I don’t have time to memorize.
Congratulations! You are officially invited to join the “I Only Have 24 Hours in My Day” Club. Although I’m working with a team of rebel Time-Eating Monkeys to develop an Add-An-Hour App for all my devoted readers, but my furry friends are having a strange allergic reaction to it (dizziness, unreasonable hyperactivity, hair color change, and one even claimed that a big, blue police box landed on his front lawn). So… unfortunately, it may be another 6-8 weeks before we can work out all the quirks. 😕 Until then, here are some tricks to help you make the most of the time you have!
Tip #1: Write the verse you’re trying to memorize on multiple index cards and tape them all over your house, like on mirrors, over the kitchen sink, or on the bathroom wall. Whenever you see one, read it, then close your eyes and try to quote it.
Tip #2: Download a Bible memory app on your phone. Several are free and some even come with memory games to help you (or the kiddos) retain what you’ve learned.
Tip #3: Record yourself reading the verses you want to memorize (Audacity, a free computer program, is a great way to do this. You can get it here. Then, listen to them while you’re working around the house or driving. When you think you know it well, pause it and quote the verse.
Tip #4: Write down the verses on either a piece of paper or on your phone. Keep it with you, especially when you’re in public. When you’re in the check-out lane at the grocery store or waiting for the mechanic to change your oil, pull ’em out.
Tip #5: On Paint, Gimp, or a similar computer app, type up a verse and set it as the background for your computer screen or phone (directions for how to do that here). If your computer has the option of automatically switching backgrounds occasionally, then make more than one. When you look at your desktop, read and quote the verse on the screen.