• Anxiety,  Fellowship,  Friends

    Health and Recovery

    October 30, 2022 Dear God, good morning. I”m starting to feel better. Thank you for nursing me back to health. Three more days of steroids and rest. The book God’s Promises for every day writes, What to do when you are in doubt about yourself?” I doubt myself all the time, and I second-guess everything I do. Because my self-esteem determines how I feel emotionally. There are days when I feel strong, and I know you have the Holy Spirit lovingly watching over all of us. The Bible says, “So don’t worry, I am with you. Don’t be afraid because I am your God. I will make you strong and…

  • recovery
    Fellowship,  God,  recovery

    Recovery and Higher Power

    September 7, 2022 Dear God, good morning. I was in a meeting this morning, and it’s been a wonderful day so far. In my fellowship, we talked about you, Jesus, or they say a Higher Power. On the 319 meeting, Tina’s hour was about, “God is everything, or else he is nothing. God either is, or he isn’t.” Pg 53 from the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous. This was a big pill for me to swallow. I struggled my whole life without you, Jesus. I came to the fellowship not knowing what to expect. I remember the old timers who were sohba for years telling me I had a threefold…

  • faith
    Faith,  Fellowship,  God

    Faith in God

    September 6, 2022 Dear God, good morning. Thank you for getting Fernando and me home safely in the pouring rain yesterday. The rain came down on us while I was driving. In today’s reading, God’s Promises for every day writes, “What the bible has to say about faith.” I never had faith; I was a runner my whole life. So, faith was not in my vocabulary throughout my life until now, Jesus. I drank alcohol whenever and wherever possible, and I ran away from my problems. The only trust I had was in me and a bottle of booze. I was a wild teenager running away from DYS. They kept…

  • fellowship

    Fellowship of Sisters

    August 5, 2022 Dear God, I’m so thrilled that Terri sent me this beautiful book, “Life Recovery Prayers Devotional.” By Stephen Arterburn, M.Ed. and Nick Harrison. It’s a daily prayer for each day. I love my sista, Terri. I know that you put Terri in my life because I needed guidance through the Big Book and the Twelve and Twelve step books. fellowship Terri and I met in the break-out room from the 319 meetings. The room is for any woman who needs help to stay sohba. We give the new woman our telephone numbers if they need them. Terri and I went into the break-out room because a woman…

  • relapse
    Alcoholism,  denial,  Fellowship,  Shame

    Relapse in Detail

    September 2, 2022 Dear God, good morning. Yesterday, I was writing about the last time I was out drinking. I wanted to be a “Social Drinker,” and I meant it! I wanted my cake and eat it too, and I wanted to drink alcohol without any consequences or problems. I was heading toward relapse! When bartending at the Disabled American Veterans (DAV), Many bikers were now coming down to the DAV, it was a clubhouse for them. They would do the ice bucket challenge outside to the new prospects. Watching some tough biker guys scared of the ice bucket challenge was hilarious. I got to know a few guys personally,…

  • surrender
    Faith,  Fellowship,  spiritual,  Sponser,  Surrender

    Surrender to Your Higher Power

    August 12, 2022 Dear God, good morning. Today’s reading is about what to do when you doubt yourself. In recovery, I do doubt myself all the time. I am working on step four which states, “Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.” Pg 42 in the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions is confusing for me. In this step, I need to surrender all of my fears and write them out on the computer. I also need your help, Jesus. I need to talk with Terri again, and she’s so patient with me. I hope she understands. I do not understand the third part of step four. I doubt…

  • Fellowship
    Alcoholism,  Fellowship,  Friends,  Hope

    Fellowship with the Newcomer

    August 23, 2022 Dear God, Good morning;  I got my medicine yesterday. It helps me with my bipolar episodes. Today I got on Tina’s hour on the 319 meeting. It was about helping the newcomer coming into the fellowship. Trust God, clean house and help others is our code. I’ve been a sponsor for many women since being in the fellowship. Fellowshipping is wonderful. Some women need help, and I give them my number. I can be a good listener for the newbie. Women in the fellowship deal with many issues, such as domestic violence, sexual abuse by a family member, homelessness (PTSD) and trauma, and depression. My heart goes…

  • god
    Faith,  Fear,  Fellowship,  Hope,  joy,  Love

    The Grace of God

           July 26, 2022 Dear God, good morning. I’m grateful that I can come to you any time of the day and breathe, pause, and proceed. I was sneezing most of the night. Not sure why. I felt healthy yesterday, but then I felt tired and weak. I shut my phone off and rested. Today’s reading is about “The Grace of God.” I’m not sure what the “Grace of God” means. According to the Scriptures, it can mean many things. Such as God speaking to Moses. It writes, “Then the Lord said to Moses, “I will do what you ask, because I know you very well, and I…

  • Love
    Faith,  Fellowship,  Friends,  Love,  patience

    Love Rejoices in Truth

     July 28, 2022 Dear God, good morning. Yesterday Gary had me read his Life Recovery Bible. It says in Corinthians, “Love is the Greatest. Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud or rude It does not demand its way. It is not irritable, and it keeps no record of being wronged It does not rejoice about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out. Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance. Corinthians is my favorite part of the Bible.   It writes, “Love is more than a feeling; it’s choosing to behave in a loving way.” It…

  • Grace
    Faith,  Fellowship,  God,  Gratitude,  spiritual,  spirituality

    I Have God’s Grace in my Heart

    July 8, 2022 Dear God, good morning. I’ve been up since three, and I’m tired, but I wanted to write to you. Today’s reading from God’s Promises for every day it writes. “What The Bible has to say about, The Return of Christ.” I do believe in heaven because the Bible says it. They said, Men of Galilee, why are you standing here looking into the sky? Jesus, whom you saw taken up from you into heaven, will come back the same way you saw him go.”  Act 1:11 From what I’ve read, Jesus, the angels will come down from the heavens, and war will break out between good and…

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