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(#2159) Michael D-10-11 (Sioux Falls, SD)
12/3/2017 in Buford, GA  EVENT: 8th Woodstock of the South  TYPE: AA, Male, Steps

STEPS 10-11

Grew up Irish Catholic in Chicago. His police officer father died suddenly and it destroyed the family. His mother got it 50% right because his sister is a gem.

"My wolves come disguised as sheep."

He thought a great deal about suicide in the final days of drinking until a co-worker asked him if he was OK and Michael admitted the truth. Brian was a member of AA in Chicago took him to his first meeting and bought him his first Big Book.

He was transferred to South Dakota early in sobriety and got a sponsor named Joe Friday.

He shares how a close friend in AA shared:

"The difference between a spiritual awakening and a spiritual experience is that when we have a spiritual awakening, we awaken to the fact that we have had spiritual experiences our whole life."

Michael adds:

"My job is to stop running and let the Hounds of Heaven catch me."

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(54 min) (9.3 MB) (id#2159)

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