My Story

Hey Everybody!

I am so glad that you have found your way here. I am a lot like many of you...I have my good days and I have my bad days. I have had some pretty dark days as well. I don't know what type of day you are having, but just know that many of us have been where you are, and there is hope to make it out.

To answer the question, "Who is Caris Snider?", is a tough one. I am still trying to figure all of that out haha! I have been married to my husband, Brandon Snider, since April of 2004. We have two beautiful daughters. Zoe and Allye Grace. We also have a fur child that joined our family in December of 2017. His name is Cooper...Cooper Hashbrown to be exact, and he is a Mini Goldendoodle.

I love to sing and lead worship and also speaking to women and young girls. Sharing my heart and my passions in helping others find the hope that I once needed is kind of a big deal to me.

I don't get a lot of free time, anybody else relate to that? When I do, we love traveling! We especially love traveling to Disney World!

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Caris Snider is a Christian Communicator who shares the hope of God through speaking and leading worship. She is the best-selling author of Anxiety Elephants: A 31 Day Devotional and Anxiety Elephants for Tween Girls and Boys.  Her passion for the Lord comes through as she shares her experiences of overcoming depression and anxiety. Her desire is to help women of all ages with their faith and mental health journey.

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My story is long and still growing like all of yours. I will say this....depression, I have been there....anxiety, yep, there too....fear, pain, shame, failure, being told you are not enough, feeling not enough, wanting to leave this world, wondering if I had let God down, feeling hopeless, worthless, purposeless...all those things are part of my story. I'm sure at least one of these has found its way into your story.

So that is why this website, this blog, everything you find here is here. I want to help and share and let you know that it is ok to take the mask down and be real. We are all real women and girls with real struggles so let's share them and our journey together.

Yes we do have real struggles, but there is real hope and I have experienced that hope. God is with you today where you are and He has somewhere special to take you. He has something unique for you to do.

So, we are going to do those unique things together. We are going to wait on Him, trust Him, cry out to Him together. It is time to come out of the miry clay and sing a NEW song friends.

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A scripture that I will leave you with that helped me in my dark time is this:

I waited patiently for the Lord; and he inclined unto me and heard my cry. He brought me up also out of a horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock, and established my goings. And He has put a new song in my mouth, a praise unto our God.

Many shall see it, and fear, and shall trust in the Lord.

Psalms 40:1-3