Category Archives: 12 Steps

So what now?

So we’ve been through all twelve steps; what do we do now? Go through them again. Did you ever wonder why the steps are all in the past tense? (We admitted … Came to believe … Made a decision … … Continue reading

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Friend or foe

12. Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to alcoholics, and to practice these principles in all our affairs. The world is populated with friends. This is because we are … Continue reading

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Show and tell

I’m not one who’s got it all in place Telling you what you should do, no; I’m just one old hungry beggar Showing you where I found food.   When I wrote this song, I don’t remember being aware of … Continue reading

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One old hungry beggar

I’m not one who’s got it all in place Tellin’ you what you should do, no, I’m just one old hungry beggar Showin’ you where I found food.                    from the song, … Continue reading

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Addicted to the way we were

10. Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted it. I took a personal inventory late last night and it was very revealing. Marti made me get up out of bed to write it down lest … Continue reading

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Why being right can be so boring

10. Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted it. Today we’re going to take this right/wrong discussion to a whole new level. We’re going to give up the whole need to be right and conclude … Continue reading

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Being right

Being right is way overrated. My wife, Marti, and I have an imaginary sign we pass back and forth to each other to hold up as needed. The sign simply says, “YOU’RE RIGHT; I’M WRONG.” That we frequently make use … Continue reading

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Living in the ‘nevertheless’

Did you ever think that Jesus might have utilized the Twelve Steps of AA? It’s true. In the Garden of Gethsemane, the night Jesus was betrayed and arrested, He was well into Step Eleven. It’s just that the rest of … Continue reading

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