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Posts by Caris Snider

Why is January so depressing?

Happy New Year! So many of us shout this with excitement as the ball drops and the confetti falls. We make big plans, set all the goals, and look to a new calendar as a clean slate. This will be our year to make all of our dreams come true! But something happens. . .…

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How do I pick a Word for the new year?

Well, here we are once again. . .another year has come to an end and a new year has begun! Was the past year what you wanted it to be? Did you accomplish your goals or fall short? What happened that brought you joy or pain? Are you glad to see 2019 come to an end? Are you looking…

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The Devil Stole My Playlist

Do y’all remember these? I do, but barely HA! The good ole fashioned cassette tape.  The one thing I remember about these is using them to record songs off of the radio. I would have one in my boombox ready at all times to record the songs that I loved. There was no downloading the…

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No More Should Bully

The laundry “SHOULD” be done by now…The groceries “SHOULD” be put up…The house “SHOULD” be cleaned every day…Dinner “SHOULD” be hot and ready every night by the time my husband gets home…The kids “SHOULD” be outside playing…I “SHOULD” be playing with them like my friend posts on her social media…We “SHOULD” eat healthy every day…

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God, Are You Sure?

Have you ever asked God the question, “Are you sure about this?”Have you ever wondered what on earth God is thinking when He leads you to step out of the boat into the unknown? Have you ever thought why in the world would He call you to do something bigger than you could ever think or…

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I Will Not Be Quiet

Depression is real. How do I know that you ask? I know that because I have battled depression since 2011. Yep, that’s right…me. Depression does not care who you are, how much money you have, or what type of home life you grew up in. Depression does not care if you were the captain of your sports…

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The Puzzle Piece

Growing up, I remember a puzzle my mom kept that my Papa Joe put together and gave to her. It was one of those that had the tiny pieces….at least 1,500-2,000 of them. It was a boat out in the ocean with a beautiful sky surrounding it.  I wonder how long it took him to put…

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