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World History Humanities Portfolio First Semester, 2004-2005 Esti Pinter Sophomore Port Charlotte Seventh Day Adventist School.

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1 World History Humanities Portfolio First Semester, Esti Pinter Sophomore Port Charlotte Seventh Day Adventist School

2 Introduction This is semester has been more difficult. The areas in which we learned changed. I felt like I was learning more on a different level. It wasn’t just reading the book. The journals were more in depth about how we felt, and I had to decide how I felt on certain issues. Issues I was once indecisive about, I soon found my stand on things. I have grown in my views of the church and my own personal mission. This PowerPoint illustrates my views. This is semester has been more difficult. The areas in which we learned changed. I felt like I was learning more on a different level. It wasn’t just reading the book. The journals were more in depth about how we felt, and I had to decide how I felt on certain issues. Issues I was once indecisive about, I soon found my stand on things. I have grown in my views of the church and my own personal mission. This PowerPoint illustrates my views.

3 Table of Contents Section One: Journey to Excellence Artifacts 1. Acceptance of God……………………………………………… Acceptance of God……………………………………………… Commitment to the Church………………………………………. 3. Interpersonal Relationships………………………………………. 4. Responsible Citizenship………………………………………….. 5. Healthy Balanced Living…………………………………………. 6. Intellectual Development………………………………………… 7. Communication Skills…………………………………………….. 8. Personal Management……………………………………………. 9. Aesthetic Appreciation…………………………………………… 10. Career and Service………………………………………………

4 Table of Contents Cont. Section Two: Journey To Excellence Reflections 1. Acceptance of God………………………………………………. 1. Acceptance of God………………………………………………. 2. Commitment to the Church…………………………………….. 3. Interpersonal Relationships…………………………………… Responsible Citizenship………………………………………… 5. Healthy Balanced Living……………………………………….. 6. Intellectual Development………………………………………. 7. Communication Skills………………………………………….. 8. Personal Management………………………………………….. 9. Aesthetic Appreciation…………………………………………. 10. Career and Service……………………………………………..

5 Acceptance of God Artifacts 2-02-J-Bible

6 Acceptance of God Reflections Even when I was young I knew that God was my Savior. I decided very early that I was going to follow Him. However, following God doesn’t come with just saying that you are going to follow him. You must completely accept him. You must trust him to take over your life. This year, as I have matured I think that I have been more willing to submit to God. As things get more stressful I realize I can’t handle things on my own and that I need to give it all to someone. God is the only one who can take it out of my hands for good. I chose 2-02-J-Bible because I realized how soon Jesus was coming and that times are closing in. And now more than ever things are going to get out of control and we need to turn our lives over to him. As the world’s days draw to a close, as a Christian, we really need to spread the news. I am ready for Jesus to come and I want to go to heaven more than anything. This world is not my home and I am tired of living here. I can only imagine how disappointing it must have been to be told that Jesus was coming, and truly believing it with all your heart and then getting crushed like that. I can’t even touch on how disappointing that must have been. The stress and pain that comes from the end times are going to be beyond anything felt right now. And there is only One being that can help and soothe our souls. I plan on accepting that help fully.

7 Commitment to the Church Artifacts 4-12-J-BIa4-13-J-Bib4-14-J-Bic

8 Commitment to the Church Reflections I have always loved my church. I love the people in it. I enjoy going to church. I do not always agree with what they teach and I do not always agree with their principles and doctrines and I do not always agree with their approach to the gospel, but I think that in a sinful world that is to be expected. A man came to our church a couple weeks ago and I quote, “If you want to wear the red polish and the jewelry you can go right on the hell if you want.” Now, if there was a visitor in my church at that moment and they were wearing a necklace and jewelry and had her nails painted don’t you think that she would be embarrassed. I’m sure she would feel like everyone was looking at her and judging her because she had on nail polish. Then she leaves early and never comes back because she doesn’t want to be in any church that accuses her the second she walks through the door. That is now one less person won into God’s kingdom. How selfish of us that we think we go walk into God’s sanctuary and point our finger at people. I do not recall anywhere in the Bible that Jesus said, “Oh, you can’t follow me because you are wearing jewelry.” In every instance that I recall Jesus looked at the heart of the person. First comes the heart and the soul, second comes the minor details. I chose the J-BI’s because I think that it is my duty as well as others to show people that it isn’t all about the little doctrines and rules that make a person adequate for the kingdom of heaven. No one is adequate. Salvation comes through the grace of Jesus Christ our Lord. Not through throwing out the nail polish. People that feel judged and accused won’t feel welcome and Jesus was never hostile and was only welcoming. Surely through the grace WE received we can be as gracious to others and show them Jesus Christ through our actions. When someone has Jesus in their hearts they will be more likely to listen to gentle criticism.

