Last month, I invited you to consider memorizing the epistle of First John with me this year.

I know this is a stretch, even a reach, for many of you: a whole book of the Bible? (Gulp.) But I’m here to say that if I can do it, anyone can.

Last year my friend Susan made me a booklet with my memory work pasted onto each page. I can’t do that for you, but I have made a template you can download, print, and cut and paste into your own little notebook. We’ll be memorizing no more than four verses each week, and just three most weeks, with a few review/catch-up weeks thrown in for good measure, which means we’ll have all 105 verses of 1 John memorized by mid-October.

If that sounds daunting, it is.

But it’s also completely do-able, one verse at a time.

For those of you who are game, here’s the template. And here’s a cheat sheet to help you with your memory work (okay, so it’s not really a cheat sheet; it’s a helpful hints sheet, but that only alliterates; I wanted to rhyme).

If you’d like to join the fun (and yes, it really is fun…some of the time…), and you haven’t already left a comment or sent me an email, please do so: I’ll be sending out monthly emails to encourage and exhort you to keep up the memory work. And you’ll be holding me accountable to doing the work as well.

Let the reaching begin.