Mega Memory Month 2011: Finishing Well (revisiting John 15)

Whether it’s a year (Happy 2011!), a project, a commitment or a lifetime, I long to finish well.So as I launch Mega Memory Month 2011 (MMM), I start to worry a little.Will I finish well?It’s interesting to look back at some of the the passages and poems I’ve undertaken: Colossians 1; Philippians 2: 1-11; Psalm 121; John 14 & 15; Frost’s “The Road Not Taken” and “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening.”I achieved some of my memory goals, but sometimes fell short. I didn’t always finish well.So instead of starting something new, I decided to return to John 15. When I first dove in, I only made it to verse 17 and retained very little.This time, I would like to make it all the way to John 15, verse 27, “And you also must testify, for you have been with me from the beginning.”So, for Mega Memory Month 2011, I intend to memorize John 15.As I refresh my efforts from previous attempts, I will also revisit John 14. The words of that chapter are tucked away somewhere in a dusty, neglected drawer of my mental filing cabinet. I would like to bring it back to the forefront.How about you? Have you announced your intentions at the Mega Memory Month headquarters? Click HERE to head over and link up! As we commit to our mega memorization efforts, let’s turn to “the Spirit of truth who goes out from the Father” (John 15: 26) to help us finish well.

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    1. Well, Ann, I must admit that you are more ambitious than I am in the memorization department. I did so as a kid, but am just as happy these days to pull out my bible or a written verse and read it there. When I was a kid, the motivation for memorizing always seemed to have something to do with “if you were ever locked up in a prison camp…” Not very postive associations for me, I guess.

      So all the best to those who embark on the mega-something-something that you are doing here. (see what I mean?)

      • annkroeker says:

        Maybe we need to provide little motivations, like stickers or candy for those who make progress each week? :)

    2. So, I think I can quote three verses from the Bible, and I’m not sure paraphrasing counts! I’ll be sure to check this out.

    3. Here’s the link for my first update, I cannot find the ‘linky’.

      Blessings to you, Ann.

    4. Just catching up here but love the idea of using January for memorization. John 15? What a great chapter. I wonder if I could join you in the journey. Food for thought, and for the soul.

    5. Coming back again today after hearing John 15 in this morning’s sermon. I’m pretty sure that’s confirmation that I should spend time this month joining you in this memory journey. I do know some of the verses already from a Master Life study I did about *cough cough* 20 years ago. I’m guessing those memory cards are long gone.

      Thank you for this Ann!


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