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Wayne, Hilary & Adelaide Denny. Preparing to Serve in Leadership Training in Senegal, Africa. God has called us to take advantage of a unique window of religious freedom in Muslim Senegal by equipping church leaders who have a heart for reaching their country and the Muslim world.

We should be jealous. . . for the honour of His name – troubled when it remains unknown, hurt when it is ignored, indignant when it is blasphemed. And all the time anxious and determined that it shall be given the honour and glory which are due to it.” John Stott

Sunday, March 15, 2009

My brain

I think that I have discovered that there are 2 parts to my brain, the part that figures out what is being said, and then the part that remembers what was said.  I have also found recently that if the first part has to work too hard, the second part has trouble working at all!  For instance, sometimes I have to work so hard at understanding people when they introduce themselves to me that the next week when I see them at church, I have no idea what their name is! 

I saw this clearly last night when we went to a special seminar by a Bible school teacher here in Paris.  I was following along quite well for most of the time.  He spoke very clearly and slowly, and I could understand him well.  Because I could fairly easily understand him (although it still took some work!) I was able to remember some of the points that he made and relate them to earlier points (just the normal way you would listen to a message).  At one point he began to use a word that I didn't know though, and I started scrambling in my mind trying desperately to figure out what in the world he was talking about!  And because of that one word (which was quite important to the point) I have no idea what he said for the next 5 minutes.  And even if I heard it and understood a lot of the words, it took way too much work to remember.  

I guess everybody misses bits and pieces of life here and there.  I just hope I don't miss anything too important!


Anonymous said...

Hill, I get that even here in little old Reidsville. I see people and can't remember names well and people are like do u know such and such. I'm like I remember faces but not names! I already suffer from memory lose and I'm only 30 so go figure...lol! Yes I go to Reidsville Bible Chapel those poor folks when they talk to me I want to remember them bad but dont!

Anonymous said...

Oh and I have kids if thats tells you anything...LOL!

christina said...

Haha, I LOVE reading your blog because all of it resonates so true in my current life- I can't count how many people walk away from me, after introducing themselves, and not a minute later I begin to wonder what their names was (or better yet, how in the world to spell it!). It makes the brain so tired... :-)