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.


doctor: so you may or may not have tuberculosis
patient: so the question is… TB or not TB




"Not enough for me? You are everything."

(via mrsjohnson2013)

Just because someone desires you, it does not mean that they value you.

Read it over.


Let those words resonate in your mind.
Nayyirah Waheed (via awakenedvibrations)

(via mrsjohnson2013)

I just got rid of a t-shirt I bought during my freshman year of high school. 

Which was about seven years ago.

I should probably go through my closet more often.

liveasloved said: Do you have that many?

According to some people. ;) I have 8 holes total. Two piercings in each earlobe, tragus, rook, and two cartilage piercings. 

Wat. I just looked at my own blog and wow sorry late night Carissa really came out to play tonight. 


I’m gonna open a Christian bakery called graceabons, because where cinnabons, graceabons even more.

No Blake stop I can’t breathe

(via mrsjohnson2013)

Dang it, I just thought of a clever comeback for when people ask why I have so many piercings…

I should just say, “I want to be holier.”

… And yeah. I’ve been asked that so many times and I wish I’d have thought of that.

every time i see conflict and war in the news, I think of the VeggieTales characters saying,

"Stop lying! Stop cheating!

And especially stop slapping each other with fishes!”

You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment. Fools stand on their island of opportunities and look toward another land. There is no other land; there is no other life but this.
Henry David Thoreau (via aworldofexperiences)

(via katherinehenson)


i was ready to just scroll past like “haha grammar humor” but then it was weird al and i,

(via jerryodellll)

One of my favorite prophecies about Jesus.

I love my happy little workspace. :)

Carissa, before you cancel your Netflix subscription for the school year, you have to watch __________.


In all seriousness, if you are in a relationship, please read through this list. About half the issues on this list apply to my last relationship, but I didn’t know that any of it was considered abuse until the relationship ended. Stop lying to yourself and see if you experience any of these things with your significant other.