Time To Be Kind – Grapevine Article December 2020 By Matt M

Through a little faith and effort, a husband’s longtime holiday resentment becomes a gift to someone he loves. Cliff, an old-timer in my home group, used to say that in order to recover, I would have to see things I don’t want to see, hear things I don’t want to hear and do things IContinue reading “Time To Be Kind – Grapevine Article December 2020 By Matt M”

We Seek Through Meditation – Grapevine Article March 1985 By C.C.

Step Eleven SEEKING “through prayer and meditation,” the Eleventh Step tells us, was among the vital actions that brought sobriety to the earliest members of Alcoholics Anonymous. Obviously, if we want what those pioneers had and if we are “willing to go to any length to get it,” we should pray and meditate. As IContinue reading “We Seek Through Meditation – Grapevine Article March 1985 By C.C.”

Reflection – Each Day A New Beginning For November 14th

Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.  —Kathleen Casey Theisen How awesome is our power, personally, to choose our attitudes and our responses to any situation, to every situation. We will feel only how we choose to feel, no matter the circumstance. Happiness is as free an option as sorrow. Perceiving our challenges as opportunities forContinue reading “Reflection – Each Day A New Beginning For November 14th”

Room In My Heart – Grapevine Article November 2020 By Candace T

Today I decided to write out my thoughts and share them with someone I have learned to trust. That’s how we build bridges of trust and understanding I’ve heard it said that there’s no loneliness like that of alcoholic isolation. I believe it. The shadow of this disease has been with me as long asContinue reading “Room In My Heart – Grapevine Article November 2020 By Candace T”

Reflection – October 25th Walk In Dry Places Entitled Different Routes to Alcoholism

Understanding powerlessness While alcoholics have much in common, the personal stories heard at AA open meetings show that we took different routes to alcoholism. Some became out-of-control drinkers almost from the beginning. Others lost control slowly after years of seemingly moderate drinking. These differences are underscored by the fact that we also differ in physicalContinue reading “Reflection – October 25th Walk In Dry Places Entitled Different Routes to Alcoholism”

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”

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”

Reflection September 26th Each Day A New Beginning

Why is life so tragic, so like a little strip of pavement over an abyss? I look down; I feel giddy; I wonder how I am ever to walk to the end.  —Virginia Woolf As we look toward the hours ahead, we can be thankful that we need be concerned with only a single day’sContinue reading “Reflection September 26th Each Day A New Beginning”

$8 an Hour – Grapevine Article Oct 2020 by Bruno W

After liquor destroyed his career, he had to start all over again. With a leap of faith, he took his sponsor’s suggestion Like many people who come through the doors of AA to find sobriety, my life was in shambles. My “gas tank” was empty and I was running on fumes in all aspects ofContinue reading “$8 an Hour – Grapevine Article Oct 2020 by Bruno W”