The FROG Blog

BUY ONE, GIVE ONE

But someone will say, “You have faith, and I have works. Show me your faith without your works, and I will show you my faith by my works” (James 4:18 NIV). Ah yes. The classic chicken and egg dispute. Which came first? Was faith and works the political biblical debate? In James 4, there’s a…

RIP

RIP. I visualize a figurative tombstone. Rest In Peace. I’m in situational circumstances where my weakness nearly buries me. My typical self-control has been replaced with unfamiliar abrasiveness. “When you can’t change your situation, you can change your character.” I agree. My disposition has become shady, and I’ve fallen behind a spiritual eclipse. I feverishly…

JESUS PAID TAXES TOO

“But so that we may not cause offense, go to the lake, and throw out your line. Take the first fish you catch; open its mouth and you will find a four-drachma coin. Take it and give it to them for my tax and yours” (Mt. 17:25). April 15. Tax day. Today also marks Good…

TRUTH BY THE DOZEN

Twelve times. “I write to you.” In the book of 1 John, he states why and for who he writes twelve different times. I appreciate people with a focused mission. John wrote Truth to caution people against sin. He wrote because sins were forgiven. He wrote because his audience knew Jesus, therefore they knew the…

YODA COMMITS

“Do. Or do not. There is no try.” Yoda, from Star Wars stated this in The Empire Strikes Back movie. Yoda taught Luke Skywalker to focus on the present, to commit himself to win or lose. Luke needed to choose between the light or dark side. “Do. Or do not. There is no try.” The…

MARCH MADNESS

Word Count: 298 I applied my heart to now, to search and seek out wisdom and the reason of things, to know the wickedness of folly, even of foolishness and madness (Eccl. 7:25 NKJV). March. Men’s basketball fans associate this month with March Madness, NCAA’s Division tournament of 68 teams in seven rounds shooting for…

YOU CAN RAISE THE DEAD

I don’t have money. I have a house to maintain. I don’t have a car or education. I don’t have time. I can’t because…I’ve used these rationales (read: excuses). When I accept current weakness to inhibit movement, I hinder strength. Sometimes I don’t have the instant resources, but I disqualify myself when I allow circumstances…

FLYING COURAGE

Happy Views Day and Happy St. Patrick’s Week! Here’s my weekly fact you may or may not know about me: First destination I flew: Sterling, Colorado. I met a childhood pen pal for the first time after exchanging letters for 11 years. Readers! What about you? What is your most memorable trip and what makes…

ANOTHER COURAGEOUS POST

Happy Views Day! I’ve shared 30 facts you may, or may not know, about me during this Year of Courage. I began posting these weekly Acts of Courage August 1, 2021. I’ve been surprised at how many new people and stories I’ve met online. Thank you for this unexpected treasure! #31 Favorite beverage (in addition…