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Breathing Under Water – part 10

Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted it. Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God, as we understood [God], praying only for knowledge of [God’s] will for us and the … Continue reading

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Breathing Under Water – Part 9

“Made a list of all persons we had harmed, and became willing to make amends to them all.  Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others.”  Step 8 & 9 of … Continue reading

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Breathing Under Water – Part 8

“Humbly asked [God] to remove our shortcomings.”  Step 7 of The Twelve Steps And when you pray, do not keep on babbling like pagans, for they think they will be heard because of their many words.  Do not be like them,, … Continue reading

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Breathing Under Water – Part 7

“Admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.”  Step 5 of The Twelve Steps. When I kept silent, my bones wasted away through my groaning all day long.  For day and night … Continue reading

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Breathing Under Water – Part 6

“Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.”  Step 4 of The Twelve Steps Many years ago, I enrolled in a two-year counseling program  with the goal of becoming a certified substance abuse counselor.  Never mind that I was a self-satisfied enabler and codependent; … Continue reading

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Breathing Under Water – 5

Step 3 of the Twelve Steps:  “Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understand God.” Renouncing our will.  Doesn’t sound pleasant, does it?  However, Jesus put it even more … Continue reading

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Breathing Under Water – 4

Step 2 of the Twelve Steps: We came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.” Coming to belief, coming to surrender, coming to faith, coming to Apprenticeship – these are all stepping-stones in the process of … Continue reading

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Breathing Under Water – 3

The first step of the Twelve Steps asks us to affirm that we are powerless and that our lives have become unmanageable.  Undertaking a spiritual journey with Jesus requires that we acknowledge exactly the same things.  In order to  be a … Continue reading

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