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Daily Reading – June 9, 2014

When my study of the Steps reached Step seven (“Humbly asked Him to remove our shortcomings”), I stumbled on the very first word. “Humble!” I thought.  “The last thing I need is to be more humble.”  Hadn’t I been humble

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Daily Reading – June 9, 2014

When my study of the Steps reached Step seven (“Humbly asked Him to remove our shortcomings”), I stumbled on the very first word. “Humble!” I thought.  “The last thing I need is to be more humble.”  Hadn’t I been humble

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Daily Reading – June 17, 2013 – Surrender

Surrender Master the lessons of your present circumstances. We do not move forward by resisting what is undesirable in our life today. We move forward, we grow, we change by acceptance. Avoidance is not the key; surrender opens the door.

Daily Reading – June 17, 2013 – Surrender

Surrender Master the lessons of your present circumstances. We do not move forward by resisting what is undesirable in our life today. We move forward, we grow, we change by acceptance. Avoidance is not the key; surrender opens the door.

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Daily Reading – May 23, 2013 – Back to 1…

The twelve simple words of the First Step embrace a whole philosophy of life.  Books could be written on the subject of personal surrender suggested by the first six words: “admitted we were powerless over alcohol.”  The next six represented our acknowledgement

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Daily Reading – May 23, 2013 – Back to 1…

The twelve simple words of the First Step embrace a whole philosophy of life.  Books could be written on the subject of personal surrender suggested by the first six words: “admitted we were powerless over alcohol.”  The next six represented our acknowledgement

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Daily Reading – April 22, 2013 – Building Foundations

I was set free because my greatest fear had been realized… And so rock bottom became a solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life. J. K. Rowling ————————————————————————————————————————————————- As first, the idea of searching for defects of character, wrongs,

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Daily Reading – April 22, 2013 – Building Foundations

I was set free because my greatest fear had been realized… And so rock bottom became a solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life. J. K. Rowling ————————————————————————————————————————————————- As first, the idea of searching for defects of character, wrongs,

Daily Reading – January 26, 2013

How often we see wives, husbands and parents come to Al-Anon groups because they have reached a point of desperation of the alcoholic drinking of a family member! When they are told that Al-Anon’s purpose is not to bring about

Daily Reading – January 26, 2013

How often we see wives, husbands and parents come to Al-Anon groups because they have reached a point of desperation of the alcoholic drinking of a family member! When they are told that Al-Anon’s purpose is not to bring about

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Daily Reading – January 18, 2013 – Peace is a Natural Outgrowth of Acceptance

This was the only thought I remembered from my first Al-Anon meeting: We can learn to live at peace with ourselves and others. I wondered, “How do people do this?” From my alcoholic upbringing to my own family and workplace,

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Daily Reading – January 18, 2013 – Peace is a Natural Outgrowth of Acceptance

This was the only thought I remembered from my first Al-Anon meeting: We can learn to live at peace with ourselves and others. I wondered, “How do people do this?” From my alcoholic upbringing to my own family and workplace,

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Daily Reading – November 29, 2012

Before Al-Anon, I believed that being an adult was to be in control-rigid, cool.  Being an adult was looking good on the outside and not feeling what was going on in the inside.  Being an adult meant doing for others

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Daily Reading – November 29, 2012

Before Al-Anon, I believed that being an adult was to be in control-rigid, cool.  Being an adult was looking good on the outside and not feeling what was going on in the inside.  Being an adult meant doing for others

Daily Reading – October 12, 2012

The road to my hometown wound along a steep hillside. As a child, I was often afraid that our car would swerve too widely and go over the edge. I used to take hold of the rear door handle and

Daily Reading – October 12, 2012

The road to my hometown wound along a steep hillside. As a child, I was often afraid that our car would swerve too widely and go over the edge. I used to take hold of the rear door handle and

Daily Reading – October 10, 2011

Sometimes I need to work stat one backwards. I don’t always recognize when I’m powerless, but I certainly noticed when my life becomes unmanageable. Then I remembered that usually when I’m feeling insane, I’m forgetting my powerlessness and trying to

Daily Reading – October 10, 2011

Sometimes I need to work stat one backwards. I don’t always recognize when I’m powerless, but I certainly noticed when my life becomes unmanageable. Then I remembered that usually when I’m feeling insane, I’m forgetting my powerlessness and trying to