During the month of October, at least 23 participants have been working on memory challenges as part of Mega Memory Month (MMM).My hope at the start of this blog carnival had been simply to invite a few others willing to join me in this challenge so that I wouldn’t be so alone.After so many participants jumped in, I found myself eager to read others’ progress reports–the joys, struggles, mental blocks and breakthroughs.Now here it is the end, and I can’t wait to see what final presentations people have worked up. No one is obliged, of course, but it sure would be fun if a lot of MMM friends created something to share.I’ve recorded and uploaded my first-ever YouTube video so that I could link to it. I’m reciting what I know of John 14, complete with glitches and dead spots where I have to mentally scramble to remember where I was. I hope that its imperfection and simplicity will encourage you to appreciate whatever you were able to achieve.For some, life has not made it easy to pack in those words, whether due to scheduling challenges, family emergencies, or mental blocks.No matter how many or few words we managed to preserve, I hope you’re willing to celebrate with us today. Here’s Mr. Linky, so you can link up (alternately, you can drop a link in the comments).
Click on Mr. Linky to see who is revealing his or her final presentation.If you have time today or this weekend, drop by and celebrate with these MMM friends.
Official Celebration Links(contact me if yours is missing)
- Check out Angela’s Scripture memory notebook at Drawing Nearer
- Erin Straza offers a synopsis of the MMM experience at a personal level
- Jennifer at Peace Ledge typed it out after a technological uploading challenge.
- Ann V. offers what she calls a “farm hick’s quiet recitation of Phil. 1:19-30” (I heard it — sounds more like the voice of an angel to me)
- Katrina of Callapidder Days summarizes the month with helpful reflections on what worked well.
- Pauline at This is the Day learned to put pictures on her blog while sharing her final project–not only do you see her MMM notes, you also get to see some bonus shots of Australian sweet peas!
- Helen at A Work of Heart posted pix of her memory tools/system…and a sweet summary of how the Romans passages impacted her.
- Caribbean storms delayed Ruth from posting on Friday — but it’s never too late to celebrate! She created a podcast for the occasion in her wonderful voice.
Please note: Mega Memory Month will return in a few months, sometime in early 2009. Once again, you’ll be able take the challenge to memorize something bigger than you ever thought possible. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_OHl6RcHsJU]
A portion of John 14 recited by Ann Kroeker.
(with a view from my hammock)
(in the name of precision, you will hear where I self-corrected, but at verse 16, I said “send” instead of “give you.” Later I inserted an unnecessary “do.” You can check my accuracy by following along at this Bible Gateway link to John 14.)