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April 18, 2017 by Kayce L.

Without faith there is no courage. Recovery gives us faith and then we develop the courage to change.One day at a time.


  1. Dave C says:

    Can Fear and Faith be contained in the same space? Yes or no, I think fear is winning at the moment.

    • Thomas Cromer says:

      No Dave faith my brother enjoy life my friend it’s awesome trust me !!!!!!!!

    • Janny says:

      Dave….I think when the anxiety pumps up our brains we can have fear/faith/terror all at once. Just my opinion. When I get that wacky I deep breathe, exercise compulsively and pray…Oh and of course talk to another alcoholic that can talk you off the ledge. I hope you feel better.

      • Helena says:

        Your wisdom has inspired me. When I feel wacky and fear sets in I tend to isolate. I’m grateful for our program and the tools. Taking one day at a time is my savior.

    • Silvia c says:

      I know that feeling Dave. Step 2 has done it for me. I used to be in fear all the time. What a torture. But since taking steps 1, 2 and 3 the fears have become much more manageable and now when I feel them, I just think of my HP as my protector and my provider, and I can breath easily knowing that my needs will be met and that I’m being guided and protected…
      keep the faith… God is in charge
      Silvia c

    • Eric R says:

      Fear is a very real thing EVERYONE struggles with. Just do your best every day to live each moment IN the moment. Focus your eyes on what’s right in front of you – literally. You may just have a better day:)

  2. Dave C says:

    Thank you ladies, I’m just feeling whacky standing on a ledge. My job came to a hault 3 mo ago, and the outlook not so good anytime soon. You made me smile though with the replys. This getting old ain’t for sissys

    • Thomas Cromer says:

      Hope your feeling better Dave!!!!!

    • Janny says:

      Dave don’t buy into that getting old junk…60 is the new 40…70 is the new 50. We in AA have something special and the big one is courage. I just retired after 36 years at a cool job…..I have been going to lots of meetings and feel really good instead of scared. Do something different today.

  3. Jeremy R says:

    Love and fear. When I allow my Creator to accept me, in other words, when I believe He is loving and caring, I accept His love and it drives out my fears and insecurities. The more I experience that, the less fear has a hold on me. But, it usually takes me being in a tight spot to take the leap.

  4. Dave w says:

    Dave C,
    I feel it as well. Bones ache, interviewing for jobs at this age feels odd..
    No one admits it but there really is age discrimination.
    I try for serenity and realize that something will turn up soon.
    I garden and try and get to meetings and realize that at least I am still sober.
    Grateful for that.

  5. Dave C says:

    Well God opened the door in the employment area. Somewhat out of my comfort zone. Just havta see if I can run with the young dogs. Been doing a lot of reading. Believe it or not Dale Evens has been pretty helpful. Have read 3 just started the 4th. Anyway thanks to all, your all part of my journey like it or not.

  6. Silvia c says:

    What a nice surprise. ‘We had a new employer…..’
    Stay in the solution… miracles do happen
    Congratulations and keep up the good job. We have to get through today only : )

  7. Dave C says:

    Happy Mothers Day Ladies

    • Thomas Cromer says:

      Yes happy happy Mother’s Day enjoy sorry I was late saying this but I’m on a 1 week vacation enjoying being with my wife my best friend!!!!!!

  8. Alan says:

    I like to think my fears have been experienced by my high power before me. I take satisfaction in knowing I’m never walking alone, he’s right there beside me, helping every step if I let him

  9. Jerry says:

    I’m in here because I’m not all there.

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