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Journal Jars

Making a journal jar is one way to make journal keeping easier. A journal jar is a place where you can put slips of paper with simple questions on them. Then each night you can just pull out a slip of paper with a question from your jounal jar and and answer it in your journal. You can make a journal jar using pint jars, with Modpodged fabric on the front and a paper label that said "My Journal Jar", "My Own Personal Heritage", or "I'm the One Who Writes My Own Story" on top of the fabric. Then we just covered the lid with another fabric that matched, tied raffia around the lid with a knot on the front. You can also decorate a matching journal. Just get some report folders and put in some blank paper. Glue on some of the material you used to decorate the journal jars. Journal Jars can be used for both youth and adults. The rest of this page shows sample questions for youth and then adults. But first, here is a poem that can be used to get the journal started:

"Preserve your memories - seal them up well.
What you forget, you can never retell.
But a journal that's kept fresh on the shelf
Will help someone through rough times --
Maybe even yourself!"


Journal Jar Questions for Youth

Who are some of my favorite people? Why?
Who am I closest to in my immediate family? How did our relationship grow?
What are my goals and dreams?
What do I look like?
Who is my best friend? What is she/he like?
Who are some of my "school friends"?
Have I ever learned something from being in an argument with someone? If yes, what?
What is the most valuable principle I've learned through my experiences with others?
What is my most embarrassing moment?
When was I the most proud of myself?
When were my parents most proud of me?
Have I ever stood up for what I believe, even when it was very hard? When?
What are some of my jobs at home?
What does my bedroom look like? Do I share a room? Am I comfortable in my room? What do I like best about my room?
Have I ever written a story, poem, or song I would like to add to my journal?
Who are my church leaders?
Who's my favorite school teacher? Why?
What do I think of myself?
Am I pleased with what I look like? If I could change any part of myself what would it be?
What is the weirdest dream I've ever had?
Do I like school? Why?
What's my best subject in school?
What's my least favorite subject in school?
Am I involved in any clubs or extra-curricular activities? (Sports, dance, choir, etc.)
Who is the prophet of the church right now? What am I learning from him?
What are some events that are happening in the world right now? (Include newspaper clippings).
Who is my favorite General Authority speaker? Why?
What has been a General Conference talk that has had an impact on me?
Describe a time when I felt the spirit very strongly.
What is my seminary class like? Who's in it? Who's my teacher? What's my favorite thing about my teacher? What am I studying this year? Do I enjoy it? Does the spirit thrive there?
What is my most favorite thing to do at home?
What's my most favorite movie, book, poem or song?
What are some of my talents?
Do I enjoy my everyday life? What's it like?
What's my favorite Christmas memory?
What's my favorite Christmas present I remember getting?
What are my favorite family holiday traditions?
Do I have a testimony? Write it down.
Where is my most favorite place to go, what is it like?
Have I ever had a "crush" on someone? Who, and do I still like him now? Describe him, and what attracts you to him.
Do I have a favorite sport, talent, etc.?
Describe each member of my family in my journal.
What's the best thing I've ever done with my life?
What is my favorite area in nature?
What pets have I had? Which one was my favorite?
What is my full name and who am I named after? If I could change it, what would I call myself?
What is my favorite scripture and what thoughts or feelings does it provoke?
Has anything major happened since the last time I wrote in my journal?
If I've received my patriarchal blessing, what is the most significant part to me?
Describe a time when I lost myself in the service of someone else. How did it feel?
Who are my Young Women teachers right now and how have they taught me the values?
What is my favorite food? When I cook for my family, what do I enjoy making most?
What childhood experiences do I remember, (funny stories, accidents, memories playing, etc.)?
What's my favorite music group? Why?
What's my favorite movie?
What's my favorite book in the scriptures? Why?
What has been my favorite Young Women's Mutual Night Activity?
What callings have I served in? How did I grow spiritually by serving?
What's my home life like? How could I improve or strengthen it?
What are my goals for the future?
What do I want to do after I get out of school?
What talents do I have that I want to strengthen?
What challenge or trial do I really want to overcome? How am I going to do it?
What is my favorite Young Women Value? Why?
Am I a good communicator? How can I improve this?
Am I a good listener? How can I improve this?
Am I a forgiving person? Is there anyone I need to forgive and what's the game plan?
Am I a good friend to other people? If so, how? If not, what can I do to improve this?
What can I do to strengthen my testimony?
Did I have a blanket or a favorite toy growing up?
What was my favorite birthday? What was the best birthday gift I ever got?
Describe my first driving experience.
Write about feeling loved and by whom.
Write about something or someone in your life who helped to grown and change.
Write about having to apologize to someone and patch things up.
What are the things I love and admire about my mother?
What are the things I love and admire about my father?
What are my relationships like with my brothers/sisters?
What was I into when I was a child? (Barbie, My Little Pony, etc.)
Who was my favorite elementary school teacher?
Who is/was my favorite junior high teacher?
Who is/was my favorite high school teacher?
What has been my favorite family vacation? Why?
What do I know about my grandfathers?
What do I know about my grandmothers?
Am I close to any aunts, uncles or cousins?
Have I ever done baptisms for the dead? What did I think and feel about it?
Describe your favorite summer activities.
Describe your favorite winter activities.
What qualities do I want in a husband?
What kind of mother/wife do I want to be?
Do I have any favorite names for future children?
If I could live anywhere, where would it be? Why?
If I could have anything I wanted out of life, what would it be?
What do I know about my Savior? What are feelings about Him?
What are my goals for making it back to live with my Father in Heaven?
Write about something you are grateful for.
Write your feelings about the scriptures.
Write about how a prayer was answered.
Write about something that drives you batty.


