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A Burning Bush
My higher power answered a prayer in a dramatic way
I just turned 35 in AA and over the past few years I have given considerable thought as to why I am one of the chosen few that have been given the gift of long-term sobriety. Early on when I heard people say things like, "I owe it all to my higher power," I would just snicker inside and wonder how they were really able to stay away from that first drink. I had already tried to do this program my way twice before and was still determined to do it without a higher power.
I loved starting these intellectual arguments in which I insisted that God didn't give them that willpower. They...
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