A Little Cracked



“I was aghast.

So that was it –

last summer an

alcoholic crackpot;

now, I suspected,

a little cracked

about religion.”


BB p 9



In Bill’s story, many of the leading ideas

that would eventually become part of the Twelve Steps of AA

were given to Bill by his life long friend Ebby Thatcher.

Ebby was introduced to these concepts

by members of the Oxford Group.

At this point in time Bill was still confusing religion and spirituality.

When the burning bush later appeared to Bill and he had his ah-ha

moment, the concept of, ” a God of your understanding,”

became paramount to the spiritual conversion required to have

the obsession and compulsion to drink removed.

Bill’s sharing of his experience, strength and hope

was the beginning of a fellowship that only grows stronger

as more and more sufferers of alcoholism recovery from this disease.

Recovery is one day at a time.

Sobriety is a blessing from our Higher Power.


ME and the Boss


And, if no one has told you yet today,

God loves you and so do we.







About michael_e

Retired in Florida, God's waiting room. Jack of all trades master of none...when I stop learning you can feed me to the fishes. Becoming a curmudgeon and learning to love it. View all posts by michael_e

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