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Tune in for inspiration, laughter, Biblical truths, zany stories and authentic growth in each podcast episode. Get inspired. Smile. Laugh a little...or a lot (c) 2018, 2019 2022, 2023 - womaninspired.com/Karen McCracken All rights reserved.
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Lori K. Snyder | Resilience Coach, Bible Teacher, Speaker, Christian Mentor

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Spiritual Growth, Emotional Health, Life Transitions, Biblical Mindset, Trust God Are you ready to overcome what’s holding you back from thriving, discover who God created you to be, and deepen your faith? This Created To Thrive podcast will practically show you how! Join us each week to get equipped to become resilient and unlock your God-given potential through the power of Christ. Through practical, heart-centered and meaningful conversations along with biblical insight, you will get empo ...
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What does it mean to be Christ-like? I researched this question and let me tell you, the answers I got were completely circular. “Christ-like means to mimic Christ”, “Christ-like means exemplifying Christ.” “It means having a Christ-like attitude.” “It means sharing Christ with others.” And those are only a few of the answers. I had to roll my eyes…
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Have you ever been duped? Tricked? Scammed? Led astray by someone you thought was good but turned out to be evil? The book of Matthew warns us about wolves in sheep clothing. That scripture is important for our journey with Jesus but also in our daily lives. Like never before, we have a world that is crawling with hungry wolves. We also live in a w…
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In sharing the Word of God, do worry you might offend someone else? Or are you bold enough to just put THE truth out there with love and compassion and let it stand for itself? Do you hear people water it down or try to shove parts of it in other people’s faces, with good intentions but twisted meanings? Matthew 24:10, 12 tells us that…”many shall …
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Have you ever received a package marked “special delivery”? Was it flowers? Fruit? Jewelry? Or maybe a rooster? (Yes, you can mail a rooster!) In this episode of The Woman Inspired Podcast we’re talking about gifts and a special delivery. Aubrey Vaughn may have said it best: “Jesus is a special delivery from heaven, a parcel of love being delivered…
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I recently read a poem called, “Church is hard”. You may have seen it circulating online. The poem was written by Jacob Waldron. Excellent writing and SO on point. His writing sparked me to talk about why church is so hard and what the Bible says about church. We have a road map to developing a healthy church in the book of Acts. In this episode we…
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“The devil knows your name but calls you by your sin. God knows your sin but calls you by your name…” (Ricardo Sanchez) You have a name and YOU ARE NOT YOUR SIN. That’s what we’re discussing in this week’s episode of The Woman Inspired Podcast. We’re also talking about the danger of name-calling; labels, twisting the Word of God AND making sure you…
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Have you ever tried to bargain with God? Haggle with Him to get your own way? Not sure? IF you’ve ever said something along the lines of “God, IF you do this, THEN I will do that…”, then you have! In this episode of The Woman Inspired Podcast, we talk about bargaining, manipulation and prayer. What’s the difference? How do we humbly turn to God wit…
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There's a saying that goes, "Words are seeds. They do more than blow around. They land in our hearts and not on the ground. Be careful what you plant. Be careful what you say. You might have to eat what you planted one day." (unknown) Do you know this to be true? In this episode of The Woman Inspired Podcast we talk about sowing seed - intentional …
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Do you actually believe that Jesus is the son of God? Do you celebrate Christmas? What’s your favorite Christmas song? Favorite holiday movie? These are just a few of the listener questions I answer in this special episode of The Woman Inspired Podcast – “Holiday Questions and Comments”. To tune into this fun, holiday themed episode go to my websit…
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Are you feeling peaceful during the holiday hustle and bustle, shopping, cleaning, preparing, and cooking? Or do you feel chaos and craziness as your To Do list seems to get longer? Peace is an internal thing that can be had even when there is no peace in the external world around you. Nations and countries, religions and families, shoppers and emp…
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Do you struggle knowing your purpose and calling in life? Tune into this transformation episode to learn practical insights and actionable steps, along with personal stories to encourage your journey. Chris Cree of New CREEations ministries and I have a live discussion on how we need to have a kingdom mindset in order to understand our purpose and …
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The Bible says that if you resist the devil, he will flee. Do you believe that? Do you live your life like it’s true? Do you even believe in the devil and his evil ways? In this episode of The Woman Inspired Podcast we’re talking about resisting evil and what that looks like. What IS resistance? What does James 4:7 mean when it says “So humble your…
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Get some practical ways to navigate dynamics of negative, difficult or toxic relationships. We discuss • what are some of the red flags • how to set healthy boundaries • establish your value and worth This is a shortened, edited version of the original episode # 62 "How to Recognize and Navigate Difficult or Toxic Relationships with Vickie Lynn", w…
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Sometimes it’s difficult to grab hold of joy. In the middle of wars and violence, financial crises, physical and mental health challenges, suicide and crime both increasing, it’s no wonder so many people feel as if they’ve lost their joy. In this episode of The Woman Inspired Podcast we talk about what Advent is, what it is not, and about the only …
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This episode explores the three core beliefs that shape our lives and challenges us to examine and renew our thinking patterns. Are you ready to understand this transformation process to unlock your potential and purpose? It's time to build a strong foundation and reject any negative life sentences. Key Scriptures discussed: Proverbs 23:7 "As a man…
