Anyone not drinking tonight?

5/3/15 @ 9:30 PM
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rottenfisher1
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USER since 11/8/10
I just read in the local news that a former co-worker was killed in a motorcycle crash. Alcohol was being considered as a factor. ( I know enough about him to say that alcohol was very likely a factor.) This is the third acquaintance or coworker who has allowed alcohol to end his life in in a fatal crash. I am sure most of us know someone whose life has been destroyed by alcohol. Jesus Christ died to set us free from anything that holds us captive. If you know you need help here is a link for you: http://www.settingcaptivesfree.com/courses/new-wine/
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5/13/15 @ 12:25 PM
'da Coach
'da Coach
USER since 12/23/08
"Anyone not drinking tonight?"

Col. Jessep: "...are these really the questions I was called here to answer?...What else do you want to discuss? My favorite color?" Wink

Edited on 5/13/15 12:26 PM
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5/11/15 @ 8:54 PM
Owtdorsmn
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Well said Treeshark.

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5/11/15 @ 8:52 PM
Owtdorsmn
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cds....lol..... Big Smile

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5/11/15 @ 10:03 AM
sassy 1
sassy 1
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the older I grow the more I listen to people who don't talk much€

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5/10/15 @ 8:45 PM
Treeshark
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USER since 4/5/09
I'm happy for the guys who once may have had a problem with substance addiction and have found a way to overcome it. If they turned to God for help in their dark times, all the better- that's what he's there for. I've never understood why that seems to offend so many people, but then again there are a lot of things I don't understand...

And before anyone gets on me for being sanctimonious about being anti-alcohol, I am enjoying one quick Mirror Pond Pale Ale- I just got home from softball (first game in two years), and I need something to occupy me until the ibuprofen kick in.

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5/10/15 @ 7:40 PM
Owtdorsmn
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river - chaser.......LOL........20 bucks worth and then some. Big Smile

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5/10/15 @ 5:01 PM
The Phantom
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Nope, not me. Gotta work 2maro @ 5 am

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5/10/15 @ 1:56 PM
river_chaser
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USER since 10/3/12
Well said Owtdoormn. Nothing disrpespectful in the OP

BTW, I had to chuckle at cds comments too. Hesitant to give us his 2 cents and we end up with $20 worth. We got our moneys worth, eh Wink

Edited on 5/10/15 1:57 PM
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5/10/15 @ 11:02 AM
Owtdorsmn
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MEMBER since 2/12/02
I commend the OP on his post. His wanting to share what has worked for him does not bother me. It may even inspire some to take a look at their addictions. Why does that bother some people?

What bothers me more is that people find the need to criticize this thread and calling for it to be blown up. If you don't like the thread, if it threatens who you are as a person and it makes you feel like drinking.........Go to the "Who's drinking tonight thread."

As someone who came from an addictive background I can certainly appreciate what he is trying to do. He feels better, he has more clarity and probably has improved his life in many areas. When that happens....as it does to many...you want to share it with anyone else that struggles with an addiction. To shout it from the mountain. Is that bad? That he wants others to find relief? I think not. I have done AA..Celebrate Recovery and another faith based program. They all have their place in ones recovery. I am 7 years sober......Sober in the sense that my addictions no longer control my life. I have learned through these programs who I am. I can now have a glass of wine or a beer and walk away. It taught me to be in control.... to be of a sober mind more than anything else. My only addiction now seem to be fishing. Hmmm.. New Thread thought.......... Anyone fishing tonight?

CDS.....ROTFLMAO........For someone who contemplated editing or removing his initial post.....you sure went all in with the rest..

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5/10/15 @ 9:44 AM
albro
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USER since 4/20/02
I'm also a friend of Bill W.(A.A.) and have been for 16 years. I tried a lot of different things to get sober and this is the only thing that worked for me. This is the only program that didn't just address the drinking problem but also the my mental and spiritual condition. So, not only was I able to stay sober, I learned how to live life on life's terms. The question is, where do priests and other spiritual advisers go when they have a drinking problem? Most go to A.A. The reason in my opinion is God. He gave us the program so we could get right with him and become good with ourselves. Once we've come to that point, we're able to help others.

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