Posts by: Rick W.

Our 3-Part Illness

Our 3-Part Illness

When I put down the bottle, I made a deliberate choice to address Part 1 (the physical) of my 3-part illness . Then, you and others started teaching me how to make deliberate choices on the mental and spiritual part (Parts 2 & 3) of my illness. “In this statement he [Dr. Silkworth] confirms what …

What Is The General Service Conference?

What Is The General Service Conference?

In a bit of a followup to my post on 02/21/22 about “Leadership in A.A.,” I wanted to share a little about A.A.’s General Service Conference to help members better understand what it is and why it’s important we have it. Before we get into it, let’s see what the A.A. Service Manual says about the …

Leadership in A.A.

Leadership in A.A.

Good morning family, At my home group's monthly Traditions Study last night, we were studying: Tradition 2 The importance of the group conscience, and How in A.A., we do HAVE leaders - but not necessarily in the traditional sense of the word I shared a quick quote from one of Bill's writings in Concept 9 ...

ZOOM Fatigue

ZOOM Fatigue

Ok, let’s just all agree – this IS a thing.  Whether it be fatigue from only being able to attend your home group on ZOOM,  a District or Area meeting on ZOOM, a family meeting, a work meeting…. whatever – we’ve all just become overwhelmed with the amount of meetings we are attending virtually.  And …

Surrender Through the Steps

Surrender Through the Steps

Hello family… A few nights ago I was sitting in a book study with my sponsor and sponsor brothers – and my sponsor, Chris D., said something I’d heard before but loved hearing again…. “Each of our 12 Steps is designed to have us surrender something.” Now, I’ve heard that said before and have heard …

ANNOUNCING: LegAAcyChat

ANNOUNCING: LegAAcyChat

I’m excited to announce a new service of TT12 called “LegAAcyChat”… a podcast by and for members of A.A. to share their experience, strength, and hope on ALL THREE of our legacies in Alcoholics Anonymous and is a service of takethe12.org, this three legacy study website. We will release new episodes as soon as they have …

Recovered vs. Cured

Recovered vs. Cured

As I’ve shared before, I’m  part of a morning text conversation with about 15 men in the Fellowship, and this morning, one of the men shared this: “Good morning y’all ☀️ Reading in How It Works this morning this sentence struck me, “He provided what we needed, if we kept close to Him and performed …

Growing in Understanding and Effectiveness

Growing in Understanding and Effectiveness

I was sitting in a speaker meeting a few nights ago and heard the speaker say this phrase (the title of this post).  I’ve heard it a million times and know that it’s where Step Ten starts in the chapter “Into Action” in the Big Book.  When I got home that night, I opened my …