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Practicing Gratitude During the Thanksgiving Season

You pray in your distress and in your need; would that you might pray also in the fullness of your joy and in your days of abundance.  153 more words

for the love and hate of boredom.

I’ve learned what causes my boredom: lack of contentment.  Being a high-strung individual, down time means I’m not doing something; “shoulds” are not being met, and I’m down because in my head, words equal feelings.  409 more words

Alcoholism

Stay inside your own Hula Hoop

Sometimes someone will say something to you that may be just a passing thought to them, but very profound to you.  This happened to me a few weeks ago. 441 more words

Alcoholism

The Storehouse Southend. Just good people, or the Spirit of Truth?

The Storehouse building in Southend is an intriguing place, to me anyway. I know the building well (if you can actually know a building) after spending part of my child hood climbing on its roof. 3,299 more words

God

get down before getting up.

Before this program, I didn’t understand the importance of beginnings and endings.  I hated going to sleep because tomorrows followed, and once awake I’d immediately jump into overdrive, confusing my alarm clock with a jailbreak. 242 more words

The Twelve Steps

"My name is Lisa, and I'm a compulsive overeater."

I went to my first Overeaters Anonymous meeting last night.  (For those of you who may not know, OA is based on AA, with 12 steps to recovery, meetings, sponsors, etc.) 807 more words

Making a Fearless Moral Inventory

So yesterday was the big ‘Step #4′ day.  I started out at work, holding my weekly team meeting first thing in the morning.  I put my desk in order and I headed to a lunch OA session that I had never been to before.   2,561 more words

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