Introducing “Carissa’s Corner!”

Today, I am tickled pink to let you in on the fact that my sweet daughter, Carissa, will be writing one day a week here on Renewed Daily! She is 13 years old and wants to encourage people for Christ. We are both thrilled to pieces. I know the things of her heart that she shares here with you will just bless your socks off.

So without further ado…. here’s Carissa, for her first “Carissa’s Corner”!


God Loves You!

Do you ever underestimate Gods love for you because of something really difficult that your going through in your life? If your answer to that is yes, that is okay! Even I do sometimes… but the thing is, every time I start to doubt Him, He turns the situation around completely and shows me how much He really does care for me.

Do you want to know a secret? My life is not perfect and neither am I. I have been bullied, pushed around, and laughed at and reached the point in depression where I kind of shut myself away from the world. I know what it’s like and it definitely isn’t fun but you’ll get through it, trust me.

I have a lot of bad social anxiety and I’m not very good at interacting with a lot of people. I have always been really short and have even been told before that I look like a kindergartener because of my height, and I have been called names like stick girl, anorexic, and others as well. This is because I have an extremely high metabolism, meaning that I don’t gain weight at the same speed of others, so I am pretty tiny for my age but its not something I can help. So I get bullied a lot, although people never know that it bothers me or gets to me at all because I have learned to laugh along with them and I almost always have a smile on my face.

Do you wanna know why?

Because I believe that no matter what people say or what they think I know that God will always love me and all of my flaws, and this is just the way I was made to be. So if you ever get sad, or start feeling like you’re alone, I want you to take a deep breath, smile, close your eyes and say to yourself, “I am loved.”

Blessings from the Corner,


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18 Comments on “Introducing “Carissa’s Corner!”

  1. Precious.
    Thanks Carissa.
    God loves it that your heart is fortified with His truth, enabling you to hold your head up and stand tall in spirit.
    Your witness will help many others who suffer from being in sone way “different”.
    The world needs to hear your voice.
    Looking forward to more from you next week.
    God bless you with the mighty inner strengthening of the Holy Spirit.
    Love, Mary.

  2. Thank you for sharing such encouraging words, Carissa! It’s a joy to see you here!
    God bless and keep you, dear one!

  3. Carissa, such a wonderful and inspiring attitude you possess. Maybe it is genetic {{wink,wink}}. May you always know that you are loved by our God and He has created you perfectly. I am excited to see how God uses you and your writing to bless others and especially other teens who may be struggling with who they are in Christ. Blessings to you, brave girl!
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  4. Carissa…… Welcome. I am a grandma now, but when I was in middle school/high school I went through being teased & bullied. I was very thin and could not gain weight. On windy days other kids would laugh that I would blow away. They taunted me to not turn sideways lest no one could see me. I wish back then that I had your faith in God. I also wish that I had had a friend like you!!! Thank you for your honesty, and your encouragement in the Lord! <3

  5. It’s wonderful to meet you, Carissa! Your post brought tears to my eyes. I have two small children and I sometimes wonder how they’ll go having a mum with chronic illness. It’s wonderful to see the strong faith God has given you, to help you endure hardship with grace. It reminds me that God is with my children even when I can’t be. Welcome to the world of blogging! I look forward to reading your next post. 🙂

  6. PS I was always very skinny – high metabolism – so I know how it feels to get comments all the time. People think it’s a compliment, but the way they say it can be embarrassing: “You’re SO SKINNY!!!” I almost felt like I needed to reassure them that I did eat well. Little did they know I felt faint quite often, and got sick a lot. ? Your words would have been so relevant to the younger “me” (I’m not as skinny anymore ?). I hope many people will be touched by your words of encouragement in this post.

  7. Thank you, dear one! We all need to be reminded of these things. I was called beanpole, telephone pole, giraffe and it was hard until I got a little older… was tall and skinny. Not skinny now!!! But you are right, He made us all a little different. Thank you for your ministry. I have 3 grown daughters, my oldest a pastor’s wife in W TX. I will look forward to reading more from you and your adventures! Love, Mary Robinson, Boise, ID

  8. I love this, Carissa. I needed this reminder. I’m so sorry you get bullied. That can hurt deep. But I’m so glad you know how much Jesus loves you. I have never heard the song before, and I love it! When we can look at ourselves through His eyes, it makes such a difference in our lives, doesn’t it? Thank you for your encouragement today! Blessings and hugs to you!
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  9. Charissa,

    I really enjoyed your post! I have three daughters who are in their 20’s and 30’s now, but they all started writing when they were about your age. They are all excellent writers today and use that gift in many ways.

    I wasn’t as sick when my girls were young as your mom has been, but I am so thankful that God was with my daughters through all our hard times and brought them through, even though it wasn’t easy. You are a beautiful and gifted girl, and I know it blesses your parents to see you wanting to encourage others like your mom does through her writing.

    It will be exciting and interesting to see how God leads and uses you for Him as you grow. Great job!

    Bronlynn Spindler

  10. Very inspiring. People will always have something to say about you even if you are a saint or the best. Its a matter of defining yourself and believing that God has fearfully and wonderfully made you. Your approval of a good looking person mustn’t come from people.

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