The FROG Blog

A PONY SHOWCASE

I consider an optimist as someone who steps in a manure pile and sets off to search for the pony who left a natural trail. Paul represents optimism in 2 Timothy 3. He began this chapter with warnings about last day occurrences. Unforgiveness, abuse, pride, and misguided lovers. He chose to rise above the stench…

YET

Every year, since 2008, I incorporate a Word of the Year. I feature a word that represents my greatest challenge, journal those observations and review them on New Year’s Eve. 2023 is my Year of YET. I choose a song and scripture that represents that word. This year, it’s Job 8:7 and Danny Gokey’s song,…

WHERE IS MY POWER?

I posted a blog in summer about how I spent time during a July thunderstorm that knocked out power for a few hours. Interesting how six months later, on Christmas Eve, we lost power. This time a wind and ice storm overpowered our heat and electricity. Thankfully, the outage took less than an hour to…

FREEDOM AND BOUNDARIES

I trust you’ll discover Christmas and new birth every day of life’s journey! Fences. Schedules. Building permits. The Garden of Eden. These guidelines share a code of conduct. Fences offer protection for people and animals. Schedules and curfews identify starts and finishes. Building permits and inspections ensure safety. The Garden of Eden produced growth when…

A LA CARTE LOVE

Special inside scoop…last week, I wrote what I thought would be today’s post. This morning, I prepared to polish and post that Christmas related essay. I consistently save frequently and know that essay is “somewhere.” I’ve searched flash drives, documents, and desktop. It’s nowhere to be found for now. I committed to posting a bi-weekly…

HOT OFF THE COURAGEOUS TRACK

EXCERPT FROM POTENTIAL PROJECT Knee Deep: Handwritten Letters to my Creator (KNEE DEEP: A 9-Month Whirlpool of Handwritten Letters to the Creator by Christina M. Eder, Paperback | Barnes & Noble® (barnesandnoble.com) was released in 2020. Knee Deep has been my least marketed, most sold book of the six I’ve had published. I believe there…

BEST IN SHOW

The price of a dog. The book of Deuteronomy was not written during a time when people raised dogs for money, breeding, or companionship. Dogs were considered unclean and kept outdoors. If dogs were allowed in a home, they were used as service dogs to eat scraps that may fall from a counter. They were…

I WANT TO BE A JACK-O-LANTERN!

Use your superpower. People sometimes ask me, “Do you believe in God?” I hope they anticipate an affirmative based on how I practice life. Sometimes my example falls short. My typical comeback is, “Yes, because after taking more than 50 revolutions around the sun, I have yet to say, “Let there be light” and a…

CALIBRATE! PUT ON THE BRAKES!

I recently left a two-month mission field and was in between jobs. I needed a steady income plus a set schedule while I reestablished my professional speaking and life coaching businesses. A manufacturing company hired me immediately, not because of natural skill, but mostly because I passed a drug test and background check. Both parties…