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Twelve Warnings

Twelve Warnings The book Alcoholics Anonymous contains a series of propositions and proposals, the successful outcome of these depends upon the actions of the reader. The book directs us as to what we must start doing, what we must stop doing, … [Read more]

Grapevine September 1947 A.A. Holds Key to Powers

Grapevine September 1947 A.A. Holds Key to Powers I hadn't been on the program very long before very gradually the idea began to sink in to the recesses of my mind that self betterment was one of the basic pillars on which our program is … [Read more]

FEB.15,2018 MINDFUL MOMENTS IN MANOA

Dear friends, It’s been raining a lot here in Honolulu since we spoke last week. There is something unspeakably beautiful about listening to the rain. Not just hearing the rain, in the background of our important lives, but actually listening to … [Read more]

FEB.16, 2018 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

FEB.16, 2018 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS DAILY Coping ​God willing, we members of A​.​A​.​ may never again have to deal with drinking, but we have to deal with sobriety every day. How do we do it? By learning -​ ​through practicing … [Read more]

FEB.17, 2018 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

FEB.17, 2018 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS DAILY How From "Physician, Heal Thyself!": What is this power that A.A. possesses? This curative power? I don't know what it is. I suppose the doctor might say, "This is psychosomatic medicine." … [Read more]

FEB.18, 2018 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

FEB.18, 2018 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS DAILY Hitting bottom opened my mind and I became willing to try something ​different. What I tried was A.A. My new life in the Fellowship was a little like learning how to ride a bike for the … [Read more]

FEB.19, 2018 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

FEB.19, 2018 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS DAILY "A body badly burned by alcohol does not often recover overnight nor do twisted thinking and depression vanish in a twinkling. We are convinced that a spiritual mode of living is a most … [Read more]

FEB.20, 2018 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

FEB.20, 2018 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS DAILY Never Again! "Most people feel more secure on the twenty-four-hour basis than they do in the resolution that they will never drink again. Most of them have broken too many resolutions. It's … [Read more]

FEB.11, 2018 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

FEB.11, 2018 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS DAILY HAPPINESS COMES QUIETLY ​"The trouble with us alcoholics was this: We demanded that the world give us happiness and peace of mind in just the particular order we wanted to get it - by the … [Read more]

FEB.12, 2018 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

FEB.12, 2018 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS DAILY "Everybody knows that those in bad health, and those who seldom play, do not laugh much. So let each family play together or separately as much as their circumstances warrant. We are sure God … [Read more]

FEB.13, 2018 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

FEB.13, 2018 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS DAILY The simplicity of the A.A. program teaches me that happiness isn't something I can "demand." It comes upon me quietly, while I serve others. In offering my hand to the newcomer or to someone … [Read more]

FEB.14, 2018 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

FEB.14, 2018 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS DAILY Toward Honesty The perverse wish to hide a bad motive underneath a good one permeates human affairs from top to bottom. This subtle and elusive kind of self-righteousness can underlie the … [Read more]

FEB.15, 2018 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

FEB.15, 2018 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS DAILY Reminder We constantly remind ourselves we are no longer running the show, humbly saying to ourselves many times each day, "Thy will be done." We are then in much less danger of excitement, … [Read more]

Grapevine Editorial: On the 12th Step. . .Faith without Works and the Body without the Spirit

October 1946  Faith without Works and the Body without the Spirit   Editorial: On the 12th Step. . .   "Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of those steps we tried to carry this message to alcoholics, and to practice these principles … [Read more]

Ours Is Not To Judge (by Bill W.)Grapevine August 1946 plus two others

Grapevine August 1946    Ours Is Not To Judge (by Bill W.)     The first edition of the book Alcoholics Anonymous makes this brief statement about membership: "The only requirement for membership is an honest desire to stop drinking. We are not … [Read more]

History of the Little Red Book 

History of the Little Red Book  ED WEBSTER wrote The Little Red Book, which had a chapter explaining how to work each of the twelve steps. Dr. Bob thought it was the best description of how to work the steps that had ever been written. He sent … [Read more]