The “Bible in Five Statements” Meme

Doesn't it look like she's praying?

As I mentioned the other day, Carl at the Website of Unknowing tagged me in the “Bible in Five Statements” meme.

The “rules”:  Summarise the Bible in five statements, the first one word long, the second two, the third three, the fourth four and the last five words long. Or possibly you could do this in descending order. Tag five people.

torch of illusion and illumination

its glow ever elusive

lights myriad paths

my own?



I wonder if the people I tag will even remember me after my nearly year long absence.  I send you all my love and want you to know that I have missed you.  It feels good to be back as an entirely new creature, a mother!

I tag: BlissChick, Nerdy Renegade, Anchors and Masts, Barefoot Toward the Light, and Evenstar Art.

7 thoughts on “The “Bible in Five Statements” Meme

  1. Graciel@EvenstarArt November 30, 2009 / 5:52 pm

    How could I forget you? And now,Epiphany’s Mama, you are more beautiful than ever! Do you think it a coincidence I came to your blog today, after months and months of not coming here…and you are back(!) with even me mentioned in a tag!

    Alas, The Bible is not well known territory for me. But thank you for thinking of me!!

    Welcome back. 🙂 xxoo

  2. barryweber December 2, 2009 / 11:00 am

    Ha! How typical that it is Graciel who also has an encouraging comment to make. She just can’t help herself when it comes to encouraging.

    But I’ve looked back over the last several months too, because an intelligent seeking voice is always one to behold! And look at why you now have to behold! Moira is lovely!

    I want, because of her, to tell you the best rabbinical teaching I’ve ever heard. At a conference in NM, an older rabbi interjected in his talk and told us that we had interpreted Commandment #1 all wrong- that Christians think it means not to say “goddammit.”

    The name of God- chosen because it could NOT be spoken- was YHWH. Those are aspirational consonants- the lips don’t close, the tongue doesn’t move. Breath in breath out- it is the sound of breathing. The name of God is our breath! The first word we say is the name of God! You remember the FIRST WORD Moira said, don’t you? She hollered YHWH!! (and we brethe that name with everything/everyone that lives)

    To breathe without ever being aware, mindful of our breathing..that’s taking the name of God in vain!


  3. Lisa December 4, 2009 / 9:07 am


    You tagged me! Hee, hee!

    Mmmmm…this will be interesting!

    You HAVE been missed in this space, dear Epiphany Mamma. It makes me smile this morning to behold your presence, your news, and your beauty once again.


  4. Danny Lucas December 11, 2009 / 10:05 pm

    The steps of our lives are ordained in a variety of circles of events.

    Each of us live through the week, the seasons of spring, summer, fall, and winter.

    We are all newborns, babies, young child, youth, teen, adult, parent, wise geriatrics eventually, if we are lucky and chosen.

    There is a cadence to every aspect of our lives and there is a reason for the cadence.

    The Bible has it’s own seasons, and surprisingly, it begins with Advent. You have spoken before on Advent….and ended around Ash Wednesday, though the Biblical season finishes just before Advent.

    The Christ child being born, the story outlined in Luke 2, Shepherds in the Field, a shining star, angels appearing with announcements of a birth, a humble manger, the Wise Men offering gifts to the son of God…..odd baby gifts to us, but necessary gifts to a baby who would be a fugitive from the law, as soon as Herod found the Wise Men were wiser than he, and returned home another route…. this is the part of our current liturgical circle.

    Gold could be sold (as the other two gifts as well) when you are running around the globe with God’s son. It would buy food, shelter, clothing, BEFORE a carpenter’s shop was set up to earn money.

    Sometimes, I sit in awe at what God thought Joe, the step dad, could teach Jesus Christ.

    Christmas is most definitely “God With Us”, Emmanuel. It is after the Advent season of “Prepare the Way; and Repent now”.

    But it is most known for the creation of a family.

    The family of God enlarges each time a child is born. And the birth of every child is a sign of Hope, a hope that the world goes on, and the cadence of our circles of life continue.

    Moira is a child of God, on loan, just as Jesus was on loan. She is evidence that God is with us still, and placed with Wise Parents….to assure she is always safe and loved.

    May this gift of love from God, grow in your hearts, Marisa, and Mr. Marisa.

    May the meaning of Christmas — a family is created, and why — become evident in your circle of time, as it did for Mary and Joseph in their circle of time.

    Moira is a joy to behold, and yes! it does appear that she has begun to pray already.

    May Moira’s entire life be a prayer….
    and also, an answer to prayer for all the people she will come across in her own circle of time.

    Merry Christmas to your entire, lovely family!

    God bless you abundantly.
    (Ephesians 1:15-23 WOW!)

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