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New Meaning from Old Songs

  The Byrds - I"ll Feel A Whole Lot Better

To Seek and Know God

"There is ONE who has ALL POWER -- that ONE is GOD. May you find Him Now!" Alcoholics Anonymous, Chapter 5, 'How It Works, page 59

Is It Really A Bad Time?

  Is there ever really a bad time of the year to invite people to connect with others on a journey of recovery?!?

Good Enough

  How Good is 'Good Enough'?

Facing Difficult Times

  Taking a look at Psalm 73 and how it relates to us today.

Inescapable Consequences

  Consequence : n. 'the result or effect of an action or condition'

Sobriety or Recovery

  Have you ever thought to yourself or possibly heard someone else say, "At least I'm sober today and that's good enough for me."

Driving on a Flat Tire

  Have you ever tried to drive on a flat tire?

Going Deeper -- God As We Understand Him

Phrases such as "higher power", "power greater than ourselves", or "as we understood Him", were not created as an enabling device to justify our membership's continued avoidance of a connection with our Creator.

AA Then and Now

Taking a look at how different AA is today, compared to how it was in the last century.

Thinking Aloud

I originally wrote this article back in April 2013. It remained unedited and unpublished until now.

Twenty-One

Be careful what you ask for. You just might get it!

In Need of a Friend

Everyone needs a friend that they can relate to and with. Those of us in recovery need an extra-special  kind of friend.

Meeting Rhetoric VS the Big Book

This article takes a look at what is HEARD in recovery meetings, compared to the ORIGINAL PROGRAM, of Alcoholics Anonymous.

We Don't Have to Drink to Die

Our disease doesn't need us to drink in order to kill us.

AA and Jesus

How Ancient Spiritual Teachings are Linked  to the Inspirational Program of Alcoholics Anonymous

Emotional Sobriety

There are two types of sobriety; physical and emotional.  Physical sobriety must come first for emotional sobriety to even be possible.

Enjoying the Holidays in Early Sobriety

‘Tis the Season When It’s Hard to Stay Sober’

Karl's Journey

A little bit about the founder of Focused and Free.

Following Direction

"The alcoholic slip is not a symptom of a psychotic condition... the patient simply didn't follow directions."