Children’s Christmas Party 2019 – A.A. Area 55
Sunday – December 08, 2019 – 11:00 am – 3:00 pm.
Faith United Lutheran Church
4543 Douglas Rd
Toledo, OH 43613
The Children’s Christmas Party will have hot dogs, chips and cupcakes, crafts, balloons, and face painting. Santa Claus will arrive at Noon and depart at 2:00 p.m. There will be presents for children 10 year old and younger. Photos of children will also be taken with Santa and Mrs. Claus. This is a completely free event for the children and grandchildren of A.A. members.
Donations towards the funding of the Christmas party can be sent to:
3328 Glanzman Rd
Toledo, OH 43614
Checks should be made payable to: Intergroup Association
Behind Our Excuses
As excuse-makers and rationalizers, we drunks are champions. It is the business of the psychiatrist to find the deeper causes for our conduct. Though uninstructed in psychiatry, we can, after a little time in A.A., see that our motives have not been what we thought they were, and that we have been motivated by forces previously unknown to us. Therefore we ought to look, with the deepest respect, interest, and profit, upon the example set us by psychiatry.
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“Spiritual growth through the practice of A.A.’s Twelve Steps, plus the aid of a good sponsor, can usually reveal most of the deeper reasons for our character defects, at least to a degree that meets our practical needs. Nevertheless, we should be grateful that our friends in psychiatry have so strongly emphasized the necessity to search for false and often unconscious motivations.”
1. A.A. Comes Of Age, Page 236
2. Letter, Page 1966
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Thought for the Day
I no longer waste money, but try to put it to good use. Like all of us, when I was drunk, I threw money around like I really had it. It gave me a feeling of importance – a millionaire for a day. But the morning after, with an empty wallet and perhaps also some undecipherable checks, was a sad awakening. How could I have been such a fool? How will I ever make it up? Thoughts like these get you down. When we are sober, we spend our hard-earned money as it should be spent. Although perhaps some of us could be more generous in our A.A. giving, at least we do not throw it away. Am I making good use of my money?