I get a quote in my email from the Alcoholics Anonymous publication, AA Grapevine. A few days ago the quote was something that I have thought for a long time. It said: “While I wouldn’t recommend that anyone become an alcoholic, I believe that sober alcoholics living the AA way of life have been blessed … Continue reading Seen & Heard: Everyone Could Benefit from the 12 Steps
Tag: 12 Steps
Cracks in my foundation
Steps 6 and 7 of the twelve steps of Alcoholics Anonymous say: "Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character." "Humbly asked Him to remove our shortcomings." Yesterday I met with my sponsor to go over my 6th and 7th step. This isn't my first go around with the steps, … Continue reading Cracks in my foundation
Step Four of the 12 steps of Alcoholics Anonymous says: "Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves." I am working my way through the steps again with my sponsor, and I just finished all of the writing for my 4th step. Somehow, I thought that doing a 4th step at this point in my … Continue reading Knowing myself
Turning over my will
Step Three of the 12 steps of Alcoholics Anonymous says: "Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God, as we understood Him." This week I am working on step three as I go through the steps with my sponsor. I think that of all of the … Continue reading Turning over my will
One step at a time…again.
I talked to my sponsor this weekend and we agreed that now seems like a good time for me to go back through the 12 steps of AA. The decision is not based on anything bad happening or any negative thoughts (at least no more than usual) on my part. It's just because a lot has changed since … Continue reading One step at a time…again.