Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Turtle Tuesday: Gathering Dust

Sometimes when we are not doing what we dream of doing, discouragement can fall on us like dust.

Today B, the coconut turtle models this so well.  Let me tell you girls...B is being real here.  Dusty discouragement has been all over her.  This morning however, B read a post from her bloggy friend Alene about  The Gift of Encouragement.   Do you think mayb the Lord led B's little turtle toes to Alene's address?  B believes He did.

Here is part of what Alene had to say:
"The challenge for each of us this week is to specifically encourage someone. That person that is on your mind right now, write their name down and then follow-up with encouragement."   B immediately knew what she had to do. This turtle girl has been given the gift of encouragement, however she has not been using it lately.  So B  'pledged' to the Lord to wipe off the discouraging dust by encouraging a couple of her friends with these. 

These necklace pendants are going to b mailed today.  This action has removed the discouraging dust on B's shell.  Even though you may think she's a nut, it is all about shining for Jesus. Are you a little dusty also?  Don't let discouragement settle over you.  Use what you have been given.  It's enough.  (Satan will tell you different but it is more than enough in God's hands.)  If you do you will SHINE.

 Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God's grace in its various forms.
1 Peter 4:10-11


B His Girl

23 comments:

  1. May the wind (the ruah) blow the dust off your back. 'Can't wait to see you in July!

    ReplyDelete
  2. aunt barbara, you have no idea how greatly i needed to read something like this; i started to bawl as soon as i read the first sentence! God really spoke to me through what you wrote. i'm so thankful to Him for you. you are such a blessing to many! i miss and love you greatly. hopefully our families will be able to get together in the somewhat near future. peace upon you, always.

    ReplyDelete
  3. I too feel that something spiritual is happening in my life. I don't know what it is yet but I am ready. Thanks for visiting. The song goes: Don't worry about a thing, because every little things gonna be alright.

    ReplyDelete
  4. I need to "dust" today!! B encouraged sweet friend!! xoxo

    ReplyDelete
  5. You bless me so girl! Your encouraging act of mailing me a beautiful journal years ago still blesses me to this day. Much bloggy love and blessings!!!

    ReplyDelete
  6. So true, thanks for sharing.

    ReplyDelete
  7. "Use what you have been given. It's enough."...Amen! Great encouragement!

    ReplyDelete
  8. And I received my beautiful pendant over the weekend... a stunning reminder to me about the "peace" and love of Christ. Thank you for "b"eing an encouragement to me this weekend. I really needed it. Such a busy season for me, tiring as well. Can't wait to see you this summer, and count me in on the prayer meeting! Love you, friend.

    peace~elaine

    ReplyDelete
  9. It was such an honor to meet you today - I had a great time!!!!!

    ReplyDelete
  10. Hello, I come to via another friends blog.. I am co~author of http://heartofthehome-blog.blogspot.com/ and I enjoyed browsing your blog and wanted to introduce ourselves.. Heart of the Home is a womens ministry reaching out to women with encouragement from Gods word and his design for women as wives, mothers, friends and etc.. Hope you will get a chance to stop by and visit us, and that we can become Blogging Buddies.. Have a great weekend.. God Bless

    ReplyDelete
  11. I really liked this post, B! We certainly cannot shine if we are covered in dust for sitting still too long. Good encouragement!

    See you at She Speaks! Look for me, I'll be with Chatty Kelly (Kelly Combs). I'd love to meet you in person.

    Sonya

    ReplyDelete
  12. Don't get dusty on me! :-) Keep the turtle talks coming! Your blue butterfly friend.

    ReplyDelete
  13. Oh yes, get the dust off...just what I needed to hear today......It's so nice to meet you and I have enjoyed your blog....so full of good stuff......

    I'll definitely be back.....

    ReplyDelete
  14. haha - I was missing you too tonight! how funny that Alene came to say so just before me.

    You have been such an encouragement to me. I love it when you just pop in at my place and leave your encouraging footprints. You always leave a smile that lingers in my heart for days.

    I love how you spoke these power-packed words:

    "Use what you have been given. It's enough. (Satan will tell you different but it is more than enough in God's hands.) If you do you will SHINE."

    IT"S ENOUGH! Thank you for that word.

    I miss YOU!

    Hugs,
    Patrina <")>><

    ReplyDelete
  15. It's been too long! Just stopping by to say 'hello'! Miss you -- love you -- and
    pray for you often!

    [[HUGS]] Stephanie

    ReplyDelete
  16. Touching base with you B. I pray that you and your family are doing well. You were on my heart and I stopped in to love on you.

    ReplyDelete
  17. Just stopping by to say I am thinking of you. Praying for you. Loves!

    ReplyDelete
  18. Nice post thanks for sharing..loves soraya

    ReplyDelete
  19. still missing you....

    "Use what you have been given. It's enough. (Satan will tell you different but it is more than enough in God's hands.) If you do you will SHINE."

    You Shine, B :)

    hugs Patrina <")>><

    ReplyDelete
  20. Thinking of you today! Sure would love a sweet word from you. Love and prayers

    ReplyDelete
  21. Just to let you know...you are not forgotten...I think of you often....praying for you wherever you are right now. May God bless you and strengthen you with His strong right arm!

    hugs
    patrina <")>><

    ReplyDelete