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by Jaywalker Steve
Mon Dec 15, 2014 5:00 am
Forum: Our Friends and Families
Topic: New here. looking for some help
Replies: 63
Views: 51492

Re: New here. looking for some help

Hi Sharon,

Three days is a big deal for people like us. There a lot of good people willing to help you here and at meetings in your neighborhood. One day at a time is how we do this, so keep it up!

God bless,
by Jaywalker Steve
Tue Nov 04, 2014 4:53 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Should the Big Book be revised?
Replies: 71
Views: 33782

Re: Should the Big Book be revised?

When it ceases to be the most reliable treatment for alcoholism, revise it. Until then leave it alone. People may question its effectiveness these days; however, it was never intended to treat problems other than alcoholism. There's a story in the current edition called 'Window of Opportunity' where...
by Jaywalker Steve
Mon Oct 13, 2014 2:46 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: buried a friend last week
Replies: 11
Views: 3970

Re: buried a friend last week

Please accept our condolences, thoughts and prayers.
by Jaywalker Steve
Tue Sep 23, 2014 11:39 am
Forum: Sponsorship
Topic: Sponsoring for the first time
Replies: 29
Views: 16992

Re: Sponsoring for the first time

Like Paige, the first person I sponsored died as a direct result of our disease. One of the hardest things was to help his mom with funeral arrangements. Still chokes me up over 25 years later and I hope it always does. My sponsor reiterated the ABCs and said that no human power means no human power...
by Jaywalker Steve
Fri Aug 29, 2014 4:04 am
Forum: Big Book Study
Topic: recovered but never cured
Replies: 20
Views: 22355

Re: recovered but never cured

Foreword to First Edition This is the Foreword as it appeared in the first printing of the first edition in 1939. WE, OF Alcoholics Anonymous, are more than one hundred men and women who have recovered from a seemingly hopeless state of mind and body. To show other alcoholics precisely how we have ...
by Jaywalker Steve
Mon Aug 11, 2014 11:33 am
Forum: The 12 Steps
Topic: Mental Slips and Amends
Replies: 13
Views: 4893

Re: Mental Slips and Amends

ann2 wrote:Good topic. Pray for unity, promote tolerance and take loving actions.

+1000! Just beautiful Ann, just beautiful.
by Jaywalker Steve
Wed Aug 06, 2014 5:15 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: My first meeting since fully commiting to working the plan
Replies: 7
Views: 2273

Re: My first meeting since fully commiting to working the pl

To be doomed to an alcoholic death or to live on a spiritual basis are not always easy alternatives to face.
~Alcoholics Anonymous, Page 44
But the freedom of spiritual living is beyond anything we can find in the bottle. Good luck and God bless!
by Jaywalker Steve
Wed Jul 23, 2014 4:05 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Close friend just died
Replies: 22
Views: 4979

Re: Close friend just died

Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Jan and her loved ones.
by Jaywalker Steve
Mon Jul 07, 2014 3:06 pm
Forum: Sponsorship
Topic: quick and dirty
Replies: 34
Views: 21902

Re: quick and dirty

Our book is meant to be suggestive only. We realize we know only a little. God will constantly disclose more to you and to us. Ask Him in your morning meditation what you can do each day for the man who is still sick. The answers will come, if your own house is in order. But obviously you cannot tr...
by Jaywalker Steve
Sun Jun 01, 2014 4:19 am
Forum: If It Doesn't Fit Anywhere Else
Topic: Medical marijuana and AA
Replies: 40
Views: 43592

Re: Medical marijuana and AA

Tradition Ten
“Alcoholics Anonymous has no opinion on out- side issues; hence the A.A. name ought never be drawn into public controversy.”
As others have said, this is a 'to thine own self be true' matter, IMHO.
by Jaywalker Steve
Sun May 11, 2014 2:42 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: A tragic, cautionary, true story
Replies: 33
Views: 38042

Re: A tragic, cautionary, true story

Layla wrote:...the times I spoke with him, he derided me for the times I drank again.
I am sorry for his passing and the pain felt by those he left behind...including you. I hope we all remember that derision is not one of our principles.
by Jaywalker Steve
Mon Apr 14, 2014 11:11 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Transference
Replies: 11
Views: 2942

Re: Transference

To stay sober useful and happy I have to remain centered so-to-speak in recovery (steps), unity (meetings) and service(traditions). When any of these are missing I seek to serve Steve with whatever's available including spending money.
by Jaywalker Steve
Thu Apr 03, 2014 4:18 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: After 27 years…Would one have to start over?
Replies: 10
Views: 2549

Re: After 27 years…Do I really have to start over?

What's more important - some day in the past when you stopped drinking, some piece of plastic; or the way you're living today? Drug dealing isn't one of our principals. Look to Steps 10, 11 and 12 for help.
by Jaywalker Steve
Sat Mar 08, 2014 6:22 am
Forum: If It Doesn't Fit Anywhere Else
Topic: Jesus and (or vs.) 12 Step's Higher Power contrast ?
Replies: 21
Views: 15731

Re: Jesus and (or vs.) 12 Step's Higher Power contrast ?

I've stayed sober with Jesus as my higher power and without. Regardless of who I chose as my higher power(or who chose me), taking the 12 Steps to the very best of my ability was imparitive. As a result, this promise from page 55 of our book came true. The consciousness of your belief is sure to com...
by Jaywalker Steve
Tue Mar 04, 2014 5:13 am
Forum: Suggestions
Topic: Need some help with Teaching a class.
Replies: 5
Views: 8139

Re: Need some help with Teaching a class.

There are some great ideas in the Spiritual Experience appendix. The essentials of recovery would make for a relevant topic.