January 4, 2023

A Simple Program for Complicated People

Living by the Dictates of My Conscience, By Rick R. “Desperation” has been the great motivator for me with respect to the thoroughness that I have […]
March 3, 2022

Step Three Decision

I think of the first three Steps in AA as: I can’t. (Step One). God can! (Step Two). I have decided to ask Him to help […]
October 4, 2021


The Big Book amazingly promises that we will be reborn (p. 63). In Big Book context, Bill W. may have been referring to Dr. Carl Jung’s […]
June 2, 2021

Anonymity Is the Spiritual Foundation

We Failed Idealists Need Attention I came from a family riddled with alcoholic drinkers. Many of them had the problem as bad as I did. I […]
April 27, 2021

God Leaves the Door Open for Everyone

No Need to Overthink This Issue The Alcoholics Anonymous program is open to anyone who has a desire to stop drinking. It makes no difference if […]
March 4, 2021

True Humility and an Open Mind

Step Two is the Rallying Point When born, most of us come into the world untainted and perfectly innocent. From that time on, we are influenced […]
September 1, 2020

A Wonderful Organization

I had dropped by my partner’s workplace to bring her some items she had requested. Her co-worker, Shannon, was there. I’d met her co-worker socially a […]
May 4, 2020

Coping With the Pandemic

The Big Book was written in the late 1930s when Germany’s land grabs foretold the upcoming World War. That’s the obvious reference for “We try not […]
January 28, 2020

Stream of Life

“Recovery, above all else, is about living and putting goodness into us and into the world about us. We in recovery change the alcoholism delusion for […]
January 28, 2020

Our Own Concept of a Higher Power

All You Need is an Open Mind When we are born, we come into the world untainted and perfectly innocent. From that time on, we are […]
January 28, 2020

Become Willing to Believe

Leads to Release From the Mental Obsession “Came to believe that a power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.” The Big Book infers that […]
July 24, 2019

Prayers for People

Bill W, July 30, 1950 speaking to 3,000 at the first International Convention, Cleveland, OH. Bill said this and then waffled, suggesting that maybe we could […]