Archive for October, 2010

In celebration of Halloween this weekend we will do a Top Ten Halloween Musts…

10. Do the MONSTER MASH!

9. Watch scary movies

8. Go to the Coastal Carolina Fair

7. Go the day after Halloween and get all the clearance candy!

6. Go on a Haunted Hayride @ Boone Hall Plantation

5. Hide in the bushes in the yard and jump out at Trick-or-Treaters!

4. Goto CSU’s Halloween Hoedown in the CAF on Sun, October 31 @ 8 p.m.

3. Dress up in  the most creative/clever costume

2. Eat lots of candy…then schedule a dentist appointment!ūüėČ

1. Carve a Pumpkin


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Had a blast with these girls…

This is my second pumpkin I’ve ever carved! As people already know – I am ¬†die hard Buccaneer! So that was the inspiration for my charted carving course. Of course, the memories that came with it will be treasured!

We decided to host a little gathering at the apartment last night with some famous Taco Soup and Apple Cider. It was Bring your own pumpkin to the party table. We went to the pumpkin patch and grabbed our best looking pumpkin and took it home to the carving stone! After mulling over what everyone was going to do we began to empty the gunk out of our pumpkins. Now…that was gross! I was hard core about getting mine done so I didn’t take any breaks to snack on some soup! We made it look like so much fun that Jessica left and went and got a pumpkin to carve. Her headless horseman turned out so good too!

Good times with good friends!  I highly suggest you do a similar evening with your friends.

Happy Pumpkin Carving!


Here is the full video from our trip to Asheville, NC for Fall Break Mission Trip.

Opening one person’s eyes at a time…to the raw fact that sex trafficking is in AMERICA and happening every few minutes!

So this weekend I went with the group of students from CSU to Asheville, North Carolina to help with Sex Trafficking/The Hope House by bringing awareness and the TOUGH truth to LIGHT.  I have put together a video of our trip and it will be posted soon.

But I believe it is important to note that when I first left for the trip I was not excited nor was I passionate about going to combat Sex Trafficking. Once I learned some facts on what is happening right here in our country, in our state and even in our zip code…I was astonished that we’ve allowed girls to be degraded so quickly and so frequently.

I might have have a burning passion to go out and rally against this social injustice, but I am not involved with opened eyes. I believe that it happens one person at a time. So once you’re made away then you should tell the story to help others become aware.

Today I tweeted a quote from Christine Caine (from Hillsong Church) that says, “Hope is not wishful thinking, it’s confident expectations! When our leadership steps from passion 2 obligation then we’ve lost hope.” I believe this is what has happened to AMERICA. Our leaders act out of obligation and so the People have lost their hope.

Check out or for some more information on how you can help.

Looking to make a difference? Here are some simple ways to start making a difference…

1. Buy some TOMS shoes. Sure they might look weird and might be a little beyond your style, but what is better than having a comfortable pair of shoes knowing a little kid is getting a pair of shoes that will prevent them from possibly dying. How can you do that? Go to and browse through the options! When you go to check out online be sure to entere the promo code: CAMPUSCSU to get $5 off. You can also visit Phillips Shoes (downtown on King St), Charleston Water Sports (Mt. Pleasant) or Half Moon Outfitters (Downtown on King St).

It is Breast Cancer Awareness Month!

2. We’ve got a Dig for the Cure night happening at the Volleyball Game on October 26th at 7 p.m. versus College of Charleston. The clubs on-campus will be having an ice cream eating contest during halftime. Give your pennies to vote on who you think will win the contest. All change will be given towards the money raised for Breast Cancer Research.

3. On October 19th from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. in front of the CAF come out and join in the PINK Tie Dye Party. It is $10 to tie dye a shirt that we would like for everyone to wear to the game on October 26th. Those who have on this Tie Dye shirt will get to sit in VIP seating at the game. All $10 will go straight to Breast Cancer Research.

4. Even beyond the month of October there is a local organization that is raising awareness and funds for Breast Cancer research. A friend of mine, Leslie Moore, helped to found Warriors Wear Pink and not they are trying to give, encourage and change the lives of “warriors” in the Lowcountry! The money they make: “10% of all profits from Warriors Wear Pink merchandise and events go directly to local families affected by breast cancer, here in the Low Country. This 10% goes towards our Warriors Wear Pink Foundation to provide childcare, medication, transportation, financial assistance and physical and emotional support for all new warriors.” Check them out at

Support a Club…

5. The Athletic Trainers are selling tshirts for $10. They are REAL fresh. They come in hot pink, neon yellow, lime green and grey. The best part — on the back it says FEAR THE BUCCANEER! ¬†They are raising money to go to a convention for Athletic Training!

6. Buy an Elevate tshirt for $10 and you choose one of the 12 ministry/service partnerships that $4 will go to. Find out more about these 12 ministries by stopping by the Campus Ministries  office in the Brewer Center OR at the GO CENTER following Elevate on Thursdays at 8 p.m. in the CAF.

