My word was STRESS, and I must admit it was very hard to give up. Being at a conference where I was away from the stresses that affect my life made giving up stress easier. However once I got back into the “real world”, STRESS was right back again, as if it never left. For me, trying and changing are two different things. I can always “try”, it is the “changing” that’s hard. In a supportive, small environment it is possible to have much greater success in changing things than when I don’t have outside influences. Once I lose that safety net, it becomes so much more difficult. But that’s when I have to remember to “Let go and let God”, and when I do fail, I can pick myself up and thank God for his presence and help. I am not alone in this and I can’t do it without God’s help.

Kerry, Seattle