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MAY 4,2018 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

MAY 4,2018 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS DAILY       WEEDING THE GARDEN  The essence of all growth is a willingness to make a change for the better and then an unremitting willingness to shoulder whatever responsibility this … [Read more]

MAY 5,2018 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

MAY 5,2018 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS DAILY     Meetings A "spiritual experience" to me meant attending meetings, seeing a group of people, all there for the purpose of helping each other; hearing the Twelve Steps and the Twelve … [Read more]

APRIL 26,2018 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

APRIL 26,2018 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS DAILY     OVERCOMING SELF-WILL   So our troubles, we think, are basically of our own making. They arise out of ourselves, and the alcoholic is an extreme example of self-will run riot, though he … [Read more]

APRIL 27,2018 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

APRIL 27,2018 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS DAILY   Within From "Inner Voice": "Long before nagging and pressures from others concerning my excessive use of alcohol made any impression on me, the nagging voice of conscience my own inner … [Read more]

APRIL 28,2018 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

APRIL 28,2018 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS DAILY     A Different Swinging Door When a drunk shows up among us and says that he doesn't like the A.A. principles, people, or service management, when he declares that he can do better … [Read more]

APRIL 29,2018 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

APRIL 29,2018 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS DAILY   Why Worry?  "There are many short phrases and expressions in A.A. which make sound sense. 'First Things First':  solving our immediate problems before we try to solve all the others . . . … [Read more]

APRIL 30,2018 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

APRIL 30,2018 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS DAILY   HOPE  Do not be discouraged.  ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, p. 60  Few experiences are of less value to me than fast sobriety. Too many times discouragement has been the bonus for unrealistic … [Read more]

October 1945 Editorial On the 12th Step 

October 1945 Editorial On the 12th Step  "Having had a spiritual experience as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to alcoholics, and to practice these principles in all our affairs." Very few of us know the exact hour … [Read more]

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]