Our Folded Hands

Women helping Women. Reaching out to the Sister who still suffers. Helping each other through the Good times and the Difficult times. To get to the SOBER way of life, One Day at a Time.

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Daily Reflections


Save for the brief moments of temptation the thought of drink has never returned; and at such times a great revulsion has
risen up in him.  Seemingly he could not drink even if he would.  God had restored his sanity.
Alcoholics Anonymous, p. 37

The word “God” was frightening to me when I first saw it associated with A.A.’s Twelve Steps.  Having tried all the means I
could to stop drinking, I found that it was not possible for me to sustain that desire over a period of time.  Yet, how could I
believe in a “God” that had allowed me to sink to the deep despair that engulfed me–whether drinking or dry?
The answer was in finally admitting that it might be possible for me to know the mercy of a Power greater than myself who
could grant me sobriety contingent on my willingness to “come to believe.”  By finally admitting that I was one among many,
and by following the example of my sponsor and other A.A. members in practicing faith I did not have, my life has been given
meaning, direction and purpose.