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…

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….

Life in Mason’s Jar – Chapter 11

Don’t Give Up The other day, we were at a birthday party for one of Mason’s friends.  At the party, there was a huge bouncy castle that was about probably between 20 and 30 feet long (I’m not great at estimating length).  You climb in from one end and would then need to navigate your…