It’s back! Just in time to support your New Year’s Resolutions!
Mega Memory Month (MMM): January 2010 Headquarters
It’s day one of Mega Memory Month! Those of us participating now have 31 days to pack into our minds whatever it is we’ve selected to memorize: a poem, speech, passage of Scripture, or song lyrics.Here’s how to participate:
- Pick something to memorize. Challenge yourself with poetry, a famous speech, or a passage of Scripture. This month my focus will be on portions of the Bible.
- Announce it on your blog or in the comments of this post when you’re ready. (Note: 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 a link (in MckLinky below or in the comments) that will take readers to your own blog’s MMM post. Help spread the word about Mega Memory Month (and share your progress) via Facebook, Twitter, etc.
- Include the MMM button to tie us together visually. It helps interested readers find and join the challenge!
- Start memorizing!
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- Begin With Bread
- Erin at filling my patch of sky
- Amy @ Lavender *Sparkles*
- Pursing the Kingdom
- Lindas Patchwork Quilt
- A New Year…A New Decade…New Beginnings
- Ann Kroeker (Christ in you)
- Zoanna @ A Penchant for Pens
- Hiding Gods Word in My Heart
- Leann at Good Neighbors
- Power @ A Lettered Legacy
- Amyazed by Him
- Soli Deo Gloria
- Adventures in Unsell Land
Monday Progress Reports (Jan. 4, 11, 18 and 25) will include an additional MckLinky for those who want to chronicle their progress. Feel free to include struggles, disappointments, surprises, memory tips, breakthroughs and victories.
Final Celebration scheduled for Sunday, January 31. For the Final Celebration, I encourage participants to plan some way to wrap up the month’s challenge. You can create a presentation as simple as writing or typing out from memory your passage. Or you could get more involved, creating artwork or a video or audio file to preserve and share your recitation with us.I’ll be right here with you all month.• Click HERE for suggestions on how to select a passage to memorize (courtesy of Helen at A Work of Heart).• Click HERE to read “An Approach to Extended Memorization” by Dr. Andrew Davis, an article highly recommended by Amy at Lavender Sparkles. • Click HERE for my mega collection of memorization tips and techniques.• Click HERE for more inspiration and practical suggestions for memorizing Scripture from Ann Voskamp of Holy Experience.Our minds (and hearts!) can hold more than we think they can.
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I posted my choice for the challenge, Ann. (Oh, There is a link in McLinky that belongs with Food on Fridays).
Happy New Year!
Count me in! I know I’m going to memorize a chunk of Scripture, but I just don’t know what. Today, that’s what I’m prayerfully considering!
you didn’t even announce what you’re working on! I’m in…still deliberating, though…hope to have a post up later this evening.
I wanted to wait to post my verse so that I could link it from another post (and people wouldn’t have to wade through my personal selection while reading about the carnival/challenge on the main page. That’s why there was a delay!
First-thank you so much for doing this Ann. This past year I did some memory work on Beth Moore’s blog, and it was such a huge blessing. It was a verse or two every other week. I was totally amazed that at my “advanced age” I was able to memorize more than 24 verses this past year. I had really thought I just couldn’t memorize any more.
The blessing was the way each and every one of those verses was so pertinent to what was going on in my life.
Please bear with me. I don’t have a portion of scripture picked out yet. I had thought that today would be one of those quiet, leisurely days – but it was instead very busy. I want to prayerfully choose something and then put it into my “New Year” post. Soon…
Thanks for sharing your story of packing away 24 verses last year. What a wonderful surprise to know that your brain’s still “got it”! There’s no hurry to select–you can select a few verses that you know you can handle in the remaining days. I picked Colossians 1 because I figured I could get 29 verses done in 31 days if I really work at it, but I may not. Sometimes I bite off more than I can chew. We shall see.
Thank you for posting the challenge. I’m thrilled to join the ranks of other fellow memorizers! I’m tackling Romans 8 – always wanted to memorize it – one of my fav passages of all time – can’t wait to see where this memorizing adventure takes me! Thank you for the invitation Ann. Sorry to join late, but looking forward to the journey with you all!
So glad you’re jumping in! I hope you find this month of memorizing to be an exhilarating and rewarding time–I’m delighted to share the challenge with you. It’s fun to see all the different passages selected this time around. Enjoy becoming intimately acquainted with Romans 8!