AA speaker Dr. Mike presents a Big Book study podcast and thoughts on recovery

BIG BOOK LECTURES AND DISCUSSION

FULL PODCAST ARCHIVE

BIG BOOK STUDY RECORDINGS

FULL ARCHIVE

Below you will find all of the recordings made by Dr. Mike based on a "Experience the Big Book" study.  Find the one(s) you want and click "Listen here" to hear them on your computer.

This is the full archive, listed by date of publication - in other words, the earliest ones appear first.

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Episode List

Saturday – Ep: 509 – Into Action – Pages 82-3 – The Alcoholic Tornado – The spiritual life is not a theory! We have to live it!

Feb 22, 2024
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Saturday – Ep: 508 – Into Action – Step 9 – Pages 78-82 – Making Amends!

Feb 19, 2024
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Saturday – Ep: 507 – Into Action -Step 9 – Pages 76-78 – What is our real purpose?

Feb 16, 2024
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Saturday – Ep: 506 – Into Action – Step 8 – Page 76 – Faith without Works is Dead!

Feb 13, 2024
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Saturday – Ep: 505 – Steps 6 and 7 – Change is the name of the game – Part 4 – The Spiritual Checklist – The St. Francis Prayer

Feb 9, 2024

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Saturday – Ep: 504- Steps 6 and 7 – The Steps We Took – Change is the name of the game – Part 3

Feb 6, 2024
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Saturday – Ep: 503 – Steps 6 and 7 – The Steps We Took – Change is the name of the game – Part 2

Feb 3, 2024
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Saturday – Ep: 502 – Steps 6 and 7 – The Steps We Took – Change is the name of the game – Part 1

Jan 31, 2024
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Saturday – Ep; 501 – Into Action – Step 6 and 7 – Page 76 – Also story of Mary and the boat serenity and Sandy B end of his drop the rock talk

Jan 28, 2024
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Saturday – Ep: 500 – Step 5 – The steps we took – Improving on the truth – Part 3

Jan 25, 2024
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Saturday – Ep: 499 – Step 5 – The Steps We Took – Improving on the truth – Part 2

Jan 22, 2024
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Saturday – Ep: 498 – Step 5 – The Steps We Took – Part 1

Jan 19, 2024
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Saturday – Ep: 497 – Into Action – Step 5 – The Step 5 Promises – Pages 73-75 – Part 2

Jan 16, 2024
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Saturday – Ep: 496 – Into Action – Step 5 – Pages 72-3 – Part 1

Jan 13, 2024
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Saturday – Ep: 495 – How it Works – Step 4 – Step 4 Promises

Jan 11, 2024
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Saturday – Ep: 494 – How it Works – Step 4 -Sex Inventory – Pages 68-70

Jan 7, 2024
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Saturday – Ep: 493 – Step 4 – Fear Inventory – Second step proposition exercise on fear – Part 3

Jan 3, 2024

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Saturday – Ep: 492 – Step 4 – Fear Inventory – Second step proposition exercise on fear – Part 2

Dec 31, 2023

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Saturday – Ep: 491 – Step 4 – Fear Inventory – Second step proposition exercise on fear – Part 1

Dec 19, 2023

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Saturday – Ep: 490 – How it Works – Pages 67-68 – Step 4 – Fear Inventory

Dec 15, 2023
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Saturday – Ep: 489 – How it Works – Pages 66-7 – Step 4 – Resentment Inventory – Part 2 – Freedom from anger!

Dec 12, 2023

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Saturday – Ep: 488 – How it Works – Pages 64-6 – Step 4 – Resentment inventory – Part 1

Dec 9, 2023
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Saturday – Ep: 487 – How it Works – Pages 63-4 – Step 4 – Introduction

Dec 6, 2023

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Saturday – Ep: 486 – How it Works – Pages 60-63 – Step 3 – Part 3 – The contract with God and the third step prayer!

Dec 2, 2023
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Saturday – Ep: 485 – How it Works – Pages 60-62 – Step 3 – Part 2 – We have to stop playing God! Why? It doesn’t work!

Nov 29, 2023
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Saturday – Ep: 484 – How it Works – Pages 60-62 – Step 3 – Part 1- What is my basic trouble? What is the root of my troubles? What must I be rid of? Who makes it possible?

Nov 26, 2023
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Saturday – Ep: 483 – How it Works Preamble – Part 4 – Pages 59-60 – The ABCS – Are these pertinent ideas clear to you?

Nov 20, 2023
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Saturday – Ep: 482 – How it Works Preamble – Part 3 – Page 59 – The 12 Steps – The Program of Recovery!

