Anonymous was a compulsive thief and a cheat. During his Step Nine, his sponsor made sure he did one thing each day. His Step work was so thorough, that his sponsor told him he didn’t have to go back to Step Nine.
This OA member explains how service can be “an incredible learning experience” and ”a great gift,” even when giving service means working with others who have differing opinions about what is best for OA as a whole.
A simple (but not easy) note of gratitude for all who contribute to Lifeline.
Naomi expresses how valuable it is to her recovery to hear the recovery stories of other OA members.
”I let it flow from my heart, and God is my cowriter,” says C.D. Indeed, writing is a powerful OA Tool.
Troy relates how portable Lifeline is and how it helps him stay in the solution while waiting for medical appointments.
Cynthia explains how the different perspectives in Lifeline can broaden one’s recovery and offer opportunities to give service.
For Crystal, Lifeline can fill in the blank spaces in her day that might otherwise be filled by eating. Lifeline can also be a good fit for an OA member with ADHD.
Anonymous was so afraid of financial insecurity that stealing was normal. But the Big Book promises came true for him before getting halfway through his Step Nine amends.
When Anonymous asked God to help curb her impulse purchases, a homeless woman named Skye showed up and provided an opportunity to shop charitably and make a living amend