Message Of Hope

Message of Hope welcomes submissions. All submissions become property of Message of Hope and that Message of Hope reserves the right to edit all content in order to preserve the Narcotics Anonymous message. Please sign all submissions. Submissions submitted by email; an email address will be considered as a signature and the authorization to print a submission. Anyone may request to remain anonymous. Please send articles, clean dates, events, celebrations, poems, cartoons and jokes to newsletter@centralindianana.org or contact Robert J. 765-609-0485. ** Submission Deadline is July 15, 2018

This Month In NA History

In Indiana the month of March means crocuses and daffodils, setting clocks forward, basketball championships . . . and Mad Hatter’s! This event has always been associated with Bloomington, but did you know that it originated in CIASCNA? Until the 1988/1989 development...

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The Decision

“Yet another way we can practice our Third Step decision is to continue with our recovery by working the remainder of the steps.” I had to give up the idea, and surrender to the fact, that nothing I do in life will be perfect. My only option, having made in to the...

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The Newsletter Needs Help

The Area is in need of people willing to step up and help with writing articles for the newsletter. We're in need of both a newsletter chair and members with experience writing to help reinvigorate your newsletter. We're asking groups that if they have anything they...

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Helping the Poor (Humor)

One afternoon a lawyer was riding in his limousine when he saw two men along the roadside eating grass. Disturbed, he ordered his driver to stop and he got out to investigate. He asked one man, “Why are you eating grass?” “We don’t have money for food,” the poor man...

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Breaking Point

So now what? I’ve been in the hospital for close to two hours. The doctors, nurses, interns, and other random people in generic blue scrubs have been kind enough. Still, I can almost hear their thoughts settling over me like some kind of malevolent fog. I’m just...

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Have Speaker Jams Become Passé

After nearly 20yrs of them, I would have to say yes.  Speaker Jams much like conventions themselves have been overused as financial generators for the fellowship.  Speaker Jams once such an exciting new concept has become about as exciting as getting a new cassette...

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One Word Theme to Live by in 2016

I have meditated at length on what my word to live by in 2016 would be.  After talking to James H., I have decided on Surrender.  I was going to choose Healthy but James twisted my arm and mind (jk) however, he pointed out if I Surrender, the byproduct will be...

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Should Our Area Split?

The following is submitted by the Oasis of Hope home group. ~ NaNewsIndy Motion: To research the feasibility of splitting up the Central Indiana Area of Narcotics Anonymous. Intent: There is clear disunity within our Area. By splitting up, we will become more unified....

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Let All Hear Our Message

I am personally concerned with a practice that seems to be prevalent at many meetings that I attend. It is the issue of talking during our readings and over the person who is trying to read. This (our readings) is a critical aspect of our recovery and it would seem...

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We Can Help

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NA Birthdays

  • 6/21      Delbert H.      24 yrs.
  • 6/27      Joyce E.          14 yrs.
  • 6/10      Sandy             13 yrs.
  • 6/04      Ron D.            1 yr.
  • 6/21      Michael B.      3 yrs.
  • 6/27      William F.      18 mos.

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6:30 pm H&I Subcommittee Meeting- virtua... @ link below
H&I Subcommittee Meeting- virtua... @ link below
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