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Tiny Frog!

We’ve had some crazy torrential weather here on the east coast of Australia this past week! With major flooding in many parts of our east coast its rather wet & soggy here.

However, today we have sunshine so we are enjoying our time at the waterfront with a take away Cuppa & Gf Banana Bread. We are sitting looking out across the bay with its azure waters to the Blue Mountains beyond. 

With so much rain & water laying everywhere, little water loving animals have come out to play. We can hear the chorus of our Australian native frogs calling out to each other in harmonious croaking with the native Wood Ducks quacking in the background!

Checking all is well

During the downpour, we had some water building up in our backyard, hubby went out to check on things as men like do. When he went to re enter our home he called out to come see a little visitor sitting on our doorstep, an Eastern Dwarf Tree Frog (about 2.5cm or 1″in total size)!

But to me it looked like a wet leaf until I put my prescription glasses on! Lol! I wrote this Haiku for us,

Tiny Frog

Tiny frog where have you come from & where are you going?

Sitting so stoically at my door

Enjoying the rain & time of solace in my garden.

Tiny frog thank you for your visit today!

I’ve had some problems with my eyes lately…

The verdict, I need surgery in my left eye now, the diagnosis I had a few years ago was that I had cataracts in both eyes.

Which meant the lens of my eyes had become cloudy which restricts & scatters the amount of light through the lens. Causing the images not to be properly focused onto the retina at the back of the eye.

Which results in increasingly poor & blurry vision. Thus, I need to have the lens in each eye replaced with a new artificial lens!

I had my right eye done at that time but with all the delays with my Fibromyalgia flares & the CoVid restrictions. I hadn’t been able to get my left lens replaced until this coming week.

But that blurry little frog on our door step gave me much food for thought for our reflection today…

Looking through different lenses

How often do we have clouded perspectives within our relationships, the circumstances in our life or even with ourselves (that insistent Inner Narrative).

Which restricts & fractures His true Light. Often leading to a skewed & distorted attitude toward many things including God’s will for our lives!

I find the following occurrence fascinating;

Because my left eye is now affected by an advanced cataract my entire vision is completely distorted!

Even though my right eye has its new lens, my left eye with the cataract so influences my overall eyesight that it gives a blurry unfocused view to my entire vision!

Have you noticed how our perceptions within certain circumstances in our lives can be really distorted & blurry?  Even though we may already have many parts renewed by our heavenly Father.

Especially when those particular situations are being impacted by past hurts, which scatter His light from our focus. 

Corrective Surgery needed!

Just as my left eye will have its corrective surgical procedure this coming week & go through a healing process…for clear renewed eye sight. 

Our past hurts may need corrective surgery & healing by the great Physician for His renewed emotional & spiritual insight.

For Jesus said,

“The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me…to heal those who are crushed & broken in spirit.”

Luke 5: 18

How’s your attitude about certain things in your life at the moment my friend? Do you need an attitude check up?

Remember the great Physician is always available to mend our brokenness!

Until next time,


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25 thoughts on “Tiny Frog!

  1. Jennifer, what a great analogy for our perspectives. It can be amazing to see what past hurts, offenses, mistakes filter how we see present situations. Thanks for the reminder that sometimes, surgery is required. We need to bring our brokenness to the Lord for healing and fixing. I hope your surgery goes smoothly and that your recovery is quick!

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  2. I love the picture of the frog! And I like the link you make between our physical sight and spiritual sight. It’s so true that if our lens is faulty it affects how we see everything. I’m glad that God is able to do that corrective surgery when we need it. And I hope your eye surgery goes well.

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  3. Had my eyes done in January and February. I still need glasses for some things and have to wait a bit longer until they can settle down.(my eyes I mean!) I had no idea how much I took my vision for granted until the last couple of months as they struggle to focus and coordinate. I like the analogy of blurry vision. In the old translation Paul says we see “through a glass darkly.” I have always been comforted by that understanding. Are you being swamped with mice whereyou are?

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    1. I hope yours finally settle for you as it can be quite disorienting.
      I’ve had a few years in between surgeries now Elizabeth, so my right eye has settled really well. It will be interesting to see how quickly my overall vision adjusts with the left eye done.

      No, no mice here where we are just plenty of rain!
      Although, when I was a child living in the countryside we had a mouse plague & I woke up one morning to a mouse nibbling at my head!
      I had issues with mice after that well into adulthood! Lol!

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  4. Jennifer, this so resonated with me as I had both of my eyes done and completed between November and December. I was amazed at how sharp things looked afterwards – brighter, more distinct, clear. Your analogy is beautiful and more so, truth. We need to see our life experiences through the lens of God’s love for only then will we be able to see His hand at work in all things, bringing healing and good.

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  5. Jennifer, what a beautiful analogy that I can relate to. I had cataract surgery on both eyes last June. I couldn’t believe how much I had been missing due to the cloudiness in both eyes. All of a sudden, colors were vivid and things I had certainly missed were now seen. We often see our circumstances through distorted lenses, not at all how God views them. Thank you for an uplifting message.

    We had multiple tornadoes yesterday in our state (Alabama) with the loss of at least five lives. Those that were killed were struck by a tornado fifteen miles from where we live. Homes were totally destroyed over many counties. We were spared, but pray for all those who lost everything!

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    1. Pam, I’m glad you had successful cataract surgery too. I noticed the same with my right eye after surgery I realized just how blind in that eye I had become!
      I’m saddened to hear the devastation near you. We too have many people who have lost everything along the coast & we thought there had been no loss of life. But sadly people have been found still in their submerged cars as the flood waters recede. Very sad indeed. Praying for all of these tragedies.

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  6. Loved reading your post. The point you made with your real life experience is absolutely appropriate. Totally agree with your point of ‘our distorted perceptions of the past impact our vision of the present.’

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