<blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><hr>GAL 5:1 It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.
<hr></blockquote><p>This is the verse that I clung to while stopping smoking. In the process of not wanting to be burdened by that yoke of slavery again, I also praised God during those times when I wanted to smoke after rebuking Satan. I celebrated my first anniversary on Feb 28. I cannot begin to express the freedom I feel and how I still tear up when I see what God has done in breaking this yoke. I was smoking 2-4 packs a day....<p>I also have realized a couple other things. When I smoked, I often stopped to have a cig break and now when I do not smoke, I wasn't giving myself permission to have that break, so now I do take 5 here and there to sit and breath deeply, to feel myself relax and to appreciate things around me. <p>Hi Karenna, so glad to see your smiling face!