Tag Archives: Memory Tricks
29 Jan

On the Porch

Onisha Ellis


Since early January I have been compiling a list of verses that touched my heart during my morning devotions. The first one on the list has become my new favorite to start my day.


Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love,

for I have put my trust in you.

Show me the way I should go,

for to you I lift up my soul. 

PSALM 143: 8



You know how most people can tell you which band made a song popular? I can’t. I think of the band names as tags, and my mind deletes tags. It’s that way with scripture verses too.  I know the verse but no idea where it “lives.” So Monday I set a challenge for myself. Each week I will match up a verse with its tag. I am starting off simple and day one found me struggling. I hope to have a positive report next month.


Come near to God and he will come near to you. James 4:8

Word Association

31 Jan

From My Heart

Louise Gibson

author of Window Wonders

Is there a secret to having a good memory?
If there is, won’t you share?

As a military wife, I found myself always
in a social setting-
meeting new people everywhere.

I tried “word association”
where you picture things in your mind.
For instance, when I met a Mrs. Finnifrock.
I pictured a dress with a fish tail on the back-
truly one of a kind.

SO, what did I call her when we met again?
All I remembered was the fish tail!
Instead of “Mrs. Finnifrock “
“Mrs. FISHBACK” was my anxious wail!

P S. “There” seems to be the most common name
We hear it everywhere-
When memory fails, and the name won’t come,
We cheerfully exclaim, “HELLO.There!”

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