Journal Jar Questions for Adults

Write about how you feel about your country or serving your country.
Write about something you are grateful for.
Write your feelings about the scriptures.
Write about how a prayer was answered.
Write about what you like to read. What's your favorite book?
Write about your favorite kinds of movies to see. What are you favorites?
Write about receiving a long awaited letter.
Write about your favorite job.
Write about your least favorite job.
Write about getting your mission call.
Write about your M.T.C. experience.
Write about your mission president and your companions.
Write about some of your favorite mission memories.
Write about the best year you ever had.
Write about your favorite teacher.
Write about your favorite school memories (elementary, jr. high, sr. high, college, etc.)
Write about something that drives you batty.
Write about a talent you have and how you developed it.
Write about a family heirloom and your feelings about receiving it.
Write about callings you have served in.
Write about your grandparents.
Write about your father.
Write about your mother.
Write about your brothers.
Write about your sisters.
Write about your best family memories.
Write about your favorite part of growing up.
Write about your hardest good-bye.
Write about leaving the nest and the first time you lived away from home.
Write about your best Thanksgiving.
Write about your best Christmas.
Write about your favorite vacation.
Write about a favorite family pet.
Write about your first driving experience.
Write about the best picnic you ever went on.
Write about one of your child's best birthdays.
Write about the time you found out you were having a child.
Write about the best Valentine you ever received.
Write about your worst cooking disaster.
Write about the birth of your 1st child.
Write about the birth of each of your other children.
Write about the cutest thing one of your children ever did.
Write about your feelings on being a parent.
Write about your best birthday and best birthday gift.
Write about your first love.
Write about your most embarrassing moment.
Write about the kindest things anyone ever did for you.
Write about the funniest thing that ever happened to you.
Write about when you received your testimony.
Write about how your husband asked you to marry him or how you asked your wife.
Write about the place you chose to marry and why.
Write about who was at your wedding and your feelings about those people.
Write about what you remember about your wedding day and your feelings.
Write about who you married.
Write about the first time you told each other, "I love you."
Write about your worst blind date.
Write about a silly crush.
Write about feeling loved and by whom.
Write about something or someone in your life who helped to grown and change.
Write about having to apologize to someone and patch things up.
Write about the schools you have attended and what education you received.
Write about what you most daydream about.
Write about your favorite food and why it's your favorite.
Write about what you afraid of and why.
Write about the first place you ever remember living.
Write about something or someone your remember fondly.
Write about a testimony building experience.
Write about the best party you ever went to.
Write about your favorite thing to do when you just want to hang out.
Write about when your first child left home.
Write about forgetting something important you should have remembered and how you felt.
Write about the loss of a family pet.
Write about a favorite family "remember when".
Write about the loss of someone close to you.
Write about your best friend.
Write about your child's first day of school.
Write about buying your first home.
Write about your spookiest Halloween and your favorite costumes from the past.
Write about your child's first haircut.


