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Roundabout March 2024

Roundabout March 2024

We often hear newcomers who are concerned with the mention of God or the impression that there is a requirement to believe in a ‘traditional’ God to be part of AA. This was certainly my experience, but things changed when I was at my local Steps and Traditions meeting and heard that I could start by making AA or the people in AA my first Higher Power. I could get behind that idea - something bigger than me was keeping me sober and at that point in time, this was the people in AA - they could be my Higher Power.

I also remember the point in my sobriety when I figured it was a good idea to try and just hand it all over to something else. I was about 18 months’ sober and I was at a regular meeting and the penny dropped; I could hand this over to something else that was not reliant on me trying to control and juggle everything! It didn’t feel like I was taking the easy way out for once, I was just letting something or someone else help me.

Cath W
Editor, roundabout@aamail.org

Our next few themes for 2024 are:
May - Steps Four And Five
June - Gratitude
July - Steps Six And Seven

Please remember though you do not need to stick to these themes for your articles - but some members do find they help for constructing articles.

1 Preamble
2 Subcommittee Noticeboard
3 Editorial
4 The First Meeting
6 AA One Liners
6 Sobriety through changing
7 Neither Facts nor philosophy will get us sober
10 The Road to Relapse
12 All Ireland Young People in AA Convention
13 The Hideous Four Horseman
14 Help Needed
15 2024 Fellowship Diaries & Calendars
16 67th Scottish Convention
i Conventions And Gatherings
ii-iv Group Information
17 The Roundabout Interview
21 Connecting with others
22 AA History Corner
25 Subscription Form
26 Extracts From AA Literature
28 Roundabout - A gift That keeps giving
28 The Magnificant Obsession
30 32nd Welsh National Convention
31 The Twelve Concepts of World Service
32 The Twelve Traditions