Alone With Me – Grapevine Article January 2007 by Pam K.

On the finer points of isolation We have all done it. Many of us isolated when we drank, and some still do in sobriety. We may dress it up as “hibernating” or “being alone,” but it is usually not a positive thing. Generally, I am not good company for myself. Being accountable to my sponsorContinue reading “Alone With Me – Grapevine Article January 2007 by Pam K.”

Fearless and Searching – As Bill Sees It #261

My self-analysis has frequently been faulty .Sometimes I’ve failed to share my defects with the right people; at other times, I’ve confessed their defects, rather than my own; and still other times, my confession of defects has been more in the nature of loud complaints about my circumstances and my problems. << << << >>Continue reading “Fearless and Searching – As Bill Sees It #261”

BROKEN Beyond Repair? – Grapevine Article February 2009 by M.W.

A member talks of “impediments” to her relationship with her Higher Power. Finally, after thirty years of daily drinking, the last five years in full-blown alcoholism, I came to AA–scared, broken, my life a total mess, my health in a precarious state, saved from a suicide attempt, and my bank account busted. I was prettyContinue reading “BROKEN Beyond Repair? – Grapevine Article February 2009 by M.W.”

Power of Acceptance – Grapevine Article October 1984 by J.E.

MANY OF MY earliest memories are of trying very hard, with a small child’s limited resources, to change the people, places, and things in my little life that were unacceptable to me. In fact, it seems that all my life I have pitted my strength and ingenuity against unacceptable situations, trying to change them intoContinue reading “Power of Acceptance – Grapevine Article October 1984 by J.E.”

Healing Heart & Mind and Listening Deeply – Daily Reflections for May 1st & August 5th

HEALING HEART AND MIND – May 1st Admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.— TWELVE STEPS AND TWELVE TRADITIONS, p. 55 Since it is true that God comes to me through people, I can see that by keeping people at a distance I also keep GodContinue reading “Healing Heart & Mind and Listening Deeply – Daily Reflections for May 1st & August 5th”

Light From A Prayer – As Bill Sees It #20

“God grant us the serenity to accept the things we cannot change, the courage to change the things we can, and the wisdom to know the difference.” << << << >> >> >> We treasure our “Serenity Prayer” because it brings a new light to us that can dissipate our oldtime and nearly fatal habitContinue reading “Light From A Prayer – As Bill Sees It #20”