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Plucking The Pure

Updated on November 8, 2014
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In 2007, Greg's 23 month old Grandson was killed. At that point, he found a need to write about his family, crime, and local issues.

The tugging and tugging of my stomach was happening because I was ignoring what I was being told.

"Go write it", the Spirit was saying to me.

Here I am, I am now behind this keyboard ready to write what could turn into a very controversial subject.

I don't want to come off like this guy:

My Opinion

He is right.

I have been questioning and questioning. I have watched three people that I could call as close to saints as possible just pass on to Heaven.

"Why are you taking these people that love you and are so pure in heart" I asked God.

As I read the Word and looked at the signs, He answered me. "I am taking those that are purest to me so that they won't have to face what is going to happen on Earth."

Look around you, the Earth is quickly going to hell in a hand-basket. If you deny that, you are only lying to yourself.

I thought again of the pureness of those three:

Jonda Boudonck

My wife of almost 30 years went to heaven this last month. Let me tell you a little about Jonda and how we met and married.

I was a very reckless teenager; crime, drugs and rock and roll were my priorities. Jail was the next phase which opened my eyes. I prayed that I would meet a good girl and that I would settle down. Just a week later, I was at my Mom's house and the neighbor asked me to mow his lawn. There were 4-5 girls all on the porch as I mowed. Jonda was the quiet one in the background.

I tried my best to "get in her pants". All, I got was not until I am married. Jonda never smoked. I recall her having maybe 5-6 drinks in our younger years.

Jonda was everything I needed. I felt a love I had never felt in another human. She was my gift from God.

Jonda loved God and Jesus and always wanted to be at church. When her health was bad, she would still try.

She just died at 49 years old.

Haley Dyal

This beautiful 17 year old girl just met Jesus days after my wife. I have been friends with her dad for years.

Haley was also pure.

She accepted Jesus in her young years and was baptized early on. Always a leader, Haley never let Jesus have a backseat. Jesus was #1 in Haley's life.

Haley had a cancer that is very rare. Up until her last breath, she claimed Jesus and at her funeral, many other teens and some adults accepted Jesus as their personal Savior.

Haley died at 17 years old.

Marvin Cook

When Jonda and I first visited First Freewill Baptist church in Lebanon, Missouri, the first one to greet us was Marvin. Jonda always talked of Marvin, how he would help her.

At the time we joined the church I was in a battle for Justice for Jonathan. This battle stepped on a lot of "good ole boy" toes and Marvin was friends with many of that crowd. He didn't worry about what others thought. Marvin always would do what he thought God wanted him to do.

The first hug I got from Marvin in the middle of Walmart just blew my mind. I didn't see that coming.

Marvin was and is a very strong man of God and he died just days after Haley..

Marvin died at 73.

The Rebuttals

I can hear them now. You're just thinking that way because you have faced so much. Deaths always come in 3's, etc...

No, I have been claiming this since my Grandson, Jonathan, was killed.

God is taking the pure, because all crap is going to bust loose here on Earth.

Look at all the babies getting killed. People that should die, don't. People that shouldn't die. do.

No one comes out alive.

You can have a life after death though.

There is only one way--JESUS.

John 3:16 (King James Version)

 16For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

It's real simple. Get on your knees right where you are and ask Him in your heart.

Now go tell someone, heck tell everyone. Don't deny Him and He won't deny you.

Yea, at first I was mad at God for taking the ones I love, but now I am happy. None of these 3 deserve to face any persecution, hate, or worse.


There God, I wrote it.

I hope they will listen. I hope and pray they will call on your precious Son.

Thank you Father for blessing me with knowing and loving these Saints of Yours. I await the day I see and hug them all again.

© G.L. Boudonck

© 2010 Greg Boudonck


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    • Froggy213 profile imageAUTHOR

      Greg Boudonck 

      7 years ago from Returned to an Isla Del Sol - Puerto Rico Will Rise Strong

      No argument to most of your post Mike--I agree, we must show the fruits of the Spirit, but you cannot leave out how man needs the Savior.

      At any time we may go and to not know Jesus would be a tragedy.

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      Mike Marks 

      7 years ago

      well, lets face it, good people die and bad people die, both, you can't cherry pick. Two years ago I spread the ashes of my parents and my only son, and visited the gravestone of my only sibling who died some forty years ago when he was 11 and I was 8. When my son died folks offered the comfort "he's in a better place" but he left this world when he was 16 and was about to experience a summer with his first girlfriend, Heaven can't get much better than that, even while the outside world is falling apart, or at least the worlds governments. No matter how much you might want to experience endtimes in your lifetime you can't encourage it to arrive. We must continue to strive for kindness, compassion, and joy on earth. Pull up your bootstraps. You know what you have to do.

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      7 years ago

      Absolutely beautiful. Thankyou for writing this to help others. Sticking out our necks for Jesus is well rewarded and it always seems we get flack of some kind for it...the devil doesn't want us to succeed.

      A story I heard one time was a sick man was being patient and longsuffering when the devil didn't want him to acquire longterm patience, so he put the idea to the man that he could better serve people if he was well.

      Oh the trickery and deceit! Well, we know we will get to Heaven once we accept Christ, and the battle begins after that! lol

      Good job.

    • Froggy213 profile imageAUTHOR

      Greg Boudonck 

      7 years ago from Returned to an Isla Del Sol - Puerto Rico Will Rise Strong

      Amen Scott!! Amen!

      B. Malin thank you, I have not always been a "good man", but as for my wife, she has always been a good woman. I long for the day we are wrapped in each other's arms again.

      As Scott said though, we must give them to our Lord, He needed them more at this time.

      God's Will is so much better than any plan we could come up with.

      I pray that man listen's and heeds.

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      7 years ago

      How Great Is our God!!! Oh I love my Lord and savior Jesus! Thank you for holding my baby in your perfect capable arms. No more pain, my lord, no more pain. Holy Spirit fill my cup!

      God I so pray for the ones you have laid on my heart, you know them Lord by name. Use whatever means necessary Lord

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      b. Malin 

      7 years ago

      I hope they will listen too. You are a good man, who was married to a good woman...You saw your share of untimely deaths and have asked why? I don't think anyone on earth as the real answer. But I do feel your loved ones are at peace, in a better place, and I also feel, someday, you will see them all again when it's your time. I'm so glad that you are continuing to write, Jonda, would have wanted you to.

    • Jachda profile image


      7 years ago from Evansville, Indiana

      The world is truly in a mess, and this is no surprise for the Scriptures prophesied this many years ago. We know that the Lord God in heaven has a purpose, whether we fully understand it or not. If it is His purpose to gather his chicks under His wings to protect them from the coming storm, who are we to question.

      God Bless.

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      Merle Ann Johnson 

      7 years ago from NW in the land of the Free

      Is good to see you come alive again and use the faith you found in such a good way...God is the ONE in control and whether or not the world ends I believe HE will return and we will be better...we are humans and really don't know what it is really about...God Be with You and my prayers still are said for you each day...:O) Hugs G-Ma


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