Daily Readings for Saturday, April 13th

24 Hours a Day Meditation for the Day I will try to make the world better and happier by my presence in it. I will try to help other people find the way God wants them to live. I will try to be on the side of good, in the stream of righteousness, where allContinue reading “Daily Readings for Saturday, April 13th”

Living Life on Life’s Terms…

Life can certainly be full of ups and downs. There are no guarantees, no certainties that things will go the way we want. The real question is, how do we deal with it all? Are we overcome with fear when things don’t go our way? Do we become overzealous when the events in our livesContinue reading “Living Life on Life’s Terms…”

Acceptance is the Answer…

“And acceptance is the answer to all my problems today. When I am disturbed, it is because I find some person, place, thing, or situation — some fact of my life– unacceptable to me, and I can find no serenity until I accept that person, place, thing, or situation as being exactly the way itContinue reading “Acceptance is the Answer…”

Daily Readings – Friday, April 12th

24 Hours a Day Meditation for the Day Our need is God’s opportunity. First we must recognize our need. Often this means helplessness before some weakness or sickness and an admission of our need for help. Next comes faith in the power of God’s spirit, available to us to meet that need. Before any needContinue reading “Daily Readings – Friday, April 12th”

Setting Boundaries with Controlling People – Shared Reading and Video

People who are controlling can only be that way if they are in relationship with someone who is adaptive. If someone stands up to them and is honest about his or her wants and desires, then the controlling person has to learn to share or gets frustrated and goes away. Take these steps to avoidContinue reading “Setting Boundaries with Controlling People – Shared Reading and Video”

Daily Readings for Wednesday, April 10th

24 Hours a Day Meditation for the Day Pride stands sentinel at the door of the heart and shuts out the love of God. God can only dwell with the humble and the obedient. Obedience to God’s will is the key unlocking the door to God’s kingdom. You cannot obey God to the best ofContinue reading “Daily Readings for Wednesday, April 10th”

Readings of the Day for Sunday, April 7th

24 Hours a Day Meditation for the Day When trouble comes, do not say: “Why should this happen to me?” Leave yourself out of the picture. Think of other people and their troubles and you will forget about your own. Gradually get away from yourself and you will know the consolation of unselfish service toContinue reading “Readings of the Day for Sunday, April 7th”

More on Bedevilments, the Word of the Day

Bedevilments of the Disease This is taken from Page 52 in the Big Book.  It is a list of common bedevilments we experience as alcoholics / addicts.  The motivation is to seek “God-sufficiency” over self-sufficiency to be rid of them: ~ We were having trouble with personal relationships ~ We couldn’t control our emotional natures ~Continue reading “More on Bedevilments, the Word of the Day”