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CHILDREN OF THE SILENT GENERATION

CHILDREN OF THE SILENT GENERATION    Born in the 1930s and early 40s, we exist as a very special age group. We are the Silent Generation. We are the smallest number of children born since the early 1900s.  We are the "last ones." We are the last … [Read more]

DEC.21, 2017 MINDFUL MOMENTS IN MANOA

Dear Friends,   As I think about recent events here in the USA, a line keeps coming up, from a poem by Pablo Neruda: “You can cut all the flowers but you cannot keep spring from coming.” The Republicans in the House just passed a tax bill, about … [Read more]

On Cultivating Tolerance  Dr. Bob and the Good Oldtimers, p. 279

On Cultivating Tolerance  Dr. Bob and the Good Oldtimers, p. 279   "During nine years in AA I have observed that those who follow the Alcoholics Anonymous program with the greatest earnestness and zeal, not only maintain sobriety, but often … [Read more]

AA Twelve Days of Christmas  by Jennifer T.

AA Twelve Days of Christmas by Jennifer T On the first day of Christmas, AA gave to me, a message of sobriety. On the second day of Christmas, AA gave to me a Great God of Love, and a message of sobriety. On the third day of Christmas, … [Read more]

I Stand by the Door  By Sam Shoemaker (from the Oxford Group)

I Stand by the Door  By Sam Shoemaker (from the Oxford Group)   I stand by the door. I neither go too far in, nor stay too far out. The door is the most important door in the world - It is the door through which men walk when they find … [Read more]

DEC.31,2017 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

DEC.31,2017 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS DAILY HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!   "In this book you read again and again that faith did for us what we could not do for ourselves. We hope you are convinced now that God can remove whatever self-will has … [Read more]

DEC.30,2017 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

DEC.30,2017 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS DAILY Belonging There is no more aloneness, with that awful ache, so deep in the heart of every alcoholic that nothing, before, could ever reach it. That ache is gone and never need return … [Read more]

DEC.29, 2017 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

DEC.29, 2017 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS DAILY     PARTNERS IN RECOVERY  . . . nothing will so much insure immunity from drinking as intensive work with other alcoholics . . . Both you and the new man must walk day by day in the path of … [Read more]

DEC.28,2017 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

DEC.28,2017 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS DAILY   PARTNERS IN RECOVERY  . . . nothing will so much insure immunity from drinking as intensive work with other alcoholics . . . Both you and the new man must walk day by day in the path of … [Read more]

DEC.27,2017 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

DEC.27,2017 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS DAILY   "A GENUINE HUMILITY" . . . we are actually to practice a genuine humility. This is to the end that our great blessings may never spoil us, that we shall forever live in thankful … [Read more]

DEC.26,2017 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

DEC.26,2017 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS DAILY   "Outsiders are sometimes shocked when we burst into merriment over a seemingly tragic experience out of the past. But why shouldn't we laugh? We have recovered, and have been given the … [Read more]

IN REMEMBRANCE OF “EBBY”

IN REMEMBRANCE OF "EBBY" By Bill Wilson AA Grapevine June 1966    In his seventieth year, and on the twenty-first of March, my friend and sponsor "Ebby" passed beyond our sight and hearing.   On a chill November afternoon in 1934 it was Ebby who … [Read more]

DEC.25,2017 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS  MERRY CHRISTMAS

DEC.25,2017 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS  MERRY CHRISTMAS DAILY Inward Reality  It is being constantly revealed, as mankind studies the material world, that its outward appearance is not inward reality at all. The prosaic steel girder is … [Read more]

DEC.24,2017 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

DEC.24,2017 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS DAILY   "If we were to live, we had to be free of anger. The grouch and the brainstorm were not for us. They may be the dubious luxury of normal men, but for alcoholics these things are … [Read more]

DEC.23,2017 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

DEC.23,2017 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS DAILY   Peace of Mind "A.A. has taught me that I will have peace of mind in exact proportion to the peace of mind I bring into the lives of other people, and it has taught me the true meaning of the … [Read more]

DEC.22,2017 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

DEC.22,2017 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS DAILY Four Horsemen "The less people tolerated us, the more we withdrew from society, from life itself. As we became subjects of King Alcohol, shivering denizens of his mad realm, the chilling vapor … [Read more]