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MAY 10,2018 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

MAY 10,2018 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS DAILY     The Light  "To what extent I was personally responsible for my drinking, I don't know. Yet I'm not one to take complete refuge in the idea that I was a sick man only. In earlier years, I … [Read more]

MAY 11,2018 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

MAY 11,2018 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS DAILY     Powerlessness Step Three: Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him. "Isn't it true that in all matters touching upon alcohol, each of … [Read more]

MAY 12,2018 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

MAY 12,2018 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS DAILY     GOOD ORDERLY DIRECTION  It is when we try to make our will conform with God's that we begin to use it rightly. To all of us, this was a most wonderful revelation. Our whole trouble had … [Read more]

MAY 13,2018 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

MAY 13,2018 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS DAILY     Step Three opens the door to the rest of the program. When I ask God for guidance I know that whatever happens is the best possible situation, things are exactly as they are supposed to … [Read more]

MAY 14,2018 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

MAY 14,2018 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS DAILY     Truth, the Liberator How truth makes us free is something that we A.A.'s can well understand. It cut the shackles that once bound us to alcohol. It continues to release us from conflicts … [Read more]

MAY 15,2018 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

MAY 15,2018 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS DAILY     Renew Your Effort "Though I know how hurt and sorry you must be after this slip, please do not worry about a temporary loss of your inner peace. As calmly as you can, just renew your … [Read more]

APRIL 2018 HEARD AT MEETINGS

I remember when I was 15 years old and it was my first meeting,  I was living on Maui, homeless, and as I started to walk away  from the meeting someone said to me you don't have to leave we're here for … [Read more]

MAY 1,2018 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

MAY 1,2018 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS DAILY     Meditation  "Perhaps one of the greatest rewards of meditation and prayer is the sense of belonging that comes to us. We no longer live in a completely hostile world. We are no longer … [Read more]

MAY 2,2018 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

MAY 2,2018 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS DAILY     Free of Dependence I asked myself, "Why can't the Twelve Steps work to release me from this unbearable depression?" By the hour, I stared at the St. Francis Prayer: "It is better to … [Read more]

MAY 3,2018 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

MAY 3,2018 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS DAILY   Righteous Indignation "The positive value of righteous indignation is theoretical - especially for alcoholics. It leaves every one of us open to the rationalization that we may be as angry … [Read more]

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]