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Monday, April 11, 2016

Coffeehouse 2016 || The Legends

Liberty University Student Activities just put on their Spring Coffeehouse! The theme for this year was Legends, so people from the movie and film industry who were Icons and revolutionized film and music. Some of my favorite legends are Audrey Hepburn, Tom Hanks, Beyoncé Knowles, Bob Dylan and Elvis <3. They are all such talented people and I believe will always be remembered.  I think future legends will be and continue to be Beyoncé (she is already a legend), Justin Bieber and Taylor Swift. But that is just my opinion! Below I have put up some links to videos that were in coffeehouse this weekend. I think the videos were the best part of Coffeehouse this year. It is always so fun to see what people come up with. Take a look and let me know what you think!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PXuaGV6eoQY - Dance with Somebody

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eORx4zvV79A - Liberty Legends

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dSNck_5yIng&nohtml5=False -Legends of Liberty

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MCJlznCdekI&feature=youtu.be - What Liberty Students Say

PC: Liberty Marketing Department

 

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Friday, April 8, 2016

Weekends

Virginia has been having some amazing weather here and the weekends have been extremely nice. The closer and closer we get to summer, the harder and harder it is to say goodbye to the weekend and say hello to another week of school. I just have to keep telling myself 6 more weeks till summer and I can enjoy the weather. But there is so much to be done till we can get there.

This past weekend I tried to be productive, but my computer is actually broken, so I couldn’t do much work unless I hit up the library. So I made sure to do that!  But other than doing homework, I did make time to have some fun. Let me give you a play by play.

Friday:

  • Got out of class, went home, hit the gym with my buddy Lydia, proudly got ice cream from Mr. Goodies with some friend (I say proudly because I worked out hard and I earned it) and then we all went over to a friends to watch a movie!

Saturday:

  • Slept in (aka 9:30) hehe. Ate breakfast, prepped food for lunch, then relaxed until 3 when I went to the Library. Post library, I went to the gym, then got some Chinese food, then went to my friend Abby’s to play some games!

Sunday:

  • Woke up, went to church, came back, ate spaghetti, chilled for a bit, went to the library, went home for dinner then watched another movie with my friends.

There is only so much I can do without my computer and it is pretty frustrating, but thankfully the library has awesome computers!! With that to say, if there is one piece of advice I can give you, it is that you should GO TO THE LIBRARY when you need to do work! I really don’t get any work done at my apartment. There are too many distractions and occasionally too much food ;)

Car rides with my driver Lydia:)

I think oranges are pretty and I eat them a lot!

The sky this weekend though!

And these blossoms are on point!

My friend Matt and I at McDonalds :)

Picked these flowers from the side of the road!

Have a great week everyone!

 

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Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Finances in College

For the past 8 months, I have been living on my own and I have been learning a lot. This is the first time that I have had to really be mature with my finances and not go crazy. Though my parents are helping me with paying for school, I have been paying for my rent, utilities and food all by myself. It has definitely challenged me and I have learned a few things along the way that I wanted to share with all of you.

1.    Pay your bills first thing.
This can be really hard, but your bills need to be a top priority. Not only because you should pay them, but if you are continually getting late notices this can make things hard in the future when you get another apartment. Also, it is important to divide up who will pay what bills in your house so that all the pressure isn’t just on you.


2.    Unnecessary things are unnecessary.
You don’t always need a new shirt or to buy Oreos. Figure out what you can live off of and make due with what you have. For me, it is always so tempting to buy makeup or just cute little things, but everything adds up and it just isn’t necessary. Oh, especially coffee. I loooove buying Starbuck, but it isn’t necessary and you have to be wise. I have learned my lesson plenty of times when I go check my bank account and see how much I spent on Starbucks.


3.    Meal prep.
I finally cracked down and began meal prepping this semester. It has changed my life and cooking and eating is way easier than before. When I didn’t meal prep I would go home and always have to cook, which sometimes can take a lot of time away from doing homework. But when I started making enough food that will last me a couple days, packing my lunch became easier and I also don’t eat as much because I only eat what I have already prepared.

^^^ Photo of unnecessary things. :)

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Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Add Liberty On Snapchat!

Hey guys, 

I just wanted to throw up a blog about Liberty’s Snapchat because I want all of you to know just how great it is and how immediate it is to see what is happening on campus! Besides, it is another way that my school can connect with you! They will be holding contests, as well as featuring classes and events happening on campus! So if you haven’t already, add them ASAP by scanning the picture below on Snapchat, or you can add them by their username: libertyu1971 ! 

We hope to see you on Snapchat!

Liberty University: libertyu1971

 luclubsports

Liberty Club Sports: luclubsports

Liberty Student Activities: libertysa

 

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Tuesday, February 23, 2016

How to beat a case of “the Mondays”

We all know that the hardest day of the week is Monday and I am sure we can all agree that getting through this day can be tough. But from my very own personal experience, I have come up with some solution on how to BEAT MONDAYS.  

  • On Sunday night give yourself a reason to wake up!

I absolutely love coffee, so that for one is a good reason to wake up. But sometimes it isn’t enough and I need something that will really get me going. For me, things like new hair styles or makeup always get me excited to get out of bed. Maybe your reason to get out of bed is that you bought something new to eat for breakfast or you have a new shirt to wear. It could be anything, just as long as it gets you excited to start the day. 

  • Have a clean space

Too many times I have let my room remain dirty for days on end. When I do this I am not letting myself wake up to a peaceful place and in return, I am not happy to start the day. If my floor is covered in clothes and my desk is a mess, then I honestly feel like a mess myself. So I try to spend a few minutes before bed making my room into the peaceful sanctuary that it should be.

