A Slogan “Let go and let God” was one of the earliest suggestions I heard around the Al-Anon rooms. Too often in those early years, I treated the idea like a bumper sticker: good to read in traffic; easy to
Trusting Trusting God enough to trust another human being with what we have come to understand about our hurts, habits and hang-ups is a once for all step if honesty is the power undergirding it. Hindsight showed me my initial
An Answer A short answer is no if you stick with the AA program. But, your knowing in whom or what you’ve trusted matters. AA suggests reliance on a power greater than ourselves, because we have come to believe that
Suspended by a Silken Thread — Praise God I Didn’t Wake Up Dead Just a few corners I remember, I could have rounded and lost my life, my sanity, or my freedom. Expletive deleted! I was dumb! But no
What are God-Incidences? Many say in the program, there are no coincidences; some say there are many, many God-incidences. In AA we say a “coincidence” is a miracle in which God chooses to remain anonymous.” When I am in my
Living each day without relying on alcohol to either numb or cheer me up has meant rethinking lots of goals and objectives. I never thought about goals or objectives because all I wanted to do was enjoy alcohol. I wanted to
Remember God Right smack in the middle of page 121 in The Twelve Traditions and The Twelve Steps is the reason I can get myself all in a swivet – which may lead to a dangerous place. “. . .
Saying a Grace Growing up, a grace we said before a meal was “For that which we are about to receive, make us truly grateful.” Of course, that seemed simple enough when I knew a plate of tasty food followed.
A Note Here’s a thank-you note to a British mystery — Every once in awhile art accurately reflects the hell addiction is. Watching a character in new series Karen Pirie spiral through decades of drinking and drugging, I connected with