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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.”

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the pros and cons of ruts.

The value of being regimented cannot be overstated. Knowing what’s next is calming. However, at the same time, doing the same thing over and over again… well, let’s just say I’ve been down that road, with less than stellar results. 335 more words


Be Profound or Be Quiet

There’s a saying I really cling to: “Be profound, be funny, or be quiet.” I can’t be profound or funny right now, so I should be quiet but I feel the need to slap something or somebody. 352 more words

Alcohol Recovery

Self Esteem and Addiction

For ye have not come thus far save it were by the word of Christ with unshaken faith in Him, relying wholly upon the merits of him who is mighty to save. 273 more words

Sugar Addiction

How it Works

Perhaps the #1 most potent agent of recovery is the practice of vulnerability.

This is most glaringly evident quality one sees in the rooms of AA (and other 12 step groups).  

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"Self-Knowledge Avails Us Nothing"

There are things I forget to talk about with my daughter.  Things that someone will mention or I’m reminded of in some other context and suddenly I’ll think – Gosh, why haven’t I discussed this with her?   679 more words


One Year.

Today marks one year clean for me.

It’s very difficult (in a good way) for me to process this. It’s been quite some time since I’ve gone this long without hurting myself. 98 more words