People like to Celebrate. What I are some ways that you can? I know that one of the ways that I like to Celebrate is at a birthday party. Earlier today I was looking at Google Maps on my Apple iPad, looking over some of the places where I grew up.
I was sitting in the Lobby here at Gramercy Court while listening to some music and I stopped by the Dining Room for the Baking for Benefits where Chris made Cookies.
As I think about the first three steps of my recovery program, I am looking forward to getting into a CR step Study. I imagine that there are other Christian Recovery Groups that deal with some of the things that I am trying to find Victory. I can rest in the fact that because I ask for something in prayer groups, God doesn’t always answer my prayers. As a Christian in Gamblers Anonymous I find it good to know I can always call the GA helpline if I consider placing a bet. I remember the combo book and I don’t have one right now.
I am trying to start off with a clean slate. I know that there is a list of meetings that I can attend. I find that prayer is a lot more freeing now. I am looking forward to Bible Study next week, when Pastor Flood will serve communion. I read through Ephesians on the Tecarta Bible App on my Apple iPad. I started on Romans, but that is a longer book. I will try to finish it before next Monday.
I checked the Calendar and it looks like there is a church service on Sunday at 2:00PM. I can always check the score of the game without calling a bookie. I believe that it is a non-denominational service on Sunday so anyone can attend.
Now if I can just find a way to get YouTube to play clips again I will be really happy.
Today is Saturday October 29, 2016
I made a decision today to blend my recovery issues. I have the Celebrate Recovery Bible on my iPad. That is the the eBook that i got from Amazon as a gift from Vintage Faith Church in Santa Cruz.
Today I read Day 12 in the Daily Meditation at the back of the eBook. I got the eBook last Sunday.
I plan on getting the first four Workbooks when John goes shopping next week.
That will help when I download them from Amazon on to my Kindle.
For today I don’t plan to Gamble, and I have been involved with the Gamblers Anonymous program in the past.
With the Sacramento Kings opening up at the Golden 1 Center tonight I can enjoy the game without Gambling. If I did happen to Gamble, then I just start over.
For today, I wish that I had the Four Workbooks, but I will have to wait until November to start on Participants Guide 1 which is called Stepping Out of Denial into Gods Grace.
At this point I started on my 4th Step in regards to my recovery from my Gambling. Their website you can check it out online at http://www.gamblersanonymous.org
The best way for me to go with my other issues will be to wait until November. That would put me on Principle Three (Step Three) for my other issues.
I know that there are Eight Recovery Principles on The Road To Recovery by Rick Warrren. He developed the program a few years out of Matthew.
I do need the Yellow Combo Book from the Gamblers zAnonymous store n their website.
That is my plan for Thursday October 27, 201
I talked with the Business Office here at Gramercy Court, and it looks like they have found a way to get me the four participants guides from Amazon.
Today is Saturday October 22, 2016
Right now I don’t want to say what Day 7 is about in the CR Study Bible eBook at this point. I just read what it says. For now I am glad that I have Step One / Principle One down.
I spoke with Social Services yesterday about my appointment with the Behavioral Psycholist.I will probably wait until Wednesday to determine if I can move on to Step Two.
As I recall from last night I spoke with one of the residents sons are who does Video for some of the local teams that helped me out. He suggested that I might have done Step Two already. That may be true, which means I have some extra time to wait until I tackle Step Three.
I forget whether today is the day that I read the GA 12 Steps off of the website. They haven’t sent the yellow combo book yet.
Well there is always a few other options right now.
– I can read the 12 Steps off the GA website
– I can read the 8 Recovery Principles by RickW.
– I can watch the 12 Steps on the YouTube Video
There may be others, but I don’t want to get overwhelmed.
At this point I will have to wait until at least Monday for the participants guides. I will download them from Amazon to Kindle on my iPad. I might try and contact the SA office for help. I saw a place on the internet that provides counseling for SA clients.
I should probably wait and get some sleep in before I take on the task. A Day at a time, and I plan to cover Day 8 tomorrow.