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MAY 21,2018 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

MAY 21,2018 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS DAILY   NO MORE STRUGGLE...  And we have ceased fighting anything or anyone - even alcohol.  ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, p. 84  When A.A. found me, I thought I was in for a struggle, and that A.A. … [Read more]

APRIL 22,2018 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

APRIL 22,2018 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS DAILY   Neighbors Near you, alcoholics are dying helplessly like people in a sinking ship. If you live in a large place, there are hundreds. High and low, rich and poor, these are future … [Read more]

APRIL 23,2018 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

APRIL 23,2018 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS DAILY   "We know that while the alcoholic keeps away from drink, as he may do for months or years, he reacts much like other men. We are equally positive that once he takes any alcohol whatever into … [Read more]

APRIL 24,2018 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

APRIL 24,2018 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS DAILY   THE CHALLENGE OF FAILURE  In God's economy, nothing is wasted. Through failure, we learn a lesson in humility which is probably needed, painful though it is.  AS BILL SEES IT, p. … [Read more]

APRIL 25,2018 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

APRIL 25,2018 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS DAILY   Powerlessness Who cares to admit complete defeat? Practically no one, of course. Every natural instinct cries out against the idea of personal powerlessness. It is truly awful to admit … [Read more]

APRIL 16 2018 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

APRIL 16 2018 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS DAILY A THANKFUL HEART I try to hold fast to the truth that a full and thankful heart cannot entertain great conceits. When brimming with gratitude, one's heartbeat must surely result in … [Read more]

APRIL 17 2018 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

APRIL 17 2018 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS DAILY   Reborn From "Riding the Rods": "That was two years ago. The way has not been easy. The new way of life was strange at first, but all my thoughts were on it. The going was sometimes slow; … [Read more]

APRIL 18 2018 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

APRIL 18 2018 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS DAILY   Seeking Guidance "Man is supposed to think, and act. He wasn't made in God's image to be an automaton. My own formula along this line runs as follows: First, think through every … [Read more]

APRIL 19 2018 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

APRIL 19 2018 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS DAILY   Built by the One and the Many We give thanks to our Heavenly Father, who through so many friends and through many means and channels, has allowed us to construct this wonderful edifice … [Read more]

APRIL 20,2018 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

APRIL 20,2018 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS DAILY   Whole From "A Living Part of A.A.": "God is a living part of A.A.  I feel His presence each time  I look into the concerned eyes around me.  His greatest commandment is  'Love thy … [Read more]

September 1977 AA and the Religion Turnoff

September 1977  AA and the Religion Turnoff Does our image of religiosity scare off too many suffering alcoholics? A FRIEND OF MINE, a fellow alcoholic, died last month. He needn't have. He could have joined AA. The reason he didn't is the reason I … [Read more]

Open Letter To: AA GSO Leadership and AA Board of Trustees

Open Letter To: AA GSO Leadership and AA Board of Trustees How Does the Program Really Work?   My previous letters topic was When Did Meetings Become the Program? This letter addresses my understanding and experience of how the program of … [Read more]

APRIL 11 2018 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

APRIL 11 2018 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS DAILY   "My friend suggested what then seemed a novel idea. He said, 'Why don't you choose your own conception of God?'   That statement hit me hard. It melted the icy intellectual mountain in … [Read more]

APRIL 12 2018 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

APRIL 12 2018 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS DAILY Out of Defeat . . . Strength If we are planning to stop drinking, there must be no reservation of any kind, nor any lurking notion that some day we will be immune to … [Read more]

APRIL 13 2018 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

APRIL 13 2018 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS DAILY   OUR PATHS ARE OUR OWN  . . . there was nothing left for us but to pick up the simple kit of spiritual tools laid at our feet.  ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, p. … [Read more]

APRIL 14 2018 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

APRIL 14 2018 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS DAILY   A.A. Unity Though many of us have had to struggle for sobriety, never yet has this Fellowship had to struggle for lost unity. Consequently, we sometimes take this one great gift for … [Read more]