Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Meetings....

Just to clear things up. I do not attend AA meetings or Celebrate Recovery meetings. I have never been to a "real" AA meeting. The meetings I attend are Christ-based 12-step meetings. We use the Life Recovery Bible and we do work the steps and discuss a different step each week. Most of the people who attend also attend AA. I came late to meetings, I was 8 months sober before I ever went to one. I wanted something that was Christ-centered. We welcome anyone and usually have at least 3-4 people who are not believers in each meeting. I have nothing against people with different views as mine. To me, I owe everything to God. Jesus is the basis, the foundation, of my life and my sobriety and my recovery. Being around people that feel the same and understand how hard it is to be a Christian who is also an alcoholic/addict is a very important part of my recovery. That's how we have Jesus in our meetings.
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Today I am grateful for:
1) my children came with me last night to fold brochures for the walkathon I'm on the committee for, they got along, and didn't complain about doing something for nothing
2) I figured out how to do graphs on Excel and my boss is going to be so happy with his reports when he gets back from vacation!
3) I worked out this morning
4) my girl made the volleyball team
5) I realized this morning that I'm not in an upswing or a downward spiral, but evened out. And it's not just today. It's lasted at least since Sunday. This is a miracle in itself!

8 comments:

  1. Evened out is a great place to be...

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  2. congrat to your daughter for making the volleyball team!

    betty

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  3. There are many ways to achieve a happy and fulfilling life in recovery. I'm glad that you found one that works for you.

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  4. Thanks for clearing that up for me. Whatever works for you is great. That's what makes the world go round.

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  5. Where Jesus leads I follow. He led me to AA, I finally got better.

    Sounds like you were led by Jesus to your Christ-based 12-step meetings. Sounds like it is working.

    I have learned I'm not God. I don't know what is best for me let alone what is best for someone else. I try to stay out of the God business. He does perfect work.

    God bless you,
    PG

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  6. Oh...I was in a JC 12 step too CR...We launched it at our church ... I'm grateful for the training and the fellowship it gave, and I was able to go to California to participate in a wonderful training/conference too which was Amazing!

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  7. 8 months before you went? You amaze me! I'm so glad you have a place now to help you stay on track....

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  8. Thanks for your post, and your blog. There are a number of different treatment programs and approaches to support people suffering from substance abuse disorders who decide to get help. I’ve found Silver Hill Hospital's website to be very informative about adult and adolescent residential programs. Blogging about substance abuse is a great way to help yourself and others. Keep up the good work.

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