Life in Mason’s Jar – Chapter 15

The Ascent Life is full of ups and downs.  When we are up, it’s great!  But when life knocks us down, it can hurt pretty bad.  Mason has felt that physically this past year.  He started playing hockey (learned to skate) this year.  After watching him in his first practices, there were a few things…

Only Human

It’s been a few months now since the birth of Elizabeth, and it would seem that I have avoided any sort of update on whether or not I won the anxiety battle on that day.  The truth is, in fact, that I have been avoiding this post.  I have been avoiding it because anxiety certainly…

A Chance for Redemption

The time is drawing ever closer.  It seems that with each passing day that they get longer and longer.  In just 9 more days (or sooner), we hope to be blessed with a new addition to the family. You would think that with this being the second time around, that this experience would be easier….

The Other Side of Fear

Sometimes when we talk about fear or being afraid, we forget that anxiousness and worry are also encompassed under that umbrella of Fear.  Under normal circumstances, the times we experience fear are completely healthy.  Being afraid assists in keeping us from potentially dangerous situations or at least causes us to act more cautiously in a…

Discovering the Key

In the 12 years that I’ve struggled with anxiety, my end goal was always the same for the majority of that time: to cure myself of anxiety.  It took a few years to understand the fact that a cure was not the proper goal.  Anyone reading this post that has or continues to have struggles…