Wednesday, March 14, 2007

A day in the life

My current project - a pair of socks with cables at the top - for my sponsee J. - this is what I do in AA meetings in order to keep my big mouth shut.
After the 6:30 a.m. meeting, I decided to take a picture - it's my foot (obviously), my knitting, my coffee, my purse, and a box of kleenex - with the steps and traditions in the background.

Breakfast once I hit my office. I eat the same breakfast every single morning... plain, nonfat yogurt, with blueberries - and Uncle Sam Cereal.

Picked up a few items at lunch time to bring back to the office.

This is my "view" most of the day, except for the feet... I was hamming it up for the camera.
I LOVE the view from my office, putting my foot on the window sill was unnecessary, but it felt good anyway.
I got home and decided to head out into the garden. Pruning a rose bush - it's alive! it's alive!
Yes, I really have gloves and crocs that match - and they are both dirty - which means I really use them both for gardening.


Blogger NMAMFQLMSH said...

OMG...I have to come by here more often. Great photos...awesome shoes. I love it!

3/14/2007 7:30 PM  
Blogger Shannon said...

I love it all MC.. You are sooo cute

3/15/2007 10:00 AM  
Blogger Micky said...

The purpose of 12-step treatment is to convince the patient that he has an incurable "disease" from which he will never recover;

that he is "powerless" over his alcohol con­sumption; that he will inevitably lose control if he drinks;

that should he return to drinking, he will inevitably drink in a progressively more destruc­tive manner;

that he is "in denial"; that he must not trust his own thoughts and perceptions;

that he must abandon self-direction and turn his life and will over to God (or God's interpreter, AA);

and that he must make a com­mitment to lifelong involvement in Alcoholics Anonymous, because the only alternative to such lifelong involvement is "jails, institutions, or death."

That is the purpose of 12-step "treatment."

It really has very little to do with the problem of alcohol abuse.

Rather, it's an indoctrination program designed to inculcate both distrust of self and learned helplessness ("power­lessness") in the patient, and to convince him that his only hope of salvation is to abandon self-direction and to plunge himself into lifelong participation in the religious program of Alcoholics Anonymous.

4/07/2009 3:54 PM  
Blogger Micky said...

One Sober Alcohlic said...
I wasn't going to say this here, but I am just cranky enough this morning to say it... I think, for the first time in my experience in AA, that we are falling apart. We don't know what our message is, and if we do, we are too lazy to carry it.

We are sitting around like baby birds, with our mouths open, waiting for someone to come along and feed us, and we never worry about spreading our wings and doing some work to get some food for our fellows and our babies. We all want to be babies all the time. It doesn't work.

Mary Christine,
This is what the Sovereign LORD says:
Destruction is certain for the false prophets who are following their own imaginations and have seen nothing at all! - Ezekiel 13:3

Repent, or enter here!

4/07/2009 3:55 PM  
Blogger Micky said...


12 Step recovery programs are a slow slide into the jaws of Satan. I was involved with the evil “satanic cult” [AA] for over 30 years but was saved through the POWER of JESUS CHRIST.

He directed me to a counsellor who was into “real” recovery, not the mind destroying, soul destroying, cult, which is AA. I have met two Steppers recently & I imagine they are completely devoid of any emotion or insight.

I feel pain because both these men are decent human beings but AA has destroyed their "brain structure" & they have no idea how to relate apart from expounding AA propaganda.

I imagine Hell to be a continuous flow of AA meetings without any light at the end of the tunnel because one is never REDEEMED.

How is one REDEEMED, when one is handing one’s power over to AA. The 12 Steps were written out of Wilson’s head, he certainly didn’t get his guidance from the Bible.

I imagine he was an agent of SATAN & he & Smith’s “cult religion” has filled millions of Steppers with their ANTI-CHRIST propaganda.

Step Three of AA is "Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood him."

While many in the Oxford Group placed their faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour, there was much leeway given.

Shoemaker, a leader of the Oxford Group, says, "The true meaning of faith is self-surrender to God."

