My name is Joy D. and I am an alcoholic. When I became a member of AA on February 28, 1986, it changed my life. The willingness to trust in a higher power greater than myself has led me to continue to move forward in a positive way. The Big Book, Twelve Steps, and Principles
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Love is the answer, now what was the question?!! On May 31, 2015, I met a man for coffee at Starbucks that I had met on-line. Yes, on-line dating! At my age? What? Well, why not?!! I had just re-entered my Utah lifeon May 1st from living in California for a project the past year, commuting back and forth as I
Home Groups – That Sufficient Substitute by Pete G. On page 166 of the 75th Anniversary Reprint of the First Edition, our wonderful pioneers wrote of a sufficient substitute. That substitute is the Fellowship of Alcoholics Anonymous. I have come to understand that being a Home Group Member and participating in Home Group activities is
Our Greatest Danger: Rigidity by Bob P. This is my 18th General Service Conference — the first two as a director of the Grapevine and A.A.W.S., followed by four as a general service trustee. In 1972, I rotated out completely, only to be called back two years later as general manager of G.S.O., the service
Soon you’ll be back out there in the real world again. You’ll find it’s the same old world with the same old problems. No matter where you live, you’ll still have your full share of those problems. Plus the one problem that can make all the others seem a lot bigger than they really are.
From BS to IS by Lisa O. I like to divide my life into two periods, before sobriety which I term “BS” and in sobriety, for which I use “IS.” While I was living in my BS, I would read metaphysical books and study philosophy, religion and esoteric subjects like biofeedback and how to make
How many of you have seen the picture titled: “The Man on the Bed”? I hope you have, we own it. It is an illustration that was done by a Grapevine volunteer illustrator and presented to Bill W. in 1955. It is a depiction of that first visit to St. Thomas hospital in Akron, where Bill