Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Turtle Tuesdays: No Hiding

This is not a fish tale you are about to hear. It is a true turtle story. (The only stretching you will see is with this turtle's neck!) He who has ears, let him hear!

Monday afternoon, I went outside with my camera to photograph a ceramic turtle for today. Turtle Tuesdays is when I feature one of my special turtles and their story. I know it is silly, but I feel led to share my turtle collection with you. My Springer Spaniel, Bandit, was already outside. He had found a REAL turtle. He held it in his mouth for a moment, then dropped it. Bandit was scared of the little turtle. Some watchdog huh!

That was the moment I met B, the Real Turtle with a Word.

Wow, I thought. God sent me a turtle for my (b)log. Thanks, Lord. What great timing He had! (I knew He was reading my blog. : )

I placed B in the garden for a photo shoot. After her encounter with Bandit, she had withdrawn into her shell. I waited for her to stick her neck out. My eyes and camera were focused on her.

I waited and I waited and I waited. She just sat there. There were no signs of movement.

How long was B going to keep me waiting????

Then it hit me. Oh my goodness! God was talking to me. I was B, the turtle with my head in my shell again!

God is waiting on me...."B" His Girl, to stick my neck out in obedience. It's my turn! He has asked me to do something and I have not moved in it. That's all I can say about that for now, but B's Turtle Tuesday word is not just for me. You were sent here to read this.

Is He waiting on you too?

The Word says, "But my righteous one shall live by faith. And if he shrinks back, I will not be pleased with him.

"B" His Girl


  1. Ouch...stick my neck out of my shell. You got me. I am dodging all kind of things I know need my attention. "tomorrow ..." has become my rememdy.

    Love your blog!!!

  2. I read all of your posts on this page. What a refreshing that was.( Was that even a sentence?) Oh well who cares I was so ....Love your blog!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. Barbara,

    Loved this post. So convicting, yet so true!

    I have to keep remembering that where He guides, He equips AND provides!

    Blessings! Joanne

  4. Hi Barbara,
    Thanks for stopping by "Journaling For Growth".
    I had a second thought on what you pointed out as significant and left it as a reply on my page. I will read your blog later and see about working on the significance you suggested.

  5. Hey Barbara,
    I am myself am not aware of anything I am to be doing. But, I do find this turtle encounter facinating.
    I used your suggestion to pursue some meaning for the second part of the Bedekin in the Jewish Wedding Ceremony. Take a look. Pretty amazing Barbara. The Lord must have wanted that in their and He sent you to prompt me to think it over for meaning. As soon as I read it, the suggestion came to me.

  6. Hello Barbara, it's Emma here - guess what I found! I've just managed to have a little peek at some of your posts. Amazing stories!

    Sharon must tell me about your encounter in Aisle 15. It was great to meet you this evening.

    My blog address is www.all-americanadventures.blogspot.com. My email address is emmaloane@hotmail.co.uk. Please have a look! If you have problems accessing it, wing me an email.

    Thanks for the prayer - what an encouragement!