Here are some candidates for your journal jar:

1.  What was the worst nightmare/dream you ever had?
2.  Who is your favorite comedian, and why?
3.  Tell about the last time you laughed so hard that it made you cry.
4.  Ask your mother or father to tell you of an event in their lives when they wre your age, and
record the story in your journal.
5.  What is the earliest memory you have about being in school?
6.  Write about the day you were baptised.
7.  What do you envision that your life will be like in 5 years?  10 years? 20 years?
8.  What is your favorite hymn?  Research it, and find its history.
9.  What is the worst trouble you've ever gotten into?
10.  Name a book you loved, and tell why?  Share it with someone.
11.  What is the bravest thing you've ever done?
12.  If you could change your name, what would it be, and why?
13.  What is your idea of a perfect friend?
14.  What is your ideal mate?
15.  Describe the best day you have ever had ( or just a really good day).
16.  If you could go back in time and have lunch with someone, who would it be, and why?
17.  What is your favorite book?  Describe the book.
18.  Write a poem about one thing in the room you are in.  ( it can be about anything...an object, a pet, a person, anything).
19.  Describe your church.  What it looks like, what order everything is. (ie. Sacrament, Sunday school, YW....)
20.  What is your earliest memory?
21.  Describe your favorite teacher.
22.  If you had to live in a different time, what would it be and why?
23.  Describe your best friend.
24.  Have your parents write what a day in their life is like, and put that in your journal.