9 Interpersonal Relationships Artifacts 1-03-J-Selfish-Unselfish

10 Interpersonal Relationships Reflections I don’t like relationships. They are so much work. You have to watch what you say, play nice, keep in touch, and buy birthday presents, sleepover. All that stuff. I like having friends and all but sometimes it’s just not worth it. I know I don’t really have a choice because relationships are a part of life and you have no chance of escaping them because you have them in work, and you pretty much can’t live without them. So instead of just staying home you have to go out there and cultivate those relationships…super. I picked the 1-03-J-Selfish-Unselfish because people are all different. There are people who will think only of themselves and not give any consideration to you. And then there are people who will always put you first. You have to decide who you are going to be, because not many people like those you don’t think of others as a general rule. People only like being around those who put them first and who are willing to go out of their way for them. That is what friends do. A friend is someone who will do anything for you. Someone who is always there and no matter what time will stay up and talk to you and who will hang out and just be goofy and weird with you. It may be a lot of work but I think that most of the time it is worth it. When you find true friends who are there for you thick and thin no matter what, then you have found a treasure that surely cannot be matched by anything. That is the kind of interpersonal relationships I will work for.

11 Responsible Citizenship Artifacts 4-6-J-WH

12 Responsible Citizenship Reflections As a responsible citizen to my city and my state and my country I appreciate what has been done for my country. I appreciate the men you gave their lives in wars past for the freedom we maintain. I appreciate those who have died for their beliefs; I appreciate the hard work and sacrifice that has been poured into the will for freedom. People take freedom for granted so easily. It is easy to just walk to the store and buy food, it is easy to talk about how we think the government is messing up badly, and it is easy to put our votes in during election week. All these things are so taken for granted we can’t even see why we should be thinking about these things. I chose 4-6-J-WH because it shows how people in other parts of the country have never had the chance to choose who they want to run their country. It really put into perspective how easy it is to just gloss over the important things, and carry on our daily lives. People in other parts of the world have to use food stamps because they are in times of terrible war, and sometimes they can’t even buy food because they are being trade blockaded. In other places you could be killed for criticizing your government. I try everyday to think of something that I take for granted and try to appreciate it as only one who has never experienced it before could appreciate it. I try to be thankful for driving in the car. I try to be thankful for being able to go to school, though that’s a little bit harder. This may not seem like responsible citizenship but when you appreciate what is being done for you and when you no longer fool around and treat your country like it is only the place you live then you begin to become a citizen instead of someone who lives there.

13 Healthy Balanced Living Artifacts 4-27-J-Media

14 Healthy Balanced Living Reflections Healthy balanced living doesn’t just deal with your physical health like eating right and exercising. It also has to deal with balancing your mental intake and making sure your mental health is at its peak. This can be done by monitoring what goes in. There is a motto that goes like this: Garbage in, Garbage out. What you watch affects how you act and how you respond to others. You fill your little old brain with violent and sexual images and you listen to violent and sexual music than the only thing left is for your brain to expel it, and that will happen…through your actions. I chose 4-27-J-Media because I think that when and if people are more aware of what is going into their head than they will most likely prevent it from getting in their. Like when people found out about the chicken eyeballs in McDonalds chicken nuggets. When this was found out people didn’t eat them, and the company lost money and because they lost money they changed things. Subliminal messages are everywhere and though your eye may not know what’s going on, your brain sure does and it’s affected. For example, during previews in the movies theater in between frames they would insert pictures of Coke and Pepsi and since the frames go so fast you can’t tell but your brain sees them. When people find out things like this then change begins to happen. When you watch what happens to your brain and you make sure that you aren’t being fooled by commercials and you see them for what they are and you realize how ridiculous they are, you are maintaining your mental health better. You then can keep your sanity for a little bit longer.

15 Intellectual Development Artifacts 2-1-Illegal Sentences 4-7-Research

16 Intellectual Development Reflections Intellectual development pretty much speaks for itself. When you learn your brain grows and you can store knowledge in there for later. This semester was a lot harder than last I thought. The thinking was more abstract and required drawing from every corner in my little brain. It stretched my brain by not letting me give one sentence answers and not writing one paragraph in my journals. There were no just pat answers; everyone’s answer was right as long as they gave their opinion logically and cohesively. Also this year I think that I have grown a lot in my writing. I used to be about a C in my previous writing but now I think I have grown at least one grade. The criticism was constructive and in depth. Never was there a, “Oh yeah, this paper is good. A+.” Even though sometimes that’s what I wanted. I chose the illegal sentences because although I thought was grammar was wonderful, it turns out that I had more to learn than I had thought. I didn’t even know things like a comma splice existed. Though I still make those mistakes, I am more aware of it now and I am less likely to just gloss over it when I review. It is a lot harder to not write a comma splice in a paper than it is to tell the quiz the right answer. I chose the research as well because I had no idea servant leadership was such a big deal! I had never even heard of servant leadership before. I guess I knew it existed but I never expected to write a paper on it any time soon. I had to apply my writing skills and be able to extract main ideas from books and apply that into the paper. I think I have grown greatly in this area. It is school after all, that’s what I should be growing in anyway. =]

