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Wade Wacholz
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I've had another weekend of memorizing among the ordinary business of life. We traveled from Minneapolis to Moorhead to see my daughter and 450 other Concordia students perform the annual Christmas Concert. Wonderful experience - the Journey to Bethlehem in word and song. In the car I spent time reciting and memorizing, focusing on Ch. 6 and the practices of piety. Jesus is a demanding teacher here, calling out any who would practice just to be seen - wanting only honest relationship. I sense that is what he most wants his followers to understand, that giving alms, praying, fasting and... Continue reading
Posted Dec 7, 2009 at Memorizing the Sermon on the Mount
I had business in Chicago earlier this week. I took my notecards along to work on memorizing. I will confess that on my first evening in town I was not able to stay focused very much - the football game and a pizza drew more of my attention. On the flight home though I was able to make some headway. We had a bumpy ride (wet and windy both on the ground and aloft) so the opportunity to be "distracted" from that was welcome. Beatitudes and bounces in the air are an odd, but somehow appropriate combination. As Thankgsiving is... Continue reading
Posted Nov 25, 2009 at Memorizing the Sermon on the Mount
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Nov 25, 2009
Hello all - Like a few others, this is my first blogging experience. As with all first things I have wonderings about what this experience will be like. At a minimum I'm expecting "interesting." I don't have much of an idea about a maximum. I'm somewhat late to the project. I began last night by handwriting the Sermon on to note cards. How's that for a contrast in communication/learning methods? Blogging about using note cards? When I told my daughter (a high school senior) what I was doing she said "May I start mocking you now?" So much for that... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2009 at Memorizing the Sermon on the Mount