Annette
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Did you special names for your grandparents?
Did you have special feelings when going to visit grandparents?
Do you have a piece of furniture or family heirloom? What is it?
Describe your family home. Was there any special view from it?
What was your bedroom like? Did you have to share it? What did you do to
make it your own?
Did you have a special object that you slept with? blanket? doll?
stuffed animal?  Did it have a name?
Can you remember what you daydreamed about as you looked out your window?
How did you receive your mail? Can you recall getting anything special or
exciting?
Did your family eat in the kitchen or the dining room? Did everyone have
a
special place to sit?
What kind of appliances did your home have when you were a child?
Who delivered to your house? Milkman? Iceman?
Was there much music in your house? How did you listen to it?
Was there any place in your house that scared you? Basement? Attic? Any
place where you felt especially cozy?
Did your home have a lawn? Flowers? Trees? Vegetables? Did you help care
for
it?
What was your favorite season of the year?
Did you have a family "library"?  Did your family read often?
Which news stories made the greatest impression on you?
Did your parents have friends over often? Can you remember what their
parties were like?
Which room did the family gather in most often?
How did you keep cool in the summertime?
What magazines did your parents have around? Did you read them?
The first time you went away for more than a few days, what feelings went
through you when you came back and caught sight of your house?
Who was your best friend in your neighborhood?
Did you and your friends play at your homes, in the streets, playgrounds
or
fields? Did you have a playhouse?
Did you collect anything? Bugs, baseball cards, marbles, china figures?
How did you go downtown and get back home? Car, trolley, walk, etc.
Were you ever in a flood, tornado, snowstorm, earthquake, or other
natural
disaster?
Did anyone in your neighborhood have a fancy garden, gazebo, pond or tree
where you liked to play or visit?
Did you go to the library?
What were your favorite board games?
Did you ever go door-to-door trying to sell anything to neighbors?
Where did you go swimming?
Did you have an imaginary friend when you were growing up?
What family customs do you recall which may have had their origins in a
foreign land? Describe family traditions that you remember from your
childhood.
How many brothers and sisters do you have? Describe them. Tell a story
about
you and each of them-
Describe a perfect Autumn day.
How old were you and your husband when you were married? How old were
your
parents when they were married?
What do you think about movies? What is your favorite movie?
What is your advice to those younger than you?
Did you and your father share any interest? Tell about your relationship.
Describe a perfect summer day.
What do you remember about shopping with your mother? Any particular
store?
What was your favorite store?
What did your father do for a living? (How did he get to work,
what time did he go and get home, did he take a lunch, who did he work
with,
and did he get any special training for his job?
What political party comes closest to representing your own point of
view?
How do you feel about politics?
Where were you and what were you doing the day President Kennedy was
shot.
Where were you and what were you doing the day the first man landed on
the
moon?
Tell about the birth of your first child.
What special things did you do with your Father?
Do you remember any special feelings you had as a child regarding fears,
fantasies, etc.?
Describe your favorite type of clothing.
Between the ages of 5-10 what was your favorite activity?
Thinking back, was there a teacher or class that had a great influence on
you?
Tell about how, when, and where you learned to drive, and any memorable
experiences while learning.
What were your father's best traits? His worst? Ones you share.
How did you like being the oldest, youngest, or middle child? Did it have
any particular advantages of disadvantages?
Describe a typical school day as a child in elementary~school.
Do you recall any special event which took place on your block or
in your neighborhood while you were growing up--fires, accidents, etc.
What do you feel has been the most significant world event that has taken
place during your lifetime and why?
Describe a favorite vacation in your married years.
Where did your grandparents live? What was their home like?
Tell about any pets you had as a child.
Tell about any religion practices in your home. Tell of any faith
promoting
stories.
Tell about any exciting experiences in scouting, camping, or hunting.
Were there any events, world or local, that changed your life?
What do you remember about yourself as a teenager? What was important to
you? What were your dreams?
Tell about your teenage social life. Tell about your friends, dances,
movies, dating, outings, and church functions.
Tell about your early romances?
Did you serve in the military? If so where and when? What do you most
remember about the experience?
Tell about some of your neighbors as a child.
What things do you enjoy doing today that you also enjoyed as a child?
what is a special smell you remember from your childhood?
Tell about a special date you had with a boy/girlfriend, your fiancÚ?
Tell about your favorite aunt.
Did you wish you had more sisters or brothers? Why?
What Is your greatest joy? What is your greatest sorrow?
What is the biggest lesson in life you found to be true?
What is the most important lesson,message, or advice you've learned that
you'd like to pass on for others to profit by?
What is ONE WORD on how to live successfully.
Describe a night at grandma's house.
Have you met or worked with any famous people? Where, who, when.-
Tell about a frustrating experience you've had with your car.
Tell a courtship story about your parents, how they met, etc. Then tell
the
same about you.
Would you choose differently if you could choose your occupation again?
Why,
how, and any advice?
What was your most (really!) embarrassing moment?
Describe your mother's wedding dress. What do you know about her wedding?
Describe getting a Christmas tree with your family as a child, how was it
decorated, and when did you put it up?
Did you go to college or take any special vocational training?
Describe a typical day during high school years.
Tell about your marriage. When, where, by whom, parties given,
receptions,
maid of honor, best man, colors, flowers, special music.
How did your first meet your in-laws?
What convinced you most in your choice of a spouse?
What are some of your favorite smells?
Describe your cooking skills as a young spouse.
How did your mother or father wake you up in the mornings?
What are you frightened of?
Did you have a bicycle? What was it like?
Share a principle you have learned, or one you have taught.
What was the first piece of furniture you bought?
Describe a perfect spring day.
Describe a childhood Christmas.
What special things did you do with your mother?
How was discipline carried out in your home?
What is the most adventuresome thing you've ever done?
Were you ever in a drama, speech, sport, pep club, etc?
Describe a perfect winter day.
Tell about how you came to acquire any family heirlooms.
Do you have a favorite author?  Who?  Any favorite books as a child?
Tell about your favorite uncle.
Do you remember any of your four grandparents?  What were their names and
do
you have any memories of them?
Describe your wedding dress, bridesmaids dresses, tuxedos.
Describe a typical school day during your Junior high years.
Describe a "sound" from your childhood.
Do you remember a special birthday party you've had, given or been to?
Describe your first paying job. What was the salary?
How do you feel about winning and losing?
How did you become engaged?
What did you want to be when you grew up?
What did your grandfather do for a living?
Describe walking down main street of your hometown.
What do you think about television?
What were your mothers best traits? Her worst? The ones you share.
Describe your Sundays.
Tell about any conditions surrounding your birth that you are aware of
and
tell any interesting stories about your beginnings.
Tell about your parents philosophy of raising kids, discipline, and
rules.
Tell about your mother's personality, characteristics, stature,
coloring,
talents, temperament, family stories about her, her role in your home,
etc.
Tell about your father, his personality, characteristics, satire,
coloring,
talents, temperament, family stories about him, his role in your family,
etc.
Tell about any interesting or important visitors to your home.
Tell about a favorite vacation from your childhood.
Describe your first home/apartment as a young couple.
Describe your first "crush" and what he/she was like.
Describe your wedding day.
Did you have a close relationship with your grandparents? Explain.
What is your principal occupation and what circumstances led to it?
How did your mother spend her time?
Where did your parents live when they first married? Tell about other
places
they lived an well.
What musical instrument do you wish you could play?
What was your favorite Saturday activity as a child?
Do you have a favorite brother or sister?  What makes them special?
If you could be a tree, what kind of tree would you be?
Tell about each of your children, names, etc. Characteristics and
differences, problems, joys, sorrows, accomplishments, etc.

