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…

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…

Taking Back Control

I had always imagined that the solution for my anxiety would be big news.  Some mind-blowing realization that completely changed my life.  While the growing realization that I am finally feeling control of anxiety in my life is definitely mind-blowing, the solution was really quite simpler.  I’ve been taking the advice and incorporating it into…

Welcome, Anxiety

It’s been quite a while it seems since I have written about anxiety. You would think that would mean that I’ve been on an up-curve lately – and I guess for the most part – I have been. However, there has still been an area that has been bothering me from an anxious standpoint: church….

Thankful for Struggles

It’s easy to talk about how difficult the storms of life are, as well as, all of the other negative aspects of them.  But what if I said that I’m thankful for the struggles that I’ve experienced?  Am I crazy?  Recollecting the memories of my past experiences with anxiety alone is a reminder of how…