July 2009 is Mega Memory Month. Here we are at Progress Report #3.
How’s it going?
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Ann’s Progress Report #2My Jog-My-Memory© method for memorizing-on-the-run is working pretty well!Thanks to my fairly regular jogging outings, I think I’ve got the main three selections down pretty well. That last psalm is still on hold, however. I’d better schedule a long run soon and focus exclusively on it, or else save it for the next Mega Memory Month.(If you’re visiting for the first time, my low-tech memorization method is to carry paper printouts of the passages or selections I’m working on as I go for a jog; I then practice while in motion for the duration of the exercise.)So here goes nothin’ (mistakes crossed out like this or added in red):The Road Not Takenby Robert FrostTwo roads diverged in a yellow wood,And sorry I could not travel bothAnd be one traveler, long I stoodAnd looked down one as far as I couldTo where it bent in the undergrowth;Then took the other, as just as fair,And having perhaps the better claim,Because it was grassy and wanted wear;Though as for that the passing thereHad worn them really about the same.And both that morning equally layIn leaves no step had trodden black.Oh, I saved the first for another day!Yet knowing how way leads on to way,I doubted if I should ever come back.I shall be telling this with a sighSomewhere ages and ages hence:Two roads diverged in a wood, and I–I took the one less traveled by,And that has made all the difference.Philippians 1:1-11If you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any fellowship with the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion, then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being united one in spirit and purpose. Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit but in humility consider others better than yourselves. Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others.Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus:Who, being in very nature God,did not consider equality with God something to be grasped,but made himself nothing,taking the very nature of a servant,and being made in human likeness.And being found in appearance as a man,he humbled himselfand became obedient to death–even death on a cross!Therefore God exalted him to the highest placeand gave him the name that is above every name,That at the name of Jesus, every knee should bow,in heaven and on earth and under the earth,and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lordto the glory of God the Father.Psalm 121A song of ascentsI lift up my eyes to the hills–where does my help come from?My help comes from the LORD,the Maker of heaven and earth.He will not let your foot slip–he who watches over you will not slumber;indeed, he who watches over Israelwill neither slumber nor sleep.The LORD watches over you–the LORD is your shade at your right hand;the sun will not harm you by daynor the moon by night.The LORD will keep you from all harm–he will watch over your life;The LORD will watch over your coming and goingboth now and forevermore.Whew!Need ideas and encouragement? Check out additional memory tips, tricks and techniques on this page (when you arrive at the page, scroll down for the tips).Okay, I’m wondering … how are you doing?Is your mind holding more than you thought it could?
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