I Am Incredibly Thankful for God!

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I Am Incredibly Grateful and Thankful for God!


I am Thankful that God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have eternal life.

(John 3:16 NAS Open Bible)


He took me, a sinner, and set me free, and I didn't even know I was lost and suffering and in pain.


He gave me Joy and Love and Peace and Grace, he gave me everything!


He gave me Larry, a Godly man whose heart belongs to Him above all else. Whose strength comes from knowing who he is in Christ Jesus. 


He gave me His Word, so that when I needed it the most, I had it to draw strength from. In my darkest hour, when my Daughter Dana died, I knew what the Bible meant when it said "I knew you before you were in your Mother's womb." That means she was part of God, before she was in my womb. The Bible also says to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord. 


I am thankful for God, first and foremost!





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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

Oh Evelyn,  Tears are rolling down my face.  I did not know about your daughter Dana. I am so sorry. Having strength in God is the only way I could manage through the loss of a child. 

Nov 15, 2016 10:30 AM #1
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

Thank you for sharing your faith and love for God. He is a shining light in times of darkness. There is so much darkness in the world.

Nov 15, 2016 11:27 AM #2
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

I know that if it weren't for his strength, we wouldn't have the blessings around us, as well as each other.

Nov 15, 2016 12:05 PM #3
Sybil Campbell
Long and Foster REALTORS® 5234 Monticello Ave Williamsburg, Virginia - Williamsburg, VA
REALTOR® ABR, SFR, SRES Williamsburg, Virginia

Hi Evelyn Johnston, I'm thankful to know that you are my "sister in the LORD"!

Nov 15, 2016 12:39 PM #4
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

This is a nice contest on active rain. Thank you for sharing one of the things you are thankful for. Many of us are also thankful for the same thing.

Nov 15, 2016 08:10 PM #5
Kathryn J.
Rentec Direct - Grants Pass, OR
Rentec Direct

Thank you for letting HIS light shine through YOU and your heartfelt post.

I can't imagine living life without Jesus. 

Nov 16, 2016 12:01 AM #6
Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert
Sitterle Homes - Richmond, TX
Sitterle Homes


 I cannot imagine your pain on loosing your daughter I am so glad you did not loose faith in God Almighty!

Nov 16, 2016 06:42 AM #7
Laura Allen, Lake Tahoe - Truckee Real Estate for Sale www.TahoeLauraLuxuryHomes.com
Coldwell Banker, Tahoe City, CA (530) 414-1260 - Tahoe City, CA
Tahoe Real Estate Agent Helping Buyers and Sellers

Evelyn Johnston - Not everyone has faith, or that inner strength that it takes to get through the loss you have experienced.  Having faith in something more powerful than yourself is something to truly be thankful for!  

Nov 16, 2016 07:20 AM #8
Patricia Feager
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Evelyn Johnston - to read your blog and get to know you and Larry Johnston here on ActiveRain, I would assume life is good, always good, you suffered no pain. I know now, I was wrong. Together, you suffered one of the greatest tragedies; yet you stayed together through it all and continued to worship our Creator. To live a life without hatred or anger takes courage. May you continue to be blessed.

Nov 17, 2016 09:21 PM #9
Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

Wow, Patricia, thank you very much. Life is good, but I know who GOD is, and HE gets us through our trials! We are definately Blessed!

Nov 18, 2016 10:53 AM #10
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Alliance Real Estate - Minot - Minot, ND
Bob Timm, Broker Associate, Alliance Real Estate

Amen Evelyn Johnston . I'm just getting around to reading all these wonderful posts. I expressed much the same on my 1st day of thanks.

Nov 19, 2016 10:01 AM #11
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