RetreatBlogBannerImage.jpg

Broken to Glow

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 14, 2019 7:00:00 AM / by John D. posted in Recovery, things, myself, someone, situation, don, willingness, talk, feelings

[fa icon="comment"] 2 Comments

“Before I was broken, I was convinced that my problems were:  My family, my school, the police, my girlfriend, my lack of a girlfriend, my peer group, my lack of money, etc., etc. etc.”"

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

We’re As Sober As Our Driving

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 6, 2019 12:37:42 PM / by John MacDougall posted in Recovery, things, myself, someone, situation, don, willingness, talk, feelings

[fa icon="comment"] 0 Comments

“I don’t mean driving under the influence of alcohol, I mean driving under the influence of anger, resentment, and ego. “You’re in MY lane!” “You’re in MY way!” “You cut ME off!”"

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

Where is this Spiritual Awakening?

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 29, 2019 2:13:44 PM / by Kara F posted in Recovery, things, myself, someone, situation, don, willingness, talk, feelings

[fa icon="comment"] 0 Comments

“Step 12 says “as a result” of these steps.  It doesn’t say you can work on the steps if and only if you first have a spiritual awakening.  So I needed to start over and work on steps 1-11 first. "

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

For it is in giving that we receive

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 17, 2019 8:00:00 AM / by John D. posted in Recovery, things, myself, someone, situation, don, willingness, talk, feelings

[fa icon="comment"] 0 Comments

Every A.A. group ought to be fully self-supporting, declining outside contributions.” (Tradition Seven of the 12 Traditions of Alcoholics Anonymous)"

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

Celebrating My Freedom on Independence Day

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 3, 2019 2:17:50 PM / by John MacDougall posted in Recovery, things, myself, someone, situation, don, willingness, talk, feelings

[fa icon="comment"] 0 Comments

“What has God done for me, that I could never do for myself? On Independence Day, 2019, I get to celebrate 30 years of continuous sobriety in the fellowship of Alcoholics Anonymous."

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

Deciding Where to Put my Power

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 27, 2019 12:29:53 PM / by Sherry Gaugler-Stewart posted in Recovery, things, myself, someone, situation, don, willingness, talk, feelings

[fa icon="comment"] 0 Comments

“Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character."

- Step 6 from the Al-Anon Family Groups

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

The Road to Relapse

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 14, 2019 1:05:34 PM / by John D. posted in Recovery, things, myself, someone, situation, don, willingness, talk, feelings

[fa icon="comment"] 0 Comments

I stopped going to meetings....I stopped hanging out with people in the program

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

Becoming Self-Supporting

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 5, 2019 11:21:11 AM / by John MacDougall posted in Recovery, things, myself, someone, situation, don, willingness, talk, feelings

[fa icon="comment"] 0 Comments

“Every A.A. group ought to be fully self-supporting, declining outside contributions.”

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

Talk About It

[fa icon="calendar'] May 29, 2019 11:50:23 AM / by Sherry Gaugler-Stewart posted in Recovery, things, myself, someone, situation, don, willingness, talk, feelings

[fa icon="comment"] 2 Comments

“Admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.”

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

The Grouch and The Brainstorm

[fa icon="calendar'] May 1, 2019 7:32:17 AM / by John MacDougall posted in anger, Recovery, boundaries, meeting, retreat, alcoholics, something, steps, need

[fa icon="comment"] 2 Comments

Most weekdays I work at The Retreat as the Spiritual Care Coordinator. Most of the time I am meeting with men and women who have already identified themselves as alcoholics and addicts who need recovery and want recovery, using the Twelve Steps and the Big Book of alcoholics anonymous. They understood that what The Retreat has is a thirty day immersion into the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous. What The Retreat does not have is radio, television, computers, cell phones, and much in the way of entertainment. We take people who need recovery, put them with people who have recovery, and let everyone benefit from shared experience.

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

Subscribe to Email Updates

Lists by Topic

see all

Posts by Topic

see all

Recent Posts