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Our Eleventh Step
AROUND THE TABLES, I have now listened to thousands of discussions related to the new concepts of God which are part of the recovery process. The...
PO Box 1980 (by T. W.)
Clichés may come and go; statistics (some true, more false) may come and go; but recently I have run into a steady diet of speakers who are loaded...
PO Box 1980 (by M. L.)
The article on meditation (March Grapevine) was really something special, as I have just started to work on the Eleventh Step. About a month ago, I...
PO Box 1980 (by D. S.)
I have enjoyed the articles in the Grapevine for many years. I am not criticizing the article "Meditation" by Dr. D. D. in the April issue. It is...
Not Taking the First Drink
AROUND THE TABLES, I quite often state that God's will for me is simply not to take the first drink. This is usually a comment related to the...
These Twenty-five Words. . . (by L. T.)
THE SERENITY PRAYER has always played an important role in my recovery process, but only lately have I recognized the true value within these twenty-...
The Nearest Meeting: One Hundred Miles (by W. M.)
MY BINGES were becoming more frequent, and I was scared of what might eventually happen. I had lost jobs and caused heartbreak and misery to my wife...
Is This All There Is? (by R. T.)
AN AA FRIEND was describing what resulted from his being distracted during his boyhood assignment of bellows-pumping for the local church organ. By...
Right Side Up
AROUND THE TABLES, we learn how to live happily in sobriety--but never complacently. Our sobriety is in fragile balance whenever it does not rest...
A Serene Place at 5:00 AM (by B. F.)
BY THE AGE of forty-five, people are considered to be in their middle years. Sober in AA for six years, I was beginning to feel middle-aged, even...