What is your child rearing philosophy?
Tell about your grandchildren..how many, names, how you feel about being
a
grandparent.
Tell about your life as the children left home. New interest, what you
did
with the extra time, new employment, moves, hobbies etc.
What is your secret for good health?
What are your food preferences? How did they come about?

Tell about any civic or political activities you are involved in.
What do you think brings good or bad luck?
Tell about home cures, or old wives tales such as hiccups, warts,
toothaches, colds etc.
Handed down talents: Foods, clothes pin dolls, willow whistles, pottery,
quilting, meat drying, etc.
Tell about any ancestors you know about, dates, names, etc. for
historical
purposes, and any stories about them.
Tell about the changes you've seen during your lifetime; society in
general,
technology, fashions, fads, morality, politics, etc.
Tell about your philosophy for handling money.
What are your most precious and deeply imbedded values?
What personality trait do you admire the most about yourself.
If you had your life to live over again, what would you change?
Did or do you look forward to retirement? Tell about it.
Do you feel that you had a career, or just a job?
What was the best part of being a parent? The worst?
Do you like to cook? What is your favorite recipe?
Do you doodle? What figures tend to come up? Boxes? Circles? Faces?
What is the first thing you turn to in the newspaper?
Have you ever taken your grandchildren on a trip with you? One at a time,
or
in a group? Did you have fun?
What was the hardest thing that you ever had to do?
What big things do you regret? Was there a turn in the road you think you
should have taken?
What was your biggest challenge?  How did it turn out for you?
What's the biggest bargain you ever bought? What did you spend way too
much
on? What was your most foolish purchase?
How would you like to be remembered by your children? Grandchildren?
How is your sense of humor? Do you like to tell funny stories? Do you
like
to play practical jokes. Have you had one played on you?
Did you serve a mission for your church? Tell about it.
Do you speak any foreign languages?
What have been the names of your pets?
Did your family take vacations? Did you go to the same place or did you
travel?
Do you remember any special stories your grandparents told you?
Did your grandparents live nearby? Did the house have any special cooking
smells? How big was the kitchen?
Did your family pass down any superstitions?
Did anyone in your family do handiwork? Needlework? Woodwork etc?
Describe how your family dressed. Any special clothing?
Did your mother wear a special perfume you remember?
Did your father wear cologne or after-shave?
What was it like when you took your spouse to meet your family?
Did the Great Depression affect your family?
How was your name chosen? Are you named after anyone?
Do you remember any special Aunts and Uncles?
Are you right-handed or left-handed?
Did you have any major illnesses as a child?
Did you have your tonsils out before going to school?
Do you wear glasses? Have you always worn glasses?

