ChristinaRo became a registered member 11 months, 2 weeks ago
I tried to send an email to my wife with Bill W sharing his spiritual experience,but it did not function.
I found this share very empowering.
Inspiring talk. Lots of common sense passed on.
There is great sensitivity on the subject of Bobbie B. in certain circles. I have heard that relatives (or a relative) of Bobbie B. have over the years desired to keep her to be anonymous to our fellowship for reasons that can only be surmised. However, since our leaders are but trusted servants and do not govern, the true story of Bobbie B. may never be revealed without a collective group conscience of the pertinent group within AA designated to be responsible for such a decision. This group probably is the Board of Trustees, but I will gladly stand corrected on the subject.
As a possible compromise with regards to the personal privacy and anonymity of a given AA member and ex-employee of what today we call the GSO, here might be a proposed solution towards how this matter might be fairly resolved. The Board of Trustees ruled on July 25, 1949 that her job was officially vacant. Any events that took place after that date can be considered private and not an appropriate AA issue. However, any action she performed as a representative of AA prior to that date is legitimately AA history. Thus, her activities prior to July 25, 1949 should be available to be studied and evaluated.
Many people, possibly thousands of people, owe their sobriety to Bobbie B. Her correspondence to World War II soldiers very possibly is of a heroic nature. Documenting just how many letters she wrote in a single day might reveal a miraculous commitment to the growth of the fellowship. Bobbie helped build the AA of today through her tremendous effort and commitment. She helped create the AA Traditions through her experiences relayed to Bill. To ignore her contributions contradicts Bill W.’s stated legacy of what this woman accomplished and deserved. The sooner her story is told, the better the fellowship will appreciate the sacrifices she made on our behalf so others might live.
I so benefitted from this article. It was great to be reminded that this new life is a process & never finished; that real recovery isn’t only not drinking but learning to confront & deal with those emotions that I was numbing myself to. Thank you for the article, Alison.
Funny and real. Identification is the key to recovery. Thank you Lori G.
I copied the prayer at the end and cried with you . I needed this so badly tonight and God delivered.
I was lucky to have Winnie as my grand sponsor. She taught me so much about letting go.
Great share. Talk about the power of God.
Very nice talk.
God Bless Mustafa
Art took me to my second meeting in ’83 and I was to develop a relationship with he and my wife with his wife Mary.
Can’t wait to see Angie again and give her a big hug! Thanks for carrying the message!
Angie is a wonderful person who is helping my family in recovery! Thanks for being you Angie!
Angle is a wonderful person who is helping my family in recovery! Thanks for being you Angle!
Is the full audio of this lead available? It cuts off too soon.
Wow!!!! powerful words from a man who’s been thru it … Good to hear !!
Could you please tell me if you have managed to fix this website? All the talks I try to listen to still do not stream down completely and all return to the beginning after approximately 2-4 mins return to the beginning of the talk hence I cannot listen to any complete talks?????
Do I need to delete the app and start again? I am really missing listening to these talks, please help, thNks t
How can I download this to my lap top so I can listen on my mp3 player?
Love Chuck C. He taught me the inside job. His tapes I mean.
I still cannot get any of these CD’S to play for more than a few minuets with out it re-starting?
A week ago I reported this and was told its a server problem that will be sorted out within a couple of days?
This is an amazing recovery resource when it works! I’m getting withdrawals! From not using it!! T
Bill W. was a truly modest and an outstanding genius.
I read the Big Book almost nightly and read his words more carefully than I other alcoholic books. May he live forever in our hearts and minds!
Thank you Mike,
It was more than heartwarming to again hear David A., who I had the privilege to know and chauffeur to speaker meetings during the early years of my sobriety. David A. always keeps it simple, humorous and spiritual without preaching. This is one of his best talks, because he tells of his experience, strength and hope gained from AA at its most basic.
These CDs keep stoping and restarting after only a couple of minuets, just enough play to frustrate me because I can not hear the rest. T
Drew T is awesome.
It wasn’t a complete lead, I think he is a good speaker, but it repeated the beginning three times
great stuff thanks
Are these talks listened to and voted on before they are put up?
As you can see ~ when have a large & growing library of recovery talks. We listen to each talk & decide to post it on the site if it meets our selection criteria. Great question ~ thanks for asking Hank.
This totally blessed me, what a beautiful story!! I especially loved Ramona’s description of her God <3 <3 <3 Thank you.
I have been looking for this series by David A for months. Thank you so much for this treasure. Is there any way I can download this series or purchase it? Thank you. Greg S
I would like to be able to download some of the talks to be able to listen to them over and over. I love to listen in my car on long trips. Is it possible?
Thank you. I have been looking for this for 4 years.I borrowed this cd from my sponsor to listen to it with my sponse but left it in his car and he got arrested and the car was impounded along with this cd.my sponsor was upset.Needless that was 4 years ago but thanks to you we have it now.
Thank you for your love and service. I loved the quote from Dr. Bob
“Also let us remember to guard that erring member-the tongue-and if we must use it, let’s use it with kindness and consideration and tolerance.”
I will remember this today. So glad I stumbled on to this post.
yours in fellowship and service.
