Working hard or hardly working???
Joe is working HARD, I assure you! I was able to get a few minutes with him before he headed off to Big Book. The man has not stopped since he came back to La Hacienda to head up Alumni. He is doing an incredible job! You can catch him this Saturday in Beaumont.
"One too many...."
Did you know that April is Alcohol Awareness Month? The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, NCADD, founded and has supported this initiative since 1987. In fact, this year they are celebrating their 25th anniversary. By highlighting this month, NCADD hopes to encourage people to reach out and provide information on the disease of alcoholism, treatment and recovery. The hope is...
La Ha's First Annual Alumni Golf Tournament
We are so excited here in the Hill Country for La Ha’s First Alumni Golf Tournament at the Schreiner Golf Club in Kerrville. Plan for a shotgun start at 8:30am on June 4, 2011. There is a $50 registration fee that includes 1 mulligan, a goodie bag, breakfast and lunch. There will be prizes given at the awards ceremony at Schreiner immediately after the tournament! Prizes include a new...
Unity: As Found in the Circle and Triangle
Unity is found in the Fellowship and the part of the disease it treats is the BODY. With a set of Principles called the TWELVE TRADITIONS.
Farewell to B.J. Kelley
We said a sad farewell to B.J. this week after being with La Hacienda for almost 10 years! I asked him to leave some final words of wisdom before he took off…. “KISS it guys. Remember the 6 basics: 1. Go to meetings; 2. Get a home group; 3. Get a sponsor; 4. Work the steps with your sponsor; 5. Don’t drink or use between meetings; and 6. Have fun.” Love you all! B. J....
Recovery: As Found in the Circle and Triangle
Recovery is found in the first 164 pages of The Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous. The part of the disease it treats is the MIND. Through a set of Twelve Spiritual Principles called the TWELVE STEPS.
Are you Carrying the Message?
Service is found in Carrying the Message. The part of the disease it treats is the SPIRIT. With a Set of Principles called the TWELVE CONCEPTS. (photo via)
An NA Message from Dwayne M.
Preface to the First Edition “The full fruit of the labor of love lives in the harvest, and that always comes in its right season…” The material for this book has been drawn from the personal experience of addicts within the fellowship of Narcotics Anonymous. Pg. xxi “Being a member of Narcotics Anonymous” – In the beginning this statement really helped me to understand that recovery is a...
Part 2: Purposes of the Big Book
5. Lack of power, that was our dilemma. We had to find a power by which we could live, and it had to be a Power greater than ourselves. Obviously. But where and how were we to find this Power? Well, that’s exactly what this book is about. Its main object is to enable you to find a Power greater than yourself which will solve your problem. That means we have written a book which...