You choose…

7. The IMB is working on getting the names of unreached people groups out to people around the world. They are asking people to journal through the process of impacting one of these people groups. They 6 steps are: find out who they are, find out where they are, pray for them, give for them, go to them, share His hope with them. If you choose to take this challenge you can simply go to

8. Want to give to someone like you’ve been given? I don’t mean tangible gifts or activities. I am talking about teaching someone character, morals, standards and methods to develop those. Become a mentor! Take someone younger than you under your wings and help them along the way. For more information click here.

Feel good about yourself…

9. Go through your closet and dresser drawers to find clothes that you no longer choose to wear, put them in a bag/box and take them to the Goodwill Drop-off.

10. Make a list of ten Random Acts of Kindness and take the challenge to complete them before Thanksgiving!



Complete 101 preset tasks in a period of 1001 days. Tasks must be specific with a result that is either measurable or clearly defined. Tasks must also be realistic and stretching (ie. represent some amount of work on my part). Why 1001 Days? Many people have created lists in the past – frequently simple goals such as New Year’s resolutions. The key to beating procrastination is to set a deadline that is realistic. 1001 Days (about 2.75 years) is a better period of time than a year, because it allows you several seasons to complete the tasks. be inspired to make your own list!
Start date: October 9, 2010             End date: July 6, 2013
01. Call one family member a week to see how they are doing.
02. Call mom/dad at least once a week.
03. Visit Justin in Charlotte.
04. Visit Aunt Rita in Jacksonville.
05. Plan a family vacation for Summer 2011.
06. Buy a friend a ticket to visit.
07. Have a “sister” weekend vacation.
08. Take mom and dad to a nice dinner.
09. Have a family movie night.
10. Ask each family member for their favorite recipe to make a homemade book.
11. Road trip with Aunt Polly.

12. Take Josh and Jake on a FUN day trip.
13. Make it to Thanksgiving and Christmas 2010!

14. Paint a picture and hang it up!
15. Write a poem.
16. Finger paint!
17. Attend a play/musical.
18. Read at least 12 new books. (0/12)
19. See a movie by myself.
20. Learn to knit a scarf.
21. Have a book of photos made as a portfolio.
22. Take a painting class.
23. Learn to play a song on the piano.
24. Make a year in pictures album
25. complete a sudoku puzzle book.
26. learn to decorate a cake.
27. Learn some common phrases of sign language.
28. eat in ten new restaurants
29. write a christmas letter and send to friends/family.

30. Take a road trip with friends.
31. Have a weekend away in Greenville, SC.
32. Eat at The Cheesecake Factory!

33. Visit New York City.
34. Go camping.
35. Go on a boat in the Charleston Harbor.
36. Go kayaking.
37. Visit at least one theme park.
38. Go to the zoo.
39. Visit New Mexico.
40. Go on a cruise with friends.
41. Go to a flea market.
42. Go yard sailing!

43. Clean out closet and donate!
44. Buy a shelf to tidy up books.
45. Clean out room at Granny’s house.
46. Shred old documents.
47. make a first aid kit for my car.
48. Clean the Maxima at least once a month.
49. digitize home videos.
50. upload pics to

51. Get fisheye camera/lense.
52. Use my passport.
53. Purchase an iPad.
54. A weekend ALONE.
55. Get a facial massage.
56. Encourage someone to make a list!
57. Go to five museums.
58. No eating out for a month straight!
59. have 5 people evaluate me on 4 different areas of my life. (honestly)
60. Work out and eat healthy.
61. lose weight and maintain for 6 months
62. go on a date.

63. Give blood.
64. Help build a house for Habitat for Humanity.
65. Go barefoot for a day (TOMS Day)
66. Do five random acts of kindness. (0/5)
67. learn CPR.
68. Donate $200 to charity. (0/200)
69. Get at least one person to make a 101 list.
70. Cook dinner for Tyler.
71. Attend a volunteer event and blog about it.
72. Teach PLACE class at church.

73. Attend a concert, any concert.
74. Go to a drive-in movie.
75. Buy a bike.
76. Have a cosmic wii bowling party
77. Watch the sunrise and sunset in the same day.
78. Try a new haircut.
79. Get a cabin for a weekend.
80. go on shopping spree
81. attend a roller derby match.
82. adopt a pet.
83. sing karaoke.

84. Go to a festival.
85. Have a guest blogger each month.
86. Learn
87. Have a tshirt blanket made.
88. Plant a flower.
89. Start a fund jar for vacationing
90. Put away $200 every month.
91. Look for career opportunities.
92. start a small business.
93. look into seminary program
94. pay off student loans
95. give $500 to csu volleyball program
96. build a resume.
97. journal ideas for church plant.
98.upgrade camera equipment.
99. start ira.
100. make a will.
101. have 15 people evaluate me on my leadership.