Shay, Palm Springs
who wrote the above letter?>
Hi ken, Blog was written by a friend helping out with the site. Bill G. of Tempe AZ
Thanks for sharing!
This tape blew me away with Lori’s honesty and the story that shows her amazing faith in God and these programs. I would love to talk to her someday, if it be gods will 🙂 His love knows no bounds, and this tape reminded me of that so much. Thank you to whoever shared this. “Whatever we go through, it is worth it.”
Oh goodness – I couldn’t listen to it all. Too preachy. Too much sermon. Is that what it was like telling of your story in the 50’s?
some people are just a little preachy in their talks anyways. Perhaps if I would have listened on, there would have been an AA message in there somewhere;)
Wonderful to listen to an honest open recovery speaker. Thanks.
I enjoy listening to and learning from all of June G.’s talks. I have her story almost memorized. The details never grow old.
Really struck a chord w/me. I liked how he emphasized meetings and helping orher people as key elements in recovery.
I meant other people.
Thank you for your story. Not only did it give me great insite on starting the program. (4 days sober) but it made me laugh. Best, Jazz
I like that he didn’t have to say I’m Oliver an alcoholic.
Thank you. I notice that Pat didn’t mention disease. I really like that he said problem.
What I like is that the book calls it an illness. Today most people get into the disease idea and keep themselves sick. You hardly ever hear someone say they are recovered. It is a very powerful word and gives hope to the newcomer.
The speaker’s name in Lynn, not Gwen. Here’s a link to provide more details…
Thanks for your website!!!
I really love the juvenile nature of this talk. I love to hear this in a fashion that speaks an almost lack of understanding of alcoholism. Almost innocent.
I’ve tried two Bob Earll (Long time Sponsor) tapes and they cut off at around 5 minutes, what am I doing wrong??? Do I need to join something, pay $$, which I’m okay with if you would let me know, thanks…
Because of the volume of data we’ve been using we have had a few similar issues. We are testing some options to resolve the problem. Please continue to check back and we’ll post something when we get the fix,
I have to question the date on this. At 3:30 into the talk Sandy says he has had the same sponsor for 36.5 years. He was born in the 30th got sober in 63 or 64 and the talk is in 64? I could be wrong but something doesn’t seem right.
Thanks for putting this together it’s an are site.
I loved cliffs story it had me in their I stopped going to a a and took my new husband that wouldn’t leave me alone in their.i didn’t know me little to want to dragg him through it with 3yrs sober so with 4 I married him WOW I wasn’t right but I don’t run and that’s fun and this talk shows me I can drink again..
How can I download these talks? I think it’s only fair that if I’m willing to upload the talks that I have, you would be willing to make these available to download.
We have made the site so that it can be used on all platforms – smartphones, computers, ipad, etc. We are also making this site and its contents available for free. At this time we do not have a download option. I hope you understand and you’re under NO obligation to donate any recordings.
The recording cut off and wouldn’t start again about five minutes into the talk..
Please try listening to the talk again, you can fast forward once you open it again. This problem has occurred on certain devices you might consider trying a different device and see if that solves your problem.
Great idea you have here. I will try to upload some tapes once I get them converted. I am disappointed that the capability of downloading these fine talks is not yet available.
Hope this is allowed soon.
Very good pitch, thanks for providing this.
Thank you for making this site. Very helpful!!
If your mother and you need healing by all means listen to this tape. God will speak to you through Mary Pearl. Thank you for your service
Very cool. This was done at my home group. I think there was alot more to it that isn’t here. I believe we have the whole thing and many more in our archives. Lots of workshops. We are in the process of getting them transferred to CD and digital files. We will send you some when that is done. I am wondering were you got this one. I hope someone posts some more. Bob and Tom have been two of the people who have shaped our sobriety and been instrumental helping us with questions of Traditions, Sponsorship and the Home Group since The Paramount Group began in 1999. We are so thankfull for the many great teachers we have had the good fortune of learning from.
I have no record of any of your comments being rejected. I’m glad you’re enjoying the website.
Thank you for these recordings! I have just been to Ireland and Sweden and met drinking people where-ever I went. One drinker is my 13 year old god daughter. Her Mother is in distress about what to do. Thank you Clara S for your wise words. They will give my friend courage to understand and “stand with” her daughter’s disease. Your words and experience will travel to Sweden to a young girl’s broken heart and to her Mother’s heart as well.
I haven’t had a meeting in two weeks! these recordings are a God send for me. Hearing Clara is like listening to my own heart. Than you for your wisdom Clara and thank you for your precious sobriety. I loved the music too and loved it even more when drinking, which was every night. Wine gave me the courage to move and dance to the great music of the 50’s and 60’s and 70’s. Today I can still dance, but with no wine or whining!
Blessings for us all on our path to Recovery.
Gratefully, Suryo in Seattle
Thank you for this wonderful tool.
Nothing is recorded under AA OR Alanon doesn’t have anything to listen to
Please click on the category and then the sub category – there are thousands to select from
Bob Earll one of the best… Very real… He sponsored me for about 5 years became good friends…
Thanks for doing this!
One of the best speakers
Thank you for your share , I enjoyed it