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Final MMM Celebration: A Surprise Party!!

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I so meant to do this post yesterday, January 31st.

Mega Memory Month 2010

but…

My son James,

James

planned my very first Surprise Party! Heck, it was the first birthday party I’ve ever had to my memory. I mean there are pictures of BD-parties when I was a toddler…but I don’t remember. I guess Mom was well then…and did not work 2 and 3 jobs at the time!

So there was an actual Celebration for me!

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Originally I had planned a mega MMM…that I decided quickly was overwhelming me. I choose to do these Mega Memory Months for me, for self improvement and to impress upon my spirit, scriptures that speak life into my life!  🙂

Genesis 11:6, Habakkuk 2:2-3, Isaiah 61, and Philippians 3:13-15. Isaiah 61 was put aside in my first ^^Update simply because my schedule did not permit the volume of scriptures I had chosen. MMM July is soon enough!  🙂

So, as I shared in my whopping 2 ^^Updates, my schedule has been jammed packed. G’ma was ill and in the hospital, my eldest Son had a birthday; James (pictured ^up there) turned 24! My husband had successful hernia surgery on my birthday, yet he made sure I had a beautiful card and cake…and we are going on a dinner date at Charlie Browns for steak and shrimp!

Within all of that was regular life and what that brings with it. 2 snow storms, family issues, work etc.etc.etc.

This is where I am (and was, as of Sunday, January 31st.). I agree with Ann, regardless of where I am at, this is a success because I accepted the challenge and pursued it to the best of my ability in all of January’s circumstances.

There is need for celebration for the simple tenacity each of us exhibited in not quitting when it was justifies and easy to do so!

There is need for celebration for our perserverence in attempting the challenges to get even the little bit memorized some of us did.

See my #1 MMM^^Update and reread the post on not comparing oneself to others. Embrace who it is God made you to be. While I may have learned and memorized some key scriptures, this MMM has taught me that I love who God made me to be, and that me comparing myself to you and your accomplishments is sinning against God and myself. I am perfect in Father’s eyes! Better…

YOU ARE PERFECT IN FATHER’S EYES! Embrace that!

Remembering that I used a memorization tool that can be found at Ann Kroeker’s 1st MMM post and my 2nd MMM post, this is what I accomplished: Missed words will be added in red and incorrected wording will be crossed out!   Here I go!  :\

FYI: These scriptures were memorized in the New American Standard translation.

Genesis 11:6

Then the LORD said, Behold they are one people, and they speak  all have the same one language. And this is what they began to do, and now nothing which they purpose to do will be impossible for them,

Habakkuk 2:2-3

then the LORD answered me and said, Record the vision and inscribe it on tablets, That the one who reads it may run. For the vision is yet for the appointed time; It hastens toward the goal and it will not fail Though it tarries, wait for it; For it will certainly come, it will not delay.

Philippians 3:13-15

Brethern, I do not regard myself as having laid hold of it yet; but one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and reaching for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. Let us, as many as are perfect, have that attitude; and if in anything you have a different attitude, God will reveal that also to you.

There you have it!

Not too bad. That memorization tool provided in the above links is amazing, and one really retains what is applied to it! I would recommend that those of you who need to memorize something, anything, in times of stress and hey just the day to day, give it a chance. It will amaze you.

Aside from my amazing Surprize Party Celebration, that was really about celebrating me! This is what I created to commemorate The January MMM Challenge!

Variant Pink Peonies

 

Congratulation to all of us who met the challenge of this MMM! Congratulations to those of us who perservered through this!

I, again, agree with Ann. She is very wise!  🙂

May this experience bring you closer in the knowledge of our God! Pleasing Him in all respects, bearing fruit!  part of Colossian 1:10.

2 Peter 1:2

Grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord!

Blessings! many, Many, MANY Blessings!  🙂

Author: Hopeannfaith

Welcome, I'm Andrea ... HOPEannFAITH ... I write and take pictures as a way of expression. These are gifts given by a loving and indulgent Father, to a headstrong and stubborn daughter, with much to say. A semi-retired social worker/secretary, I now call myself a writer. I've published one internet article and written many blog posts. However, publishing does not make one a writer, anymore than taking a box camera to the park makes one a photographer. What makes one who and what they are? Well God for one ... formed me before the foundations of this world (Psalm 139); and many, many years after putting away my passion for wordsmithing and picture taking He gave it back ... in droves. I am a culmination of my choices and experiences. It is here that my experiences color the world in print and color. It is my goal to reach just one soul a day with love ... encouragement ... understanding or just letting that soul know that they are not alone where they are today. This is about creating ~ all of it. Creating a HOLY and SACRED place where the ugly truth can be healed and the beauty of a moment or a tear can brighten a day for the experience. Why HOPEannFAITH? Hopeannfaith is my inner child, and she is maturing, as she should have done all along. She is learning all about how Faith fulfills Hope. She is learning how to live. HOPEannFAITH ~ the wonder twins all wrapped up in one, me. These are my Journey Journals ~ written and visual. I welcome your company. I welcome your friendships. My Journey is in the light ~ although I have and will share the shadowy corners and the dark ~ so you know that you are never alone there. If we hold hands in the dark, and we walk, side by side, through the shadow, we will reach the Light together. In relationship with one another and with the Light. Blessings.

5 thoughts on “Final MMM Celebration: A Surprise Party!!

  1. Looks to me like you did great on your verses—nice work! Those are good ones to shape the soul. See you at the next MMM. 🙂

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  3. Oh, happy, happy, happy birthday!!

    And happy, happy, happy Mega Memory Month! You really did great, especially given what life threw at you in the midst of your efforts. I can’t tell you how happy I am that the first-letter prompt tool worked so well for you. It helped me to reinforce my verses, as well. I can carry the little cards or paper with me with the letters–it reminded me of each word, even the little ones like “For,” which I tend to mix up.

    What a wonderful success story–this is inspiring!

    Have a great week, and as Amy at Lavender Sparkles always points out, if you review those verses just once a day (for maybe just a month, or maybe two), the verses will stick in long term memory.

    I’ve worked hard enough at this that I want to solidify them for the long haul, so I’m going to take her advice.

    • Thank you Ann!
      I agree it was a fabulous tool that I have saved in my resourse file for further use…and I do have my little note book with my scriptures and I will read them daily.
      I sincerely want these key scriptures in my spirit permanently.
      And I will be practicing Isaiah 61 at least once a week to get started for this summers MMM!
      Thank you for being here. I cannot express my appreciation for you and your blog, and the wonderful people I have met through you! I have learned much from you and everyone.
      As a matter of fact I believe this is about my one year anniversary of following MMM and Ann Kroeker…Wow. It’s been great!

      Thank you! Blessings. 🙂

  4. What a wonderful post, and I agree with you and Ann that it has been such a worthwhile endeavor to focus on memorizing God’s word. May we continue to hide His word in our hearts!

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