Humility involves always being open to new learning.

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 1, 2018 9:19:41 PM / by John MacDougall posted in faith-based recovery, god-conscious, rehabilitation, abuse, integrity

[fa icon="comment"] 2 Comments

When I was a boy, I eagerly read each issue of Mad Magazine. It’s fictional editor, Alfred E. Neuman, had a quote above the index of each issue. One of my favorites was “Some minds are like concrete: all mixed up and permanently set.” A Peanuts cartoon of that era had Lucy shouting “If you can’t be right, be wrong at the top of your voice.” I’m writing this newsletter during the Senate hearings on a Supreme Court nomination. It seems as if nearly everyone is sure that they know what happened at a high school party long ago: the nominee is guilty, or innocent, depending upon whom you ask. I’m not hearing the more humble opinion of “I don’t know, I wasn’t there.”

Read More [fa icon="long-arrow-right"]

Becoming God-Conscious

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 28, 2018 9:30:00 AM / by John MacDougall posted in alcohol addiction, drug addiction, Alcoholics Anonymous, AA, The Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous, faith-based recovery, god-conscious

[fa icon="comment"] 0 Comments

One of the great opportunities of living the program of Alcoholics Anonymous is our ability to become “God-Conscious.” Because our alcoholism is a brain disease, our brains reset themselves every night in our sleep to “alcoholic”. I find that I need to set my brain back every morning to “sober”.

Read More [fa icon="long-arrow-right"]

Subscribe to Email Updates

Lists by Topic

see all

Posts by Topic

see all

Recent Posts