Frog in my pocket

What comes to mind when you think of Tom Sawyer? A boy. Immature, but worldly. Sometimes selfish. Story teller. Maybe some of these? Perhaps all of these. If we examine ourselves closely, we can probably all find a Tom Sawyer inside. In our walk with God, as we attempt to lay down our many idols and fully worship (pursue, adore, admire) our creator, Tom can often find his way to the front. We may be able to stop lying to Aunt Polly, playing tricks on Joe Harper, sneaking out at night for a smoke, or fooling others with wild stories, but are we willing to give up the frog in our pocket? Are we willing to free that one thing that is ours and only ours that we keep tucked away? Are we willing to surrender the one thing that no one else knows about — our secret treasure? Do you have a frog that you need to let go?

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About Tony Schmitz

Tony Schmitz received his BS in Mechanical Engineering from Temple University in 1993, his MS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Florida in 1996, and his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Florida in 1999. He is a mechanical engineering professor at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.
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