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About GettingCloserToOurGod

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.

Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you

  This morning; during a men’s bible study, we read 1 Peter 5:6-11.  It was a good reminder that I need to turn all my fears and anxiety over to God and trust that in God’s time he will lift … Continue reading

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Another post about living in the present

Here are several famous quotes about living in the present.  I just read these in a blog post with many many more similar quotes – all found on  Fitting, isn’t it, that there is a whole website on living in … Continue reading

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He must become greater; I must become less

A Hong Kong friend once explained how he strives every day to increase God and decrease himself. What good advice. John 3:30 (NIV) 30 “He must become greater; I must become less.” The same advice here from John the Baptist. Here are … Continue reading

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Light and Action

Light and action in a challenged world, desperately in need of hope. Good deeds planted like seeds, sprout and open up in a world with a Generous Heavenly Father. Matthew 5:14-16 (NIV) 14 “You are the light of the world. A town built on a … Continue reading

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Simple Faith and Plain Truth – 1 Timothy 2:1-8

These verses from 1 Timothy 2 where posted in my GoTandem daily bible readings this morning.  The timing of these verses was exceptionally well timed for me. I was not sure how to digest the news unfolding in Paris with over 100 dead … Continue reading

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Acts of Kindness for Others

“Everyday is a present.” These are the words a hotel staff member cheerfully said to me during our brief exchange early last week as he wiped the morning dew off all my windows before he scurried off to take a load of folks … Continue reading

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@GoTandam Favorited Verses Help a Heavy Heart

As a new week begins, I am thankful for the bible app GoTandam as it makes it easy for me to reflect on past verses that I have read and favorited because they have special meaning to me.  The verses encouraged today as my … Continue reading

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Love in Action – Run from Evil – Romans 12:9-10

Romans 12:9 – a verse about loving others – was quoted to me at a lunch meeting yesterday during a discussion on how we are all broken. This – after a day earlier – a friend had sent me a … Continue reading

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People Who Do Only What They Want to Do – Jeremiah 13:1-11 These verses from Jeremiah where part of my bible in a year reading plan this morning.  Decided I wanted to get a better understanding of them and did just that with Johns Blog.  With this link you can read … Continue reading

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C.S. Lewis Quotes

While I’ve never been able to read Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis cover to cover (my failing, not C.S. Lewis’s), I have great respect and appreciation for his thoughtful writing. Not sure I could pick a top 3 from this list. … Continue reading

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