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Armadillos, Turtles and Snails

A boy with a crush, a bully and a loving mom help to demonstrate that joy can be the greatest healer.


  • Concept:A junior high boy’s crush on a girl becomes fodder for teasing by his classmates. As a result, he vows to emulate creatures that can retreat into a shell to protect themselves. Through the loving and humorous encouragement of his mother, he finds the strength to not allow any bully to steal his God given joy.
  • Story Origin: Original
  • Setting: Present day
  • Precept(s):
    • God did not create us to disconnect from our emotions.
    • ”Retreating” for a time can be emotionally healthy, but always with the goal of reemerging in joy.
    • When we trust in God, things have a way of working out.
  • Key Bible Verse: Psalm 112:4 “Even in darkness light dawns for the upright, forthose who are gracious, and compassionate, and true.”
  • Additional Verses: John 16:33, Hebrews 13:5, James 1:2-4, Romans 8:28


  • Written and Narrated by Dana Buck
  • Additional voices provided by Caleb Son, Frank Dunbar, Kelsey Jones and Tarri Williams
  • Devotional Thoughts Narrated by Kim Pratt
  • Produced by Beneath Blue Skies Productions
  • Produced by Beneath Blue Skies Productions
  • Music Credit - Adobe Music: "Acoustic Guitars Upbeat", "Dramatic Tension Action", "Documentary Feel Good", "Sneaky Quirky Mystery", "Quirky Fantasy Cinematic", "Little Sunny Bunny", "Sweet Times", "Gentle Piano Emotional", "Acoustic Upbeat Full", Crafty Sneaky Hip Hop"


Sew Powerful Parables will tickle your funny bone, touch your heart and offer you a new way to experience God’s truth. Jesus often used parables to communicate His most important messages. Dana Buck picks up that tradition in a poetic, rhyming style that makes listening easy and enjoyable. All ages will love these stories full of memorable characters, insightful lessons and just plain fun.

After retiring from a 38-year career with the Christian non-profit organization, World Vision, Dana Buck now devotes himself full time to writing, speaking, and mentoring. His Sew Powerful Parables continue to grow in popularity as they charm audiences, readers and listeners. He is a Charter Board member for the nonprofit organization Sew Powerful, where he lends his expertise to further their mission of combating extreme poverty by training, equipping and empowering women and girls in the developing world. Dana resides in the greater Seattle area with his wife Grace and their neurotic cat. They have two children, Jared and Alyssa, and Alyssa is married to son-in-law, Ivan. No grandchildren yet, but Ivan and Alyssa do own and share their beautiful grand-dog, Odin. Reach Dana with comments or suggestions at