but I could have been lulled into thinking I deserve some since I haveContinue reading “Endless Possibilities – Grapevine Article November 2020 By Snow P”

Step 10 Highlights Week 1, 2, 3, and 4

Step 10 Acid Test (page 88) – Can we stay sober, keep in emotional balance, and live to good purpose under all conditions. Benefits of Self-Searching & Examination (page 88) – More experienced people, in all times and places, have practiced unsparing self-survey and criticism.  For the wise among us have always known that noContinue reading “Step 10 Highlights Week 1, 2, 3, and 4”

On Cultivating Tolerance – Grapevine Article by AA Co-Founder Dr. Bob July 1944

During nine years in A.A. I have observed that those who follow the Alcoholics Anonymous program with the greatest earnestness and zeal, not only maintain sobriety, but often acquire finer characteristics and attitudes as well. One of these is tolerance. Tolerance expresses itself in a variety of ways: in kindness and consideration toward the manContinue reading “On Cultivating Tolerance – Grapevine Article by AA Co-Founder Dr. Bob July 1944”

3rd Step Prayer From As Bill Sees It With A Slight Modification In Wording Using ‘My Transcendence’ rather than ‘Victory’

210 Out of Bondage At Step Three, many of us said to our Maker, as we understood Him: “God, I offer myself to Thee—to build with me and to do with me as Thou wilt. Relieve me of the bondage of self, that I may better do Thy will. Take away my difficulties, that myContinue reading “3rd Step Prayer From As Bill Sees It With A Slight Modification In Wording Using ‘My Transcendence’ rather than ‘Victory’”

Reflection October 11th – Everyday A New Beginning

Be still and listen to the stillness within.  —Darlene Larson Jenks No answer eludes us if we turn to the source of all answers – the stillness within. Prayer accompanied by meditation will always provide the answers we need for the situations facing us. The answers we want are not guaranteed, however. We must trustContinue reading “Reflection October 11th – Everyday A New Beginning”

Reflection October 10th – Every Day A New Beginning

Sometimes it’s worse to win a fight than to lose.  —Billie Holiday Our struggles with other people always take their toll on us. They often push us to behavior we’re not proud of. They may result in irreparable rifts. They frequently trigger an emotional relapse. No battle is worth the damage to the psyche thatContinue reading “Reflection October 10th – Every Day A New Beginning”

Reflection – October 3rd Each Day A New Beginning

Ambiguity means admitting more than one response to a situation and allowing yourself to be aware of those contradictory responses. You may want something and fear it at the same time. You may find it both beautiful and ugly.  —Tristine Rainer Flexibility is a goal worth the striving. It eases our relations with others, andContinue reading “Reflection – October 3rd Each Day A New Beginning”