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by Tommy-S
Wed Apr 26, 2017 3:43 pm
Forum: The 12 Traditions of AA
Topic: Tradition 3 & Checklist
Replies: 11
Views: 11582

Re: Tradition 3 & Checklist

Hello Randall & welcome to the site. My current home group reads a Group Conscience Decision at the beginning of each meeting asking attendees to refrain from profanity, but this isn't about ruling the meeting or singling out individuals... We meet at a Church, and our rental agreement includes a li...
by Tommy-S
Thu Jul 07, 2016 2:43 pm
Forum: The 12 Steps
Topic: The 12 steps and 12 promises
Replies: 27
Views: 15028

Re: The 12 steps and 12 promises

Hi Dan

Didn't mean to start anything, brother.

And regardless of what any one says, IF it keeps you from drinking, use it!

Peace... Tommy
by Tommy-S
Mon Jul 04, 2016 11:26 am
Forum: The 12 Steps
Topic: The 12 steps and 12 promises
Replies: 27
Views: 15028

Re: The 12 steps and 12 promises

Hello Dan, It is my understanding that these "Promises' are as a result of the 1st Nine Steps, hence I'm confused by any attempt to reconcile them with each of the 12 Steps. Through out the Big Book, one can find (or claim to find) promised results of a particular Step. There is a an share that was ...
by Tommy-S
Fri Jan 01, 2016 4:13 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Feeling Grateful
Replies: 1
Views: 970

Re: Feeling Grateful

Thanks for the share, Reborn. Funny how the 'worst thing' that I thought could ever happen to me, that having to give up the Drink, has also become the Best Thing in my life. That Gift of Desperation I found some time back has become the launch pad for my second chance, (and it's probably NO coincid...
by Tommy-S
Mon Oct 12, 2015 4:49 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: I've got some questions and reservations.
Replies: 16
Views: 7948

Re: I've got some questions and reservations.

Welcome #7,

Try some face to face AA... You can find AA nearest you by checking www.aa.org

The call is Free & Confidential

I've found there is Strength in Numbers.... Give it a shot

Tommy
by Tommy-S
Sat Oct 03, 2015 5:26 am
Forum: If It Doesn't Fit Anywhere Else
Topic: Jesus and (or vs.) 12 Step's Higher Power contrast ?
Replies: 21
Views: 13732

Re: Jesus and (or vs.) 12 Step's Higher Power contrast ?

I had never heard that before,
There are benefits to being teachable :)
by Tommy-S
Fri Oct 02, 2015 12:23 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Just Help
Replies: 3
Views: 1568

Re: Just Help

Welcome friend, We don't shoot our wounded.... If you had 4 years through AA, then the answer is to get back there. If you are new to us, locate your local Central Office or Intergroup here: www.aa.org Make the phone call, its Free and Confidential. They'll be glad to hear from you. Keep us posted.....
by Tommy-S
Thu Oct 01, 2015 6:45 pm
Forum: If It Doesn't Fit Anywhere Else
Topic: Jesus and (or vs.) 12 Step's Higher Power contrast ?
Replies: 21
Views: 13732

Re: Jesus and (or vs.) 12 Step's Higher Power contrast ?

Thanks JD Any thoughts on how to resolve this struggle ? Yep...Work the Steps... Step 12 reads (and it's been my experience, so I consider it a promise) "...as a result of these Steps..." not instead of. As one of my sponsors was fond of saying, "Do the work, you'll be contacted" And if you already ...
by Tommy-S
Thu Oct 01, 2015 6:35 pm
Forum: A.A. Birthdays!
Topic: Thanks, AA
Replies: 9
Views: 10264

Thanks, AA

Hi Folks, Monday I celebrated 35 years straight without wimping out or caving in to a Drink (or chewing my booze)... A feat I was absolutely incapable of fathoming, let alone accomplishing, one day at a time, without the help of AA wherever I've lived or traveled to in the world. Thanks, E-AA for th...
by Tommy-S
Sat Sep 05, 2015 9:27 am
Forum: Sponsorship
Topic: Struggling sponsee
Replies: 15
Views: 9765

Re: Struggling sponsee

Thanks folks, Tough situation, Larry, but as you remained sober, its a successful sponsorship. Bill W stopped drinking Dec '34, but didn't find Dr. Bob until Jun 35... For 6 months, no one Bill worked with got 'it'... except as Lois pointed out, Bill did. That's success. I'm powerless over Alcohol.....
by Tommy-S
Sat Sep 05, 2015 9:16 am
Forum: Sponsorship
Topic: "Virtual" sponsor vs f2f
Replies: 32
Views: 19721

Re: "Virtual" sponsor vs f2f

Hi Tracy, Thanks for the topic... I did not have this option when I started this journey in AA, so my ESH may mean little. Personally, I'm grateful for the Face to Face... Body language, facial expressions, tone of voice are all things I can not transmit through e-mails or electronic bulletin boards...
by Tommy-S
Thu Sep 03, 2015 6:03 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Low self worth = compulsive liar
Replies: 8
Views: 3407

Re: Low self worth = compulsive liar

Hi Mylo, There's No microwave sobriety... It took time for me to get as sick as I ended up, and it is going to take time for me to get well. "WE are Not Saints...", and as I was told, "Halos are nice, but if the drop a foot, they'll choke the crap of out me" It was a natural reaction for me to get h...
by Tommy-S
Thu Sep 03, 2015 5:43 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Not-God Ernest Kurtz
Replies: 9
Views: 3126

Re: Not-God Ernest Kurtz

Hi Rob,

I read it, but it was a long time back also.

However, your bringing these 'old reads' up has giving me some interesting ideas for this year's Christmas gifts for my favorite drunks... Thanks

Tommy
by Tommy-S
Tue Sep 01, 2015 4:23 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Sober vs Sobriety
Replies: 15
Views: 3360

Re: Sober vs Sobriety

Welcome Michelle,

Thanks for the share :)

Tommy
by Tommy-S
Tue Sep 01, 2015 4:06 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Stools and bottles ---little red book
Replies: 18
Views: 10879

Re: Stools and bottles ---little red book

Still using the 24 Hours a Day... It was all we had back then, and I guess I'm a creature of habit. It still works The others I use as reference when I am trying to help someone else to an understanding of our Program, and I'll keep one of the others in the car for something to read while waiting at...