Legacy of Recovery

Transformation CAN Occur

Transformation CAN Occur

Daily Reflections – November 23 “HOLD YOUR FACE TO THE LIGHT” Believe more deeply. Hold your face up to the Light, even though for the moment you do not see. AS BILL SEES IT, p. 3 One Sunday in October, during my morning meditation, I glanced out the window at the ash tree in our …

Gratitude FOR / Gratitude IN

Gratitude FOR / Gratitude IN

In the month of November in A.A., we can go to any number of meetings that will focus on gratitude.  In early sobriety, I used to literally get nauseous when I would walk into a meeting and hear that was what the topic was going to be.  I mean seriously?!?!?! What do I have to …

Ebby T.’s Surrender Problem

Ebby T.’s Surrender Problem

Good morning family… I was sitting down this week looking at some of our A.A. history with another member and ran across an interesting writing about Ebby T. After reading it, we both thought how sad that some people simply cannot surrender enough to “get it.” “Ebby T. had originally sobered up and “given his …

On Awakening…

On Awakening…

Last night, I was sitting in a book study with my sponsor and sponsor brothers, and we spent the entire meeting focusing on page 86 in Step 11, “Into Action.” I love how my sponsor had us go through each line of the book starting with “On awakening…”  We broke it down and he helped …

What Is My Primary Purpose?

What Is My Primary Purpose?

I sat down this morning with a sponsee and we were studying Tradition Five… “Each group has but one primary purpose — to carry its message to the alcoholic who still suffers.” …and while we were reading in the 12&12, on Page 151, next to the last paragraph, it starts off by saying, “Restless one …

Upon Awakening

Upon Awakening

Happy Thursday family… A dear friend of mine in the Fellowship sent this to me yesterday and I thought it was worth sharing.  It seems that clear cut direction are up for me this week.  At my home group this past Monday, we had a great discussion on Step 11 (prayer and meditation) and I …

Is Prayer Enough?

Is Prayer Enough?

This morning when I was starting my prayers, just as I closed my eyes and went into the stillness – something got in the way… my thinking.  The thought that came to mind before I really even got into my prayer was, “Yeah, this is great and all – but is this all there is …