Life, According to Herman… Shell Maintenance 101

Jesus replied, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never be hungry again. Whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.”John 6:35


Tally Ho, everyone! Please allow me to introduce myself. I am the rare and elusive pink felt snail. My name is Herman, and I have recently come to dwell with one Shelly Hendricks and her lovely family. As soon as I started reading Shelly’s blog, I knew I had insights to share.

This is my first foray into writing, so please indulge me as I share a few necessary snail facts.


I’m certain you know that snails have shells. We are born with them. The first thing we do following hatching from our eggs is to consume said egg, thereby adding to our calcium and helping to make our shell stronger. As we grow, our shell grows with us. It is a very important part of the snail identity, providing protection from predators, overall health, and a humble home.


There are a myriad of problems that can arise for a snail who does not take care of himself properly. The biggest cause of damage or irregularities in snail shells is a drastic change in diet and water quality. It’s very important that we keep up with proper nutrition!

From living with Shelly, I have seen that it is not only snails who have to be concerned with such things. Your bodies can be terribly fragile, and without a shell, you are vulnerable to all kinds of predatory attacks that can wreak havoc on your protection… your home.

And so in closing, our lesson for today is that we need to maintain our shells. We do this through regular reading of the Word, through constant prayer and thanksgiving, through drawing constantly from the pure fountain.

All else will leave us hungering and thirsting. The proof will show on our shells.

It’s been lovely to meet each of you today. I pray God will give me more snail wisdom to share with you. Until then… onward.

Dear God, thank You for offering Your Word, Your Spirit and Your Son. Guide us to settle for no less. In Jesus’ Name, Amen…

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4 Comments on “Life, According to Herman… Shell Maintenance 101

  1. Thanks Shelly for introducing us to Herman
    He not only is very cute but very wise!!
    Love you my treasured friend ♡♡♡

  2. Shelly thank you for introducing Herman . Love that we need to protect are shell. Reading God’s word every day.

  3. Love the felt snail and will try to make one with needle felting 🙂

    May your calcium intake be enough to keep you strong, dear friend.

    Love and many prayers,

    Mary xxxx

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