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

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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A spiritual, not religious program

  Like many before me, when I first came to NA I was exhausted, beat up and empty. I did not trust my own instincts, and I had no idea how to ask for help. I was confused when first confronted with the 12 Steps and all those references to a Higher Power and God … I...

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Unity is a Must

I’m an addict called Jada J. Hi family!! I am a member of the convention committee for CIACNA XII. The primary theme for the convention is always “Unity is a Must.” I started thinking, yes I know that’s dangerous, but I wanted to hear from the fellowship: What does...

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Just Say Yes

Just Say Yes   In our using days, it was easy to say yes … we constantly said yes to more drugs, more consequences, more suffering.   There wasn’t anything we wouldn’t do to get high.  Now that we’re clean, we’re learning to say yes to recovery.  For the newcomer,...

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Upcoming Events

Oct
23
Tue
6:00 pm IT Subcommittee Meeting
IT Subcommittee Meeting
Oct 23 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
The IT Subcommittee meets the third Tuesday of every month. If you’d like to participate on the subcommittee please call Charles for information.
Oct
27
Sat
7:00 pm Annual Zombie Masquerade Ball @ Kelley Gymnasium
Annual Zombie Masquerade Ball @ Kelley Gymnasium
Oct 27 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Speaker Meeting, Dance & Best Costume Awards! Severed Finger Food & Bloody Drink Buffet Music to spin your soul all night long No addict turned away. We’ll feast on anyone! Download Flyer Price Qty Masquerade[...]
Oct
31
Wed
6:30 pm H&I Subcommittee Meeting @ Central Christian Church
H&I Subcommittee Meeting @ Central Christian Church
Oct 31 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Any NA member who wants to learn more about these and other opportunities is invited to attend our next H&I subcommittee meeting. In order to be a panel member, an NA member must attend this[...]
Nov
2
Fri
8:00 am 2018 Multi-Zonal Service Symposium @ Marriott Courtyard
2018 Multi-Zonal Service Symposium @ Marriott Courtyard
Nov 2 @ 8:00 am – Nov 4 @ 1:00 pm
The Multi-Zonal Service Symposium offers an opportunity for the exchange of experience, strength and hope between members of NA service. This event, with its broad diversity of our Fellowship, fosters the magic of service that[...]

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