• kenl posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 9 minutes ago

    DECEMBER 15 Reflection for the Day
    Some people are such worriers that they feel sorry about the fact that they have nothing to worry about. Newcomers in the Gamblers Anonymous Program sometimes feel, for example, “This is much too good to last.” Most of us, however, have plenty of real things to worry about – old standbys like debts, health, death…[Read more]

  • kenl posted a new activity comment 9 minutes ago

    Glad you are hope you will visit chat and GA meetings.
    God Bless
    Ken L YBIR

  • kenl posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 1 day, 23 hours ago

    DECEMBER 14 Reflection for the Day

    Some of us in Gamblers Anonymous are inclined to make the mistake of thinking that the few moments we spend in prayer and meditation – in “talking with God” – are all that count. The truth is that the attitude we maintain throughout the entire day is just as important. If we place ourselves in God’s hands in…[Read more]

  • kenl posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 2 days, 23 hours ago

    December 13 Reflection for the Day

    A friend in Gamblers Anonymous told me of a favorite hymn from her childhood: “Open my eyes that I may see glimpses of truth Thou hast for me.” In actuality, that is what the GA Program has done for me – it has opened my eyes so that I have come to see the true nature of my gambling addiction, as well as the t…[Read more]

  • kenl posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 3 days, 22 hours ago

    DECEMBER 12 Reflection for the Day
    These days, if I go through an experience that is new and demanding, I can do so in a spirit of confidence and trust. Thanks to Gamblers Anonymous and the Twelve Steps of Recovery, I’ve come to know that God is with me in all places and in all endeavors. His Spirit is in me as well as in the people around me. A…[Read more]

  • kenl posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 4 days, 23 hours ago

    DECEMBER 11 Reflection for the Day
    Before I came to the Gamblers Anonymous Program – in fact, before I knew of the Program’s existence – I drifted from crisis to crisis. Occasionally, I tried to use my will to chart a new course; however, like a rudderless ship, I inevitably foundered once again on the rocks of my own despair. Today, in contr…[Read more]

  • kenl posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 5 days, 4 hours ago

    Just wanted to share these tips
    for surveying the upcoming Holidays.

    Tips for Staying Sober & Preventing Holiday Blues
    Even during a period of emotional highs and lows
    Loneliness, anxiety, happiness and sadness are common feelings, sometimes experienced in startling succession. The bad news is the holiday blues can trigger relapse for people…[Read more]

  • kenl posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 5 days, 4 hours ago

    December 9 Reflection for the Day

    “Difficulties are God’s errands, and when we are sent upon them, we should esteem it a proof of God’s confidence,” wrote Beecher. I’ve come to realize that my past troubles were really of my own making. Although I hardly thought so at the time, I was a primary example of what the Gamblers Anonymous Program c…[Read more]

  • kenl posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 5 days, 4 hours ago

    December 9 Reflection for the Day

    “Difficulties are God’s errands, and when we are sent upon them, we should esteem it a proof of God’s confidence,” wrote Beecher. I’ve come to realize that my past troubles were really of my own making. Although I hardly thought so at the time, I was a primary example of what the Gamblers Anonymous Program c…[Read more]

  • kenl posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 1 week ago

    Relapse Prevention: Planning for Success
    When you decided to quit drinking, using other drugs or gambling, you took the first step towards recovery. This step was the beginning of an important change in your life.
    You may have expected all your problems to go away when you quit, but somehow many problems are still with you. Recovery is building a…[Read more]

  • kenl posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 1 week ago

    December 8 Reflection for the Day

    We often see people in Gamblers Anonymous – devoutly and with seeming sincerity – ask for God’s guidance on matters ranging from major crises to such insignificant things as what to serve at a dinner party. Though they may be well-intentioned, such people tend to force their wills into all sorts of situa…[Read more]

  • kenl posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 1 week, 1 day ago

    December 7 Reflection for the Day

    As long as I stubbornly hang on to the conviction that I can live solely by my individual strength and intelligence, a working faith in my Higher Power is impossible. This is true, no matter how strongly I believe that God exists. My spiritual beliefs – no matter how sincere – will remain forever lifeless if I c…[Read more]

  • kenl posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 1 week, 2 days ago

    December 6 Reflection for the Day

    When I finally convince myself to let go of a problem that’s been tearing me apart – when I take the action to set aside my will and let God handle the problem – my torment subsides immediately. If I continue to stay out of my own way, then solutions begin to unfold and reveal themselves. More and more, I’m c…[Read more]

  • kenl posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 1 week, 3 days ago

    December 5 Reflection for the Day

    N. Eldon Tanner has said, “Service is the rent we pay for the privilege of living on this earth.” For most recovering gamblers, service itself is a privilege, a privilege we’ve been given along with our new lease on life. Sponsorship, calling new members, or answering calls from new members sometimes takes a lot…[Read more]

  • kenl posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 1 week, 4 days ago

    December 4 Reflection for the Day

    Most of us in Gamblers Anonymous are far more comfortable with the determination that we won’t make that first bet today, than we are with the “vow” that we’ll never gamble again. Saying “I intend never to gamble again” is quite different from saying “I’ll never gamble again.” The latter statement is far…[Read more]

  • kenl posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 1 week, 5 days ago

    December 3 Reflection for the Day

    Our ancient enemy, self-will, wears a mask confronting me with this sort of rationalization Why do I have to lean on God? Hasn’t He already given me the intelligence to think for myself? I have to pause when such thoughts creep into my mind, remembering that I’ve never really been able to bring about the res…[Read more]

  • kenl posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 1 week, 6 days ago

    December 2 Reflection for the Day

    Once at a meeting held in a church, I saw a stained glass window on which was written, “God Is Love.” For some reason, my mind transposed the words into “Love is God.” either way is correct and true, I realized, looking about me and becoming even more conscious of the spirit of love and Power in the small meeting…[Read more]

  • kenl posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 2 weeks ago

    DECEMBER 1 Reflection for the Day

    “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit,” – Aristotle. By repeating my gambling acts, I became progressively more likely to do them again and again. By repeatedly attending meetings, talking with my Higher Power, sharing my feelings, and keeping connected with Gamblers Anony…[Read more]

  • kenl posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 2 weeks, 1 day ago

    NOVEMBER 30 Reflection for the Day

    If you’re a negative thinker and are not yet ready to do an about-face, here are some guidelines that can keep you miserable for just as long as you wish to remain so. First, don’t go to Gamblers Anonymous meetings. If you somehow find yourself at a meeting, keep you mouth (and your mind) shut and your hands in…[Read more]

  • kenl posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 2 weeks, 2 days ago

    NOVEMBER 29 Reflection for the Day

    Contrary to what some people think, the slogan “Let Go and Let God” isn’t an expression of apathy, an attitude of defeatism, or an unwillingness to accept responsibility. Those who turn their backs on their problems are not “letting go and letting God,” but, instead, are abandoning their commitment to act on Go…[Read more]

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