It’s back! Just in time to support your New Year’s Resolutions!Mega Memory Month (MMM): January EditionHere’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.) Could be poetry, a famous speech, or a passage of Scripture. Your choice.Need ideas? Visit Lavender Sparkles, who posted some suggestions for thinking through your selection.
- Announce it on your blog whenever you like. If you find out about MMM late or forget about it until halfway through the month, no problem. Jump in and do what you can in the time that remains.
- Leave me a link (in comments or via e-mail) that will take readers to your own blog’s MMM post. Non-bloggers of course may participate as well. I’ll update this post and place names and links in a prominent spot.
- Please include the new MMM button to tie us together visually. It helps interested readers find and join the challenge!
- Start memorizing!
- Consider a final celebration project. I’m encouraging MMM participants to come up with some kind of end-of-month project to celebrate how far they’ve come. MMM Celebration Day will be on the last day of January–Saturday the 31st. For celebration ideas, see this post and visit MMM participants’ sites to see what they did.
I’ll update this post so that participants are front-and-center (as I did for the first-ever MMM).
Official Participants List
- Pauline at Him in the Everyday (Romans)
- Joy at Bucket of Joy (John 14 & Psalm 1)
- Dea at For His Glory…By His Grace (1 Peter 2:13-25)
- Amy at Lavender *Sparkles* (“A Gospel Narrative” from A Gospel Primer for Christians)
- Jennifer at Scraps and Snippets (the Beatitudes–Matthew 5:3-12, and a poem “Grammar in a Nutshell”)
- Danielle at Dance by the Light (Romans 8 )
- Esther at Outward Expression (Alma 32:21-43–from the Book of Mormon)
- Teresa at The Life and Times of a Cool Single Mom (Ecclesiastes 7)
- Jennifer at PeaceLedge (Solidifying the first 2 1/2 chapters in Philippians and adding on to the end of chapter 3)
- Me (or would it be “I”?) at AnnKroeker (John 14 + John 15:1-17 and Robert Frost’s “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening”)
- Andrea at Hopeannfaith also here (Philippians 1)
- Dana at Think Pink (Jeremiah 17 and William Wordsworth’s “I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud”)
- Sarah at Beauty in the Mundane (Psalm 139 and maybe a bonus poem)
- Lori at A Work in Progress (Ephesians 5)
- Ruth at Caribbean Wordkeeper (1 Peter 1 & Romans 12)
- erinstraza (John 15:18-27 & the map of the United States)
- Trish and her daughter at trishsouthard (“Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening”)
- Zoanna at A Penchant for Pens (Philippians 2:1-11)
- Laura at Laura’s Imperfect Blog (Psalm 103 & the hymn “Praise to the Lord, The Almighty,” a paraphrase of Psalm 103)
- Kathie at A Sparrow’s Home (Ephesians 1–and someday, Ephesians 2)
- Withajoyfulheart at Little Homeschool in the Village (Ephesians 5)
- Ann at A Holy Experience (Philippians 2: 1-18)
- Runningamuck (Psalm 33)
- Amy (Philippians)
- Sarah at Because of Abigail (Ephesians 1:1-14)
- The Butterfly Catcher at Butterflies of the Moment (James 1)
Optional Progress Reports: I’ll be posting my own personal MMM Progress Reports on Mondays (same day as Make-Do Mondays–it’ll be a busy two-post blog day for me throughout January). My MMM Progress Reports will serve as a host site, providing a Mr. Linky for you to tie in if you like. Feel free to chime in with your own progress report any time during the week. Write in the comments or at your own blog. That way we can visit and encourage each other.
Final Thoughts: Nobody is grading or judging us on how well we complete this month-long memory project. But making our intentions public may spur us on to finish successfully.Don’t let the word “mega” discourage you from participating. Participate even if your selection is modest. In fact, my own might be pretty puny compared to those of some mega-memorizers. The bottom line is that we will be better for it.So jump in and join the carnival, whether you chip away at something short or long.I hope to encourage you along the way. For starters, here’s a link to my mega collection of memorization tips and techniques.Let’s take a risk.Stretch ourselves.After all, Mega Memory Month is hosted by someone who feels that her mind is more like a sieve than a steel trap; yet, as I discovered in the first-ever Mega Memory Month:Our minds can hold more than we think they can. Note: Mega Memory Month button utilizes a photo of coral. In case you wondered. Here’s the code for the MMM button–you can paste it into your blog post in HTML mode:<p style=”text-align:center;”><a href=”http://annkroeker.wordpress.com/2009/01/01/january-2009-is-mega-memory-month” target=”_blank”><img class=”alignnone size-full wp-image-1807″ title=”mmm” src=”http://annkroeker.files.wordpress.com/2008/12/mmm.jpg” alt=”mmm” width=”266″ height=”190″ /></a></p>
ANN!!! I can’t seem to be able to click on the “you’re first” link???? I am supposed to be able to?
