(I make my own buttons. Can you tell? Smaller version and html code available below)
It’s back and bigger than ever:
Mega Memory Month 2011!
As we launch the new year, we’re also launching Mega Memory Month 2011.Mega Memory Month (MMM) began back in 2008, when I invited people to join me in a month-long memorization extravaganza. Over the years I’ve hosted MMM during the months of January, June and October; but I’ve concluded that the best time to undertake a mega memory project is in January, when resolve is high and few holidays distract us from our goals.So here we are: January 2011 is just days away.What would you like to hide in your heart?Take the next few days to pray, plan and prepare. Then launch your memory project on Saturday, January 1, 2011 (detailed instructions below).
I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing…If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be given you. This is to my Father’s glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be my disciples. (John 15:5, 7-8, emphasis mine)
Mega Memory Month Participants:
Here’s how to participate:
- Pick something you’d like to memorize. Something long. Something formidable. Something Mega. (Mega to you may not be mega to me–simply challenge yourself relative to what you’ve tackled in the past.) You could select a passage of Scripture, a poem, a classic hymn and/or a famous speech. It’s up to you.
- Announce it on your blog whenever you like.
- Return to this post to link up, talking about how you’re going to take the challenge and participate in the Mega Memory Month carnival. Facebook users can interact at the MMM 2011 FB headquarters.
- Mega Memory Month Progress Reports. On Mondays (because it offers the best alliteration), I’ll write a Mega Memory Month Progress Report. Chime in with your own progress report that day (or any time during the week) in the comments or link to your own MMM Progress Report post. That way we can visit and encourage each other.
- Share memory techniques you’re using, so we can borrow ideas that work. Click here for a list of memorization tips and techniques I’ve collected and here for a great resource someone else has compiled.
- Final Celebration! By the end of the month, present a creative culmination of your work (ideas: a video of you–and your family, if they’re participating–reciting it by heart; write it out by hand and take a photo; type it up on the blog).
Don’t want to post a brain coral button on your blog? Here’s an alternative:
And…a little one with the “splat” motif.
Large Brain Coral button html code:<p style=”text-align: center;”><a href=”http://annkroeker.com/” target=”_blank”><img title=”MMM2010″ src=”http://annkroeker.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/MMM2010-300×214.jpg” alt=”” width=”300″ height=”214″ /></a></p>Small Brain Coral button html code:<p style=”text-align: center;”><strong><strong> <a href=”http://annkroeker.com/”><img title=”MMM2010small” src=”http://annkroeker.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/MMM2010small.jpg” alt=”” width=”200″ height=”166″ /></a></strong></strong></p>Large Splat button html code:<p style=”text-align: center;”><strong><strong><a href=”http://annkroeker.com/”><img title=”mmmsplat2″ src=”http://annkroeker.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/mmmsplat2-300×214.jpg” alt=”” width=”300″ height=”214″ /></a></strong></strong></p>Small Splat button html code:<p style=”text-align: center;”><a href=”http://annkroeker.com/”><img title=”mmmsplat2011small” src=”http://annkroeker.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/mmmsplat2011small.jpg” alt=”” width=”200″ height=”143″ /></a></p>