Tag Archives: God as we understood Him

Last but not least … Step 12

The final Step in the A.A. program is: “12. Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to alcoholics, and practice these principles in all our affairs.” For me, everything in … Continue reading

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Step 11: Attempting to live a spiritual life

For me, Step 11 of the A.A. program is all about maintaining a a spiritual life. The step reads: “Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God, as we understood Him, praying only for knowledge of … Continue reading

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Do whatever helps

Last week I mentioned that I rarely go to A.A. meetings these days. When I first sobered up, I went to meetings regularly. Some people have found going to 90 A.A. meetings in 90 days a great way to get … Continue reading

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Some days …

Oh, no matter how positive and sober a life I try to lead, there are some days where I just don’t do so well. This was one of those days. I woke up with a head-banger of a migraine in … Continue reading

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Taking a deep breath

In my last post, I mentioned that one of the ways I avoid picking up a drink or taking a toke is by taking a deep breath. In thinking about it after, I realized that there was a lot more … Continue reading

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Step 6: Ready to get healthy

Step 6 of A.A. is: “Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character.” Yes, there is “God” again … a Higher Power can be whatever you believe in, whether the God of your organized religion, the … Continue reading

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There is so much “God” in A.A.

Anyone who has looked into it knows that “God” is a big part of getting sober through A.A. That can be a big hurdle for some people thinking about – or desperately needing to – sober up. Where do you … Continue reading

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