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Published April 2014.

Shattering My Shell

Learning to pray and to love was the beginning of his sobriety

Twenty-one years ago, someone prayed to God asking him to help me. I felt the prayer during that day and it brought me to an evening AA meeting at a local jail. While there, I reached out and the hand of AA was there. The seed of my sobriety was planted and I found a solution to how to break the shell of my alcoholism.

A friend of Bill W. was there and after the meeting, he asked me the following questions: "Are you sick and tired of being sick? Are you willing to get well.

-- Art L.

Silver City, New Mexico

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