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>