Healing comes in many forms. This is written as a part of my healing, in the hope that it may help someone else. My search (in drinking and sobriety) has been for a belief in something beyond the tangible–a spirit of oneness with others–a Higher Power, I suppose. This search has taken many diverse routes–college,Continue reading “A Candle of Hope – Grapevine Article April 1991 by Anonymous”
Category Archives: Hope
Five Years In AA – Slip – Comeback – Grapevine Article February 1968 by Jim C.
An AA returning after a slip takes deliberate aim on wanting sobriety above all else IT is almost ten years since I was first introduced to AA. My drinking history had carried me across Canada 4,000 miles from east to west, and as far north as Whitehorse in the Yukon. This was not boxcar traveling.Continue reading “Five Years In AA – Slip – Comeback – Grapevine Article February 1968 by Jim C.”
Roots Of Reality – As Bill Sees It #173
We started upon a personal inventory, Step Four. A business which takes no regular inventory usually goes broke. Taking a commercial inventory is a fact-finding and a fact-facing process. It is an effort to discover the truth about the stock in trade. One object is to disclose damaged or unsalable goods, to get rid ofContinue reading “Roots Of Reality – As Bill Sees It #173”
Uncle Harold – Grapevine Article April 2023 by Harold I.
After years of trying, he never could mend the past with his brother. But now he can make a difference When I was three years sober, I attended a meeting where we discussed the topic, the amend you haven’t made. There it was, staring me in the face, and I really didn’t want to beContinue reading “Uncle Harold – Grapevine Article April 2023 by Harold I.”
The Way Of Strength – As Bill Sees It #129
We need not apologize to anyone for depending upon the Creator. We have good reason to disbelieve those who think spirituality is the way of weakness. For us, it is the way of strength. The verdict of the ages is that men of faith seldom lack courage. They trust their God. So we never apologizeContinue reading “The Way Of Strength – As Bill Sees It #129”
Privileged To Communicate – As Bill Sees It #231
Everyone must agree that we A.A.’s are unbelievably fortunate people; fortunate that we have suffered so much; fortunate that we can know, understand, and love each other so supremely well. These attributes and virtues are scarcely of the earned variety. Indeed, most of us are well aware that these are rare gifts which have theirContinue reading “Privileged To Communicate – As Bill Sees It #231”
How Important Is It Really – Practice These Principles Reflection by Ray A.
When I became president of my condo association, I started to notice that some neighbors were not particularly neighborly. People would do things like put their garbage outside their door and leave it there for hours before taking it down and depositing it in the dumpster. They would hang their doormat to dry on theContinue reading “How Important Is It Really – Practice These Principles Reflection by Ray A.”
No Struggle Is Really New – Each Day A New Beginning – December 14th
A theme may seem to have been put aside, but it keeps returning–the same thing modulated, somewhat changed in form.-Muriel Rukeyser No struggle we have is really new. It’s another shade of the struggle that plagued us last week or perhaps last year. And we’ll stumble again and again until we learn to quit struggling.Continue reading “No Struggle Is Really New – Each Day A New Beginning – December 14th”
Make Your Immaturity Pay – Grapevine Article March 1965 by Anonymous
Those defects can keep us alive to the need to change TWENTY years ago emotional immaturity was mentioned and discussed in our Fellowship frequently and in depth. We had a monopoly on it in those days. All of us were impressed. The fact that we all had it in varying degrees was universally accepted. ItContinue reading “Make Your Immaturity Pay – Grapevine Article March 1965 by Anonymous”
Spiritual Honesty – Grapevine Article April 1985 by W.H.
AS A RECOVERING member of Alcoholics Anonymous and an agnostic, I would like to present a few thoughts on our Fellowship from an agnostic viewpoint. One thing that makes my own experience unusual is that I came into the program eighteen years ago professing a conventional belief in God and had no problem accepting theContinue reading “Spiritual Honesty – Grapevine Article April 1985 by W.H.”