Legacy of Recovery

How Long You Stay There

How Long You Stay There

There’ve been many spiritual leaders I’ve paid attention to in my life and one of the ones I love the most is a woman by the name of Nadia Bolz-Weber.  She has many spiritual teaching credentials to her name and has written several New York Times best selling books.  I was watching a video of …

I Caught Alcoholism When I Came to A.A.

I Caught Alcoholism When I Came to A.A.

This past weekend, I had the privilege of attending the 75th Texas State A.A. Convention in Austin, TX with some of the members of my home group and while we were there, we heard a speaker say this – and the identification (for me) was palpable… “I caught alcoholism when I came to A.A.” If …

The Path of Least Resistance

The Path of Least Resistance

If you Google the phrase, “the path of least resistance,” you will likely find this: “The path of least resistance is the physical or metaphorical pathway that provides the least resistance to forward motion by a given object or entity, among a set of alternative paths.” In A.A., we have another way of saying that… …

The Promises: Cause & Effect

The Promises: Cause & Effect

I’m sure you’re familiar with the idea of “cause and effect.” “Cause and effect” is the relationship between events or things, where one is the result of the other or others. This is a combination of action and reaction. In even more simple terms… if you do this – you get that. It reminds me …

Emotional Sobriety

Emotional Sobriety

In January 1958, Bill Wilson wrote an article to the Grapevine entitled, “The Next Frontier: Emotional Sobriety.”  This article is the substance of a letter Bill wrote to a close friend (in 1956) who also had troublesome depressions.  Before I start sharing my experience, strength, and hope on this topic, I thought it best to …