My name is Eddie and I remember my first GOD (Great Out Doors) Campout, in 1991, I drove up to the Defa’s dude ranch near Hanna, Utah. I was familiar with both the Dude ranch and the small town. My mom had brought me to Defa’s as a kid. And my dad had relatives that
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The other day while hiking on my latest favorite trail, I noticed a fairly young tree, bent over by snow. It looked as though it was staring at its reflection, a black and white, two dimensional mirror of itself. As I continued hiking, my compassion for the weighed down tree took on new meaning. I
As often as I’ve lost the timeBetween the times forgottenIt seems that though I’ve lost the timeIt turns out Johnny RottenHas long since tried to find his mindWhether times are rough or gayAnd although the times have lost their mindIt turned out just this way:I hereby declare the woundThat opened but in spiteThat I was
So my story you might find like yours and I truly hope someone can take something from it. I grew up in a small town in Northern Utah after being adopted and my family was great. Now, think of anything a little boy could ever ask for while growing up on a farm. Horses, cows,
My name is Laura, my sobriety date is May 31, 2009. This little story is about my experiences with the G.O.D. Campout! It is held every year in July at Defas Dude Ranch near Hannah, Utah. Mountains, meadows, forest, the river, and the heart on the mountainside make for a beautiful campout setting. If you
A goal I set in early sobriety when my sponsor was helping me with goal- setting was to write an article for the Lifeline on “Meeting Manners.” It was outside my comfort zone (opposite behavior) and I thought it may help other newcomers as I had been thoroughly confused the first couple of A.A. meetings.
At some point a person makes a conscious choice to cross the line. This line can represent different things to different people but a major shift occurs once it happens. Events are set in motion, momentum takes on a life of its own. Ripples transform into tidal waves. Things change.People have always reminded me exactly