Nov 17, 2023

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Saturday – Ep: 481 – How it Works Preamble – Part 2 – Pages 58-9 – Am I ready to take certain steps? Am I willing to let go absolutely of my old ideas? Have I asked His protection and care with complete abandon?

Nov 14, 2023
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Saturday – Ep: 480 – How it Works Preamble – Part 1 – Page 58 – Are you a cannot or will not? Or a can and will! What makes the difference?

Nov 11, 2023
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Saturday – Ep: 479 – We Agnostics – Pages 55-57 – The great promise – He has come to all who have honestly sought Him! When we drew near to Him He disclosed Himself to us!

Nov 8, 2023

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Saturday – Ep: 478 – We Agnostics – Pages 52-55 We must fearlessly face the question either God is everything or He is nothing. What is our choice to be?

Nov 5, 2023
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Saturday – Ep: 477 – We Agnostics – Pages 50-52 – What are the bedevilments that mark our lives? How do we solve them? Simple reliance on God – Our ideas did not work – The God idea did!

Nov 1, 2023
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Saturday – Ep: 476 – We agnostics – Pages 47-50 – The Dominoes of Recovery – Willingness, Belief, Decision, Action, Trust – Changed!

Oct 26, 2023
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Saturday – Ep: 475 – We Agnostics – Pages 46-8 – Step 2 – Willing to Believe!

Oct 23, 2023
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Saturday – Ep: 474 – We Agnostics – Pages 45-46 – We are now going to talk about God!

Oct 18, 2023

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Saturday – Ep: 473 – We Agnostics – Pages 44-5 – If you are an alcoholic you are suffering from an illness only a spiritual experience can conquer!

Oct 13, 2023
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Saturday – Ep: 472 – More about Alcoholism – Pages 37-41 – The insanity of the first drink – A man called Fred – No human power can relieve our alcoholism!

Oct 9, 2023

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Saturday – Ep: 471 – More about Alcoholism – Pages 33-7 – A man called Jim and the Jaywalker – Powerful description of the insanity of alcoholism – No human power can relieve it!

Oct 5, 2023

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Saturday- Ep: 470 – There is a Solution – We in turn sought the solution with the desperation of a drowning man – What seemed at first a flimsy reed proved to be the powerful hand of God!

Oct 2, 2023
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Saturday – Ep: 469 – There is a Solution – Page 26-7 – Dr. Jung gives the solution to Roland Hazard – Thus AA is born – Roland to Ebby to Bill to DR. Bob to us today!

Sep 28, 2023

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Saturday – Ep: 468 – There is a solution – Page 25 – Spiritual Experience – Pages 567-8 – These pages describe the solution to our hopeless condition of mind and body!

Sep 13, 2023

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Saturday – Ep: 467 – There is a Solution – Pages 20-24 – “The fact is that most alcoholics, for reasons yet obscure, have lost the power of choice in drink. Our so-called will power becomes practically nonexistent.”

Sep 8, 2023

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Saturday – Ep: 466 – There is a Solution – Pages 17-20 – How shall we present what has been so freely given us? We have set forth to publish an anonymous volume describing the problem, the solution, and the program of recovery!

Sep 5, 2023
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Saturday – Ep: 465 – There is a solution – Page 17 – The common peril and the cement that binds us!

Sep 1, 2023

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Saturday – Ep: 464 – Bill’s Story – Part 5 – Pages 12-16 – I believe these pages are essential for all alcoholics to read and understand – The whole deal!

Aug 28, 2023
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Saturday – Ep: 463 – Bills Story – A message of hope for all those suffering from the disease of alcoholism – Part 4 – Pages 9-12 – Bill W becomes willing to believe in a power greater than himself – Scales of pride and prejudice fell from his eyes!

Aug 24, 2023
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Saturday – Ep: 462 – Bill’s Story – A message of hope to all those suffering from the disease of alcoholism – Part 3 – Pages 7-9 – God sends Ebby to Bill in Nov 1934 to us today!

Aug 21, 2023
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Saturday – Ep: 461 – Bill’s Story – A message of hope for all those suffering from the disease of alcoholism – Part 2 – Pages 5-8 – Bill admits complete defeat!

Aug 18, 2023
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Saturday – Ep: 460 – Meeting with treatment center patients – A talk about the disease of alcoholism, the big book, and in particular step 1

Aug 14, 2023

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Saturday – Ep: 459 – Bill’s Story – A message of hope to all those suffering from alcoholism – Pages 1-5 – Part 1 – Bill W progresses in the disease of alcoholism

Aug 10, 2023

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Saturday – Ep: 458 – Drs Opinion – Pages xxix- xxxii – The Dr. earnestly advises every alcoholic to read this book through, and though perhaps he came to scoff, he may remain to pray!

