Preparing for Lent: A Bullet Journaling Exercise

BY CHLOE BECKER | February 16, 2021

As we prepare for Lent, use this bullet journaling exercise to consider:

  • What are your justice goals this Lent?
  • What steps or sacrifices do you need to reach those goals?

Find a quiet space, paper or a journal, a pen, and coloring markers or pencils and join in this artistic reflection to start your Lent with focus and creativity.

12 replies
  1. Frances Hicks
    Frances Hicks says:

    I found the bullet journaling very helpful. It focused me on what I will be committed to and holds me accountable. I look forward to more exercises like this one.

  2. Susan Andrews
    Susan Andrews says:

    This was a very useful exercise and helped me set a few specific goals and actions. As I traced my knobby arthritic fingers, I thought “yeah, even a 78 year old person with some limitations can still lend a hand to others.” Thank you!

  3. Deborah (Dee) James
    Deborah (Dee) James says:

    I had read the questions and started the journaling process before looking at the video. But both helped me focus. My “issue” may be not trying to do too many things at one time. But thanks.

  4. Dr Eileen Quinn Knight
    Dr Eileen Quinn Knight says:

    From Chloe Becker’s video and what she had to say, I think Lent and Justice will be good partners. I will pay attention to the work of artist and musicians who are marginalized, I will make sure I use my time in a prioritized manner so I can truly give this topic attention. I will pray for all who don’t have a voice in the justice system. I will especially reach out to others so that we can benefit from each other’s position in the world. I will encourage high school students to take an active part in their schools and their parishes and watch for ways to assist others. I will try to assist other adults in seeing the good that is going on in our society. I will ask those who see injustices being done to
    gently and kindly convey the message to the other.

  5. Laura
    Laura says:

    Can I have your permission to include this video as part of my small congregation’s fully virtual Ash Wednesday service this evening? Thank you. It is wonderful in its focus on justice and Isaiah 58. Thank you. – Laura

  6. Sister Jane Burger, D. C
    Sister Jane Burger, D. C says:

    Thank you! I’m open to this journey. Just a note: can you substitute the word ‘dot’ for ‘bullet’
    Thank you.

  7. Terri
    Terri says:

    Thanks, Chloe. I needed a personal nudge re Lenten resolutions this year. This simple approach has ended my resistance, opened my heart and I’ve made a good start. Many thanks!


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