Category Archives: 12 Steps

Step 1: Upstairs, downstairs people

1. We admitted we were powerless over alcohol—that our lives had become unmanageable. Before moving on to Step 2, there is an important point to be made about Step 1. It has to do with the last entry on Friday … Continue reading

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He had a dream

If we ever needed to remember Martin Luther King, Jr., it is now. Racism is raising its ugly head all over the western world. The needs of immigrants and refugees are pressing the issue. The shape of the world is … Continue reading

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Step One: AA Meeting Downstairs

Step 1: We admitted we were powerless over alcohol—that our lives had become unmanageable. I have an addictive personality. I am addicted to sin. I do not have to work at sinning. It comes pretty easily. I can do it without … Continue reading

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Step one: Remember the Fire

Step 1: We admitted we were powerless over alcohol—that our lives had become unmanageable. “When you hear the sound of the horn, flute, zither, lyre, harp, pipes, and other musical instruments, bow to the ground to worship King Nebuchadnezzar’s gold statue. Anyone who … Continue reading

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Step One: The Lordship of Anything

Step 1: We admitted we were powerless over alcohol—that our lives had become unmanageable. Hear me out because now it gets gnarly. I wanted to get personal today. I wanted to come at this 12-step thing a little like: “Hi, my … Continue reading

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Step One: Pieces on the Ground

Step 1: We admitted we were powerless over alcohol—that our lives had become unmanageable. Change begins with an admission of the fact that we are powerless to change ourselves. Nothing truly positive can happen in our lives until we admit our … Continue reading

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Step One: stepping down

Step 1: We admitted we were powerless over alcohol—that our lives had become unmanageable. It has been estimated that over two million people worldwide are currently partaking in the assistance provided by an Alcoholics Anonymous group, and AA has been in … Continue reading

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Course correction

“AA is one of the only places I know where you can claim to be the worst person in the room and have to fight for the title.” – Tom, commenting on one of this week’s Catches Time for a … Continue reading

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