Aug 7, 2023
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Saturday – Ep: 457 – Drs. Opinion – Pages XXVIII – XXIX – The problem – Part 2 – Loss of control – Loss of choice

Aug 3, 2023
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Saturday – Ep: 456 – The Doctor’s Opinion – Part 1 – The problem – Pages Xxvi-xxviii

Jul 31, 2023
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Saturday – Ep: 455 – Forward to the second edition – AA history – The hand of God – Part 2 – The growth of AA from Ebby to Bill to Dr. Bob to us today!

Jul 29, 2023
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Saturday – Ep: 454 – Forward to the first edition and forward to the second edition – AA history – The hand of God – Part 1

Jul 24, 2023
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Saturday – Ep: 453 – Beginning study of the book Alcoholics Anonymous – Purpose of the book and how it came into being!

Jul 21, 2023
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Saturday – Ep: 452 – A Vision for You – Pages 163-4 – Powerful conclusion to the first 164 pages!

Jul 17, 2023
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Saturday – Ep: 451 – A vision for you – Pages 160-163 – Are you willing and able to recover on a spiritual basis?

Jul 14, 2023
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Saturday – Ep: 450 – A Vision for You – Pages 158-160 – AA in the beginning! A fellowship of the spirit!

Jul 11, 2023
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Saturday – Ep: 449 – A Vision for You -Pages 155-158 – Bill W and Dr Bob carry the message to AA no. 3 – He had found God – and in finding God he found himself!

Jul 8, 2023
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Saturday – Ep: 448 – A Vision for You – Pages 153-156 – Bill W stood at the turning point in the lobby of the Mayflower Hotel – God did for him and is doing for us what we could not do for ourselves – Then carries the message to Dr. Bob and AA is born!

Jul 4, 2023
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Saturday – Ep: 447 – A Vision for You – Pages 151-153 – You will know what it means to give of yourself that others may survive and rediscover life – You will learn the full meaning of “Love thy neighbor as thyself”

Jun 30, 2023

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Saturday – Ep: 446 – Working with Others -Step 1 and Step 12 – Pages 100-103 – Your job now is to be at the place where you may be of maximum helpfulness to others! Powerful conclusion to this chapter!

Jun 27, 2023
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Saturday – Ep: 445 – Working with Others – Step 1 and Step 12 – Pages 98-100 – Powerful spiritual message in these pages!

Jun 24, 2023
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Saturday – Ep: 444 – Working with Others – Step 1 and Step 12 – Pages 95-98 – We simply do not stop drinking so long as we dependence on other people ahead of dependence on God!

Jun 21, 2023
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Saturday – Ep: 443 – Working with Others – Step 12 – Pages 94-5 – Outline the program of action, explaining how you made a self appraisal. how you straightened out your past and why you are endeavoring to be helpful to him”

Jun 17, 2023
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Saturday – Ep: 442 – Working with Ohers – Step 12 – Pages 93-4 – “The main thing is that he be willing to believe in a power greater than himself and that he live by spiritual principles”

Jun 14, 2023
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Saturday – Ep: 441 – Working with Others – Step 12 – Pages 92-4 – Carrying the Message – Dwell on the hopeless feature of the malady – Tell him exactly what happened to you – Stress the spiritual feature freely!

Jun 10, 2023
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Saturday – Ep: 440 – Working with Others – Step 12 – Page 89 – 92 – How to carry the message to the new person – What sponsorship meant in AA in the beginning

Jun 7, 2023
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Saturday – Ep; 439 – Into Action – Step 11 review – Working with Others – Step 12 Introduction

Jun 4, 2023

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Saturday – Ep: 438 – Into Action – Step 11 – Pages 87-88 – Faith Without Works is Dead

May 31, 2023

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Saturday – Ep: 437 – Into Action – Step 11 – Page 86 – Morning Prayer – Meditation when facing indecision – How to know and do the next right thing!

May 25, 2023
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Saturday – Ep: 436 – Into Action – Step 11 – Page 86 – Instruction for the nightly review and upon awakening! Improving our conscious contact with God! with God

May 22, 2023

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Saturday – Ep: 435 – Into Action – Pages 84-6 – Review of Step 10 and Introduction to Step 11

May 18, 2023
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Saturday – Ep: 434 – Into Action – Step 10 – Page 85 – We have become God Conscious!

