Keeping On

If I get terrified by a ride on a roller coaster the solution is not to get off halfway through the ride. Someone said “All God gives and expects is endurance {patience in the fruits of the Spirit}.That is probably an overstatement but I see her point. Keep on keeping on says it all to … More Keeping On

A Dream Of Heaven

I have had several dreams given to me from time that have helped me. One of them was about Heaven. In this vision, I was just outside a structure about the size and dimensions of a high school gymnasium. The building was my heavenly home. It was being prepared for my arrival at some unknowable … More A Dream Of Heaven

Pain Vs Suffering

At a recent meeting I attended, a speaker made a distinction between pain and suffering. According to her, pain is a part of the ordinary living of life. It is the common experience of all human beings. We have no ability to order our existence so that pain is excluded.¬†Suffering on the other hand is … More Pain Vs Suffering

Anger and Amends

For to much of my life my style was Ready, Fire, Aim. When I got active in Al-Anon I had to straighten that¬† out. One good thing about having a shotgun anger style was I got lots of wonderful practice making amends a very valuable and in my case necessary skill.  

Think

It is often said that as booze is to AA overthinking is to Al-Anon. At one time I thought I could read other people’s minds despite the fact I was always wrong. I made myself think I could read you mind because if I was wrong about that I had absolutely no way to make … More Think

Good Hearts

A few days ago I was having a conversation¬† with a very close friend of mine. I was telling him that he was an extremely nice human being. I said ” If you set out to be mean you would have to practice in your head saying something mean for a year before you would … More Good Hearts

An Al-Anon Joke

Did you hear about three men going to have there heads chopped off by the guillotine? The first one was a political enemy. As the blade came down toward his neck it stopped one foot above his neck. He said OH!! it is a miracle. They guards were so surprised they let him go.The came … More An Al-Anon Joke