He further explains:
Surrender to whatever you know about Him, or believe must be the truth about Him. Surrender to Him, if necessary, in total ignorance of Him.

Far more important that you touch Him than that you understand Him at first. Put yourself in His hands. Whatever He is, as William James said, He is more ideal than we are. Make the leap. Give yourself to Him.

Aside from capitalizing the "H," which Christians do to refer to the God of the Bible, "Him" could refer to any god of one’s own making - BEDPAN!

Can you see what is happening to you, Mary Christine? Ask JESUS to take control of your life, read the BIBLE & instead of 12 Step groups, go to Church. BURN your BIG BOOK or use it as TOILET PAPER.

Can you see the difference: With The 12 Steps, one is being CONTROLLED by SATAN, but with JOHN 3:16 one is offered ETERNAL SALVATION. The “ball is in your court," Mary?

4/07/2009 3:57 PM  
Blogger Micky said...

Posted on August 29, 2008 by mywordlikefire
Don’t tell me those demons are not there. We just can’t see them. The Bible says, “For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places.” (Ephesians 6:12)

Alcoholics Anonymous has been a haven for darkness since its inception. So many Christians see A.A. as a friend, as a wonderful spiritual organization. But the Word is very clear.

According to Galatians 1:6-8, “I am amazed that you are so quickly deserting Him who has called you by the grace of Christ, for a different gospel; which is really not another; only there are some who are disturbing you and want to distort the gospel of Christ. But even if we, or an angel from heaven, should preach to you a gospel contrary to what we have preached to you, he is to be accursed.“

But Paul wasn’t finished making his point. He continues, “As we have said before, so I say to you again now, if any man is preaching to you a gospel contrary to what you have received, let him be accursed.” (Galatians1:9)

I often think of pastors who allow A.A. meetings in their churches, who preach Christ crucified yet by their acceptance of A.A. contradict their own stated beliefs.

This is happening in a neighbouring church in the community where I worship, and the pastor ignores the Bible and allows the meetings to continue. How can he not understand the ramifications of his decision?

Christians in AA shake their heads and point out that A.A. is just a simple “spiritual program.” Is that so? Or, is Alcoholics Anonymous another gospel? A.A. has been ruled a religion by the U.S. Supreme Court.

In Alcoholics Anonymous, “god” can be whatever a person decides “god” will be.

Because of this, Christ our King is considered just one of many higher powers, and not all that a desirable one at that. Consider the words of Jack Alexander of the Saturday Evening Post.

In his article that gained A.A. national publicity in 1941 he accurately describes A.A.’s teaching. Alexander notes the alcoholic “may choose to think of his Inner Self, the miracle of growth, a tree, man’s wonderment at the atom, or mere mathematical infinity. Whatever form is visualized, the neophyte is taught that he must rely on it and, in his own way, to pray to the Power for strength.”

“I am the Lord, that is my name. I will not give my glory to another, not my praise to idols.” (Isaiah 42:8)

Christians in A.A. are in direct disobedience to the Word of God. A.A. itself has become an idol, and they will not leave.

Indeed, they are afraid to. Many years ago New Age publisher Ehud Sperling, quoted in Publisher’s Weekly, called A.A. “a sub trend of the New Age.” Alcoholics Anonymous is not a subset of the New Age, but an integral component.

Things are happening rapidly. Emergent, Contemplative, and 12 Step Spirituality will continue seep and blend into one another. When God’s people no longer rely on His Word, we end up with spiritual rebellion and deception.

The demons in A.A. whisper away, into the ears of believers and non-believers alike. They laugh with glee when a Christian credits the 12 Steps rather than the Lord; they howl with triumph when another hurting alcoholic is pointed away from Christ. By now they expect Christians to defend A.A. Many do just this.

There are no missionaries in A.A. There are few Christians testifying that Jesus is the only way to salvation. There are the demons, doing what darkness does, and doing it very well.

4/07/2009 3:58 PM  

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