Anyway, as I was finishing up with my reading this morning I realized something. As a kiddo, we all learned the Books of the Bible's New Testament by singing the song, right? "Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, Acts and the Letters to the Roooooomans!" Well, I may have the occasional mix-up, but I am usually right on track with these. However, I never learned the Books of the Old Testament - did you? This morning I realized that I can only recite the first five in order: Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy.
SOOOOO... I decided that I'd make a memory card, similar to those you'd make if you are trying to memorize your favorite Bible verses. Only this time, I made it with the Books of the Old Testament. I even had room for the New Testament, so I put those on there, too - just in case I can't remember the old Sunday School tune.
AND... I took my new card to the gym with me this morning. I'm now proud to say that after 3.7 miles on the treadmill, I can recite the books of the Old Testament.
All of this before 9 o'clock in the morning - I feel quite accomplished!
PLUS... it made the workout go by sooooo much faster. Could it be because my mind was working as hard as my body on that treadmill? I'm thinking so! I even zoned out a little, timing my running pace as I recited each book.
This, my friends, is a good thing!
Now I need to decide what else I can study on the treadmill - my "Treadmill Trivia," if you will. Any suggestions? Maybe I'll learn how to count to ten in various languages, or the periodic table of elements (Mr. Nauert would be so proud!) How about the State Capitols (no, I never learned that either.) Or maybe I'll make it fun and memorize the list of all of our Miss Americas! FUN!
Here's a photo of my card, in case you want to see what I stared at for an hour. I know it's blurry, but the camera on my iPhone really isn't all it's cracked up to be:
Rana's Memory Card for the Books of the Bible
And in case you want to make one of your own, but don't know where your Bible is (or how to use Google for that matter), OR you want to put me to the test, here are the Books of the Old Testament, in order - of course:
Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy, Joshua, Judges, Ruth, 1 Samuel, 2 Samuel, 1 Kings, 2 Kings, 1 Chronicles, 2 Chronicles, Ezra, Nehemiah, Esther, Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Songs, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Lamentations, Ezekiel, Daniel, Hosea, Joel, Amos, Obadiah, Jonah, Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Haggai, Zechariah, and Malachi.
How'd I do?
Happy Tuesday, everyone!