I know I'm missing something because paperboyediting in a previous support question resolved the issue himseslf.
As I was working on my design issues, I kept the front page a blog listing. I have since switched to a static page. I created a blank page called front page and selected that page as the master for the front page.
I then put two random blog posts into Front Page Widget One and Front Page Widget Two.
My banner widgets and my Main sidebar widget is showing, but not the front page widgets.
I'm obviously doing something wrong, but what.
paperboyediting mentioned making sure the the Front-Page template was being used, but how do I do that?
I wish he had reported how he had resolved the issue.
Thanks for your patience.