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Welcome back to the Created to Thrive Podcast! In this episode, host Lori K. Snyder continues her conversation with grief expert Kelli Nielsen. If you haven't listened to episode 112 yet, where they discuss a better way to recover from grief and loss, be sure to check it out before diving into this bonus episode. Kelli shares her wisdom and experti…
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What's a miracle to you? Is it things you can see but can’t understand, like the fact that some animals can regenerate limbs? Or that we can talk into these little boxes called phones and hear someone’s voice who is thousands of miles away? Or maybe that something with feathers and a tiny body is able to fly? Or that somehow ALL the trees know just…
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Get practical tools to help you in your grief recovery journey, including neurological strategies. If you're experiencing the loss of a loved one and searching for tools to navigate this complex emotional landscape, this episode is a beacon of hope and healing. Kelli Nielsen is a grief recovery expert and author of ‘You’re Not Crazy, You’re Grievin…
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Do you ever feel like life is spinning out of control? Crime is rising, protests abound, war is increasing, people are hungry, peace seems far away…and to top that off you have 100 things on your To Do list that you haven’t tackled yet; you have relationships that need attention, health issues to tend to, promises to keep and your energy is waning …
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Miracles, signs, and wonders. We all want to see these kinds of things God can do for us, But what if there is something even better than the experiencing the supernatural? In today’s episode, "Better Than Miracles," Lori K. Snyder and Chris Cree of New CREEations Ministries discuss the importance of why seeking God's face over His hand offers not …
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When all around you the world is in chaos and you feel pain, where do you escape to? Psalm 19:114 says, "You are my hiding place and my shield oh God – I hope in your word." In this week’s episode of The Woman Inspired Podcast we talk about The Great Escape – are you using something of the world to escape the troubles of today and the fear of the d…
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Have you ever felt "not enough" or maybe “too much" according to culture’s impossible standards? Are you tired of defining yourself by titles or the role that you play, or what you do for people? Get encouraged in this episode of the Created To Thrive podcast, Lori K. Snyder and guest Karen McCracken discuss finding our true worth and purpose in Ch…
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Do you ever think about 'What's next for me? When your kids go off to college or leave your home? Perhaps you feel a little lost now that the kids have moved out, and are you ready to reclaim it? In this episode of the Created To Thrive Podcast, host Lori K. Snyder is joined by special guest Ruthie Gray. Together, they discuss transitioning beyond …
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Do you know anyone who acts offended over every little thing? There are many today who are offended over even the slightest things but especially over the Bible itself. Matthew 24:10-12 says, "And then many will be offended, will betray one another, and will hate one another. Then many false prophets will rise up and deceive many. And because lawle…
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•Activate Biblical Hope and Unlock the Power Within •Be Rooted in Love, Thrive in Hope •Intimacy with God and Identity in Christ In this episode of the Created To Thrive Podcast, host Lori K. Snyder discusses practical steps to activate hope today. She emphasizes that biblical hope is not just wishful thinking, but a confident expectation of future…
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Have you ever wondered why we all see things so differently in life? Why two people can see the same thing but come away with different perspectives of it? How we see things, relate to them and express them to others makes a difference in how we walk out our purpose and how we share the good news of Jesus Christ with others. In this episode of The …
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Have you ever felt like invisible walls are holding you back? Do you catch yourself thinking 'I'm not good enough,' 'I can't do this,' or 'I don't deserve success'? If that sounds like you, then today's episode is your key to breaking free. We're talking about how to overcome limiting beliefs to unlock your full potential. Fred Snyder joins me for …
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How many times do you find yourself waiting...just plain waiting - on people, on hold, in line for something? Is there anything big you're waiting for? Maybe you're like me and you're waiting on the Lord in various ways and especially for His return! What do you do while you're waiting? Many of us grumble and complain or waste the time doing ridicu…
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Have you ever wondered why God allows adversity in your life? Ever feel stuck, unable to grow your faith or realize your dreams, and you're starting to question if you're even on the right path? Is it hard to trust God's plan for you during challenging times? In episode 106 of the Created To Thrive Podcast, Lori K. Snyder discusses how to overcome …
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Where are you on your journey through this life? Are you expecting to arrive in heaven fully ready for whatever comes next? Or are you just sort of sitting in the middle of today's muck and muddiness, complaining about where you are in the present moment? Today and tomorrow were meant for being thankful; for living in the present, not dreading what…
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Want more joy in your life? Join Lori K. Snyder as she discusses some misconceptions of joy with author Kyllie Martin. You will gain some practical insights and biblical wisdom that will empower you to cultivate and access joy in every season of life. Here are the 3 key takeaways from our conversation: 1️⃣ Foster Joy in Your Life: While many of us …
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Welcome to the Created To Thrive Podcast, the podcast designed to help you deepen your relationship with God, cultivate healthy mindsets and emotions, and step into your God-given potential. **FREE Training: How To Experience God's Best For You + More Free Resources: https://loriksnyder.com/resources/ In today's episode 104, “Unlocking the Power of…
