Thursday – March 23, 2023 – Doors open at 5:30 pm – Special Lead Speaker at 6:30 pm
First Unitarian Church
3205 Glendale Ave
Toledo, OH 43609
Come join in with loads of other grateful recovering alcoholics, and help the Women’s Twelve Steps To Courage celebrate 19 years helping alcoholics to stop drinking. We will have cake and ice cream and a special lead speaker who will share her experience, strength and hope. Family and friends are welcome to this twelve steps meeting. Hope to see you there!
No Personal Power
“At first, the remedy for my personal difficulties seemed so obvious that I could not imagine any alcoholic turning the proposition down were it properly presented to him. Believing so firmly that Christ can do anything, I had the unconscious conceit to suppose that He would do everything through me – right then and in the manner I chose. After six long months, I had to admit that not a soul had surely laid hold of the Master – not excepting myself. “This brought me to the good healthy realization that there were plenty of situations left in the world over which I had no personal power – that if I was so ready to admit that to be the case with alcohol, so I must make the same admission with respect to much else. I would have to be still and know that He, not I, was God.”
The Step That Keeps Us Growing
Sometimes, when friends tell us how well we are doing, we know better inside. We know we aren’t doing well enough. We still can’t handle life, as life is. There must be a serious flaw somewhere in our spiritual practice and development. What, then, is it? The chances are better than even that we shall locate our trouble in our misunderstanding or neglect of A.A.’s Step Eleven – prayer, meditation, and the guidance of God. The other Steps can keep most of us sober and somehow functioning. But Step Eleven can keep us growing, if we try hard and work at it continually.
Grapevine, June 1958