Today marks the one year anniversary since Dad left us to be with the Lord. Not a day goes by that I do not still think about Dad and now a suspect this will never change. I am so thankful for this.
My first thought of Dad today came from tweet of a bible verse I read.
32 Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.
The verse reminded me of a story told at Dad’s funeral. This story spoke to Dad’s character and how he had asked forgiveness from somebody that he thought had wrong him but in the end he had not. Dad always made sure he was right with his friends and God.
Turkey hunting on the Christenson farm
Sorry – story to follow later.
This blog is written by Todd Christenson. He was raised in Nebraska and currently lives on Long Island in New York.
Though out my childhood, my family attended church. We prayed together at meals. I thought I was prepared for life.
After college, I moved to New York City. Shy, unsure of myself, building an identity in worldly things, increasingly prideful, self-righteousness, a controlling nature.
In 2013, God spoke through someone, suggesting I confess my sins. I did. I realized that every day, I’d been glorifying myself, not God.
Today, God’s teaching me to have my identity in Him, only, my dependency in Him, not myself, being who He wants me to be, not the world, loving Him first, loving others as myself.
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