Being in a rut

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Over the last year I have felt like I was in a slight rut. So many things going on in my family life, at work, health issues, etc. It just felt like I was being pounded with more and more problems / stressors. Along with that I fell into a bout of depression. I have slowly come out on the other side and have asked myself about this "rut" that I was in. I worked through a mini 4th step to ask myself "what was your part in this?" Looking back, at times I went back to that old character defect of being the victim. At other times I felt as though I was spending too much time in the problem (and feeling sorry for myself) rather than working towards the solution. The acceptance passage reminds me that I'm exactly where I should be each and every day (whether I like it or not!) and that it's all a part of my Higher Power's plan. So, the next time I find myself in a "rut" I'm going to ask myself what part I have in this rut and also remind myself that as painful as life may be, my Higher Power has me exactly where I should be.
 

 

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June Intergroup Meeting

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June 9, 2012
10:00 amto1:00 pm

 

 

Budget decisions to be made at this Intergroup Meeting
All input is welcome!

Holy Comforter Episcopal Church
Parish House
320 East Davis St
(The Parish House is on the corner of Webb and Broad)|
Burlington, NC 27215

 


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June Recovery Workshop

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June 16, 2012
1:00 pmto4:30 pm

 


Griffith Baptist Church
1987 Old Salisbury Rd
Winston-Salem, NC 

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Moving Forward

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Many times when a problem or issue arises, I become stuck. I seem to put things (life) on hold and begin to procrastinate, worry and obsess. As if dropping everything in my life and focusing on this one thing and filling myself with worry will make a difference? I have realized that during the most troubling of times that life must go on. I must still go to work, tend to my kids, take care of responsibilities, pay bills and make decisions. The more I procrastinate and put my life on hold when "life" pops up, the more often I create other issues or problems to add to my list. As I continue to live my life during these troubling times, the more I realize it's easier to let things go and hand them over to God. It's almost as if the two go hand and hand and before I know it, the solution appears. The more I stew, stress, resist and fight, the longer the problem tends to stick around. For today I will continue to move forward and live my life no matter what is thrown my way.
 
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Newcomers

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Loss…

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There are many times of loss throughout our lives. Last week I had to travel out of town to attend a loved one's funeral. I was anxious, sad, nervous and worried all wrapped into one. However, when I arrived in my home state, I was surrounded by love and felt the presence of God with me every moment. I took my program with me and trusted that God would walk that walk with me as I attended numerous gatherings…my HP was the only way that I could have gotten through it all. I was blessed to see many faces I hadn't seen in years and thrilled to feel the love of family members under a very difficult situation. I trusted that God took my loved one to where she needed to be and that it was her time. I thought of the acceptance passage many times throughout my trip. And acceptance is the answer to all my problems today. Thank you HP for being so closely connected to me last week and for allowing me to be willing to trust that I would get through it.

 

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May Serenity Day

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May 19, 2012
12:00 amto5:00 pm

 

 

 

Serenity Day
Griffith Baptist Church
1987 Old Salisbury Rd.
Winston-Salem, NC
Happy, Joyous and Free!

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