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I’m also a sober guy trying to make sense of the world. Click below for random observations on spirituality and recovery.

The Importance of Recovery Friends

  • Paul Gerald
  • December 5, 2007
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Friends were among the first gifts of the program for me. I came in lonely as well as depressed, sick, freaked out, etc. The first thing I saw was a room full of sober potheads. Their existence gave me hope, and I quickly figured out that I needed to hang out with them — in…

Defining our Higher Power

First, some pretty cool comments on the previous posts. Somebody must have clicked in from I set up a profile there. My first sponsor also sent me an email about Job, and I took the liberty of posting it here as a comment on that post. Had lunch with a sponsee today, and he’s…

Dealing with Cravings

The topic for this week is dealing with cravings. I guess it happens to all of us, especially if we happen to be around people getting high. I was at a concert recently in a small, crowded venue, and there were a lot of people getting high. Now, I’ve been sober for more than 7…

God and those “tests”

The topic for this week is: Does God give is more than we can handle? Thanks This is one of those recovery phrases that I never really identified with — not that I have a problem with it, but that I never had a sense of a Higher Power that was doling things out, giving…