Wednesday, 27 July 2011

Mosaic Mnemonic


I decided that before Holiday Bible Club starts, I really ought** to memorise the Plagues of Egypt in the right order. So here’s the mnemonic I’ve made up.

Recently, FRightened Girls Forgot Plagues, But Had Learned Diligently From Disaster.

which stands for

  • River turned to blood
  • FRogs
  • Gnats
  • Flies
  • Pestilence [livestock dying]
  • Boils
  • Hailstones
  • Locusts
  • Darkness
  • Firstborn Die

Notice that there are 3 beginning with f – but everyone knows the firstborn come last – and so I made sure the cue for FRogs began with FR as well – then the other F must be flies. And you al

[**why? If I have managed for 50+ years without knowing the order off by heart, does it really matter now? I suppose it is because I never want to stop learning – especially learning Bible stuff]


  1. Thanks for posting. I usually try to have cheat sheets whenever I teach the plagues during Sunday School. Thanks. Now, I can memorize them by heart and have the kids memorize them too. God bless you!

  2. Clever! When does Holiday Bible Club begin?

  3. HBC starts on Monday...and I am rapidly moving into the "We shall never be ready" phase!

  4. As you said, does knowing the plagues of Eygpt in the correct order really matter after 50+ years? Having a heart of compassion towards the current problems in East Africa seems a lot more relevant somehow.

  5. Can I send Jack and Will over for Holiday Bible Club? They could use a little clubbing right now.

    I think the argument for knowing the plagues is that the more deeply we know stories the more deeply they do their work in us.



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