Personal Stories

February 20, 2017

Step Three is Only a Beginning

After twenty-eight years of mind-obliterating alcoholism, I finally attended my first AA meeting. Within a few weeks, I became capable of memorizing the Third Step Prayer […]
November 25, 2016
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Peace of Mind and a Quiet Heart

In my early days of sobriety, I was hearing a lot of words that were unfamiliar to me and I didn’t pay much attention to them […]
November 25, 2016
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Decision of the Mind

After barely escaping a trip to the Indiana State Penal Farm for drunken misbehavior, I quit drinking forever – I was nineteen years old. Then, when […]
August 30, 2016

Step Five – A Clean Slate

Most of us were born perfect and the slate was clean. From the very first day of our lives we started to experience different emotions (for […]
July 7, 2016

The Great Reality Deep Within

I had scooted through the holiday season one long-ago January without a drink for the first time in memory since teenage years. Even though I had […]
March 29, 2016
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The Day the Lights Came On

How to brighten up a life in the state of spiritual darkness Like most of us in AA, I spent years trying to navigate my way […]
March 9, 2016
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What If We Stopped Donating?

Like many businesses, AA will now be charging for some things that used to be free, such as: Being rocketed in the Fourth Dimension $49.99 per […]