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Sen. Mark Christensen – a “Christian” Outlook

Well, maybe. At least a somewhat religious outlook.

These are quotes from our new state Senator (NE LD 44), Mark Christensen, elected from Imperial – from an article in the Lincoln Journal Star.

“I’m quite at home in church. I’m very active in the church … I have a personal relationship with Christ and like to serve him. Like this weekend, I get to fill the pulpit.

I could say all that myself, though I probably wouldn’t put it like that for the newspaper.

I am very comfortable in a lot of settings. I’m a sports fanatic, so I like to watch NU football, baseball.

Well, that fits in Nebraska, for sure.

I have a saying: If Mom’s not happy, nobody’s happy. I’ve got a beautiful wife.

We had a whirlwind relationship. We met in the middle of December. 1994. Went out in January, got engaged February 14 and married April 15. The same day … we got the ring, went to eat, I introduced her to my family.

Part of it was age. I was 32 ready to turn 33.

I actually had a prayer list that I wanted a tall blonde, thin Godly woman, able to have kids. I don’t remember the whole list. But I had a number of things that I prayed for. And she met everything. So it didn’t take long.

I believe I prayed her in.

Anyway, at least he remembered the important parts – blonde, thin, Godly, able to have kids. I wonder what “Godly” means in this context.

Please note that from our personal experience she does an incredible job of handling a bunch of kids, a household, and a handicapped son. And she is easier to visit with than he is. She deserves a lot of credit. Maybe that’s what he means by “Godly.”

Good kids too – at least it seems so. At least all blonde and blue-eyed.

We have a beautiful family, all blond, blue-eyed.

(I wish I could) read and comprehend … faaast. It would be very handy down here. Those who can really read and comprehend fast have an advantage down here.

Ah, yes. We had a couple of them, at least, running for this seat. But we didn’t want that particular skill apparently. So we didn’t elect any of them.

Most people think budgets restrain you, but it gives me total freedom. I had money left over, once I started telling my money where it was going, instead of it dictating what I was doing.

Now I like that. Connie would say, “Preach it!”

We don’t watch TV. We own some TVs, but we have videos and things that way.

I listen to Christian music. I can’t even say my favorite group or anything that way.

I’m an extrovert. It serves me well in the Legislature because I get along with a lot of people and communicate with them.

I’ve never even think about it that direction – how it might work against me. Maybe sometimes I don’t listen long enough before I speak. Or I’m quick to speak.

Then there’s this about reading the Bible and obeying traffic laws.

I try to read the Word every day. Pray every day. That is part of my daily routine.

I’m a wild and crazy guy. I like to go out and have a good time. I don’t think there should be an automobile run under 140. I just love speed. Whooosh. When those dashed lines are solid and you can’t tell you are driving between the lines because it is so narrow with speed, it’s fun.


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  • Sen. Christensen does have a hot wife. She not only is good looking but has a great heart and personality. I have been in the car with the Sen. and he doesn’t get that crazy. (It would be more fun if he actually drove that fast.)

  • Glad he got all the “important” qualities in a wife–tall, blonde, thin, and fertile.

    How’s that verse go? “For God sees not as man sees, for man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart” (1 Samuel 16:7).

    Lord, help me to love this man and pray for him, because right now I just want to smack him.

  • Except for not watching TV, Sen. Christensen & I live on different planets located at opposite ends of the galaxy. What do you think about deciding who to vote for based on their personality, lifestyle, and likes & dislikes instead of how you think they’ll vote on particular issues? Is it possible to ignore the personality stuff even if you want to? One thing for sure: I don’t want to share the road with this guy.

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