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by Joe H
Fri Nov 27, 2009 8:21 pm
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: Hi all
Replies: 10
Views: 2933

Re: Hi all

Good to have ya here, Jack.
by Joe H
Fri Nov 27, 2009 10:54 am
Forum: Sponsorship
Topic: Sponsorship a substitution for faith?
Replies: 74
Views: 29751

Re: Sponsorship a substitution for faith?

Meetings and sponsors are great icing on the cake, but the 12 steps are the cake. I am mystified by the concept that the 12 Steps are meant to be separate from the Fellowship. This to me makes the 12 Steps singular in practise and therefore self-healing, self-gratifying rather than humbly seeking t...
by Joe H
Thu Nov 26, 2009 7:50 am
Forum: If It Doesn't Fit Anywhere Else
Topic: Annoyed
Replies: 25
Views: 4964

Re: Annoyed

Opening day of deer season here in Maryland is this Saturday - of course this is the day after the deer go from dumbasses to Rhode Scholars...

and before you ask...no I do not know the difference... :D
by Joe H
Thu Nov 26, 2009 7:27 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Giving Thanks
Replies: 4
Views: 967

Re: Giving Thanks

Happy Thanksgiving, Chris.

I remember my first Thanksgiving sober, two hot dogs, bag of chips and a cup of coffee from 7/11 in the front seat of an old Ford while waiting for the 8pm Th. night meeting to start.

Today it will be in a warm house surrounded by family.

Life is good.
by Joe H
Thu Nov 19, 2009 11:51 am
Forum: If It Doesn't Fit Anywhere Else
Topic: Jim725
Replies: 2
Views: 939

Re: Jim725

Jim is no longer a member.
by Joe H
Tue Nov 03, 2009 6:04 am
Forum: Sponsorship
Topic: I need a sponsor that won't take my B.S.
Replies: 12
Views: 3787

Re: I need a sponsor that won't take my B.S.

Communists and fallen angels are welcomed at AA if they have alcoholism and the desire to stop drinking.

jimk
Yes, Communist are very welcome in AA. We just ask that they leave their communism at the door because we have no opinion on that matter inside the rooms.
by Joe H
Tue Nov 03, 2009 5:48 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Looking for the name of a certain group
Replies: 10
Views: 1609

Re: Looking for the name of a certain group

A.A. thats apparently a "hardcore" version of A.A.
AA has no rules, only guidlines and suggestions.

Therefore to be "hardcore AA" the group would have no rules.

...including a rule that stated there are no rules. :wink:
by Joe H
Tue Nov 03, 2009 5:38 am
Forum: Sponsorship
Topic: Male vs female sponsorship
Replies: 15
Views: 15169

Re: Male vs female sponsorship

Maybe the truth lies in one’s own wisdom to know the difference as in the serenity prayer rather than personal ambitions. Wisdom of what happened the last time I drank did not prevent me from picking up a drink. Our literature says that we are not saints. I have natural instincts that I looked at i...
by Joe H
Sat Oct 24, 2009 3:32 pm
Forum: If It Doesn't Fit Anywhere Else
Topic: 60 Days
Replies: 7
Views: 1605

Re: 60 Days

Great Job, Bill, you have earned it.
by Joe H
Sat Oct 24, 2009 3:28 pm
Forum: If It Doesn't Fit Anywhere Else
Topic: Babies left in filth as mother binged for 24 hours
Replies: 4
Views: 1624

Re: Babies left in filth as mother binged for 24 hours

How sad :( . Makes me think .. there but for the Grace of God go I . Very sad but illustrative of the insanity of the disease. A young mother who I have no doubt loves her babies but is incapable of not taking that first drink. I cannot label her a "bad Mum" (gawd, I've been around Ken too long. :l...
by Joe H
Sat Oct 24, 2009 3:13 pm
Forum: Our Friends and Families
Topic: I need your help I am KB sister
Replies: 19
Views: 18923

Re: I need your help I am KB sister

Hi Diane, I have just sent you a PM. So all you should have to do is hit the reply.

I am going oout tonight but I will get back to any messages in the morning.

God Bless,

joe
by Joe H
Wed Oct 21, 2009 4:11 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: starting over
Replies: 14
Views: 2401

Re: starting over

Kim, I know of no way to undo what is done but I do know it does not have to be redone. Use this as a learning experience and move on...one day at a time. I have been sober only once and it has been continuous. I have gone to meetings, got a home group, got a sponsor and have done the steps. Most im...
by Joe H
Sun Oct 18, 2009 6:35 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Why I, an old timer, go to meetings
Replies: 11
Views: 2820

Re: Why I, an old timer, go to meetings

When I was new (my first five years), meetings were a haven of serinity for that one hour a day as the rest of the day was spent rebuilding my life. During the next five years they became an oasis of peace where I could practise the principles I learned about in doing the steps. Today they fulfill m...
by Joe H
Thu Oct 15, 2009 4:31 pm
Forum: If It Doesn't Fit Anywhere Else
Topic: Our Father
Replies: 1
Views: 991

Our Father

THE LORD'S PRAYER - Rather cleverly done.This is in two parts, the prayer (in blue type) and GOD (in red type)-in response. "Our Father Who Art In Heaven. Yes? Don't interrupt me. I'm praying. But -- you called ME! Called you? No, I didn't call you. I'm praying. Our Father who art in Heaven. There -...
by Joe H
Thu Oct 15, 2009 12:41 pm
Forum: If It Doesn't Fit Anywhere Else
Topic: How to unsubscribe
Replies: 18
Views: 3664

Re: How to unsubscribe

In this one's opinion, this one was.

Did you not see I said I?