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MARCH 22, 2018 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

MARCH 22, 2018 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS DAILY Accept From "The Belief Will Come": "I don't recall any immediate, dramatic change in my life. I began rereading the Big Book and the Twelve Steps, and now I found in these much that I had … [Read more]

MARCH 23, 2018 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

MARCH 23, 2018 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS DAILY     TAKING ACTION Are these extravagant promises? We think not. They are being fulfilled among us-sometimes quickly, sometimes slowly. They will always materialize if we work for … [Read more]

MARCH 24, 2018 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

MARCH 24, 2018 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS DAILY True Ambition - and False We have had a much keener look at ourselves and those about us. We have seen that we were prodded by unreasonable fears or anxieties into making a life business of … [Read more]

MARCH 25, 2018 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

MARCH 25, 2018 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS DAILY     "Actually we were fooling ourselves, for deep down in every man, woman, and child, is the fundamental idea of God. It may be obscured by calamity, by pomp, by worship of other things, … [Read more]

MARCH 11, 2018 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

MARCH 11, 2018 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS DAILY     All or Nothing? Acceptance and faith are capable of producing 100 per cent sobriety. In fact, they usually do; and they must, else we could have no life at all. But the moment we carry … [Read more]

MARCH 12, 2018 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

MARCH 12, 2018 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS DAILY     Self-concern From "Selfish?" "Some A.A. speakers say, 'A.A. is a selfish program.' The word 'selfish' ordinarily implies that one is acquisitive, demanding, and thoughtless of the … [Read more]

MARCH 13, 2018 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

MARCH 13, 2018 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS DAILY     Juggernaut We who are alcoholics can consider ourselves fortunate indeed. Each of us has had his own near-fatal encounter with the juggernaut of self-will, and has suffered enough under … [Read more]

MARCH 14, 2018 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

MARCH 14, 2018 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS DAILY     "As each member of a resentful family begins to see his shortcomings and admits them to the others, he lays a basis for helpful discussion. These family talks will be constructive if … [Read more]

MARCH 15, 2018 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

MARCH 15, 2018 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS DAILY     Good Living Understanding is the key to right principles and attitudes, and right action is the key to good living; therefore the joy of good living is the theme of A.A.'s Twelfth Step. … [Read more]

Twelve Suggested Points of AA Tradition by Bill W. Grapevine, April 1946

Twelve Suggested Points of AA Tradition  by Bill W. Grapevine, April 1946  [Bill's first General Presentation of the Traditions to the Groups]   Nobody invented Alcoholics Anonymous. It grew. Trial and error has produced a rich experience. Little … [Read more]

MARCH 6, 2018 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

MARCH 6, 2018 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS DAILY   Vigilance  Deliver us from temptation must continue to be a prime ingredient of our every attitude, practice, and prayer. When things go well, we must never fall into the error of believing … [Read more]

MARCH 7, 2018 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

MARCH 7, 2018 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS DAILY     "LET'S KEEP IT SIMPLE"   A few hours later I took my leave of Dr. Bob . . . The wonderful, old, broad smile was on his face as he said almost jokingly, "Remember, Bill, let's not louse … [Read more]

MARCH 8, 2018 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

MARCH 8, 2018 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS DAILY     Bottoms Step Two: Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity. "Why all this insistence that every A.A. must hit bottom first? The answer is that few … [Read more]

MARCH 9, 2018 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

MARCH 9, 2018 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS DAILY Fear as a Steppingstone The chief activator of our defects has been self-centered fear - primarily fear that we would lose something we already possessed or would fail to get something we … [Read more]

MARCH 10, 2018 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

MARCH 10, 2018 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS DAILY     Resentments In A.A. we slowly learned that something had to be done about our vengeful resentments, self-pity, and unwarranted pride. We had to see that every time we played the big … [Read more]

AA Grapevine  November 1961  Again at the Crossroads

AA Grapevine  November 1961  Again at the Crossroads The substance of Bill's remarks at the closing session of AA's 1961 General Service Conference WE AAs are everywhere developing a keener sense of our history and the meaning of its turning … [Read more]