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by Ken_the_Geordie
Fri Sep 30, 2011 7:08 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Why should we trust God?
Replies: 73
Views: 18964

Re: Why should we trust God?

I acknowledge your post, Lee, though there's some points I disagree with; but never mind. :mrgreen:

I hope you are having a good day (I'm not sure what the time is over there); but the Sun's shining here - it's hotter in the UK now than it has been during the Summer.
by Ken_the_Geordie
Thu Mar 17, 2011 8:16 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: ADHD Medication and Sobriety
Replies: 30
Views: 12736

Re: ADHD Medication and Sobriety

I have found that I can become addicted to anything. I was eating twenty apples a day, (always in threes), I was eating fishermen's friends (lozenges) by the box (24 packets) and I am a collector & researcher. A fellow AA is interested in Eric Clapton and he has more stuff on Eric Clapton and proba...
by Ken_the_Geordie
Thu Mar 17, 2011 6:08 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: This time things have to change, newbie!
Replies: 6
Views: 1305

Re: This time things have to change, newbie!

Hi Angel, Welcome to the forum, and well done for doing something about your drinking. It took me a bit longer to get into A.A., so I wish I had some of your sense! :mrgreen: A good suggestion in the early days is to try and get to as many meetings as you can, and find a sponsor; a sponsor is a bit ...
by Ken_the_Geordie
Tue Mar 15, 2011 4:45 pm
Forum: Big Book Study
Topic: Page 62 (Fourth Ed) - Selfishness-self-centeredness!
Replies: 2
Views: 7947

Page 62 (Fourth Ed) - Selfishness-self-centeredness!

Selfishness-self-centeredness! That, we think is the root of our troubles . On my first reading of the Big Book, I remember being struck by this line, and my thought was, "That's a load of rubbish! I can't stop drinking, that's the real cause of my problems!" But, now with nearly two-years sobriety...
by Ken_the_Geordie
Tue Mar 15, 2011 3:59 pm
Forum: The 12 Steps
Topic: Bad step 5
Replies: 15
Views: 9884

Re: Bad step 5

Rob, I have no experience of what you've shared, so I can't help you with that, but I have experience of having a sponsor and a step 5. My advice is not to rush into doing your step 5 right now - though it is extremely important. But I think it's important that you find a sponsor - someone who has d...
by Ken_the_Geordie
Tue Mar 15, 2011 3:30 pm
Forum: If It Doesn't Fit Anywhere Else
Topic: what's your poison?
Replies: 26
Views: 11224

Re: What is your favorite drink?

Guys, c'mon; this is A.A. and no-one's mentioned COFFEE!!! :mrgreen:

That's the strongest and only 'eye-opener' I have these days.

Ooops; Added later; I see Ann likes coffee. :oops:
by Ken_the_Geordie
Fri Mar 11, 2011 5:09 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Ain't Booze Fun???
Replies: 20
Views: 2641

Re: Ain't Booze Fun???

I can relate to the original post.
by Ken_the_Geordie
Wed Mar 09, 2011 2:15 pm
Forum: If It Doesn't Fit Anywhere Else
Topic: Big Book on Audio MP3 free download - just for information
Replies: 6
Views: 7914

Re: Big Book on Audio MP3 free download - just for information

kwestphall wrote:I can not find the big book as you see it, on mp3 but i do not have chrome either, so that may be why. lol could you tell me an other way to find it?
PM sent with link! :mrgreen:

And welcome to the forum!

Regards,

Ken
by Ken_the_Geordie
Mon Mar 07, 2011 11:34 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Here is why AA DOES NOT WORK
Replies: 43
Views: 7762

Re: Here is why AA DOES NOT WORK

I think some people visit A.A. a few times, don't carry out the standard suggested stuff; you know, get a sponsor (someone who has done the steps and works the daily program) and start working the steps; they're looking for someone with the 'magic words' that'll magically transform their life withou...
by Ken_the_Geordie
Sun Mar 06, 2011 5:26 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Sponsor's Anniversary
Replies: 10
Views: 1742

Re: Sponsor's Anniversary

I got my sponsor a copy of "the book that started it all": copy of the original working BB manuscript with Bill's scribbling and notes in it. He loved it. It is a very, very cool book. Almost did not want to part with it. Hey, that sounds like a great present. Do you know where I could get one? My ...
by Ken_the_Geordie
Sat Mar 05, 2011 1:42 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: How to determine my dry date
Replies: 6
Views: 1368

Re: How to determine my dry date

Susan53 wrote:My sponsor would say from the day a left hospital because you were not one in control while in hospital.
I don't know. I've friends (I can think of two) who 'escaped' from hospital - one even pulling tubes out of their arms - to go and drink.
by Ken_the_Geordie
Thu Mar 03, 2011 12:53 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: New here and completely hopeless
Replies: 12
Views: 2117

Re: New here and completely hopeless

Hi mom, Well done, and you're in my prayers too; keep posting and reading; that's how I got through my first 24 hours. You can do this. XA Speakers was another great website that helped me in the early days; listen to some of the shares there. Seriously; that's some good advice; it's where you hear ...
by Ken_the_Geordie
Wed Mar 02, 2011 8:45 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Another newcomer...
Replies: 20
Views: 2704

Re: Another newcomer...

Of course there are times where it hasn't been easy, which I believe I will constantly come across throughout my continuous recovery, but for the most part it get's a lot easier as it goes. Joel I have good news for you, Joel. It doesn't have to be this tough for you. Working the steps with the gui...
by Ken_the_Geordie
Sun Feb 27, 2011 11:32 am
Forum: The 12 Steps
Topic: Change the Big Book?
Replies: 55
Views: 17580

Re: Change the Big Book?

Layne wrote:
actually uses the tools that we have been given, rather than complaining that the tools provided are not sharp enough
That sums it up for me. I should tattoo that on my memory banks!
Yes, very good. I'll shut up now! :mrgreen:
by Ken_the_Geordie
Sun Feb 27, 2011 1:41 am
Forum: The 12 Steps
Topic: Change the Big Book?
Replies: 55
Views: 17580

Re: Change the Big Book?

I think To Wives could be removed - that section seems to make them cross (at least it did mine; she didn't view me as someone who was ill; just a selfish git; and no book written by an alkie was going to change her mind) - and I've never read To Employers ! Neither have I read any of the stories at...