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Prayer for Those Who Have Relapsed O God of all comfort and mercies, Who helps us in a time of need, we humbly ask You to behold, visit and relieve those who have relapsed for whom are prayers are desired. Look upon them with the eyes of Your Mercy; comfort them with a sense of [...]

Beginning of Faith

Jul. 27, 2015 No Comments Posted under: Uncategorized

Seek God and God can be found. Call to God while God is near. Belief and faith are struggles. Just because we are in recovery does not mean the struggle of faith is ended. For many, it is just beginning.

By Twinkle Powers http://www.thefix.com Drunken hook-ups are easy, but finding a boyfriend, that’s a total
test of sobriety. You know what I mean? Hi, I’m Twinkle and I’m an alcoholic. I’m in my 10th year of sobriety. I have a sponsor. I go to four meetings a week. I attempt to practice the principals in all [...]

By Rabbi Kerry Olitzky Melodies I weave, songs I sweetly sing; longing for your presence, to you I learn to cling. – Anim Zemirot This is what I try to do in prayer. I take the words that have been given to me by those who came before and weave them into my own, hoping [...]

How fair are your tents, O Jacob, Your dwellings, O Israel! Number 24:5 By Rabbi Kerry Olitzky This is the famous beginning of Balaam’s third blessing. It has become the introductory Morning Prayer, said upon entering a place of worship. Although the comment was a spontaneous expression of admiration at the sight of the Israeli [...]

Dr. Harry Tiebout Characteristic of the so- called typical alcoholic is a narcissistic egocentric core, dominated by feelings of omnipotence, intent on maintaining at all costs its inner integrity. The outlines of a common character structure among problem drinkers and that the best terms he could find for the group of qualities noted was “defiant [...]

Meeting Payer

Jun. 18, 2015 No Comments Posted under: Prayer, Spirituality

Power of the Universe bless this meeting and those gathered here tonight Help us make this group a haven of strength and comfort, giving to all who seek help here the beauty and friendliness of peace, which shall be as a shield against temptation of all kinds and against loneliness and despair. Bless those who [...]

Reposted From Recovery Today – http://sobamalibu.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/Recovery-Today_June-2015.pdf Many experts agree the “12 Step” meeting is either the heart, the corner stone or, at minimum, a main “ingredient” necessary in breaking the cycle of addiction. If you’ve ever been around someone new or perhaps at least somewhat resistant to treatment, there’s a good chance you’ve heard questions [...]

By Bill P & Lisa D Dear Higher Power, help me To forget what I have done for other people, and to remember what other people have done for me. To ignore what the world owes me, and to think what I owe the world. To put my rights in the background, and my duties [...]

By Dawn Maslar http://dawnmaslar.com/ On April 30, 2015, I was invited to participate in a Recovery Forum. The evening had a variety of speakers that were asked to comment on different aspects of addictions. My job was to talk about, why relationships can be so difficult in recovery and, to address destructive and even dangerous [...]