What is my favorite food?  Why?
What food will I never eat?  Why?
What food would I like to try?  Why?
What is your favorite ice cream?  Why?
What is your least favorite ice cream?  Why?
Describe your perfect day.
Who is president of the United States?  What do you know about them?
Who is governor of the state?  What do you know about them?
Who is mayor of the city?  What do you know about them?
What are your New Year’s Eve traditions?
How do you celebrate Easter?
What does Christ’s sacrifice mean to you?
What is your favorite Primary song?
What is your favorite hymn?
What is your favorite YW value?
What is the hardest YW value to work on?
What does 1 dozen eggs currently cost?  A loaf of bread?  A gallon of milk?
A gallon of gas?
What is the most popular  music group and song today?
What is the most popular movie?
If you could buy your own car, what would it by and why?  What color?
How many children to you wish to have after you marry?  Boys or girls or
both?
Which temple would you like to be sealed in and why?
What colors would you choose for your wedding reception?
What refreshments would you choose for your reception?
What foreign language would you like to learn?
What is your favorite tv program?  Why?
If you could go back in time, what time period would you choose and why?
Would you have been a good pioneer?  Why or why not?
If you have lived when Joseph Smith did, would you have believed his
testimony of seeing God, the Father and been willing to read the Book of
Mormon?

What is the nicest thing your mom has ever done for you?
What is the nicest thing your dad has ever done for you?
What is the meanest thing that has ever happened to you?
What is a good age to get married and why?
Who was your favorite Primary teacher and why?
Who was your favorite elementary teacher and why?
What was the hardest topic you have ever had to speak about?
What was the easiest topic you have ever had to speak about?
Who is your favorite athlete and why?
Do you have a favorite professional sports team?  Who?
If you could choose any profession, what would it be and why?
What profession do you hope your future husband will work  in?  Why?
Describe the school you attend.
Describe your dream date.
Describe your dream home.
What is your least favorite tv program and why?
Who is your favorite actor?  Why?
Who is your favorite actress?  Why?
Who do you look like your mom or dad?
Who do you act more like your mom or
dad?
What is something that always brings a smile to your face?
What is something that always makes you feel sad?
Do you have any traditions for the 4th of July?  What?
What is your dream vacation?
Where do you hope to attend college and why?
If you could be any animal what would you choose and why?
If you were old, what would you want your family to remember  most about
you?
What is the best thing your parents have ever said to you?
What do your parents say to you that drives you crazy?
What was your first job?  How did you feel about it?  How much did you get
paid?
Tell about your first experience in mowing the lawn.
Tell about your first day of school and any classmates you remember.  Who
was your teacher?
Tell about your blessing day from your parents memories.
Tell about your best Halloween costume ever.  Describe it in detail.
Who is your favorite Book of Mormon character?  Why?
Who is your favorite Old Testament character?  Why?
Who is your favorite New Testament character?  Why?
What is your favorite article of faith?  Why?
Do you have an favorite item of clothing?  Why do you like it?
Describe something you will never wear in public.
What is your favorite flavor of gum to chew?
What is your favorite candy bar?
What is one bad habit you would like to get rid of?  Why?
What is one habit you would like to develop?  Why?
What is your best memory from Girls’ Camp?
Describe the best fireside you have ever been to.
Do you have a favorite item that belongs to your grandparents that you
would like to have someday?  What?
What is the longest period of time you have gone without sleep?  How did
you feel?  Why did you loose sleep?
What is the earliest you have ever had to get up in the morning?  Why?
What is the latest you have ever gone to bed?  Why?
What is your favorite board game?  Why?
What is your least favorite board game?  Why?
How much does it cost to go to a movie at the theater in 1999?  How much is
popcorn, drinks, and candy?
How much does a new pair of levis cost  in 1999?
How much does a pair of shoes cost in 1999?
What would be your ideal family pet?  Why?
What is your favorite food at Christmas time and why?
What is your favorite summertime food and why?
What is your favorite type of cookie and why?
What is the best invention so far?
What would you invent that would help you right now?
How would you try to bring about world peace?
How many minutes to do spend on the phone in one day?
How different  would your life be if you did not have the truth and
knowledge of the gospel?
What was the best surprise you ever received?
What is the best birthday party you have ever had or attended?
If you were on a deserted island what 5 things would you want to have with
you and why?
If you were to go to the moon what 3 things would you take with you?
Who is your favorite Olympian athlete?  Why?
Describe a typical Saturday for you and your family.
What is your most memorable family home evening?
What would you like to do as a family?
What is your favorite Christmas song?
What is your favorite type of pie?
When did you get your first bike?
When did you get your first set of scriptures?
Who baptized you?  Who came to the baptism?  Did other children get
baptized that day?
How much does a cassette tape cost in 1999?  a CD?
What is your favorite household chore to do?
What is your least favorite household chore to do?
If you could star in any movie which would it be and why?
Who would you choose for a leading man if you were the actress?
Who is your favorite cartoon character?
What is your favorite holiday?
What would be the ideal gift to receive for your 18th birthday?
What is your birthstone and what color is it?
What day of the week were you born and what time of day?
How much did you weigh when you were born and how long were you?
Who is your favorite US president so far?
If you can decorate you room in any color and style what would you choose
and why?
What does the value “FAITH” mean to you?
What does the value “DIVINE NATURE” mean to you?
What does the value “INDIVIDUAL WORTH” mean to you?
What does the value “KNOWLEDGE” mean to you?
What does the value “CHOICE AND ACCOUNTABILITY” mean to you?
What does the value “GOOD WORKS” mean to you?
What does the value “INTEGRITY” mean to you?
Who is your favorite latter-day prophet and why?
What is your favorite color of Christmas lights?
What is your shoe size?
How tall are you?
How much do you weigh?
How long is your hair?
What size clothes do you wear?
Describe the street you live on.
What is something you are really proud of yourself for?
What is something that you have never done but would like to?
What is something that few people know about you?
Do you have a middle name?  If so, who were you named after or what does it
represent?  If no middle name, what would you choose as a middle name or
are you glad you don’t have one and why?

