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Short Comings VS Sins by Always Carol Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism It seems to me that at the same time we are oblivious to our own behaviors and their impact, we can also be manufacturing self blame and angst over our imaginary responsibil ... Read on »
Some Thoughts on Louie and Fasting by Always Carol Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism I am a novice in the dispersed Order of Ecumenical Franciscans and I have 30 Chapters on various spiritual topics to complete. You can complete one a month but must go no fa ... Read on »
Sunrise by Always Carol Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism Did you ever notice how glacially slow sunrise happens? If you are in on it from its first light behind the trees, it seems to take forever. Today's showing was quite unspec ... Read on »
One Thousand Gifts by Always Carol Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism Ann Voskamp wrote a best seller by this name. The list is of things she is grateful for and how the process changed her life. I read it a couple months ago and fell in love ... Read on »
The Plan by Always Carol Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism So, my one and only man child is home for a visit. I bustle in the kitchen asking a question here and there of his exploits. Somewhat exploitive they are. At 21, it is all a ... Read on »
Acceptance Is the Answer to All My Problems by Always Carol Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism Years ago I picked up a greeting card that had a great message about the need for acceptance. I kept it for years, I think I had it taped to my bathroom mirror. A couple yea ... Read on »
Prayer for Presence Throughout This Day by Always Carol Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism Holy God of all, I ask for your help in keeping my thoughts in this moment. It is a present most valuable and given freely. Let me choose to claim it over and over. Let the ... Read on »
Honesty vs Rigorous Honesty by Always Carol Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism I am better than half way through a six month AWOL which means that we are coming into Step 5. We started 4 in November and discussed and worked it for the expected 3-4 wee ... Read on »
Step on Snakes Before Breakfast by Always Carol Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism  I really want to share Ann Voskamp with you at Www.aholyexperience.com. I have her posts emailed to me and their rich generosity of spirit are inspiring to me. She might be ... Read on »
What if We Were to Remember Ourselves at All Times by Always Carol Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism My daily Enneagram message informs me that it is the eve of Jesus birth , a man who remembered Himself in all circumstances. It is a mark of someone's recovery that we hold ... Read on »
Holy Endorsement, Batman! by Always Carol Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism I am I in a self driven Tim Farrington reading program. I had saved his interview carried in The Sun Magazine. It was about depression and the spiritual road and I felt trem ... Read on »
A Storm Rolled Through by Always Carol Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism  I have been on vacation this past week.  One of my Franciscan friends lives in CT and we made plans to spend a day together. There was time for me to pay my respects in San ... Read on »
And the Beat Goes On, Boston Style by Always Carol Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism Our meeting started at seven this morning as it does, six mornings a week. Our trusted servant asked us to keep the Boston headliners in our thoughts as we shared a moment o ... Read on »
Patriots Day in Boston by Always Carol Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism Even forty miles north of the city it's a quiet day. I check in on the headlines now and then. Yesterday, the TV stayed on for hours. I had only just gotten my new cable ... Read on »
Nice Surprises by Always Carol Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism Two lovely surprises today. The first one was that it was utterly painless chairing the morning meeting. The feeling of good will among others in the room is palpable. Th ... Read on »
Change Your Thoughts, Change Your World by Always Carol Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism The trouble with trying to change your thoughts is that our will alone will not accomplishment the job.  Otherwise, the first self-help book would have cured us.  I need to ... Read on »
Right Action by Always Carol Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism Otherwise known as restraint of pen and tongue in my case, I've been on a merry go round of emotion but as someone in a meeting said, it comes down to right action, not righ ... Read on »
The Actor on This Stage by Always Carol Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism During this past weekend I was one of the zillion New Englanders housebound awaiting the end of the blizzard.  I downloaded an AA speaker tape and what I heard, first of all ... Read on »
I have inscribed you on the palms of my hands by Always Carol Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism isaiah  49:13-23 quoted this am.  We are a constant in Gods life, never forgotten or abandoned. We may grow distant in the relationship but we are never forsaken or tossed a ... Read on »
Clean and Sober, Not Crying and Carrying On by Always Carol Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism Heard at a meeting and repeated by me. Also heard was a speaker tape of Ian from Manitoba talking about the fundamental problem of selfishness, self seeking and bondage to s ... Read on »