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Being Gentle with Ourselves During Times of Grief

I resolve to meet evil courageously, but when even a small temptation cometh, I am in sore straits. That which seemeth trifling sometimes giveth rise to a grievous temptation.  --Thomas a' Kempis   Even in recovery, we know we are vulnerable, … [Read more]

Self-Disclosure /Loneliness – AA Has the Answer 

Self-Disclosure    Learning to gently reveal who we are is how we open ourselves up to love and intimacy in our relationships.  Many of us have hidden under a protective shell, a casing that prevents others from seeing or hurting us. We do not … [Read more]

December 1986 Grapevine God Is Picking on Me 

AA Grapevine  December 1986 God Is Picking on Me  I get up in the morning, wobble into the bathroom, open the medicine cabinet, take out the toothpaste, and unscrew the cap. The cap falls on the floor.   I lean down, retrieve it, and as I … [Read more]

The great nutrient collapse

The great nutrient collapse The atmosphere is literally changing the food we eat, for the worse. And almost nobody is paying attention. By HELENA BOTTEMILLER EVICH 09/13/2017 05:03 AM EDT Irakli Loladze is a mathematician by training, but he was … [Read more]

Here are some more from Chuck

Friendship and community are, first of all, inner qualities. --Henri J. M. Nouwen Many of us mistakenly search outside ourselves for answers. We feel small inside and not very powerful. Many of us have tried to change our lives by affecting the … [Read more]

Sept. 19,2018 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

Sept. 19,2018 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS DAILY “Identifying, they said, was trying to see how I was like the people I was with. Comparing, they told me, was looking for differences, usually seeing how I was better than others.”  ― … [Read more]

Sept. 20,2018 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

Sept. 20,2018 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS DAILY “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 do before on his unaided … [Read more]

Sept. 14,2018 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

Sept. 14,2018 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS DAILY “As we go through the day we pause, when agitated or doubtful, and ask for the right thought or action. We constantly remind ourselves we are no longer running the show, humbly saying to … [Read more]

Sept. 15,2018 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

Sept. 15,2018 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS DAILY “The feeling of having shared in a common peril is one element in the powerful cement which binds us.”  ― Alcoholics Anonymous, Alcoholics Anonymous ======================== VERNON … [Read more]

Sept. 16,2018 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

Sept. 16,2018 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS DAILY “We should be sensible, tactful, considerate and humble without being servile or scraping. As God's people we stand on our feet; we don't crawl before anyone.”  ― Alcoholics … [Read more]

Sept. 17,2018 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

Sept. 17,2018 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS DAILY “There is an island of opportunity in the middle of every difficulty.”  ― Alcoholics Anonymous ======================== VERNON HOWARD People appreciate and follow the … [Read more]

Sept. 18,2018 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

Sept. 18,2018 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS DAILY “It is very difficult for me to come to terms with my spiritual illness because of my great pride, disguised by my material successes and my intellectual power. Intelligence is not … [Read more]

Sept. 13,2018 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

Sept. 13,2018 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS DAILY “We sometimes hurt those we love because they need to be “taught a lesson,” when we really want to punish. We were depressed and complained we felt bad, when in fact we were mainly asking … [Read more]

Sept. 12,2018 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

Sept. 12,2018 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS DAILY “First of all, we had to quit playing God. It didn't work.”  ― Alcoholics Anonymous ======================== VERNON HOWARD We clearly realize that freedom's inner … [Read more]

Sept. 11,2018 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

Sept. 11,2018 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS DAILY “Definition of an alcoholic is an egomaniac with an inferiority complex”  ― Alcoholics Anonymous ======================== VERNON HOWARD Quit thinking that you must halt … [Read more]

Sept. 10,2018 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

Sept. 10,2018 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS DAILY “To this day, I am amazed at how many of my problems - most of which had nothing to do with drinking, I believed - have become manageable or have simply disappeared since I quit … [Read more]