Name three generations of family members on your mother’s side, starting
with yourself and any additional information.
Name three generations of family members on your father’s side starting
with yourself and any additional information.
What items would you furnish your living room with when you have your own
home?
What items would you furnish your bedroom with when you have your own home?
What type of yard would you like when you have your own home?
Would you choose to live in the city, country, or small town when you grow
up and move away from home and why?
Will you raise your children the same way you have been raised?  What would
you do different?
If you could be a vegetable which would you choose and why?
If you could be a fruit which would you be and why?
If you could travel to another planet which would you choose and why?
When Christ comes again will you recognize him?  How?
What is a typical Sunday in your home?
What is your favorite day of the week and why? ~Rhonda

*Read about the Last Supper in Matthew 26:26-28, Mark 14:22-24 & Luke
22:17-20.  Write in your journal what the words of the prayers mean. BH1, F

*** Find four scriptures about faith.  Write the references in your
journal.  Memorize one and record it in your journal.  Write a short
sentence or two telling what the scripture means to you.  BH1, F

***Read Alma 7:23-24 and D&C 121:45.  In your own words list the divine
qualities given in these scriptures. 
How can you develop each quality.  Write down your ideas.  BH1, DN

***Read Luke 2:40-51.  For one week make a special effort to do what your
parents ask of you the first time they ask.  During the second week, do
your assigned jobs without having to be reminded.  Record in your journal
how doing this made you feel.  BH1, DN

***Read Helaman 5:6 and talk to your parents about what your family name
means to them.  Record these characteristics in your journal and write a
short statement about how you can honor your family name.  BH1, DN

***Read D&C 18:10.  Record in your journal what this scripture tells you
about your individual worth.  BH1, IW

***Read 1 Nephi 15:8, 2 Nephi 32:3, Alma 37:37, 3 Nephi 18:20 and D&C
9:7-9.  Write how these scriptures can help when you must make a choice or
solve a problem.  BH1, C&A

***Look up AGENCY in the index to the triple combination.  From those
scriptures listed, choose three from the Book of Mormon or Pearl of Great
Price.  Read these scriptures and then write a short statement about how
choosing good over evil gives you more freedom.  BH1, C&A

***Read Moses 7:32 and Moses 4:1-4.  What did Satan choose to do and how
did Heavenly Father respond?  Share you answers in your journal.  BH1, C&A

***Read 3 Nephi 13:1-4 and for two weeks record the quiet acts of service
that your family members perform.  Share what you have learned.  BH1, GW

***Read Mosiah 2:17 and Matthew 5:16, 25:34-40.  What do these scriptures
teach about service and good works?  Plan an act of service and then record
your feelings in your journal.  BH1, GW

***Read Alma 39:11-13.  What effect did Corianton’s behavior have on the
Zoramites?  Record in your journal a situation where your behavior could
cause others to questioned what church members believe.  BH1, I

