Josephine County Intergroup Newsletter

‘Keeping it Simple’

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Welcome to the October 2020 Josephine County A.A. Intergroup e-Newsletter. Thank you for subscribing, and let others know about this resource.

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On behalf of the JOCOAA, I sincerely apologize that the October e-Newsletter is a little late. I am getting better, though. I will continue to do my best to ensure timely submission of the e-Newsletter.

In this issue, aside from several great stories, we will read about the perseverance that Step Ten calls us to live up to.

Interestingly the word “perseverance” does not appear once in either the Big Book or the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions. However, Step Ten is all about perseverance.

“As we work the first nine Steps, we prepare ourselves for the adventure of a new life. But when we approach Step Ten, we commence putting our A.A. way of living to practical use, day by day, in fair weather or foul. Then, comes the acid test: can we stay sober, keep in emotional balance, and live to good purpose under all circumstances?” (AA World Services, Inc., Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, “Step Ten,” p. 88.)

Getting through the “acid test” takes perseverance, steady persistence in a course of action or a purpose, despite difficulties, obstacles, or discouragement. So, we push through. We have to because our lives depend on it. Please remember that through the trials, the struggles of life, and the broken road are the Promises of Alcoholics Anonymous and a way to a better life. We believe in you, even if you don’t!! So, stay the course, it works, and for God’s sake, stay sober.

Always pray to have eyes that see the best in people, a heart that forgives the worst, a mind that forgets the bad, and a soul that never ever loses faith in God.

I hope you enjoy reading the e-Newsletter. Sincerely, your friend,

Winslow C

Newsletter Chair, Josephine County AA Newsletter Team

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