Sunday, March 11, 2007

a busy Sunday!

Well, I think I am pretty well over this bronchitis. And, better than that, we caught Ian's bug before it got bad and he is doing well also, thanks again for all the well wishes... cruddy week, lol! I really wanted to work out this weekend but I made myself hold off until tomorrow. Then, it's back at it!

This afternoon is my wife's home group's anniversary. We gotta get home from Mass, eat and head to her meeting to set up and all that good stuff. It'll be nice. They usually have a decent turnout, the food is always wonderful and the fellowship is just awesome. I think this makes 24 yrs for their group. They asked me to give the blessing/opening prayer so I gotta get busy and write something down. All in all, it's going to be a loooong day, especially with the time change last nite and all. We're all kinda dragging this morning lol. One of my sponsees and his wife came over last nite for pizza and cards, had a blast!

Prayer for today...

God/HP/JC, thank You for another sober day. I pray that I might use this day to be of service to You and to the Down to Earth group of AA as they celebrate their anniversary. Help me give a blessing that reflects Your Will and Grace and our Gratitude for You. Thank You for getting me on the path to feeling better, for medicine and doctors, and thanks also for getting Ian over his yuck so quickly. Help me, as I prepare for another work week to be at peace with how things are going. Help me to remember that while I do need to earn an income and take care of my family, it is about taking care of clients. Help me to remember to take an attitiude of gratitude and service to work with me tomorrow.

peace be with you all!


Noor Azman Othman GBE said...

Sunday is always the busiest day for me too.

Hope all is going well with you.

dAAve said...

Hey Scott!
Good to see Will and Grace back in the lineup.

Patrick said...

Greetings Sober Nuggets
I wonder if this might interest you:

The 12 Steps Down To Hell

I imagine 12 Step recovery programs are a slow slide into the jaws of Satan. I was involved with this evil “satanic cult” for over 30 years but was saved through the power of Jesus Christ. He directed me to a therapist who was into “real” recovery, not the mind destroying, soul destroying, cult, which is AA. I have met two Steppers recently & I imagine they are completely devoid of any emotion or insight. I feel pain because both these men are decent human beings but AA has destroyed their individuality & they have no idea how to relate apart from expounding AA propaganda. I imagine Hell to be a continuous flow of AA meetings without any light at the end of the tunnel because one never recovers'. I beg you people who are in 12 Step programs, to get out before it is too late.

How does one recover when one is handing one’s power over to AA. The 12 Steps were written out of Wilson’s head, he certainly didn’t get his guidance from the Bible. I imagine he was an agent of Satan & he & Smith’s “cult religion” has filled millions of Steppers with their anti - Christ propaganda.

Step Three of AA is "Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood him." While many in the Oxford Group placed their faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour, there was much leeway given. Shoemaker, a leader of the Oxford Group, says, "The true meaning of faith is self-surrender to God." He further explains:
Surrender to whatever you know about Him, or believe must be the truth about Him. Surrender to Him, if necessary, in total ignorance of Him. Far more important that you touch Him than that you understand Him at first. Put yourself in His hands. Whatever He is, as William James said, He is more ideal than we are. Make the leap. Give yourself to Him.
Aside from capitalizing the "H," which Christians do to refer to the God of the Bible, "Him" could refer to any god of one’s own making.

Can you see what is happening to you? Ask Jesus to take control of you lives, read the Bible & instead of 12 Step groups go to Bible study groups. Burn your Big Book or use it as toilet paper. Can you see the difference: With The 12 Steps, you never recover but with John 3:16 you are guaranteed Eternal Salvation. The “ball is in your court” I'm also a Catholic & AA nearly sent me insane. You are being brainwashed. Do you know that Jesus Christ is not mentioned once in the Big Book! Trust Jesus not Satan [12 Step Programs]

Peace Be With You

PS: I am a recovered alcoholic with over 21 years of sobriety

Scott said...

(looks up at Patrick's post...)

Wow, now there's one to think about. I only pray that I do not become as judgemental and as opinionated a person. Wow!

Scott said...

Hey Patrick, if you do decide to come back or to start a blog... rather than leaving a litany of negative remarks on my blog (which you are of course welcome to do...) try inviting me to a thought provoking, loving, respectful Christian type discourse. If you're that concerned with saving my soul, you might try a friendlier, less judgemental approach.

Just a thought...

justme said...

scott, thanks for you sweet comments on my blog. i really needed them. :)