Journal Calendar

Due DateQuestion
4-Oct-15Tell me about yourself: What is your full name? Do you like your name (why or why not)? Is there a reason you were give your name? What is your birthday? What is your favorite… …color? … food? …book? …movie? …school subject?
11-Oct-15Tell me about yourself: If you could meet anyone from the following categories (alive or dead), who would it be: Actor/Actress, Musician, Cartoon Character, Sports Persona, Book Character, Biblical Character
18-Oct-15Tell me about yourself: What are THREE things you like about yourself? What are THREE things you dislike about yourself? In my free time I love to do these THREE things. I would NEVER spend my time doing these THREE things. If I could have THREE wishes, they would be…
25-Oct-15Tell me THREE things about religion, any religion, you wish you understood better.
1-Nov-15Write the first commandment. What does this commandment mean to you?
8-Nov-15Why do you think God gave the “no other gods command” first?
15-Nov-15Write the second commandment. What does this commandment mean to you?
22-Nov-15How do cursing and swearing relate to respect and disrespect?
29-Nov-15Write the third commandment. What does this commandment mean to you?
6-Dec-15Keeping in mind the 3rd commandment, what would you tell a friend who says, “Sunday is the only day I can sleep in.”
13-Dec-15Write the fourth commandment. What does this commandment mean to you?
20-Dec-15Write down 5 common ways that people dishonor their parents. Imagine you are now a parent of a teenage. Which of these “dis-honoring” ways would bother you most. Why?
27-Dec-15Merry Christmas! What is your favorite present that you received?
3-Jan-16Write the fifth commandment. What does this commandment mean to you?
10-Jan-16How can words, looks, and inaction be forms of killing?
17-Jan-16Write the sixth commandment. What does this commandment mean to you?
24-Jan-16Write the seventh commandment. What does this commandment mean to you?
7-Feb-16How do people justify each of the following ways of breaking the 7th commandment: shoplifting; cheating on income taxes; cheating on a term paper; copying a DVD or CD; not clocking out for a break at work.
10-Feb-16How do you feel about Lent? How does Lent affect you? When you listen to people talk about Lent, do you feel like what they are saying has anything to do with you? With your life? Why? Why not?
14-Feb-16How did the “ashes” make you feel Wednesday? Or didn’t they? Did you see somebody with ashes that surprised you? Someone you didn’t expect to have them? What do Valentine’s Day and Lent have to do with each other?
Due DateQuestion
21-Feb-16What does not eating meat, or giving something up for Lent have to do with anything? Did you give something up for Lent? What? Why? Did you take an alternate route – did you take on an additional responsibility during Lent? What? Why?
28-Feb-16Read Luke 4:1-13. Reflect on one verse that impacted you when you read it. Write that verse in your journal. How does this verse apply to you?
6-Mar-16Read Matthew 27:31-35. What “cross” in life do you have to carry? Write about it in your journal.
13-Mar-16Pick your “favorite” disciple: Simon Peter, James son of Zebedee, John son of Zebedee, Andrew, Philip, Bartholomew, Matthew, Thoas, James son of Alphaeus, Thaddaeus, Simon the Zealot, Judas Iscariot, Matthais (who replaced Judas). Why did you pick him? What do you like most about him? What do you like least about him?
20-Mar-16Jesus hosts “the last supper” in an upper room with his disciples. Pick an object (not a person) you think would be in the room with them. Write what you observe being that object. What are you? What do you hear? What do you see? How do you feel?
27-Mar-16Read John 20:1-18. Pick one of the characters from the story (Mary Magdalene, Simon Peter, ‘the other disciple,’ the two angels, Jesus, the rest of the disciples at the end of the story). Who are you? How do you feel at the beginning of the story? At the end? What do you do next?
3-Apr-16Write the eighth commandment. What does this commandment mean to you?
10-Apr-16Think about a time when someone told a lie about you. What did that individual take from you by doing that? What did they gain? What did they lose? Why did they do it? How did you respond? What would you do differently if that situation had been reversed?
17-Apr-16Write the ninth and tenth commandments. What do these commandments mean to you?
24-Apr-16What was the last thing you really wanted but couldn’t possess?
1-May-16Read your journal entries from the beginning. Write a paragraph or two on your faith journey in light of your journal activities. What did you learn about yourself?
8-May-16This Entry must be more than 3 paragraphs.                                                                                                                           Start to write a faith statement.   See handout.
15-May-16Look at Amy’s review of your entry from last week. If needed, revise and complete your faith statement. If no corrections are needed, turn in your journal for final collection.
Journals will be collected on: October 25, November 22, December 20, January 24, February 28, April 3, and May 8.
Final Journal Collection will be May 15, 2016