  • Smile

You aren’t the only one who has a hard time on Monday so make the extra effort to smile at others because you might just brighten their day! Also, smiling helps to release endorphins that make you happier in general! 

  • Remember that Tuesday is right around the corner! 

Monday is 1/7th of your entire week, so don’t get down if it doesn’t go as expected. Yes, some days are definitely harder than others, but be strong enough to not let it ruin the rest of the week. Mondays don’t control you, you control Mondays! 

 

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Thursday, February 18, 2016

The Compassion Experience

Last week was Global Focus week and Liberty invited hundreds of missions organizations to come visit and share stories with the students for the entire week! One of those organizations was Compassion International. If you don't know what Compassion does, they provide medical attention, and provide education to thousands of children all over the world through your support! This week students had the opportunity to go through what was called the Compassion Experience. Watch the video below to find out what that was! 

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Thursday, February 18, 2016

Francis Chan On Suffering

Last Friday one of my favorite pastors, Francis Chan, came to liberty and spoke during convocation. He taught from first Peter about suffering for Christ’s glory, which is something that a lot of Christians don’t look forward to. It makes sense that we don’t look forward to suffering because who likes suffering, in general, no one does. But Chan reminded us that it isn’t for our own gain, but that God would be glorified in our suffering. I should probably clarify what he means by suffering so that you don’t get confused. When the word suffering is used it is talking about pain from resisting temptation or pain from being persecuted. Francis Chan said that we should be surprised when we have a hard time. Many times in America we expect health and wealth, but that is the exact opposite of what we should be expecting. I know that I too get surprised sometimes when I am going through a difficult time. The truth is that the earth is not our home and things won’t be like this forever. Our hope has to be anchored in Christ and in our eternal life with him in Heaven. Our suffering is to be seen as a way to give glory to God because he is better than anything here on earth and we should try our hardest to let nothing come in between us and the Lord.

 

 

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Monday, January 25, 2016

Last “back to the burg, back to the books”

Hey, everyone! I am back for my last semester of college?! I have so many emotions going through me right now and I honestly don’t know what to do. I am first sad because it the last time that I get to say “back to the burg, back to the books”, so I will need everyone’s help to keep this going! Hahaha, but seriously. 

So let me just recap my break for you. It. Was. Fast. I feel like I was doing something every second to plan my wedding, catch up with my family, “do” holiday things, and lastly sleep (I probably did this the most). But overall it was so good. I think that the older I get the better going home gets too. When I was a freshman I was always itching to get back to school and while I won’t say that I don’t want to be at school, I have learned to be content in both places, which is a really great place to be. 

One thing that the Lord has been teaching me at this point in my life is waiting. I am sure I won’t be done learning about this anytime soon, but there are so many things that I am “waiting” for. Getting married, getting a job, making enough money to save for once, and waiting to be done with school, just to name a few. I kind of figured it out Christmas Eve when my pastor taught about how people were waiting to hear from God for over 400 years. I obviously don’t have to wait 400 hundred years to get married, finish school, or get a job (that I know), but like the people waiting for the Lord were faithful, I need to be faithful to God too, especially in the small areas of my life. I need to enjoy where I am and take it all in because before I know it I will be married, done with school and working a full-time job and I am sure I will be telling all of you to be careful what you wish for! 

I will surely keep you updated on how my “waiting” is going throughout the year! 
Stay tuned! 

Below I posted some pictures from my Snapchat (@mereboyce) story while on my drive back from Minnesota! My goal was to get every ornament for each state I was in! 

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Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Living in the Commons

Now that we are all back from Thanksgiving Break I am finally able to show you what it is like to live in the Commons! I lived on the 4th floor of the Commons last year and it was amazing! The Commons are different than any other dorm on campus because it has a common area, hence being called the Commons. The common area connects the boys side to the girls side — it is a great way to meet your brother dorm and have fun movie and game nights with everyone. I highly recommend it for anyone looking for a place to stay on campus. The only problem with trying to live there is that it fills up so fast and can be difficult to find a room. But any other place on campus will be just as fun if not more fun. Your dorm doesn't make your college experience, you do. Check out the video below so you can see what it is like to live in the Commons! 

*** Boys can't go into the girls side and vice versa. 

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Thursday, November 12, 2015

How to Beat the Semester Slump

Man, it's that time in the semester when you are living off of 4 hours of sleep a week, 7 gallons of coffee and 5% motivation. Just kidding, but it feels like this at times. I have some tips for everyone who is dealing with the slump.

Go outside.

I am not sure about you, but whenever I am outside, I am never stressed. I love the fresh air and just feeling the warmth of the sun or the cool breeze, or even raindrops (because I living in Drenchburg where you never know what you’re going to get). But being outside is proven to increase your mood. Especially with the sun setting earlier, it is important to not get cooped up inside. When we spend time outside we can also see the beauty that God has created. When I go outside I tend to feel closer to God and I have more peace.

Get inspired.

One thing that I like to do when I get sick and tired of doing work is try to read or listen to inspirational stories about how people were successful. It always puts me in a good mood and really helps me motivate myself because I want to be successful too!

I listen to a lot of Dale Partridges podcasts here

 

Exercisssseee.

I think that this is the best thing to get more energy! When I work out I can sleep easier and I just overall feel good about myself. When I get really stressed one thing that helps me the most is to do yoga! I love it because it helps me to calm down and the stretching really helps me too! Another reason I like to work out is because when I make myself go to the gym, I feel like  I really have to get work done when I get home because I took time out of my day to go work out. It keeps me from procrastinating.

Remind yourself of your goals.

You can pass and graduate and get a good job and live your dreams out. So make sure you tell yourself why you are here right now! Stop wishing you were somewhere else and do what you have to right now to succeed today!

Hope those tips help you… I need them myself! 

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