Legacy of Recovery

4 Things To Do For Spiritual Growth

4 Things To Do For Spiritual Growth

Hello family… I was sitting in an A.A. speaker meeting yesterday and the speaker was sharing his experience, strength, and hope on the chapter in the Big Book titled, “We Agnostics”. He had lots of amazing insight after his 26 years of experience in the book, and he shared something I had never heard before …

Inconvenienced by Alcoholics Anonymous

Inconvenienced by Alcoholics Anonymous

My home group (getinthecar.org) is a hybrid closed Big Book Study that meets only once a week on Friday night’s at 7:30pm CST.  This past Friday night, we were reading in “Bill’s Story”, and we picked up where we left off last week on the bottom of page 14…. “My friend had emphasized the absolute …

Trusting Our Inner Authority

Trusting Our Inner Authority

Each morning, I’m part of a group SMS text of men in the A.A. Fellowship.  I thought I would share my entry this morning because it hit me really hard and was a great reminder for me….  God Bless! “Morning guys, I was reading one of my morning meditations this morning I got in my …

1940’s Beginner’s Meetings in A.A.

1940’s Beginner’s Meetings in A.A.

I was digging around the internet the other day and ran across an interesting article written by Cameron F. from Toronto ON where he was sharing on a book that I have read by Wally P., “Back to Basics: The Alcoholics Anonymous Beginners’ Meetings.”  While this book is not Conference approved literature, Wally was an …

Dancing on the Edge… On Purpose

Dancing on the Edge… On Purpose

I was recently in a noon ZOOM meeting in Washington D.C. and the topic was insanity and all its forms (early sobriety and beyond). I heard some wonderful shares from the folks in this meeting but one woman’s share really stood out to me (likely because I could relate to it). At one point during …

Wanna Get Sober?

Wanna Get Sober?

I'm certain that many of you have had a similar experience, but since 2014 I've had a guy I met in a meeting where I used to live continually slide into my DM's with messages like (in order over the last 7 years): "Hanging by a thread" "I don't even want to be awake now. ...

Taking Suggestions

Taking Suggestions

Recently, I had a sponsee ask me the most interesting question... “When you first came into A.A., what made you start taking the suggestions your sponsor gave you?” Honestly, I had to stop and think about it! I mean, TODAY, I am 100% clear about the answer... but back then when I was in a ...

4 Thoughts on the 4th Step Fears List

4 Thoughts on the 4th Step Fears List

Hi, my name is Rick and I’m an alcoholic.  My sobriety date is 11/17/1987….  I have been working with my current sponsor since February of 2013 and when I first started working with him, I asked him if he would take me back through the Steps and teach them to me the way HE was …

The 7 Deadly – A Quick Inventory

The 7 Deadly – A Quick Inventory

I was playing around the internet this weekend and ran across and interesting website, www.thejaywalker.com. I found this on it and thought I would share it with you.  I call them my P.A.G.G.L.E.S. ……………….. These considerations were taken from pages 48, 49, 66 & 67 of the Twelve and Twelve The bold type presents definitions …

Emmet Fox and Alcoholics Anonymous

Emmet Fox and Alcoholics Anonymous

Copyright © The A.A. Grapevine, Inc., February 1996 One of the very early recovering alcoholics who worked with co-founder Bill W. was a man named Al, whose mother was secretary to Emmet Fox, a popular lecturer on New Thought philosophy. When the early groups were meeting in New York, members would frequently adjourn after a …