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An Almost Alchoholic by Always Carol Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism I went looking for a Recovery Bible and came up with a book from which I took the title of my blog. If you google it, you will come up with some conversation about it.  I fo ... Read on »
My Chit-Chats by Always Carol Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism Talked with a friend this morning who I met in program about four months ago.  She's not doing many meetings and she is sky high with spirituality and optimism.  The Shalom ... Read on »
Picking New Flowers by Always Carol Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism Here it is almost a month since my last post.  This recovery business can keep a person busy.  Next week I will celebrate 10 months of sobriety.  I have tried some new meeti ... Read on »
Practice, practice by Always Carol Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism Steve's comment mentioned the word persistence which reminded me of a book I just finished reading with a group. It's called Compassion, by Henri Nouwen & two other theolog ... Read on »
Prayer Works by Always Carol Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism Brush teeth. Pray. Enter Day. End Day. Brush teeth. Pray. Wash, rinse and repeat. My prayer life has been vivid lthis past month. Absolutely the way to go. Try it ... Read on »
Acceptance by Always Carol Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism Is there anything better? Come morning, I ask God to let me accept the day as it happens, let me be ready to welcome what comes my way. Instead of resisting, kicking or f ... Read on »
Hello, Hello by Always Carol Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism I'll chance posting even though I'm tired and thoughtless, I'm not believing my thoughts, that is to say. Work snafu busyness got in the way of arriving early enough for a m ... Read on »
11th Step by Always Carol Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism Things are working out well. I did not feel spiritually fed by my ministry class and withdrew from it a few weeks back. That really opened me up to do other things which are ... Read on »
Absalom Jones Remembered by Always Carol Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism I'm proud to be associated with a church that memorializes Mr. Jones, a slave in the 1700s who eventually became ordained in the Episcopal church. Not only do they speak in ... Read on »
"I've Spent My Life on Nothing" by Always Carol Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism A quote from poetry in Louisey's post today in Letting Go. It resonates with me, at an early age the thought of being blessed with a life that I didn't know what to do with ... Read on »
Yes, No, Maybe by Always Carol Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism What a day. I was nirvana-ing along and ba-boom. Hit the wall. Made me cry, even hours later. Ego drama? The voice of reason? Emotional riptide put into motion by pirhana ... Read on »
Whining or Shining by Always Carol Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism It's funny to me that I'm getting some conciliatory comments when I think I am talking about feeling good. Reminds me of an Alanon saying that goes, it's not what you say, i ... Read on »
You See What Happened by Always Carol Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism In my last post, I stated that I needed to slow down and listen. I've been doing that. Honest. It doesn't lend itself to blogging, but I've been lurking here and there. ... Read on »
Could Be a Problem . . . by Always Carol Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism I usually stay for the monthly business meeting and this past week I had something to complain about! Our group conscience states that we will share for 1-2 minutes in a rou ... Read on »
What's Good About Today? by Always Carol Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism Prayer and Laughter. Most mornings I start in the fellowship of others exchanging concerns and camaraderie. We laugh, we get choked up and, yes, sometimes roll our eyes. ... Read on »
Getting Back A Little at a Time by Always Carol Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism I can't leave my distraught holiday blog sitting there so I will cover it up with a new post. Dressing up for work helps me feel better, I've been doing it since Halloween. ... Read on »
Annual Discomfort by Always Carol Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism Somewhere on this planet,Christmas has come and gone. And I have gone with it. I am honestly a nice person and also a church going person and I want nothing more than a norm ... Read on »
A Moment of Peace by Always Carol Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism As I left the house this morning I caught myself in a moment of gratitude. Briefly, I was thankful for the predictability of my daily life. I know that anything bad can happ ... Read on »
Blessings of the Season by Always Carol Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism Sorry for my absence. Tonight is crisp cold and the dogs and I are within 10 feet of the wood stove for hours at a time. Our millionaire football players are beating some ot ... Read on »
December Bluesey Wilderness by Always Carol Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism Bad, bad mood the last couple days. Progression of the 'grumpy old lady' disease, this must be arrested but can never be cured, emotional sobriety a minute at a time . . . l ... Read on »