17 Communication Skills Artifacts 2-9-Persuasive Paper

18 Communication Skills Reflections Communication this year has been the center of all our projects. Because people aren’t around each other physically it is harder to communicate my thoughts and my intent. It is easy to get frustrated when people don’t understand what I am trying to say. However, one must be patient because it is so easy to get misunderstood because you cannot convey facial expressions and tone and inflection. Therefore you must go to extremes to be gentle and not intense. It is very frustrating to have to explain things and you cannot use your hands to demonstrate your point and your tone of voice. That’s why I have had to adapt to the circumstances. This program just helps you grow in that. I chose the persuasive paper because when you try to get people to see your point of view it is more difficult than most people think. People always have their own opinion about certain things and to get them to deviate from that is quite difficult, especially if they are stubborn. My father is stubborn and it is impossible to get him to see the other side of anything there is only his opinion and nothing else. I have to be mature and calm when I explain to him because otherwise he will see that I am acting like a child and listen even less, though he usually doesn’t listen anyway. In my paper I had to explain my position thoroughly and maturely. That takes some skill because sometimes when I explain my point all I want to do is shout and pound it into their heads. Though you can’t do that or people won’t listen to you anyway.

19 Personal Management Artifacts 5-05-Final Draft

20 Personal Management Reflections In personal management one must manage themselves as a Christian would. It’s not just using your time wisely though that is part of it, personal management has to do with how you handle yourself and how you use your skills to be a good witness or to show people who you are as a person. For example, instead of going out and drinking with your friends you could go and be the designated driver. And while some may say, well you shouldn’t be there in the first place and you should be telling them how bad alcohol is for them. However, you have to choose your battles. If you didn’t go they would be out drinking anyway and this was you can save a couple lives. Then maybe later you can show through example that drinking isn’t the best for you. This way you are managing your time wisely instead of throwing it away on alcohol and the like. You are also managing your life, because you are making good decisions for the future. I chose the Final Paper because I think that stewardship has to do with personal management because when you are a servant leader and you are serving others by example and you are leading as well by example you are managing yourself. You are being responsible and showing others what a good example you are and such. You are leading a life that is responsible and one that people can look to for example. Not only does it help others but it is a help to your own well-being by teaching you that serving others is the highest honor one can have and giving you a glimpse of what Jesus did and why he did it.

21 Aesthetic Appreciation Artifacts 4-26-J-Free

22 Aesthetic Appreciation Reflections I love art and I love nature. It’s nice to be able to look outside and not see buildings and streets and man-made everything. That is why I think everyone needs to live somewhere out in the country for at least part of their lives. When I was younger we lived way out in the country and it took like an hour to get anywhere. It was nice because on Saturdays we would go walking and hiking and biking in parks and when it snowed we would make snowballs and roll them across the yard until they were so heavy that we couldn’t move them, and they were sometimes 6 or 7 feet high. It was nice to just be in nature and to be close to the things that God made. There is a reason that John went out into the desert in order to be prepared for Christ to come. I chose the 4-26-J-Free because while this wasn’t about nature it was about art and creativity and I love art and I love poetry. I think that whenever you are using the natural gifts that God gave you than you are getting closer to God. And when I write poetry it always makes me feel better when I am in a bad mood or when I am sad or when I am just wanting to be closer to God because he gave me that gift for a reason. I like reading poetry because I think it is amazing how words can just flow out of someone. It seems like it takes no effort and when someone uses his gifts for God that is all the more amazing. At first when I wrote poetry it was awful and I can barely read it now because it was so bad. Now, however, I think I am progressing and it is just a stress reliever for me. I feel more relaxed when I write it. There is something about getting how you feel down on paper that makes you feel better, and I thank God for the gifts I have.

23 Career and Service Artifacts 5-05-Final Draft

24 Career and Service Reflections I figured what I want to do with my life and I really think that God is calling me to do it because I have never felt like this about any job that I have imagined up for myself. How I do my job shows others my responsibility and my family ethics by how I was raised. My dad always told me that how I did a job reflected on him and the family and how well they brought me up. Which was pretty well. Whenever I go out and do a job and have a job I can hear my Dad’s voice in my head, “That’s not finished, do it right the first time.” When you do a job well done and you go above and beyond the call of duty, people see that and they respect you for that. No one appreciates anything more than a job done that was done better than was established in the first place. I chose the 5-05-Final draft because I think that when you are a servant leader you go above and beyond what is supposed to be done of you because you want to serve others and when you want to do something, you do it better than if you were doing something that you didn’t want to do. Servants do things for others. A Christian work ethic would be one that is honest and hard-working because that is what Jesus was. Therefore when you apply a servant’s attitude to your work you do anything but an ordinary job.


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