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How Alcoholics Anonymous Got Started

How Alcoholics Anonymous Got Started In 1931 an American business executive, Rowland Hazard, after trying all the possibilities of medicine and psychiatry in the United States, sought treatment for alcoholism with the famous psychiatrist Dr. Carl … [Read more]

MAY 24,2018 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

MAY 24,2018 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS DAILY     We're all looking for the power to overcome drinking. When we alcoholics come into A.A., our first question is: "How do I get the strength to quit?" At first it seems to us that we will … [Read more]

MAY 25,2018 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

MAY 25,2018 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS DAILY     Rationalization A sheltered life can be a daring life as well. For all serious daring starts from within.   EUDORA WELTY "There are cases where our ancient enemy, rationalization, has … [Read more]

The rule of HALT /What is a disappointment? Handling My Outlook

The rule of HALT is a reminder that can help us all along the road to recovery -   The Essence of AA AA Grapevine February 1971 AS ADJUNCTS to AA's spiritual program and meetings, there are clichés, systems, gimmicks, and a myriad of other … [Read more]

12 STEPS IN 30 MINUTES by Bill W.

12 STEPS IN 30 MINUTES by Bill W. The Grapevine July 1953 Vol. 10 No. 2   AAs are always asking: "Where did the Twelve Steps come from?" In the last analysis, perhaps nobody knows. Yet some of the events which led to their formulation are as clear … [Read more]

MAY 26,2018 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

MAY 26,2018 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS DAILY    Whose From "How Do You Pray?": "One of the men stopped me and said, 'How do you pray?' I said that I asked God not to take her, but to take me. He then said, 'Why don't you ask that God give … [Read more]

MAY 27, 2018 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

MAY 27, 2018 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS DAILY   EXPECTATIONS vs. DEMANDS Burn the idea into the consciousness  of every man that he can get well regardless of anyone.  The only condition is that he trust in God and clean … [Read more]

MAY 28,2018 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

MAY 28,2018 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS DAILY   Self-will  "The philosophy of self-sufficiency doesn't pay off. Plainly enough, it is a bone-crushing juggernaut whose final achievement is ruin. Therefore, we can consider ourselves … [Read more]

MAY 29,2018 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

MAY 29,2018 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS DAILY     THE TEACHING IS NEVER OVER  Abandon yourself to God as you understand God. Admit your faults to Him and to your fellows. Clear away the wreckage of your past. Give freely of what you … [Read more]

MAY 30,2018 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

MAY 30,2018 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS DAILY     These words put a lump in my throat each time I read them. In the beginning it was because I felt, "Oh no! The teaching is over. Now I'm on my own. It will never be this new again." Today … [Read more]

MAY 31,2018 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

MAY 31,2018 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS DAILY     Life Is Not a Dead End "When a man or a woman has a spiritual awakening, the most important meaning of it is that he has now become able to do, feel, and believe that which he could not … [Read more]

More from Chuck D.

One should learn to enjoy the neighbor's garden, however small; the roses straggling over the fence, the scent of lilacs drifting across the road.  --Henry Van Dyke    There are many gifts around us which we overlook when we're busy dealing with … [Read more]

The deal that God makes with us Alcoholics

The deal that God makes with us Alcoholics A drunk is walking home, feeling sick and hurt. He is at that magic moment of surrender.  On his way he sees God and notices He has something in his hand. The drunk asks "What's that?" God responds … [Read more]

MAY 16,2018 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

MAY 16,2018 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS DAILY     Dependence - Unhealthy or Healthy "Nothing can be more demoralizing than a clinging and abject dependence upon another human being. This often amounts to the demand for a degree of … [Read more]

MAY 17,2018 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

MAY 17,2018 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS DAILY     Spiritual Growth "When we speak to you of God, we mean your own conception of God. Do not let any prejudice you may have against spiritual terms deter you from honestly asking yourself … [Read more]

MAY 18,2018 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

MAY 18,2018 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS DAILY     A WORLD OF THE SPIRIT  We have entered the world of the Spirit. Our next function is to grow in understanding and effectiveness. This is not an overnight matter. It should continue for … [Read more]