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Questions and Responses for a Spiritual Journey

I have been interviewing people for over fifty years. It is amazing what we can learn when we ask respectful open–ended questions and simply listen and write down the answers. We learn more about ourselves, each other, and the community we are in. Here are five questions I like to regularly ask myself and others. […]

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Böblingen AA wants you!

Böblingen AA needs your help! We are trying to put together a history of this long standing meeting that has served in Carrying the Message to US Military and Non-Military Personnel as well as English speaking locals. Anyone with information on the forming OR significant milestones of the Böblingen AA Group (in or around Stuttgart) please contact […]

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Resentments

“Resentment is the “number one’’ offender. It destroys more alcoholics than anything else. From it stem all forms of spiritual disease, for we have been not only mentally and physically ill, we have been spiritually sick. When the spiritual malady is overcome, we straighten out mentally and physically.”  (p.64, Alcoholics Anonymous) Going through the steps […]

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Service – with a smile!

One of my favourite parts of AA literature is the story in the Tradition Four chapter of the “Twelve & Twelve” which results in the production of a little card reading “Rule #62” for Middleton Group #1. What is this single rule that Middleton Group felt compelled to keep after throwing out many others? “Don’t […]

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