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What is Your Favorite Recovery Movie?

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What is Your Favorite Online Recovery Site?

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How Do You Listen to the Show?

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One Year Ago Today

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What Should Be Our Next Recovery Topic?

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Our next regularly scheduled podcast is Tuesday July 9, 2013 at 6:30 EDT (-4 GMT)

13 Step Prayer is leading!

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Spiritual Growth

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On the wall next to the table I sit at my home group reads a sign “spiritual growth”. I have come to understand this last year since the death of my son to be a period of significant spiritual growth. Growth not in terms of expanding my understanding of my higher power, but rather, a simplification. My studies at seminary pushed me to understand more deeply my higher power. My “schooling” over the last year has been to strip my understanding to the bare necessity.

I am a hurt child reaching out to my parent for comfort and security. As long as I stay in this moment, I have relief. As soon as I worry about the stitches I may need or blame myself for getting jury in the first place, despair and anxiety return.  This present moment is all that is needed.

What Should Be Our Next recovery Topic?

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Our next regularly scheduled podcast is Tuesday July 9, 2013 at 6:30 EDT (-4 GMT)

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Who Influenced Your Recovery?

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Monday, we will be talking about positive and negative influences in recovery.  What were yours?

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Third Step Prayer

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God, I offer myself to Thee- To build with me and to do with me as Thou wilt. Relieve me of the bondage of self, that I may better do Thy will. Take away my difficulties, that victory over them may bear witness to those I would help of Thy Power, Thy Love, and Thy Way of life. May I do Thy will always!

This prayer shows me how my higher power can remove my difficulties.  They are not magically removed in an instant, but rather they are removed through actions that can be seen.  Again, faith without works is dead is the AA mantra.  There is work to be done here.  But what is the motivation for removing difficulties, what is the pay off?  It is for the benefit of others, you see I’m trying to be freed from the bondage of self.

I am called to be a good example to give hope to others who face the difficulties too. I’m not sure I’m “all in” on this one.