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A Faith That Works

An oldtimer with over 60 years of sobriety shares his experience


In my 61st year of sobriety, I still find it difficult to explain the spiritual side of AA. Part of this problem is that I know where others might be coming from—that they have honest doubts either about the existence of God or God's willingness to be constructively involved in our lives. They may... Read more

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The November Issue of Grapevine Is Here

This month's special section features stories from LGBT AA members


Each November, our special section features selections from our Grapevine Story Archive. This extensive archive—found on our website, aagrapevine.org—contains every story printed in Grapevine since 1944, including many of Bill W.'s essays. This month we feature stories of experience, strength and... Read more

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A New Kind of Love

In sobriety, she learned how to love herself and others


I'm sitting at the base of Greylock Mountain, in Atlanta, Idaho. It's very quiet and I have the gift of this opportunity to contemplate. Soon, I will have my three-year sobriety birthday. It doesn't sound like long, but it's not been easy for me. I am one who has had to work at it. It took lots of... Read more

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"One old-timer explained it this way to me: 'Don't let your mind rattle on at meetings. Then all you'll hear from someone else is something that gets you thinking about what you have to say. Listen to everything the person talking has to say, as if your life depended on it -- because it might one day. Listen to everyone this way, especially the ones you want to ignore,' this old-timer said. 'God won't deprive you of the answer you need, if you've come to an AA meeting needing an answer. He may, however, have your answer come out of the mouth of the person you least expect to have your answer. God has a sense of humor.'"

May 1990
    "Quiet Guidance,"
    Sober and Out

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