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This episode of The Woman Inspired Podcast is all about standing firm in the faith! This episode is a battle cry to pick up your armor and stand firm in the faith, with courage and strength. It's an episode is for all those battling the pull the world has on you as it tries to tell you who you should be instead of fully being who God created you to…
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In this compelling episode of the Created To Thrive Podcast, my good friend, Frannie Foltz, founder of Shine with Frannie joins me and we confront some of what tries to hold us back from pursuing our passion and purpose, so we can live fulfilled in all that God has planned for us. We discuss the concept of "pivoting" — the art of making a significa…
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Discover how to navigate life's storms with unshakable faith, plus receive prayer. Tune into this transformative episode of the Created To Thrive Podcast to help you go from surviving to thriving through difficult situations. A seasoned Bible teacher and resiliency coach, Lori K. Snyder shares indispensable insights into deepening your personal rel…
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Are you going through a difficult season, just waiting for it to pass? Or are you in a season of happiness and bliss, dreading the day you have to greet a new season? The Bible talks about seasons and God's timing for everything under heaven, including your purpose. In this episode of The Woman Inspired Podcast, we'll be talking about "Seasons Gree…
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Are you tired of just surviving, feeling stuck or like you're just going through the motions? Are you ready to step into a life of deep fulfillment where you don't just survive, but thrive? This is the "Created To Thrive" podcast, your go-to destination for spiritual growth, emotional health, and personal transformation. Hi, I’m your host, Lori K. …
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A well chosen word can make all the difference. Whether spoken by you or someone else, words have power. In this episode of The Woman Inspired Podcast we talk about the power of words, the power of THE Word and of a well chosen word. (Proverbs 16:24) With Biblical truth, humor and true life stories, you’re sure to enjoy this episode. To tune in or …
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If you're in a time of transition and looking for clarity and direction, this episode is for you. Welcome to the Created To Thrive podcast, where we give you tools and insights to help you thrive during every season of life, not just survive or go through the motions. Today, we are talking about how to navigate change and transition well into your …
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In this episode of The Woman Inspired Podcast Karen answers listener questions and comments, responding with some Biblical answers, personal opinions and ridiculous quips. With a focus on dealing with anger (Ephesians 4:26), how to read the Bible and why she sometimes talks too fast, this episode is sure to make you think, smile and even giggle a l…
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We were created to thrive and experience God's best, right from birth. Let's explore the possibilities and embrace the hope of a beautiful and empowering birthing experience. Dr. Cathy Taig is passionate about seeing families thrive. She shares her wisdom on navigating the birthing journey, knowing your birthing options, and finding healing and hop…
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Welcome to the Created To Thrive Podcast, where we believe that even in the midst of hardship, there is hope and healing for a brighter tomorrow. The loss of a child is one of the worst losses that humans can experience. Whether a child is lost in the womb, at birth, or after a few years of life, the crushing grief changes a family forever. How do …
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"Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter." That's the Bible verse in Isaiah 5:20 that everyone quotes about evil being called good. We're seeing the manifestation of it all around us. But what about how it manifests in your personal life? Are you…
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Welcome back to the Created To Thrive Podcast, where we unpack the abundant life that God has designed for each of us. I'm your host, Lori K. Snyder, and today we have a powerful episode lined up for you. We're diving deep into the power of hope and how it can transform our lives like never before. You see, hope is more than just wishful thinking o…
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Have you ever thought you couldn’t empathize with someone else unless you walked a day in their shoes? Not so. The Bible says in Romans 12:15, “Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep.” (It doesn’t say, "Take their place for a day first so you know what it’s like to weep.") and 1 Corinthians 12:26 says, “If one member suffers, all …
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Are you ready to embrace a life of deep fulfillment where you don't just survive, but thrive? Welcome back, to the "Created To Thrive" podcast, your practical guide to emotional healing, spiritual growth, and stepping into your God-given potential. In today's episode, "Understanding How Bitterness Develops: Practical Steps Towards Healing and Growt…
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How many times have you seen something quoted from the Bible that’s taken out of context, misquoted, attributed to the wrong chapter and verse or just plain used in the wrong way? -Especially for marketing purposes and money making? It happens all the time. In this episode of The Woman Inspired Podcast called "Out of context", we talk about taking …
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In this episode, we're continuing our conversation on the topic of anger and exploring its roots. We'll be addressing the underlying emotions that drive our anger and sharing stories and strategies to help you process and manage this powerful emotion in a healthy way. Anger is an emotion that can often feel overwhelming and uncontrollable. But have…
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“Lukewarm people do not live by faith, they’ve structured their lives so they don’t have to…” Francis Chan Did you know we’re called to live a life that is better than mediocre and not lukewarm? Many people have been told that mediocre is fine and that they aren’t capable of anything else but ho hum, mediocre living or that they’re not good enough,…
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Struggle with anger? On this episode of Created To Thrive Podcast, we dive into the topic of mastering your emotions, specifically understanding and processing anger for better emotional health. As believers, we often focus too much on the direction of our actions, but processing anger involves inviting God into the distress and potentially address…
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