Grapevine Online Exclusive
A Dream Fulfilled
This preacher in East Texas found his true calling when he took the first three Steps
I was born in Houston, Texas in 1948 to very good parents. My dad was a man of his word and highly respected in our community. My mother was a deeply religious woman who did much for people, and was regarded as a saint by those who knew her. Of course, that meant that every Sunday morning, she awakened me, saying, "It's time to get ready for church!" The older I got, the more I resented it.
I was born with very little eyesight. I managed to get through the third grade in public school before my vision had dwindled away to the point that, in 1958, I was sent to Austin to the Texas...
Flowerbed of Freedom
A prisoner doing yardwork learns something about her own life path
A Slip of the Tongue
A mistake during a reading of How It Works gets him thinking
Starry, Starry Night
Through the years of alcoholism and into sobriety, he held onto an image that filled him with the awesome sense of the spiritual world
Mending Roots, Building Wings
An old timer recasts Steps Ten and Eleven for a newcomer