I want to tell you about a wonderful woman I know. I have known her fairly well for about fifteen years. She is genuinely kind and good. To put it another way, she is a very personable lady. She is a church attending and is also happily married. Now I want to switch to an … More A Hellish Doctrine
One of the responsibilities I inherited when I became President of Union Rescue Mission In Los Angeles was the need to raise money to pay for a new building. The Mission had saved a large piece of the bill for a new building. They had saved up from a number of wills and estate left … More Mayor Tom Bradley
Being humiliated is a terrible thing that has absolutely nothing to do with Humility. Humility does not deny God’s gifts when they appear in a person’s life. If you sing a wonderful solo humility does not deny it was a good solo. Humility accepts the praise but in the heart and by words is thankful … More String Of Pearls 2…..Humility
When I make the bad decision to get involved in a heated argument I am likely to find myself in a situation that means I will soon need to make amends’ If in an argument I defend myself the other person is very likely to feel my self defense is an attack on him. If … More String Of Pearls 1
In the past I have had a misunderstanding about God’s love. I felt that if I were to receive God’s gifts in my life I had to meet some performance standard. I had to be good enough to kind of bribe my Higher Power into the action of giving gifts. I want to tell you … More My Giving God
Here are two program slogans that seem similar to me. The first is “Mind your own business”. The second is “Live and Let live”. MInd your own business says “Take care of your business”. The second says be ever more alive. Many times people in Al-Anon finally turned their drinker over to God. That decision … More Go For It!!
God Is Love guarenties us that God’s love is unchanging. The only way God could quit loving is to quit being God. That means that we are powerless over God’s love. God loves me the same on my worst day as She/He does on my best day. That means anytime I endeavor to come close … More God Is Love!!!!!!
I like to take program slogans and translate them into What I actually take from the slogan lesson that helps me. In fact I once wrote a blog post called“CURSE” which was an attempt at humor based on the Al-Anon program slogans. Here is what CURSE stood for.Conference Unapproved Reverse Slogans Elucidated. When I hear … More Playing With The Program Slogan’s Words
The pattern suggested by Christ is that we are never called to the cross. Instead we are called through the Cross to the resurrection. He said “Take up your cross and follow me”. He went through the cross to a new eternal lifeI have heard it said that God sends me problems to teach me … More A Life Long Recovery
Uncommon Sense….-The dependent and codependent life diseases are both deadly diseases. They cause a person to commit suicide one day at a time. -Pity and sympathy were a love substitute for me when I was afraid I would never be loved. -It is not OK for negative people to treat me the way they want … More Uncommon Sense