Saturday, May 16, 2009


Just how does this thing work? GOOD!

Q. Say, how does this AA program work?
A. Good!

Q. What the heck do you do, since you don't drink?
A. Everything else!

We bought a brand new Toyota RAV 4 yesterday, will pick up today. It has this GPS screen to die for. Then I got to thinking, $28,000 for a GPS, which we have not needed ever before yesterday? (Will they throw in a sun roof, just what "cancer-skin" Steve has always wished for?)

I'm going to a couple AA meetings this morning, it is the best way I know to start my day. Prayer Girl is going with me--her once-a-year foray into early morning AA.

The Peeps there know I'm married, but some of them will think I'm bringing a biker girl friend. So we'll introduce to those who are new.

Today is my favorite of favorites from GOD CALLING, May 16...I marked it 28 years ago. To capsulate this day's message:

"Never weary in prayer. When one day man sees how marvelously his prayer has been answered, then he will deeply, so deeply, regret that he prayed so little.

Prayer changes all. Prayer re-creates. Prayer is irresistible. So pray, literally without ceasing.

Pray until you almost cease to pray, because trust has become so rock-like, and then pray on because it has become so much a habit that you cannot resist it.

And always pray until Prayer merges into Praise. That is the only note on which true prayer should end. It is the Love and Laughter of your attitude towards man interpreted in the Pray and Praise of your attitude towards God"

Later today, I get to play violin at mass. Beautiful Day! Thank you AA. thank you bloggers, thank You God!

Peace, and Love,
Steve E


Gin said...

My prayer yesterday was asking God to help me to remember to pray to him more. Seriously. I was on my way to pick up my kids from school and realized I had only prayed once so far that day so I said a pray asking for help to do it more.

Just Be Real said...

Sounds like a very promising and beautiful day for your Stevie, enjoy!

Mary Christine said...

Good Morning Steve. Have fun at the meeting.

dAAve said...

I had a RAV4 a few yearsa ago and loved it. Good choice.
That's also a good choice about the prayer thing. LOL

Prayer Girl said...

Turns out most of the people Mr. Steveroni tried to introduce me to - they already knew me. I get around - maybe not early AA, but plenty of other places over the years. HOWEVER, I do appreciate the gesture - greatly.

We'll be on our way to pick up our new RAV4 shortly. I'm calculating where I'll stash my "stuff" and what "stuff" I can let go of. Letting go - hey, that's a great idea.

Peace and Love back at ya,
Prayer Girl

Jess Mistress of Mischief said...

I'm learning that Prayer and Meditation are the answer to all my problems...because if I do it, I realize I don't have problems! :)


Your blog and the God Calling today is especially interesting and relevant to me today...because of the last 24 hours or so....


Gabriella Moonlight said...

You know you are always a wonderful blog to read and it is always a great way tot start my day and recharge my sobriety each and every day...pray pray pray...
Love ya...

Mike Golch said...

I have a new award on my sidebar,and it is yours as well.

Ed G. said...

...and thank you, Steve...

Brad said...

I would love to hear a violin as a part of a Mass. I hope it went well :-)

(I'm posting on my blog again, btw...)

Brad :-)

Steve E. said...

Brad, I play violin for masses every Saturday and Sunday--and it helps me to keep in (musical) shape. And God doesn't seem to mind it.

Thanks for dropping by.

Coming over to visit.

Shadow said...

enjoy the new car, you two!

Findon said...

Ooooh a Rav, very nice and deserved too I think. Mine is a Landy, ( Landrover). Now that is attachment. Hope you have a good day