***Read Alma 32:28-29.  Think about your testimony.  Plant a seed in a
container, put it in a sunny window, water it, and watch it grow.  Each day
read the scriptures, pray, and feel your own faith grow.  After a month,
record your feelings in your journal.  BH2, F

***Read 1 Corinthians 3:16 and record the meaning of this scripture in your
journal.  Talk with a friend about your commitment to avoid drugs, alcohol,
and immodest dress and behavior.  Record this experience in your journal.
BH 2, K

***Read John 14:26 and 2 Nephi 32:5.  Write in your journal how the Holy
Ghost can help you make good choices in your daily life.  BH2, C&A

***Read D&C 130:21 and identify several blessings you have received through
choosing to be obedient.  Record these blessings in your journal.  BH2, C&A

***Read Mosiah 18:7-10.  List three ways you can comfort others or help
them bear their burdens. Choose one way and help someone in need.  Record
your experiences in your journal.    BH2, GW

***Read Mosiah 18:9 and the YW theme state that you should “stand as (a
witness) of God at all times and in all things, and in all places.”  Choose
three ways to do this and keep the commitment for at least two weeks.
Record your experiences in your journal.  BH2, I

***Read James 1:5-6 and Joseph Smith - History 1:11-20.  Record in your
journal what these scriptures teach you about Joseph Smith’s history.  MM2,
F

***Read Ether 12:12-18.  Write in your journal about an experience you have
had or that you are aware of that is an example of faith.  MM1, F

***Read 2 Peter 1:4-8 and choose one of the qualities listed.  Use the
Topical Guide to select a scripture that illustrates that quality.  Write
the verse on a card.  Read the card at the beginning of each day for two
weeks, and practice that quality during the day.  At the end of two weeks,
record in your journal how you felt as you tried to become more Christlike.
MM1, DN

***Read Alma 56:45-48 and 57:21.  Think about what qualities a mother needs
before she can teach her children to have faith and base their decisions on
gospel truths.  What do these verses mean in your life now and in your
preparation to be a mother?  Record your thoughts in your journal.  MM1, DN

***Read Genesis 1.  At the end of each day of the creation, God evaluated
his work and “saw that it was good”.  For at least one week, evaluate your
activities at the end of each day, and list in your journal at least one
good thing you did.  MM1, IW

***Read D&C 46:11-12..  Ask a family member, YW leader, or best friend to
write down the positive qualities they see in you.  Put these comments in
your journal and think about how you can use your gifts to make yourself
and others happy.  MM1, IW

***Read 2 Nephi 5:27 and Mormon 9:14.  Practice an attitude of happiness in
all situations for one week.  Record your feelings in your journal.  MM1,
C&A

***Read 2 Nephi 2:11, 15-16, and 27-28.  Think about the blessings of
responsibilities of agency.  Why are we accountable for our choices, and
how does making correct choices allow us to be free?  Record in your
journal your understanding of the principle of agency.  MM1, C&A

***Read Mosiah 4:26, Galations 6:9-10 and Matthew 5:16 and 25:34-40.
Ponder on why service is a fundamental principle of the gospel.  Record
your thoughts about service in your journal.  MM1, GW

***Read 3 Nephi 12:16.  Make a list of 5 ways you can let your light shine.
Select one of these ways and do it for two weeks.  Record your experiences
in your journal.  MM1, GW

***Read 3 Nephi 13:16-18 and D&C 59:13-14.  For two fast Sundays strive to
make your fast more meaningful.  Record in your journal your feelings and
thoughts about the principle of fasting.  MM2, F

***Read Galatians 5:22-23, Colossians 3:12-14 and Alma 13:28-29.  Choose
one of the qualities listed in those scriptures and for two weeks during
your daily prayers ask to have the Holy Spirit quide you as you practice
that quality.  Record your progress in your journal.  MM2, DN

***Read Moroni 8:25-26 and the information under the heading “Repentance”
in the Bible Dictionary.  Write in your journal what repentance means to
you.  MM2, C&A

***Read Moroni 10:32 and think about what it means to “deny yourselves of
all ungodliness”.  For two weeks eliminate actions that are offensive to
the Spirit of God.  Record in your journal your experiences.  MM2, I ~ Rhonda

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