To live with all my might, while I do live

Psalm 84:5
Blessed are those whose strength is in you,
whose hearts are set on pilgrimage.

Yes, hello. I'm Carissa Joy.

Welcome to the place where I bare my soul.

I am: a twenty-something senior at Liberty University, a missionary kid from Utah, a born and raised Californian.

I love Jesus, scarves, dancing (badly), my teddy bear, and YOU.

All I want to do is make it through life fulfilling the purpose God has set out for me.
And I believe He has called me to a very high purpose.

I just don't know what it is yet.

Health has won the battle tonight. Kale chips are my study snack of choice.

… and I might have snuck a few spoonfuls of ice cream too.



Need to remind myself of this.

Wait for the Lord; be strong, take heart, and wait for the Lord. -Psalm 27:15


Every teacher.  Every day.

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What if education wasn’t first and foremost about what we know, but about what we love?
James K.A. Smith (via blakebaggott)
How would Christ solve modern problems if He were on earth today? For those of my faith there is only one answer. Christ is on earth today; alive on a thousand altars.
G.K. Chesterton (via apesoformythoughts)

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His face in the last frame! It kills me.


I love this video more than I love some people.

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Sometimes I use the oven directions instead of the microwave directions when I make dinner, just so that I feel like more a big girl.

This is how I do Sunday. I love my backyard.

That was literally the strangest night of my life. I just wanted to watch some Modern Family and go to bed. Good grief.

My students will never know that I’m not wearing pants while I’m grading their essays.

Will someone grade my last 7 papers for me? I don’t know if I can do it.

Also, I’m bringing them Oreos tomorrow because I want them to hate me less when they get back their papers. Am I proud of it? No. It’s dirty, but it’s gotta happen.

I’m at that point where my icon photo is me in a sweater in the snow and I meant to change that all summer because it was out of place in the summer, but now I might as well just leave it because it’s gonna be winter soon.

And I pray for the guy that Miss J was dating, because he’s probably really sad right now because Miss J broke his heart.
The student who prayed in my first class
Miss J, you’re awesome and you’re gonna find someone new.
Another student, about my breakup