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As Bill Sees It #3 - Pain and Progress

Posted by Erin McV on November 20, 2016 at 1:00 AM Comments comments (0)

"Years ago I used to commiserate with all people who suffered.  Now I commiserate with those who suffer only in ignorance, who do not understand the purpose and ultimate utility of pain".

Someone once remarked that pain is the touchstone of spiritual progress.How heartily we AA's can agree with him, for we know that the pains of alcoholism had to come before sobriety and emotional turmoil before serenity.

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"Believe more deeply.  Hold your face up to...

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Keep It Simple - October 16

Posted by Erin McV on October 16, 2016 at 12:25 AM Comments comments (0)

 

Keep It Simple - October 16

 

To err is human, but when the eraser wears out ahead of the pencil, you’re overdoing it.

–Josh Jenkins

 

It’s okay to make mistakes. But we shouldn’t live a life of excuses. We shouldn’t slide over our mistakes; we should learn from them.

 

Excu...

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always available

Posted by Mercy Jean on October 6, 2016 at 10:30 AM Comments comments (0)

My name is Mercy.  I have been sober a month shy of 12 years.  I wanted to post again to let people know that I am still here if any women need a sponsor.  I am happy to help.  I normally use the phone to do step work but can facetime once in awhile if needed. Please send a message to me if you want to work together.

GSAA Archivist Qualifications

Posted by Club_Epic aka Walt on August 9, 2016 at 10:40 PM Comments comments (0)

GSAA Archivist Qualifications

Term of office: 1 year

Suggested sobriety: 2 or more years

Suggested previous service experience:

Service at the group level, face to face or online group. Example: Chairperson, Secretary, or Treasurer.

Other suggested qualifications: At least (18) months as a group member.

Familiar with our AA literature pertaining to groups and service, including: "Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions" (the Traditions parts), "The AA Service Ma...

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Light From a Prayer

Posted by Erin McV on May 8, 2016 at 1:30 AM Comments comments (0)

Light From a Prayer

"God grant us the serenity to accept the things we cannot change, the courage to change the things we ca, and the wisdom to know the difference."

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We treasure our "Serenity Prayer" because it brings a new light to us that can dissipate our oldtime and nearly fatal habit of fooling ourselves.  

In the radiance of this prayer we see that defeat, rightly accepted, need be no disaster. We now know that we do not have to run away, no...

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Keep It SImple - April 10th

Posted by Erin McV on April 10, 2016 at 12:50 AM Comments comments (0)

 

Keep It Simple - April 10

"You cannot prevent the birds of sadness from passing over your head, but you can prevent them from making nests in your hair." - Chinese proverb

Life is full of feelings.  We can be happy, sad, mad, scared.  These feelings can come and go quickly.  Or we may hang on to them.  As recovering (alcoholics) addicts, we used to hang on to those feelings that made us feel bad.  We let them make "nests" in our ...

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Thank you!

Posted by Diane on March 4, 2016 at 12:55 AM Comments comments (0)

I want to thank Joe and Greg for this amazing site.....There is a lot of work here, quiet laboring behind the scenes. Thank you! Diane:):D;)

Richness

Posted by DougE on December 25, 2015 at 10:45 AM Comments comments (0)

In the sphere of material things, giving means being rich. Not he who has much is rich, but he who gives much.

 

—Erich Fromm

 

 

Material possessions have great significance in our world. Not only do we strive to own a special car, electronic gear, and far more clothes than we need, but we also think in terms of possessing a girlfriend, or our health, or happiness, or things that cannot be owned. Some of us have become addicted to buying a...

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Celebration

Posted by DougE on December 24, 2015 at 6:35 PM Comments comments (0)

Celebration is a forgetting in order to remember. A forgetting of ego, of problems, of difficulties. A letting go.

 

—Matthew Fox

 

 

A holiday presents us with an opportunity to practice the letting go of this program. This is a special day to set aside our work and our routines, to put our problems and burdens on the shelf. Let us join with others who are also letting go on this day and celebrate. Maybe we can learn from them how they do ...

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The Tolerance Prayer

Posted by Dayzed on December 5, 2015 at 4:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Lord, give me tolerance towards those whose thoughts and ways, in the Program and life, conflict with mine. For though I would, I cannot always know what constitutes the Absolute Truth. The other person may be right, while I may be all wrong, yet unaware.

Lord, make my motives right, for only this can ease my conscience when I somet...

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