It’s the last Monday in September, and October arrives mid-week.Mega Memory Month is just about to arrive.Here’s the visual reminder:
As so much news about the economic and political challenges swirls around us, it feels like we’re caught in a tornado of change.It might seem kind of trite, simplistic or disconnected to commit to a month of memory work in the midst of all of this. But for me, the thought of it is offering a burst energy and focus. I like the thought of ending the month with my head packed full of good stuff–besides, the month otherwise ends with Halloween. This year, October will culminate not only with costumes but also, hopefully, a long stretch of Scripture stored in my noggin’ for instant recall and contemplation.I’m looking forward to solidifying my choices. I think it’ll be a lengthy passage from John. Regarding family buy-in: The kids are committed to their AWANA work, and The Belgian Wonder hasn’t said one way or another.As for the length of my personal selection, I’m torn; because part of me wants to choose a smaller section so that I can guarantee success–after all, I could always add more if I perfect it quickly. If not, I can celebrate and be relieved and grateful that it’s in there.The other part wants to set a big goal, take on a huge chunk, and really cram in a bunch o’ words; but if I fail, then I’ll kick myself and wonder what in the WORLD I was thinking. I might start using question marks and exclamation points together (Mega Memory Month?!?! What was I thinking??!!).So I’m not sure yet what I’ll do. But I mention my dilemma, because either approach is totally valid.You, too, can choose something modest and reasonable in length and be pleased to get it done in a month’s time. You could, if you like, add a bit more to it to take up the last week or so.Or you could dive into the deep end and go for it, risking failure. That could be a let-down, or a huge success story, or something in-between. You can spin that story however you like in your blog.So have fun exploring the possibilities and experimenting.And as you ponder, enjoy a few links with memorization tips and techniques:
Memorizing TechniquesA tip from a website called Remember Anything: Read out loud and write it outAn eHow 8 step article about how to memorize Scripture.A long list of Scripture memory tips and suggestions.
Thanks for organizing all the helps here! I’ve made Scripture memorization part of my “101 in 1,001” challenge—but haven’t made any progress yet. After I review all these techniques, I’m going to get at it! Here’s to quickened brain cells. 🙂
Thanks for the great suggestion…I have really committed to memorization since having my son a year and a half ago…this is a good challenge!
Katrina (Callapidder Days) says
I’ve really enjoyed all your recent thoughts/posts on memorizing, along with exploring all the links to great resources you’ve provided. I think I’m going to join the memorizing fun, though I’m a bit nervous. I’ve completely neglected this discipline for years!
We join in very timidly…hehe, in fact we tried it out first, and finding success, now I will comment. Thanks for all the encouragement and ideas. I’m so proud of my kids for really getting excited about this…or maybe it was the rootbeer float reward…hmmmm.