May 15, 2023
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Saturday – Ep: 433 – Into Action – Step 10 – Pages 84-5 – The recovered promises!

May 9, 2023
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Saturday – Ep: 432 – Into Action – Step 10 – We have entered the world of the spirit! Instructions on staying there! Wadat! Watch Ask Discuss Amend Turn!

May 6, 2023
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Saturday – Ep: 431 – Into Action – Page 82-84 – “The 9th Step Promises” – How I see them today!

May 2, 2023

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Saturday – Ep: 430 – Into Action – Pages 80-83 – Step 9 – The alcoholic is like a tornado – Long period of reconstruction ahead – Ask God to show me the way of patience, tolerance, kindliness, and love – The spiritual life is not a theory we have to live it!

Apr 29, 2023
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Saturday – Ep: 429 – Into Action – Pages 76-80 – Step 9 – What is my real purpose in AA? How do I lose fear of people? What are the specific suggestions on how to make amends? What should be my attitude when I go out to sweep away the debris I accumulated when I trying to live on self will? ,

Apr 26, 2023

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Saturday – Ep: 428 – Into Action – Pages 76-77 – Step 8 – Faith without works is dead! Am I completely willing to clean up the past? How free do I want to be? Am I willing to go to any lengths for victory over alcohol?

Apr 23, 2023

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Saturday – Ep: 427 – Into Action – Page 76 – Step 6 and 7 – Part 2 – How practicing these steps have been life changing for me!

Apr 19, 2023

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Saturday – Ep: 426 – Into Action – Page 76 – Step 6 and 7 – Part 1 – The steps of change! How to practice God’s character and not my character defects!

Apr 16, 2023

How do I drop my rock? Practicing 6 and 7 is the key for me to obtain emotional sobriety… any comments mhurwitz50@gmail.com

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Saturday – Ep: 425 – Into Action – Step 5 – Page 75 – The beginning of a spiritual experience – The fifth step results or promises

Apr 12, 2023

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Saturday – Ep:424 – Into Action – Step 5 – Part 2 – Pages 73-75 – We pocket our pride and go to it, illuminating every twist of character, every dark cranny of our past!

Apr 9, 2023
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Saturday – Ep 423 – Into Action – Step 5 – Part 1 – Pages 72-3 – What are we trying to accomplish with this step?

Apr 6, 2023
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Sat – Ep_ 422 – How it Works – Summary of the 4th step instructions – Results and Promises!

Apr 2, 2023

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Saturday – Ep: 421 – How it Works – Pages 68-70 – 4th Step – Now about Sex – Sex Inventory Instructions

Mar 29, 2023
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Saturday – Ep: 420 – Acceptance was the Answer – Pages 407-420 – Part 2 – Powerful description of the principles of recovery!

Mar 25, 2023
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Saturday – Ep: 419 – Acceptance was the Answer – Part 1 – So much wisdom in this story – It has been a great help to me thru the years

Mar 21, 2023
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Saturday – Ep: 418- Step 4 – Fear Inventory – The second step proposition exercise on fear ( God is everything or else he is nothing what is our choice to be?) – Part 2 – see pdf under resources

Mar 19, 2023
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Saturday – Ep: 417 – Step 4 – Fear Inventory – The second step proposition exercise on fear ( God is everything or He is nothing what is our choice to be?) – Part 1- pdf under resources

Mar 16, 2023
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Saturday – Ep: 416 – How it Works – Pages 67-8 – 4th step Inventory Instructions on Fear – Part 2 -Freedom from Fear

Mar 12, 2023

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Saturday – Ep: 415 – How it Works – Pages 67-8 – 4th step instructions on fear inventory – Part1

Mar 9, 2023
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Saturday – Ep: 414 – The Spiritual Checklist and the St. Francis Prayer – Essential tools for living the spiritual life!

Mar 6, 2023

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Saturday – Ep: 413 – How it Works – Pages 64-7 – Instructions for resentment inventory – Part 4 – How we get free from the from bondage to self!

Mar 3, 2023
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Saturday – Ep: 412 – How it Works – Pages 63-7 – 4th step instructions in the book Alcoholics Anonymous – resentment inventory part 3 – instructions for freedom from anger

Feb 27, 2023
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Saturday – Ep: 411 – How it Works – Pages 63-7 – 4th step instructions in the book Alcoholics Anonymous – resentment inventory part 2

Feb 22, 2023

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Saturday – Ep: 410 – How it Works – The 4th step instructions in the book Alcoholics Anonymous – Resentment Inventory – Part 1

Feb 15, 2023
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