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!
and here is my link to MMM
shall try again soon
I’m memorizing John 14 and Psalm 1 for the January edition of the Mega Memory Month challenge. It is listed near the top of the side bar on my web page. I’ll post weekly updates as to my progress.
Dea Burkard says
What a great way to start the new year off right!
You can count me in. I plan to memorize I Peter 2:13-25. I am committed to memorizing the entire book of I Peter this year ( I started the journey in August last year). Thank you for your last challenge in October, it came at the perfect time. I learned 17 verses and a friend of mine learned the 1st chapter of Philippians.
Thanks for for the continuous encouragement in this area!
My home page is:
Here is an update report from the October challenge (I just recently posted)that you and your readers might find encouraging
Blessings and happy new year!
My kickoff post is up! I’m working on the prose gospel narrative from Milton Vincent’s wonderful book A Gospel Primer for Christians. I’ve posted the full text on my blog today. Looking forward to the fellowship in memorizing this month!
Aaaahhhh! I’m getting so behind on my blog reading! I love this idea and want to participate. But I’ll have to ponder first what scripture to memorize… since I’m so behind and didn’t get your earlier post about it coming up.
I’ll be back! =0)
(Happy New Year!)
I’m hoping to get some work done on memorizing Philippians this time. About 12 years ago I started and made it part way through chapter 3. Now chapter 1 is good, chapter 2 is wobbly, and the first part of chapter 3 is okay. So, I want to re-establish those chapters that I’ve already worked on in the past and make it to the end of chapter 3 by the end of January. Can I do it? Probably. Will I do it? That’s the bigger question. But, with God’s grace in mind, I will try.
Thanks for a new start in the new year.
I’ll get my blog post about it up in the next day or two and link then.
Ann…Just posted my MMM kick-off post. We are so excited! Here’s the link…
Thanks for hosting again!!
I posted that I’m going to memorize Romans 8 as part of my goals for 2009! It’s up now on my blog. Thanks for the motivation to do this!
Your October challange got me started in helping my kids memorizing, and they have impressed me so much with their abilities that I am inspired and ready for a challange myself. So here it goes…
Thanks for all the encouragement!
Here is my link: http://teresam.blogspot.com/2009/01/mega-memory-month.html
I chose Ecclesiastes 7–it speaks of our times.
Here’s to good memories!
I’ve posted my MMM intro and I’m ready to go!
I’ve visited so many of the others who have taken on the challenge and I’m inspired to see the variety of passages.
Now I have to get to memorizing and then pray that my tech trouble doesn’t occur again when it comes to celebration time!
Bless you and all the other participants.
here’s my link:
I’ve decided to accept the challenge of Mega Memory Month. I have chose Philippians chapter 1
I will post progress reports on my blog weekly!
I’m excited…here is my link:
Hi gal, I was soooo sick the last two days, but I feel rarin to go now…here is my post…
thanks again for the encouragement…I might add a poem that I used to know but have forgotten…
I missed it in October, but I’m joining this month with Ephesians 5. Here’s my link:
I’m in! Here’s my commitment. Thanks again for hosting.
Great idea! I needed the kick in the proverbial pants to make me to commit to what I know God’s been calling me to do: memorize scripture.
Here’s the link to the post in which I committed to MMM. I don’t know how to do the button thingy to link my blog to yours. Help?
Oh, I meant to say I’m memorizing Phil. 2:1-11.
I’m in, here’s my link:
Thanks for hosting this!
Hi Ann….guess what 😉 I wrote Galations 5 on my blog…but really meant Ephesians. I have since corrected this. Yup, I’m one of those people who just cannot successfully do two things at once…
Thanks for coming by my blog. It was nice to see your cheerful face.
I wrote about the memory challenge today Ann
and I’m so glad you told me your button is a photo of coral
I had a vague idea it was a picture of a brain . . .
Was that your intent?
Or do I have an overactive imagination??
I’m in. I forgot the link to the post so here it is http://because-of-abigail.blogspot.com/2009/01/in-him.html. I am having trouble getting the picture to work. I copy the HTML, but when I paste it into the post, it comes up as an empty frame. Maybe I can leave it as an image on the sidebar.
The Butterfly Catcher says
Even though I tremble as I type this, I am determined to participate! I have three kids who are in Bible Quiz which involves tons of memorization of Scripture. As a matter of fact, my 14 year old has memorized the first 14 chapters of the Gospel of Mark! Surely I can do the first chapter of James! Count me in!!