Greg and I are memorizing verses together in 2009. I am very excited about this, but he pulled out the important but intimidating Romans 3:21-26 for our first verses (for those of you who listen to Greg ever, you will not be surprised by this choice!). It is wordy and challenging and in my mind I know a mix match of the NIV and ESV. We are memorizing the ESV.
I am excited I got the whole thing perfected while cooking vegetable beef soup yesterday. As I cut vegetables, I repeated the phrases and meditated and memorized. I am going to start redeeming the time that seems mundane (cooking, cleaning, etc) by thinking on scripture. What a blessing that time was. Instead of worrying about something pointless, my mind was turned toward the gospel! I usually write scripture over and over to memorize it, but I held onto this passage while doing something else.
So, try it, and let me know what happens!