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Steve Holden
San Diego, CA
I am a computer scientist with a wonderful wife & three awesome kids.
Interests: Faith, Family, Friends, Technology, Music, Podcasting, Exercise, Politics, Baseball
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Day 1: Read Philippians 4:8. Is this a habit for you? If not, how can you make it one? Day 2: Read Galatians 5:22-26. Is peace a fruit of the Spirit in you? Look at the other "fruit of the Spirit," and think of how each of them creates peace.... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at CLCM Personal GPS
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Image by rawpixel.com Day 1: Read Matthew 7:7. Those verbs — ask, seek, knock — can be translated from the original Greek as "Keep on asking; keep on seeking; keep on knocking". It's not a one time request. It's a continual prayer. What prayers do you find yourself persistently praying?... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2018 at CLCM Personal GPS
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Picture from RawPixel Thrown For A Curve On the morning of June 5th I tried to sit down in my office chair before going to work, and suffered some major lower back pain and sciatica down my left leg. In... Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2018 at Steve Holden's Blog
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The 34th CHVRCHES Fan Podcast was recorded on Saturday, July 7, 2018 and published on Sunday, July 8, 2018. This issue covers the following topics (full show notes): Answer Podcast Trivia Question on Facebook. A ton of news! -- see full show notes for links The CHVRCHES 3rd album (#chv3)... Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2018 at CHVRCHES Podcast
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Photo by Ben White on Unsplash We continue in our walk to learn to be C.A.L.M. (last week's message) - Celebrate God’s goodness (Philippians 4:4) Ask God for help (Philippians 4:6) Leave our concerns with God (Philippians 4:6) Meditate on good things (Philippians 4:8) Day 1: Read Philippians 4:5. On... Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2018 at CLCM Personal GPS
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Photo by Cynthia Magana on Unsplash Learn to stay C.A.L.M. - Celebrate God’s goodness (Philippians 4:4) Ask God for help (Philippians 4:6) Leave our concerns with God (Philippians 4:6) Meditate on good things (Philippians 4:8) Day 1: Read Isaiah 26:3. Anxiety spikes when we seek to be in control of... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2018 at CLCM Personal GPS
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Photo by kindfolk on Unsplash Technology I took one of my Wyze cameras on travel in May to Washington, DC with me to watch over all my gear in my hotel room while I was at out of the room.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2018 at Steve Holden's Blog
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Photo by Jeremy Thomas on Unsplash Day 1: Read 2 Peter 3:18. In the past 12 months, how have you grown in your prayer life? Blessing others? Making your mark by serving others? What have your answers to the first three questions taught you about Complete Love? Day 2: Read... Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2018 at CLCM Personal GPS
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Photo by Mike Marquez on Unsplash Day 1: Read Deuteronomy 6:4-5. What example of following God did you experience growing up? What example of following God are you passing on to family and friends? Day 2: Read Deuteronomy 6:6. What Bible verses are anchored in your heart? How did they... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2018 at CLCM Personal GPS
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Photo by Ben White on Unsplash Day 1: Read 2 Corinthians 4:13. Think of five beliefs you have that help clarify your faith in Jesus. How do such beliefs give you assurance in turbulent times? Day 2: Read 2 Corinthians 4:13-14. One reason we're sometimes reluctant to witness is that... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2018 at CLCM Personal GPS
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Photo by Quino Al on Unsplash Day 1: Read 2 Corinthians 4:7. God is the source of our treasure. We think life consists of accumulating the stuff; we think the answer to fulfillment is somewhere out there. But it's already in your possession. When does stuff get in the way... Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2018 at CLCM Personal GPS
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Photo by Davide Cantelli on Unsplash Day 1: Read Genesis 1:1. In Genesis 1, we learn life is not an accident, but God created it from a divine plan. As you read the opening chapters of the Bible, you find thought and order in creation. You find love and community.... Continue reading
Posted May 26, 2018 at CLCM Personal GPS
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Photo by Randy Fath on Unsplash Day 1: Read Acts 2:17-18. Notice who makes up “all people”. What do the contrasts tell you about who makes up “great churches”? Luther believed all of us in our work, our vocation, were called to glorify God and serve our neighbors. Baker, shoemaker,... Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2018 at CLCM Personal GPS
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As we begin the era of #chv3 (CHVRCHES Album #3 - Love Is Dead), I'd like to ask that CHVRCHES Fans of this podcast download this flier, print some off, cut them into fourths, and then hand them out at shows. Your help is greatly appreciated. DOWNLOAD FLIER Thanks! -... Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2018 at CHVRCHES Podcast
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Photo by rawpixel on Unsplash Day 1: Read Acts 1:8. What does the Holy Spirit's power look like? We may think in terms of laying on of hands and performing miracles, but His power in your life is often so much subtler than that. It's a gentle nudge to give... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2018 at CLCM Personal GPS
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The 33rd CHVRCHES Fan Podcast was recorded on Friday, May 11, 2018, and published on Saturday, May 12, 2018. This issue covers the following topics (full show notes): Answer Podcast Trivia Question on Facebook. A ton of news! -- see full show notes for links! Latest concert schedule The CHVRCHES... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2018 at CHVRCHES Podcast
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Back in February 2018, I was blessed to be able to take a two-day course taught by Mike Foster at his Rescue Academy live event. I was introduced to Mike via his Fun Therapy Podcast from the Relevant magazine, and... Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2018 at Steve Holden's Blog
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Photo by Priscilla Du Preez on Unsplash Day 1 – Read Deuteronomy 6:4-7. How are we to love God? How do we show it? Day 2 – Read 2 Chronicles 1:11-12. What is “your heart’s desire”? Did God give Solomon his heart’s desire? What else did He give him? How... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2018 at CLCM Personal GPS
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Photo by Tod Seitz on Unsplash Technology The new Wyze camera is working out great. I've also gotten the Android app to run on my Chromebook which makes monitoring at home much easier. Thankful For I have completed three Vital... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2018 at Steve Holden's Blog
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Photo by Elaine Casap on Unsplash Day 1: Read 1 John 4:10. You can give without loving, but you can’t love without giving. That’s why God is so generous. God so loved the world that He gave…His Son, your next breath, your next heartbeat. Take time today to give God... Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2018 at CLCM Personal GPS
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Mark Horstman at Manager Tools has a great weekly newsletter called "Things I Think" (subscribe here). This past week Mark had a reference to a fellow Manager Tools listener -- Robert Greiner -- who posted a blog post about a... Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2018 at Steve Holden's Blog
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Photo by Pranam Gurung on Unsplash Day 1: Read Acts 9:1-2. Saul/Paul thought he was following God’s plan when he went to Damascus but discovers to his horror he is opposing the God He loves. When have you found yourself pursuing what you thought was God’s will, and discovered you... Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2018 at CLCM Personal GPS
Here are some tech pointers of potential interest from some recent podcasts that I listened to: Eric Rice had a pointer to WebJay (build your own media play lists from online sources) Engadget.22.12.29.2004 had a pointer to ORB (personal digital... Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2018 at Steve Holden's Blog
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Photo by Jon Tyson on Unsplash Day 1: Read Acts 4:32. How are we the same as the church in Acts? How are we different today? How is your faith the same as 5, 10, 20 or more years ago? How is your faith in Jesus different today? Day 2:... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2018 at CLCM Personal GPS
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Photo by Hudson Hintze on Unsplash Technology I used the Pisen Wireless Presenter Laser Pointer 2500 for teaching my first GTD course. I found myself using the mouse I had hooked up to my computer more. I think that when... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2018 at Steve Holden's Blog