Putting the Cart Before the Horse in AA – Michael B, 10.8.2013, West Des Moines, IA

“Kids, come in here quickly. I have an incredible announcement to make! On Monday, I am going to quit drinking, and that is going to free up a lot of time and money for us to start doing some fun activities together.”      These are words I spoke quite often to my children on many a… Read More Putting the Cart Before the Horse in AA – Michael B, 10.8.2013, West Des Moines, IA

Helping Others with a Postage Stamp- JD, Des Moines, IA

Many years ago I heard about the “Corrections Desk” at the A.A. General Service Office in New York.  They were seeking volunteers who were willing to write letters to incarcerated alcoholic men who had reached out, seeking help.  So, out of curiosity more than anything I inquired and was given the name and address of someone. If… Read More Helping Others with a Postage Stamp- JD, Des Moines, IA

10 AA Slogans and Their Deeper Meanings by Justin Kunst from Amethyst Recovery

1. One Day at a Time We must take life one day at a time, one moment at a time. (Dark Moon Pictures/Shutterstock) One of the most common AA slogans is “one day at a time.” This simple phrase carries two essential messages. First, we must focus on the present. We cannot see the future,… Read More 10 AA Slogans and Their Deeper Meanings by Justin Kunst from Amethyst Recovery

Thoughts VS Actions

I found this great breakdown of this topic while reading the internet so I wanted to share with those who read this blog- Kara Partyline Editor “They only thought they had lost their egoism and fear; they only thought they had humbled themselves. But they had not learned enough of humility, fearlessness and honesty, in the sense we find… Read More Thoughts VS Actions