MMM4 Week Four Progress Report: Give Me a U

By January 27, 2010 faith, language No Comments

Remember those progress reports from elementary school? Many of you now receive these for your own children, but for me, I have to go way back to my own childhood memory archives for a point of reference (a mega memory workout in itself).

I vaguely remember the progress reports having a long list of performance categories for which we received a rating of either an S for Satisfactory or a U for Unsatisfactory. [Those of you with better memories (or kids) can help me out here!]

If I were to receive such a rating card for week 4 of Mega Memory Month 4 (MMM4), it would show nothing but Us. This week is not so much a progress report as a regression report: When I attempt to focus on my verses, the words evaporate before I can line them up. I think those verses are still in there somewhere . . .

So I will not be deterred! There are still five days of MMM4 left, and I plan to finish with pizazz. [But I will heed our MMM4 hostess’s counsel: I will not race about like a mad woman in a frenzied attempt to check these verses off as an accomplishment.]

Here’s my strategy:

  • Meditate on Colossians 2:6–15 throughout each day
  • Take 10 minutes each day for memory work (see my routine here)
  • Bump the second set of verses for another month (Ephesians 6:10–18)

I like the mix in that—a rededication to the goal with a touch of grace in letting the second verse set go for another day.

Come on back for the MMM4 party on the 31st. Whatever the progress, I’m planning to celebrate.

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