Tuesday, January 5, 2010

A Major Accomplishment

At the start of last year, Justin Taylor posted a list of 52 different passages from the Bible, with the goal of memorizing one every week for all of 2009. This sounded like a great idea; a manageable way to learn Scripture, and yet challenging because every week there is a new passage. Some of the verses were short while some were longer passages, and even all of Psalm 1.

I started off strong the first few weeks, and then Martin decided he would like to try to memorize along with me. He had some catching up to do, but made his goal to learn them at a faster rate so that he could go back and review. Well, we both did it! I don't think that either of us could do every single one perfect at this point, but having each other to review with has been a huge help in committing these verses to memory. We also worked hard to match each verse reference with its passage, cause what's the use of knowing a verse when you can't find it if you need it!

This year we are working on a memorization plan that we have made ourselves. Some of our favorite verses from last year were the longer passages, so we are focusing on longer ones all this year. Instead of having a verse every week, we going to do a new one every 2-4 weeks, depending on the length of the verse. We are starting out with Psalm 130, which is shorter. I am very excited about our plan for this year, especially now that I can look back on all that we accomplished last year!


InDeeds said...

That is very impressive! nice work!

GrandMomPat said...

Congradulations. what a wonderful thing to do together. feel free to share your verses.