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Memorizing has come quite easily to me in the past, but this year I have been really struggling with it. (Think that's because I set a goal to be faithful in this area? Possibly!) Over the months of January and February, I learned only three short passages -- a total of six verses. Not bad, but far from the goal I had set.
I had written the verses for each week out on index cards, but then I would forget to read them over. Years ago a friend had shared with me that reading a passage aloud three times each day helped her learn it, and I had tried that method and found it to be helpful. Yet it didn't help if I forgot to pick up the card, or turn to it in the Bible, and read it. I began to wonder what other helps I might try.
Then we had a discussion in Sunday School about combining disciplines to make time for prayer. One of the thoughts that came out in the discussion was the tried-and-true practice of writing out a Bible verse and then propping it above the kitchen sink where you will see it every time you're at the sink. I used to do this, years ago, but had gotten away from it. So I decided to try it again.
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|The passage I'm currently learning|