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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 – 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 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 [...] What a lot of you don’t know about me is that I have a master’s degree in music. Through my studies, I had to do a lot of research on various ways that music promotes learning, healing and even recovery. The statistics are astounding. Music can be as powerful as modern medicine. Think about [...]

Dear __________(his name), You may be feeling better, but I am out here doing push-ups, getting stronger, smarter, and hiding in your shadow. I miss that warm, fuzzy feeling I would get when you would turn to me in times of despair. I won’t let you get rid of me so easily. We were together [...]

By William Pullen Recently The BBC news website ran a piece based on an article in Neurology magazine about how “running may preserve thinking skills”. I’ve included it below as I think it illustrates another benefit of exercise. Although the research concerns younger people I believe the benefits of movement whether it be walking, [...]

Reprinted from The 12 Step Prayer Book – Hazelden Foundation By Bill P. & Lisa D. Just for today I will try to live through this day only, and not tackle my whole life problem at once. I can do something for 12 hours that would appall me if I felt that I had to [...]

We see so much about addiction in the media and on TV, but many people have a lot of questions about sobriety, what it means and how it will change their lives. Here some answers anyone ready for a change needs to know. What Is The Point of Sobriety? Survival. It is a medical fact [...]

By Kristin Reinink Admissions Counselor I remember sitting through my first AA meeting like it was yesterday. The first person to share was a seventy something year old man who announced that he was a “grateful recovering alcoholic.” He went on to explain that he had been clean for over twenty years and runs [...]