Part of the appeal of Mega Memory Month (MMM) to me is that it offers some very public accountability to my attempts at memorizing.By signing up at the main MMM page, we’ve announced our overall intentions.Now you can also check in each Monday with Progress Reports. I’ll post the Progress Report pages on Mondays, but you can link up any time. Put your links in the comments and I’ll update them by hand, so you’ll get some linky-love.
Participants’ Progress Reports #2
1. Shepherdsgrace2. Dea at For His Glory…By His Grace3. Amy at Lavender *Sparkles*4. Ruth at Caribbean Wordkeeper5. Jennifer at PeaceLedge6. Pauline at Him in the Everyday7. Joy at Bucket of Joy
8. Esther at Outward Expression
Also, I want to apologize for anyone who has been a little grossed out by January’s MMM button. It’s far too late to turn back at this point, but I promise you that the next time MMM rolls around, I’ll select something other than the startlingly brain-like photograph of coral when making my homemade bloggy-button.
Now for my Progress Report:
Memorizing is difficult for me!
My brain is more like a rubber ball than a sponge–instead of soaking in and retaining the beautiful truth of John 14 and part of John 15, the words are bouncing off.
This is not something that comes naturally, so I’m going to have to work at it and use all the tips I posted at the first Progress Report (if you visit the link, scroll down for memory tips).
I plan to record it on my Mp3 this week so that I can listen to it over and over. I also intend to start writing out the trouble spots. I’ll also make new cards in a new type font with some c o l o r. It’ll freshen it up for me mentally.
I started to type it out, but it was too depressing.
Anyone have any personal revelations?
The only way I have ever been able to memorize things is to have a tune that goes along with it. I’ve even made up tunes to go with things I need to remember and that helps.
I wish you all the best.
I am going to do my post in the morning (Tuesday here that way I won’t always be waiting “O))
I find I like colour too and this time I am also working on another secret device that I will reveal at the end… hopefully because I was struggling a little with Romans 1…. sorry I can’t help out yet ‘O)- this is a wink!!
I try to focus on the beginning word of each sentence ….a lot of scripture flows that way…
like my first sentence starts..
O lord…then two things happen then it repeats the second verb again…so I look at repeating thoughts and group them in my mind…
then I have to focus focus focus on the verbs that are being carried out…this has been very helpful…
then walking outside helped because of the cadence of jog/walking…it helps them stick…
thanks for the encouragement!
Thanks for the tips! I’m going to set myself up today–I really want the passages I work on this week to *stick*!
My first check-in is ready at PeaceLedge. Hope you’ll stop by! (But don’t think you need to read it all, unless, of course, you want to be built up by reading more of the Word. My corrections are in colour to make it easier for others to scan quickly and see where my strong and weak parts are.)
I’ll check in later to see what everyone else is up to, but for now I need to go or my children won’t get lunch!
my link is up:
I’m working this month on really meditating on what I’m memorizing, seeking to plant it in my heart and not just in my brain. I’ve been doing a lot of journaling alongside the memory method I use and it’s been really helpful. Twelve days in, so far so good!
Ann, I doubt that my link counts as a “progress” report of any kind… I feel like I’m walking in a fog. Hopefully, I can get it together for next week.
Here is a link to my blog update/progress report on how MMM is going so far.
Hmmm….personal revelations ?
I’m afraid I just stopped by to get a kick in the pants….er, um…some words of encouragement. I like the color idea, I think that will help it soak in, as I’m kind of bouncy too 🙂 Maybe even divide it up into different colored sections….so I don’t get lost in the middle of all those wonderful words and phrases.
Here is my link Ann! YIHOOOOO!
Here is my report Ann – I’m using this method:
and it’s working!
Eph 1:1-10 down fairly well.
I found the link at Ann V’s.
I agree with another commenter – music works for me, the cornier the tune I make up to go to the words, the better. What’s funny though is that when I actually try to recite it to others, it’s hard not to just sing it because it’s fixed in my brain with the music.
I was gone until late this evening at a women’s event–just getting some of these updates updated.
I have to say that I’m encouraged by those who are offering progress reports. No matter how far we’ve gotten, it seems that there’s hope for me yet, in Christ–through Christ!
mrsduenes06: Oh, my…if I could come up with such a long song for all of John 14 and the first part of John 15? That would be some crazy song. But…maybe I can hit some trouble spots and find a tune that will fit the rhythm. I’ll try. It helps with multiplication tables, right? Thanks for the encouragement!
I have posted my update for the end of Week 2 at: