Archive | February 2013

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Let’s brighten up this place !!

After the husbands fifth trip to the host’s bar for refills, the wife said, “Aren’t you embarrassed to go back so many times?” Hubby: Nope. I keep telling them it’s for you. __________________________________ A drunk walks in the front door of a bar and yells “Bartender, gimme a drink!” The bartender says “Sir, you’re already intoxicated. I […]

A sense of duty

  I spend a great deal of time passing on what I learned to others who want and need it badly. I do it for four reasons: Sense of duty. It is a pleasure. Because in so doing I am paying my debt to the man who took time to pass it on to me. […]

Came to Believe

Lack of power, that was our dilemma. We had to find a power by which we could live, and it had to be a Power greater than ourselves. Obviously. But where and how were we to find this Power? Well, that’s exactly what this book is about. Its main object is to enable you to […]

Attraction not promotion

Early in recovery I could not understand why A.A. would approve a tradition like the eleventh one, in which we restrain ourselves from ‘sensational advertising’.  I was so happy with my own recovery and what the steps and the fellowship had done for me I just wanted to share this with all those still suffering […]

Double Trouble

    I never considered myself an alcoholic, just really good at drinking. That is until I came across a bar in Las Vegas that advertised “All You Can Drink for $ 10.” I knew I was in trouble when I walked up and ordered $ 20 worth. Howard M. Santa Clara, Calif. Grapevine Magazine […]

Confidentiality of the program

Two real-life examples of how confidentiality in A.A. is treated in the eyes of the law: LEWISTON — An Alcoholics Anonymous member’s story began with the arrival of a Lewiston police officer. A uniformed cop trying to find somebody — apparently a suspect in a crime — marched into the middle of an Alcoholics Anonymous […]

Coming to Believe

Saying that we “came to believe” suggest a process. Belief is the result of consideration, doubt, reasoning, and concluding. The ability to form beliefs is part of what it means to be made in our Higher Power’s image. It involves emotion and logic. It leads to action. What, then, is the process that leads us […]