Monday, September 15, 2008

Turtle Tuesdays: The New Model

Meet B, the Magnifying Turtle.

I bet you have never seen a turtle with a sun roof before. Nice huh!

B traded in her old shell a few years ago and got a new model. The sun roof came with it. Now she always travels in the light.

I know some of you are wondering how many miles per gallon B gets in her new shell. Mileage is a hot topic these days. Many turtles are worried about the oil supply. Not B! She's going places. Her model came equipped with everything she needs for her travels. All she has to do is Ask, Seek, and Knock and she has exactly what she needs. Who would want to travel any other way? B also has a special finish coat on her sun roof. Her shell not only lets light in so she can see, but it magnifyies the maker of her shell. Jesus, the name above all names. If your still walking in darkness, trade UP. Get the Son inside. He's the REAL DEAL !

Check out B's bumper sticker:
Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path. Ps 119:105 NIV

"B" His Girl

Monday, September 8, 2008

Turtle Tuesdays: Choosing the Right Spectacles!

Meet B, the turtle with the rose colored glasses. She is a Pet Shop turtle from Target. A friend gave me B after hearing a speech for my Toastmasters Club. You see, this B is a speaker and she is always looking for places to share her gift.

The speech she was giving was her 'big' one, the one that requires you to stick your neck out. No hiding in your turtle shell! You can't just talk about this subject, you have to walk the talk.
My speech title:
Walking By Faith Down Aisle 15

B talked about looking at the world through rose colored glasses. B knew all about that. She wore these glasses for years! They filtered the 'Son' light from her eyes. She couldn't see all the colors. She had no idea what she was missing.

One day B saw a blinding light that left her awe struck! Her rose colored glasses did not work anymore. They lost their appeal. She put on her God colored glasses. Now she sees many colors.

B keeps this picture of herself wearing the rose colored glasses as a testimony of her 'before' look. Most turtles who see her now would never believe how blinded she was by the world's rose colored glasses! Looking through the right lens makes the world look different.

That's this turtle girl's story for today... I was blind but now I see!" John 9:25

"B" His Girl

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Turtle Tuesdays: Leaping With Joy

Meet B, the joyful turtle. She really is full of joy. Sometimes her joy is so big she starts leaping on the log. Imagine a Carly Patterson style leap! (Well, I did say imagine :) Turtles see her joy and wonder where it comes from. She shares with the other turtles that joy is a gift from God. At times, the log she lives life on is more like a rolling balance beam. Most turtles wouldn't expect to see leaping when the waves are crashing over her head. B leaps anyway. She remembers these words:

Consider it pure joy , my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. James 1:2-3

B's joy isn't a reflection of her circumstances. Her joy is reflected in her circumstances!

The LORD is my strength and my shield;my heart trusts in him, and I am helped.My heart leaps for joy and I will give thanks to him in song. Ps 28:77

"B" His Girl