My version of Colossians in a Year Challenge Memory Book
I have committed. There I said it. No, really, I want to... I want to hide God's amazing word in my heart, but I am not very good at memorization. It is true, ask my kids. Could it be that I haven't used that part of my brain for years? Perhaps.
My youngest enjoys watching me blunder our bible memory for co-op while he whips right through, not one mistake. I smile. My brain says,"Hey whatever works! Whoo hoo I am one step ahead of ya still little mister!" But my heart stings just a little knowing full well it is a weakness and one place I lack self-discipline.
Sometimes, I think there is just not enough room in there and if I start memorizing I will blow a fuse. Or worse...other important stuff will fall out. Maybe some of you know what I am talking about. You know brain space, that's what I call it. I only have so much. Right?
Well no more shrinking violet! I have decided to take the challenge. I was inspired by Ann Voskamp blog post on creating a habit. A good one. Ah-ha she is on to something! Note to self: you can create good habits- not just bad ones!
So I downloaded her free gift and put together my Heather-ified version. Creative and pretty are good motivators for me. I sure enjoyed putting this together. I used 3x5 cards from the $1 store and pretty paper I had on hand. Glued each weeks verses to the card and punched holes in the top. I used two rings to hold the cards and ribbon and a rosette to embellish the front. I have it right on my desk in the school room so I can look at it all the time.
Week one of my journey
I have faithfully started, but I have to say... it ain't pretty.