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DEC.29,2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

DEC.29,2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS   DAILIES    Eye Opener (1950) For a person to attempt to live apart from this  world is as useless as for a drop of water to  live apart from the ocean. God put everything in this world,  and He … [Read more]

DEC.28,2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

DEC.28,2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS DAILIES        Eye Opener (1950)   We have all had the pleasure of knowing intimately  several men who might be classed as  “Gentlemen of Leisure” and what a squirrel  cage they were usually … [Read more]

DEC.28,2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

DEC.28,2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS DAILIES        Eye Opener (1950)   We have all had the pleasure of knowing intimately  several men who might be classed as  “Gentlemen of Leisure” and what a squirrel  cage they were usually … [Read more]

DEC.23,2016 Death comment from Abraham

Death comment from Abraham We're not wanting to be insensitive to what so many of you are feeling, but we are very much wanting you to put this death thing in the proper perspective: You are all going to die! Except there is no death. You're all … [Read more]

DEC.22,2016 MINDFUL MOMENTS IN MANOA

 Dear friends, During this holiday season, it feels so natural to explore the heart of the Christmas story -- God chooses to come into this world not as some mighty ruler, as in the Old Testament, but through radical vulnerability as an infant born … [Read more]

DEC.27,2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

DEC.27,2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS DAILIES   Eye Opener (1950)   Many of the uninformed non-alcoholics looked upon us of the Drinking Fraternity as lazy bums.  They do not know the planning and scheming required to raise the price … [Read more]

DEC.27,2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

DEC.27,2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS DAILIES   Eye Opener (1950)   Many of the uninformed non-alcoholics looked upon us of the Drinking Fraternity as lazy bums.  They do not know the planning and scheming required to raise the price … [Read more]

DEC.15,MINDFUL MEDITATION IN MANOA

Dear friends, I was driving home from work in 7 AM Honolulu traffic, and felt myself becoming depressed while listening to the news on NPR: the fall of Aleppo, the melting of arctic ice at unprecedented levels, the Rohingya genocide a country that … [Read more]

DEC.26,2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

DEC.26,2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS   DAILIES    Eye Opener (1950)   Effort has been made to carry AA into schools and young people’s organizations, but the effective response has been so negligible that it has usually been … [Read more]

DEC.25,2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

DEC.25,2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS DAILIES   Eye Opener (1950)   Had Doctor Bob died in May 1935, he would have died a failure – a man who had wasted years of training and exceptional ability, a despair and a disappointment to … [Read more]

Hank Parkhurst – New York’s AA #2

Hank Parkhurst - New York's AA #2 Hank Parkhurst was a salesman, an agnostic, a former Standard Oil of New Jersey executive, who had lost his job because of drinking and wound up at Towns Hospital, where Bill found him in the fall of … [Read more]

DEC.24,2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

DEC.24,2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS DAILIES   Eye Opener (1950)   Some time ago, I felt it necessary to make a record of the various sums of money owed me for my occasional handouts for a flop, or to get clothes out of hock, or to … [Read more]

DEC.23,2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

DEC.23,2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS DAILIES Eye Opener (1950)   The subconscious aim of practically all men  is to get the most and the best out of every day of their lives. It is a simple creed and if honestly followed, day by … [Read more]

DEC.22,2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

DEC.22,2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS DAILIES   Eye Opener (1950) You can eat yourself to death as quickly as you can drink yourself to death. Working unreasonable overtime will bring on extreme fatigue that you may think “necessitates” … [Read more]

DEC.21,2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

DEC.21,2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS DAILIES    Eye Opener (1950)   Many of us can recall being fired from jobs for drinking and at the same time being given a letter of recommendation that spoke in glowing terms about our ability, … [Read more]

DEC.20,2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

DEC.20,2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS DAILIES   Eye Opener (1950)   So many times we have seen the practicing alcoholic helped over a period of months and even years and, each time someone labored over him, they were rewarded by … [Read more]