Stone Soup for Five: Scripture memory for the memory challenged

Scripture memory for the memory challenged

I'm working my way through Women Living Well by Courtney Joseph and have really enjoyed it. 

Early on there was one little sentence that she wrote that I had never thought of before:
"Count how many words there are in the verse--write it out that number of times, and you'll know it!"

Me, being my eternally optimistic self thought "ya, right."  So I had to challenge it by doing it.

And you know what?  It works!

I bought a cheap 5 subject spiral bound notebook, 
(because I like THICK notebooks)

and wrote and wrote and wrote.

It's kind of a doodly thing to do.  Which I love.

Plus it helps me work on my handwriting, which needs help.
And I can change up the style of my writing too, which keeps me entertained.

I usually have to draw a simple word picture to help me remember what reference is attached to which scripture.

I also try to write it once, really huge, on the page so I can easily see if I'm messing up when I'm rewriting it.

At the back of the notebook, behind the last divider, I test myself occasionally.  I try to write out the verses from memory and then correct them.  I just cover up the previously written ones with a paper or book.

I'm only a few weeks into it, but so far it's been enjoyable and it works.

What I think will be really cool, is filling up this entire spiral with scripture I've memorized.  THAT is something to look forward to.  Wouldn't that be amazing?

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  1. What an amazing idea! I can't wait to try it.

  2. This seems really great. I will have to try it out!

  3. Wow...I'm 66 years old and I've never heard this .... challenge accepted!!!

  4. Wow....where have I been all this time??? I'm 66 years old and never have heard this ... challenge accepted!!

  5. I am so looking forward taking up this challenge!


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