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July 2021 | The Annual Prison Issue
I felt goose bumps on my skin. I believe my Higher Power spoke to me that morning with that Grapevine magazine. God was telling me, “I’m here, man. I never left. I’ve been here all along.”

Knowing when to Leave

June 2021 | Dating & Relationships
When the time came to end the relationship, she knew what to do, where to go and how to lean into AA

When truth stares at you

February 2021 | Sponsorship
It was the look that changed his life, from someone whose words he’ll never forge

Seemingly Miraculous

January 2021 | Oldtimers!
In a long life of sobriety the difficult challenges do come and go, but the good times are so worth it all

Living My Life

November 2020 | Our Twelve Traditions
Life’s challenges keep unfolding for this old-timer.
So does the help we get when we reach out

Most Thankful

November 2020 | Our Twelve Traditions
Messy, sad and sorry, his worst Thanksgiving ever is the one this old-timer never wants to forget

Someone Who Understood

November 2020 | Our Twelve Traditions
Hitting bottom would surely end his chance to adopt. Who on earth would let him raise their child now?

I Laughed, He Laughed

May 2020 | Getting Into General Service
He took him to events, got him into service and even helped him take out the “garbage.” That was Delmar’s way

When no one’s watching

March 2020 | Puzzled
Little routine things that cost him nothing and clear his conscience begin when he parks the car

Embracing Change

March 2020 | Puzzled
Sobriety prepared her to step out of her comfort zone and take on a new adventure


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