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Thursday, February 17, 2011

a mind is a terrible thing to waste....

We went to Olive Garden last weekend with our "other parents". Our server was friendly as she approached the table and, after introducing herself, she rattled off the specials. Miss S asked if it was hard to remember all that. Her reply..."No, I seem to have a knack for remembering menus. I'm 36 and I still remember much of the menu from the restaurant where I worked when I was 23." While I admired her ability to store and retrieve information (especially since I seem to find that difficult sometimes these days! ha! ha), I could not help but think ......that seems like a waste of memory....storing useless information that you will never use again.
Made me think about how important it is for me to fill my mind with things that are eternal.
Phil. 4:8 says.....

"Finally brothers (and sisters), whatever is true, whatever is noble,
whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely,
whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence,
if there be anything worthy of praise, think on these things."

Memorizing scripture, praise songs, hymns fills the storehouse of my mind with valuable information that will always be useful. The Holy Spirit will bring them to mind for instruction, encouragement, and comfort in my time of need.
I've been talking about exercise. I know that exercising my mind is just as important as exercising my body...they both need to be strong and healthy so that I will be....

"...a vessel for honorable use, set apart as holy,
useful to the Master, ready for every good work."
II Tim. 2:21


  1. It bothers me too. I can remember every rock song that I listened to over and over as a teenager comes back to me when I hear the first note and memorizing scripture is much harder today. I am reminded of that all of the time.

  2. Good reminder this morning...to fill my mind with good things...and how important it is to help my kids fill their minds with Scripture verses, good songs, etc.

    Hope you're having a great day!

  3. I've asked myself that many times...why oh why can I remember so much useless things - even things I would just as soon forget...and can't remember what I had for breakfast yesterday - and then try to truly commit to memory things of great value...oh, the struggle!

  4. I can almost still remember Paul Revere's Ride that I had to memorize when I was in 4th or 5th grade. lol! but I have trouble with my time sheet that I have to do on line every two weeks. Hmm! Anyway very good point..

  5. My memory is getting so bad. Mostly I can't bring the right word to mind. Concentrating and memorizing things that have eternal value is a good encouragement for sure!

  6. So true - we often fill our minds with useless information. That verse in Philippians is one of my favorites.

  7. I'm so glad that all of Psalm 27, which I memorized after high school graduation when I was on a senior trip to Dallas with my youth group, still sticks in my head.

    Makes me feel okay that I also still remember most of the menu where I worked in high school... pop and coffee, 40 cents; chicken pot pie $2.30, world famous Miller and Paine Cinnamon Rolls, 80 cents. Lots of 25 cent tips and boy-oh-boy the one dollar tips made my day!


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