Gratitude


A Birthday Thank-You from Vince D.

Hi Family, It is with much gratitude, humility and love that I say a special thank you for all the expressions of love for my 80th birthday. This was a five day birthday party! Between Zoom parties, Facebook, and some neat surprises from our director, Loretta & staff, it was great! A special thank you […]

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Thought of the Month For May 2020 : “The Celebration Of Family”

By Vince DiPasquale “All growth takes place in a family system.” We are not islands. Each of us is a book in the process of being written. Whenever we come to gather and share our story, we learn and grow from each other. Do not hide your gifts and talents, as they need to be […]

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Have No Fear – From Vince D.

Friends and family, I’d like to share a prayer by St Francis de Sales. “Have No Fear”. “Have no fear for what tomorrow may bring. The same loving God who cares for you today, will take care of you tomorrow and every day. God will either shield you from suffering, or give you unfailing strength […]

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Reflection on Prayer: On Gratitude and Humility …

Would like to share a prayer from my retreat prayer book. Reflection on Prayer ~ I asked God for strength that I might achieve; I was made weak that I might learn humbly to obey. I asked for health that I might do great things; I was given illness that I might do better things. […]

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Thoughts For Today (from Vince D.)

Some thoughts from my meditation book, “For Today.” Thanking God every day is as necessary for me as breathing. Though my concept of God may change, whatever my concept is, I choose to give everything to God; my worries, fears, my family, friends, the state of the nation and the world. Each day in prayer […]

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Thought Of The Month March 2020

“March Madness” By: Vincent DiPasquale This title has been given to the month of March because of the NCAA Basketball Tournament. Yet as I reflect on the title of madness what I think of is the spirit and energy of change. To many of us it can be madness. We don’t realize how we have […]

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Offsite Event : Eleven Step Book Store Retirement Sale

Help us support the owner in their new adventure. They have been an invaluable resource to the recovering community at large in the South Jersey\Philadelphia area! Thank you, 11th Step!

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Vince And Bob McCrumn (A Reunion And A Homecoming …)

On Wednesday evening at one of my lectures, I saw a familiar face in the audience. His presence was a wonderful surprise and it brought tears to my eyes. It was like the early days of The Starting Point again, and memories of the original houses came back into focus. Bob McCrumn was a special […]

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Thought Of The Month Jan 2020

“The Spirit of Gratitude & Humility” By: Vince DiPasquale As you travel to all parts of this country, from the hustle and craziness of our cities to the wilderness of the mountains, we all have one thing in common. Each day that we awaken we are given the gift of life. We need to try […]

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Press Release: The Fabulous Phillies Nominate The Starting Point As “Community Heroes!”

Last night, we received a $15,000 gift from the Phillies as one of an inspiring group of charitable organizations providing vital services to the Greater Philadelphia area. The Starting Point’s angel and advocate, former Phillies pitcher Dickie Noles, nominated us as a “Community Hero,” and we got to meet one of our heroes – the […]

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Meditations On The Season (Thought Of The Month Dec 2019)

By: Vince DiPasquale What a season! Not only is it the end of the year but it is filled with dates to celebrate. It’s a time of the year when we feel a different kind of spirit. A time of generosity, caring and sharing which we were taught to do year round. It’s a time […]

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Thought Of The Month: November 2019

“The Recovery Prayer” By: Vince DiPasquale One of the most beautiful prayers comes from the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous: “Thank you for keeping me straight yesterday. Please help me stay straight today. For the next twenty-four hours, I pray for knowledge of Your will for me only, and the power to carry that through. […]

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Thought Of The Month: October 2019

“Transition And Change” By: Vince DiPasquale October is the month of transition and change. It’s a time to let go and let God. It’s a time that teaches us one of the great lessons of life – let go of what was, face your history, accept it, and learn great lessons from it. It’s a […]

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Thought Of The Month: August 2019

“The Lazy Days of Summer” By: Vince DiPasquale We are now entering the one month of the year when the world seems to stop and we can smell the roses. Often, Mother Nature makes this the warmest month of the year. Maybe it’s about time we pay attention to good old Mother Nature. We all […]

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Thought Of The Month: July 2019

“Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow” By Vince DiPasquale The month of July is always dedicated to the theme of freedom and responsibility. Freedom is something we all take for granted to enjoy but really involves work and responsibility. Our 12 Step Program is the most spiritual formula to help us achieve serenity and peace. So many […]

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