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Who Would Have Thunk It?

Updated on September 21, 2015

The rain was steadily falling harder as he sped down I-70. The water pelted the windshield as the wipers at high speed, just barely allowed a blur of the road ahead. Greg noticed he was going to thread two truckers. He glanced at the speedometer; reading 60, Greg pushed on the gas pedal watching the gauge go to 80. As the water swamps everything in his vision, Greg wonders, "will it be today?" The rain stops as he hits what seems to be a river in the middle of a major interstate. The rear-end of the truck hydroplanes and the rear of the truck slides. With exhilaration Greg smiles and presses just a little harder on the accelerator. The truck immediately straightens into the lane and Greg makes his way to his exit. Today is not the day.

Who Would Have Thunk It?

My Life In A Nutshell

The paragraph above explains my 49 years to a T. I always predicted I would be the first one to die out of my close family and friends. To put my life in perspective, I would call it a cross between a tightrope and a roller-coaster.

As a young man, I took chances many other kids didn't dare. I don't think fear of dying has ever been in my vocabulary.

I smoked cigarettes starting at 9 years old. Drugs followed soon after. It seemed I was on a death-wish and then I met her; soon after, I met Him.

Who Would Have Thunk It?


The beautiful angel adorned in all white stood beside me as tears welled up in my eyes. She smiled at me as she said those words. I giggled as I slipped that sparkling diamond on her finger. Did I somehow die and go to heaven?

Her name was Jonda and that angel became my wife on January 9th,1981. She died in November of 2010.

She wasn't supposed to die before me;

Who Would Have Thunk It?


You wonder, who is the Him I met?

He has been known by many names, most know Him as Jesus. He is why I am still alive; He is not the reason that Jonda, Jonathan, or many of the other loved ones I know died. The one thing I know is He comforts them now which comforts me knowing that.

Why do I tell you this?

Why else would I still be alive? I have made enough stupid choices in life that say I should be dead. Why not?

Because someone needs to hear my story. Someone needs my help.

If this life was all based on luck, mine surely would have run out by now. No, there is a reason.

You are part of that reason.

Who Would Have Thunk It?

Believe Or Not

No matter your stance on God, Jesus, Heaven or Hell, you will do God's Will.

Yes, you are part of the ultimate design. Accept that truth or not, God still reigns.

I didn't want to be a "normal" Christian either. Going to church every Sunday and then cussing out the waitress at the local diner at brunch after church. Having a fish on the back of my car as I "flip off" a driver who cut me off in traffic.

Hey, I got news for ya, that ain't a normal Christian.

Jesus even said that narrow is the way. It really isn't about acting like a lot of the "Christians" out there, it's about a relationship between you and Him. Plain and simple; a friendship; a kinship and a love like no other.

Jesus isn't just some statue you bow and pray to once a day. He isn't a force just ready to throw you into a fiery furnace. He loves you. A love unlike no other. Take a minute and lean into His arms and let Him show you.

Jonda and I had reached this level of love between ourselves. This is how I can accept her being gone.

When my job is done, I too, will experience both my loves holding me tight in a womb of pure pleasure.

I am so happy I met them both.

Who Would Have Thunk It?

GOD--That's Who!

So get off your high horse and quit thinking the world spins around you. It spins around Jesus and accept it or not, it will still be that way tomorrow.

You can either be for or against, but you will still do His Will. Facts are facts. You cannot beat Him, so you may as well join Him.

Don't know how? Just ask.

Ask Him to love you and comfort you--He will.

Now don't get a false idea that since you joined the "winning" side that life will be a bed of roses. There is nothing saying that; it actually may get harder, but dealing with issues and stress will become easier.

Now, still have questions? Not getting it?

Just leave a comment or message me and I will try to help further.

For any of you that did get something from this hub and made a decision for Jesus, thank you for helping me towards that goal of mine in seeing the loved ones I watched die and most of all for helping me see Jesus.


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      Dallas W Thompson 7 years ago from Bakersfield, CA

      ...Everybody dies, but not everybody lives.

      Life is what you do on the "Dash" part. The things you do between the date you were born and the "dash" before you died.

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      mandyf 7 years ago

      Death is always unexpected especially when you are not done loving a person. However death is not tragedy but a rejoicing of souls freed. Absolutly beautiful hub. I am glad I came across it and to be now following you!

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      elvit 7 years ago

      Sorry about your lose. I thank God you've met Jesus and I pray he blesses you more.

      Thanks for sharing.

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      Micky Dee 7 years ago

      Great write. God bless!

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      Judicastro 7 years ago from birmingham, Alabama

      Froggy, thank you for sharing with us. The Word says weep with those that weep and I weep with you over the loss of Jonda. But she isn't lost is she, just stepped over that great divide and is now with the cloud of witnesses cheering you on! Keep telling it, keep sharing it! Bless you!

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      phatface 7 years ago

      He's so easy to defy, but hard to deny, once You've felt His presence.

      Well put Froggy!



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      sarah 7 years ago

      tears are pouring... I love your words and you.