I got God on my side
And I’m just trying to survive
What if what you do to survive
Kills the things you love
Fear’s a powerful thing, baby
It can turn your heart black you can trust
It’ll take your God filled soul
And fill it with devils and dust
Devils & Dust — Bruce Springsteen
Before I found recovery, fear filled my soul with devils and dust. Now, I can fill it with God instead.
A meditation for December 3, 2012
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“A nun I know once told me she kept begging God to take her character defects away from her. After years of this prayer, God finally got back to her: I’m not going to take anything away from you, you have to give it to me.” — Anne Lamott, Help, Thanks, Wow: the Three Essential Prayers
To me, this captures the key to Steps 6 and 7. Our Higher Power will not take our defects from us until we are ready and until we ask. I have found this to be true in my life.
Cory D. from Tuscon, CA speaking at the North California World Service Area Conference in Sacramento, CA – March 3rd 2001
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Hey, we need a logo, to be used for both the website and for the podcast. It might want to evoke, but not copy the Al-Anon logo. Or it could be something evoking serenity, like a butterfly? (Too trite? Probably!)
A background image might be nice.
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